Hollywood stars Gerard Butler, Thor, James Bond and Taylor Swift welcomed the Webb Ellis Cup to Los Angeles during the fifteenth leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
• Webb Ellis Cup earned its LA stripes visiting some of the city’s most iconic sports stadia including the home of the LA Lakers, LA Galaxy and the new LA Rams Stadium development
• USA Eagles former captain, Todd Clever,... Read More
Wales defeated Ireland 24-7 in Cardiff to clinch the 2019 Six Nations Championship via a Grand Slam outcome, defeating the other five nations. The victory represented Wales’ third Grand Slam since the beginning of the extended tournament in 2000. These three undefeated seasons came under coach Warren Gatland who may retire at the end of September’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The win also moved... Read More
After six tournaments of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby sevens circuit, the USA, surprisingly, sit atop the ladder with 113 points, derived from one win, four second place finishes, and a fourth last week in Vancouver.
No one anticipated at the start of the circuit in Dubai, that the Eagles would have accomplished this historic beginning, a skein of top four results unprecedented for the USA in... Read More
The key game from last weekend’s Americas Cup Championship was the USA registering a narrow victory over pesky Brazil 33-28. With six minutes remaining, the win could have become an embarrassing loss to a nation much lower in World Rugby standings.
Played at Dell Stadium in Round Rock, Texas, the Eagles showed some flash on offense but were contested in the scrum and the loose. Hanco Germishuys... Read More
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