In varsity sports, it’s called the Civil War. When Oregon and Oregon
State come together, more than bragging rights are on the line. Ask Oregon
State coach Mark Webber, and the same goes for rugby.
“I'm old school...It’s for the right to live in the state,
basically,” he said. “It’s not as big as the Civil War in football, but
it’s just as big to the kids, at least I try to envoke... Read More
Arizona State Saturday in a rivalry game to kickstart both programs’
The Wildcats and Sun Devils have a couple
scrimmages under their belts this fall, but Saturday marks the first
80-minute game against a fellow college side for both, and should provide
somewhat of a preview for their March 26 rendezvous in the inaugural CPL
“We've traditionally had more matches... Read More
The College Restructuring Plan approved recently by the USA Board of
Directors is a huge document that will change the domestic rugby landscape as
it’s currently known. The two aspects of the plan that resonate loudest are
the creation of conferences and the forcing of programs to play at a level on
par with their school’s varsity sports.
The first effectively takes the college game completely... Read More
The USA Rugby Youth/HS Committee is considering several plans to change
some of the eligibility rules and nomenclature within the High School
Specifically, the Committee is looking at changing the name of U19 rugby to
High School Club, thus marrying the two versions of the high school game. The
idea behind it is to make it easier for school-sanctioned teams to play U19
teams; the string... Read More
By Alex Goff
You can read a lot into actions, and putting aside for now whether you feel
the USA played well or not on tour (most observers are mixed on the issue),
have a look at who Head Coach Eddie O'Sullivan has been using.
We at RUGBYMag.com tracked the
minutes of every player on tour, giving us an idea of who O'Sullivan likes,
who he isn't sure about, and who changed his mind.
Players who... Read More
USA Men’s National Team did everything that was asked of them Saturday, and
still came up short, said USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan. But the coach
told RUGBYMag.com that he was discouraged – disappointed, yes, but not
“I was disappointed the way we ended,” O’Sullivan told RUGBYMag.com,
referring to Georgia’s try at the end of the game that won if for the... Read More
Georgia pulled off a dramatic and improbable victory over the USA in
Tiblisi Saturday, scoring in the 89th minute to win 19-17 over a brave
The USA led for most of the match and played a tough-minded game in a match
that saw little open, running rugby.
In fact the Americans led throughout the second half... Read More
Saturday's test match between the USA and Georgia will carry all sorts of
importance - the winner gets to jump up in the IRB rankings; the USA will
want to finish the tour with a sweep in their tests, while Georgia wants to
sweep the North American teams - but in the end it's just a game the
players have to get ready for.
Georgia benefitted from some fairly attrocious referee... Read More
The tour is almost over, but the toughest part is just beginning.
Georgia showed everyone they mean business Saturday by beating Canada
22-15. They want to beat the USA, too. The Eagles, who have endured a
difficult tour affected by rough weather, unsympathetic referees, and
plenty of travel.
But a somewhat pleasant surprise awaited the Americans in Tbilisi, where
the... Read More
The Atlanta Renegades rode a dominating first half performance to a 50-25 win
over local arch-rivals, Atlanta Old White, in Silverbacks stadium Saturday,
Nov. 20. The Renegades opened scoring five minutes into the match with their
forwards driving from a 10-meter lineout before No. 8 Colin Hubbard touched
down the try.
The Renegades added a second try in the 13th minute on a break off a
quick-... Read More