Giant's Conscience is a weekly podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. Head coach of the second-place 7s USWNT Chris Brown joins Jake and Pat to talk about qualifying for Tokyo 2020. We look back on the accomplishment and ahead towards Tokyo. The guys also talk the usual array of topics, touching on a new video game, the Premiership finale, Scully's... Read More
The USA Women’s Sevens team scored their third bronze medal of the 2018/2019 series. The team finished 5-1 (again) with a disappointing loss to New Zealand (again) in the semifinal round.
Normalcy was restored to this six-venue event when the Black Ferns met Australia in the final, the 15th time in 36 occurrences for these two superior sides in the series. New Zealand triumphed 21-17 to take the... Read More
The Eagle Women completed a clean sheet in the fifth leg of the 2018/2019 series, beating Spain, Fiji, and France to advance into the quarterfinal round Sunday.
Then, they will play rival Canada.
The USA were one of three teams to go undefeated. Reigning table leader New Zealand, and Olympic winners, Australia also completed pool sweeps.
The USA tallied 61 points for and only 19 against with... Read More
The finalists in the 1994 USARFU championship had to travel 3,000-miles to Amherst, Mass, to claim bragging rights for San Francisco’s Bay Area, where both fifteens originated. The clash for the club title saw Berkeley (East Bay) defeat BASH, the Bay Area Shehawks (San Francisco) 19-14 for the crown.
BASH were the defending champions.
The eight teams that comprised the quarterfinalists in the... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. An American rugger, nicknamed "Scottish Hammer" was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Nova Scotia has a safety scare as high school rugby is threatened. The possibilities of analytics in... Read More
(With Evie Hansen)
New York City rugby enjoys a long and storied past that dates back to the turn of the last century when ex-Pats played the game. Of note, around 1901, Amos Alonzo Stagg, famous U. Chicago football coach (and All-American end at Yale), viewed a rugby contest in the city to determine whether gridiron football should revert back to rugby union. The answer proved negative.
In 1929... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. A miniature hiatus comes to an end as the guys discuss the Mathieu Bastareaud signing, Women's Eagles vs. BaaBaas, Rugby X, the effect of MLR on the 7s USMNT, College Rugby's Final 4 and... Read More
Twenty-five union and federation representatives will attend Sudamérica Rugby’s first Women in Rugby Forum in Asunción, Paraguay, on Thursday and Friday.
Katie Sadleir, World Rugby’s General Manager of Women’s Rugby, will be in attendance for the two-day forum, which will incorporate a number of workshops dedicated to specific areas of the game with presentations by both Sudamérica Rugby and... Read More
The Black Ferns will play the world’s top ranked teams in a four-Test series in San Diego in July, New Zealand Rugby announced today.
The Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 brings together the Black Ferns (1), USA (5), Canada (3), France (4) and England (2) for a round-robin tournament.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Rugby Officer Nigel Cass said the Super Series Tests, coupled with the two-Test... Read More
Last week, witnessed the final round of the 17th iteration of the Women’s Six Nations tournament, won again by England. The Red Roses have been victorious in fifteen of these events. (Fourteen Grand Slams)
The English dominance is evidenced in two scoring statistics, 45 tries for versus 7 against, and a point differential of plus 233.
England defeated hapless Scotland 80-0 in the last match,... Read More