Current Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan is not expected to return, and there is a
growing sentiment within the American rugby community that a coach familiar
with the American rugby landscape and players would be the best fit.
Questions remain as to how much such a coach will be paid going forward,
what staff USA Rugby will pay for, and whether a coach would be required to
love in Boulder or... Read More
Undefeated going into this weekend’s clash with Schuylkill River, the
Norfolk Blues aren’t satisfied.
“We have started off well but to be honest we feel like we aren’t where we
should be yet,” said Ed Stockunas. “We haven’t dominated games.”
As a result, the team had two very intense practices this week, and while
they are not looking past other teams, they are thinking about the... Read More
The West gets going in more earnest Saturday. Glendale and the Highlanders
kicked off the league opener last weekend, and the Raptors began their
title defense with a 77-3 win.
They’ll try to move to 2-0 when they host the Kansas City Blues at Infinity
Park Saturday. If last year’s matches between these teams are any
indication, the Raptors should win big.
The Blues have made... Read More
Three undefeated teams looks to stay that way this weekend in the MetNY DI
club league as Monmouth, New York and Old Blue face off against slightly
less fortunate opponents.
Monmouth has exploded with two impressive victories, but will need to face
some tougher opponents later in the fall. Old Blue sits at 1-0. The Super
League club will play a full DI league schedule and, should... Read More
Comparison of USA National Team Coaches
Duncan Hall 2000-2001
Tom Billups 2001-2005
Peter Thorburn 2006-2007
Scott Johnson 2008 (for purposes of this comparison, we have combined
Thorburn and Johnson)
Eddie O’Sullivan 2009-2011
W... Read More
St. John’s University senior Anthony Jacoby has been denied a request for
an extension of his college eligibility and is appealing the finding with
Jacoby is asking for an extra semester of competition because he missed the
fall term of 2007 due to military training, which ran from May through
October of that year.
According to appeal documents provided to RUGBYMag.... Read More
The DII college playoff structure was
recently unveiled, and it’s inclusion of the GU is interesting enough
to rouse up a few opinions.
With DI, the territorial unions were cut out
of the picture a little more drastically and immediately than in DII, as no
TU, save arguably the Midwest, managed a pathway to nationals last year.
(The Midwest and Mideast conferences are... Read More
Dartmouth leads the Ivy League with a 2-0 record after sweeping their games
this past weekend.
Sure the Big Green is tied with Princeton (also 2-0), but points difference
skews heavily to the team from New Hampshire, and looks to stay that way
for the foreseeable future.
This all despite some rebuilding the team has had to do after winning the... Read More
Each week for the forseeable future, we'll give you a rundown of what
games are coming up in DI, paying special attention to the Top 25. Here's
the first rendition. Disclaimer: some games may be missing. If you know of
a DI league game not liste below, email it to [email protected]
Top 25Top ranked Davenport finally gets its
Mideast season underway on the road in West... Read More
Southern Hemisphere rugby nations have shocked the rugby world by saying
they may not want to be involved in the Rugby World Cup in future years
because it costs them money.
Simply put, nation teams do not tour New Zealand (the key union vocal about
this issue), Australia or South Africa during June and July in World Cup
years. Those tours bring crucial income to the host nations... Read More