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
England beat France - England advanced closer to the Six Nations 2019 title with an excellent performance against third ranked France 41-26 at home. Les Bleues were the defending champion from 2018 and could also boast of a rare victory against New Zealand in France last year. England led 24-0 at the break, which effectively was a margin that not even a 26-point French second half surge... Read More
The Argentina XV served the USA a heaping helping of humble pie Saturday, beating the back-to-back Americas Rugby Championship champions 45-14 in a game that wasn’t even that close. Argentina’s onslaught started immediately and didn’t relent until midway through the second half.
The Eagles struggled to tackle on defense, handle the ball in attack, and they never found their footing. A first-half... Read More
Women's Six Nations- The 2019 title could be on line early this week in the second round of the event when England (1-0) host France (1-0). The Red Roses are ranked second in the world and the Les Bleues third. The French XV are credited with the upset of 2018 when they beat the Black Ferns of New Zealand for the first time in a game played in France. The match will be at Castle Rock Rugby... Read More
World Rugby's radical expansion plans for a newly created world league comprised of the twelve leading rugby nations received a definitive thumbs down from the Six Nations group. The rejection, expressed in strong terms from Ben Morel, head of the Six Nations, effectively ended World Rugby's master plan to take over international rugby, reducing the power and independence of country unions.
In... 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. This week, the guys discuss their MLR honor rolls for the opening two rounds, the signing of Eagle Tony Lamborn, Australia's Charlotte Caslick shooting the boot at Sydney 7s, the very un-... Read More
Old Glory DC has unveiled its brand ahead of entry into Major League Rugby next season. Owners Paul Sheehy and Chris Dunlavey announced the patriotic-themed logo and name for the first professional rugby team in the nation's capitol Wednesday.
“The response to our Name the Team challenge was incredible, with close to 1,000 fans participating,” Co-owner Paul Sheehy said. “We had so many great... Read More
The first 15 teams for the 10th Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31-June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia have been named. Nine more spots remain on offer for the crown jewel of college rugby, including automatic qualifiers at the Las Vegas Invitational Feb. 28 - March 2nd, the Heart of America in Kansas City March 30-31, and the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference... Read More
Pacific Coast rugby, especially, California, enjoyed the advantage of being able to meet fifteens from British Columbia, the most proficient rugby playing of all Canadian provinces. In addition to the long-standing home and away collegiate rivalry between Cal-Berkeley and the University of British Columbia, BC province teams often made forays south of the border,
In December 1983, the British... Read More
This story originally appeared on PennMutual.com/rugby
Having a good coach is key to success on the field. A good coach has knowledge of the game, a vision for the team and gets the players to buy into a game plan. As a two-sport athlete in college and now a professional rugby player, I have been on a lot of teams and played for a lot of coaches. The best coaches I’ve had were successful because... Read More