In the first round of the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship, the USA Eagles romped over Chile. They scored 11 tries while conceding only one. Chile was never in the match. The second-round match against the Argentina XV side was never likely to be start-to-finish domination from the Eagles, but few people saw the 45-14 drubbing coming. Gary Gold named the same side in rounds one and two, with the... Read More
USA Rugby has announced the restructure of its commercial strategy with Rugby International Marketing (RIM) becoming reintegrated into the national office and renamed USA Rugby Partners, LLC. A press release said that “after careful evaluation of how USA Rugby can best be supported by commercial efforts, bringing the department and commercial director directly under the NGB leadership tree allows... Read More
The European sports media, especially, the UK, lauded England's successful game plan against France, routing the opposition 44-8. It was not the significant difference in scoring that the media emphasized but the consistent smart decisions on the field by the entire Red Roses fifteen in this Six Nations contest.
Earning special praise was England's kicking game that featured two aspects, the high... 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. The guys lament the USA's lopsided defeat at the hands of Argentina XV, go over some college results, check in on The RFU Championship to see how our Eagles' teams are doing, we discuss... 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
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