The third round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship witnessed Wales defeating England at home 21-13. The victory, their 12th consecutive win, vaulted Wales into third place in the World Rugby rankings, exchanging places with England, which dropped to fourth. Wales have not lost since last February's Six Nations match against Ireland away. At 3-0, they will play Scotland on March 9, and then... Read More
The USA Sevens is a week and change away, celebrating its tenth anniversary in Las Vegas. It marks the fifth tournament on the HSBC World Rugby circuit, the halfway stop of the 2018/2019 sevens championship. Vancouver is the next and sixth event on March 9 and 10.
The USA are tied for first place with New Zealand at 76 points each. The Eagles won this tournament last year, and return home as... Read More
Preparations for France’s hosting of Rugby World Cup 2023 continue to gather pace with World Rugby delighted with strong progress following the first official coordination meetings of the year in Paris.
With France set to receive the hosting rights ‘pass’ from Japan in less than nine months, the World Rugby delegation, led by Chief Executive Officer Brett Gosper and Tournament Director Alan... Read More
In the second round of 2019's Americas Rugby Championship, the Argentina XV 45-14 routed the Eagles. The loss effectively ended the previous skein of victories and memorable upsets from last year, specifically, a 30-29 first time win against Scotland, a 30-29 first time victory against Samoa, and a first time win 17-10 against the same Argentina XV side.
The Argentina XV, the second tier national... Read More
by Kristen Guernier
Calling all undergrads! Spend spring break warming up for the 7s season on Randall’s Island, March 16.
On the fifteenth year of the annual Four Leaf Fifteens Tournament, the Village Lions unveil a new bracket into the Randall’s Island competition- College 7s. The invitation is both a spring training and recruiting opportunity for underclassmen as they prepare for the upcoming... Read More
Wales beat France - The opening of the 2019 Six Nations Championship began in Paris, Friday, February 2, at 9 p.m. local time under wet skies. The French burst out to a 16-0 halftime lead and the crowd at the Stade de France was ecstatic. Les Bleus lost to Wales 14-13 in 2018 and the expected win would revenge the narrow loss, and more importantly, notch a first game victory in the 2019... Read More
The television airing of the HSBC Sydney Men’s Sevens on Sunday showed a final in the stadium of half-empty seats. The question was why?
The answer, derived from empirical reasoning of the past three tournaments, Cape Town, Hamilton, and Sydney, indicate two factors: (1) when the home team is not in the final, attendance drops off, and (2) in the two, Down Under events, if Fiji are not in the... Read More
The tour event was part of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour, the first time the Webb Ellis Cup has visited Malaysia
· 18,000 people in Malaysia have had their first taste of rugby through World Rugby’s Impact Beyond programme, which has attracted over one million new participants across Asia
· Trophy received a colourful royal welcome from the King of Malaysia
· Visit comes as... Read More
World Rugby took a risk awarding the 2019 Rugby World Cup to Japan, the first Asian nation to host the event. Rugby is only moderately popular in Japan, and World Rugby executives were apprehensive that beyond a core of supporters, the general Japanese sports fan would not be interested in matches that did not include the national team.
In addition, there were worries about the distance from... Read More
For US or Canadian high schools looking for an early September 2019 tour to Europe, the premier event is the Paris-operated Tournoi des Captiales, the prestigious 7-a-side tournament for U16 Boys and U18 Girls. This biannual event has welcomed teams from twenty countries since its inception in 2006.
In 2017, the Boys winners were the Manly Marlins from Sydney, and the Girls division was won by... Read More