Caravelli put the players through three-a-days over the course of four days
at the Olympic Training Center in September, the better to get them
prepares for how an international tournament works.
The US Olympic Committee provided medical staff for the team, which worked
out well for the players who worked enormously hard during the assembly.
Caravelli is limited in who he can... Read More
The Mexico 7s team took a trip to Southern California this past weekend to
get in some game training ahead of this month’s Pan-Am Games.
They took on Belmont Shore in three matches, winning two, a much improved
performance by Los Serpientas.
Under Coach Simon Pierre they showed better organization on defense and
more structure, but still lacked that need go-forward force on... Read More
The Albuquerque Aardvarks started their DII league season with a double
header this past weekend, taking on Santa Fe and Las Vegas (NM).
The Aardvarks ran out their first side against a tough Santa Fe team and
looked to be in a dogfight early, as Santa Fe led 14-12.
However, Albuquerque exploded after that for 68 unanswered points to win
80-14.... Read More
few colleges and high schools have found that supporting football teams is
becoming too expensive, or hurts their Title IX standing.
A few colleges have eliminated their football programs (Western Washington,
Nebraska-Omaha, Hofstra, Duke, Northeastern) and that leaves an
opportunity open for rugby clubs.
Not all schools have seen their rugby teams take advantage of the... Read More
The rugby Lions are the newest varsity athletes on a campus that boasts
varsity table tennis, roller hockey, shooting and synchronized swimming. No
Lindenwood has built their school through athletics. They’ve figured out,
like Davenport, offering partial scholarships to athletes who want them
actually creates revenue through tuition and that rugby is a relatively
cheap... Read More
The USA Men’s National Team is not expected to remain idle when the
international season returns in 2012, despite the end of the Churchill Cup.
The Churchill Cup lasted nine seasons, from 2003-2011, but played its last
games this past June.
The IRB has returned to a philosophy of encouraging more full tours, rather
than random competitions, and assisting touring teams in finding... Read More
The pack needed to see what it was up against, Hodges said, and responded
well once it faced up against Ireland. It was exposure after settling on a
plan that helped the team improve. Certainly Italy scrummed well against
the USA in the final match, but as the same time, the Eagles were harshly
penalized in a game where they could have argued several different
infringements from the... Read More
In terms of sports Americans play, wrestling, softball, football, hockey
and baseball are long-term losers.
The latest authoritative Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association annual
report on U.S. sports participation, based on about 15,000 individual
surveys and 24,000 households surveys, is out. The survey asks Americans if
they competed in a specific sport in the last year.... Read More
Details on the Rugby 7s competition at the Pan-Am Games are becoming
The USA men’s national 7s team is competing in the Pan-Am Games October
29-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. RUGBYMag.com will be on-site to report on the
entire tournament. The team will reside in the Athletes Village, and will
participate in the Closing Ceremonies October 30 at Omnilife Stadium.
The Rugby... Read More
New York is alone on top of the MetNY DI men’s club league after Monmouth
was shocked by White Plains 22-17 Saturday.
Led by a Man of the Match performance by flanker Patrick Holman, New York
defeated Morris 17-0 to move to 3-0. No. 8 Trevor Cassidy, prop John
O'Brien, and wing Maurice Diong all scored for NYRC, and flyhalf Badger
Denehy added one conversion. New York tried to get... Read More