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The 2019 RAN Superweek Men’s U19s tournament concluded July 21 with Mexico defeating USA Rugby South in the final. The tournament began July 18 and was held at the Bellevue Plantation & Polo Club, St. Michael, Barbados. In the Women’s 10s that ended on July 20, Mexico beat Jamaica for the Championship. USA Rugby South defeated Saint Lucia for 3rd. The Dominican Republic won over Trinidad & Tobago in the Plate, while host Barbados finished in 7th with a win over Curaçao. This was the 17th year of the annual tournament with the Men’s U19 shifting from a week-long competition…

The 2019 RAN Superweek Men’s U19s and Women’s 10s tournament was held from July 18 to 21 at the Bellevue Plantation & Polo Club, St. Michael, Barbados. The Women’s 10s was a two-day tournament on July 19-20 and was the fourth annual event. On Day One of the RAN Women’s 10s, the USA Rugby South went 3-0 in Pool A with Saint Lucia 2-1, Trinidad & Tobago 1-2, and Curaçao 0-3. In Pool B, Jamaica and Mexico were 2-0 when they met in their third match with the teams playing to a 12-12 draw. Point differential proved to be the…

Seattle Saracens Release: Seattle Saracens are delighted to announce Liz Kirk as their Women’s Program Director of Rugby. Club President, Kevin Flynn, said; “The club is incredibly fortunate in being able to have Liz run our program and the incredible amount of experience and talent that she brings with her. Liz is a great addition to our program. She has international and BCRU premiership rugby experience who knows what it takes to play elite rugby, so is therefore the perfect role model for our Women’s program. Liz is strongly aligned with the club’s core values, culture, mission and vision to…

The 2019 RAN Superweek Men’s U19s tournament began July 18 and is being held to July 21 at the Bellevue Plantation & Polo Club, St. Michael, Barbados.  The annual tournament is in its 17th year. The Men’s U19 shifted from a week-long competition to four days of matches with each match being 40 minutes long, except for the finals which will have 35-minute halves. Mexico and USA South Panthers have traded the Men’s U19 title back and forth since 2015. Mexico and USA Rugby South topped their Pools on day one with 2-0 records. Second in Pool A to Mexico…

NSCRO Rugby Release West Chester, Pennsylvania – 18 July 2019 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has announced a list of twenty-five student-athletes named to the NSCRO Women’s All-Americans for the 2018-19 season. (Click here to download the full list.) The selection committee worked with coaches around the country to identify the twenty-five exceptional women who make up this annual NSCRO Women’s All-Americans list. This year’s list is comprised of three freshmen, six sophomores, eight juniors, seven seniors, and one graduate student. Our congratulations go out to the following athletes: Name Team Emerson Allen Eckerd College Sydni Carpenter University of…

Harvard Athletics Release CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off a record season of two Ivy titles, a 15s national championship appearance and bronze medal at 7s nationals, Harvard women’s rugby head coach Mel Denham has added two-time world cup competitor Sylvia Braaten to the coaching staff. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Sylvia to the Harvard Women’s Rugby family,” said Denham. “Her extensive knowledge on the field and in-depth understanding of physical performance and lifestyle make her the perfect fit for the growth of our program. Sylvia will be an invaluable addition to our team, and in the development of our…

San Diego Legion added Faka’osi Pifeleti in May 2018 and he was a key contributor during the 2019 Major League Rugby season, playing in all matches. Based on his performance, Legion Supporters can look forward to his return in 2020. Faka’osi was born in California and is of Tongan heritage. His family moved to England where he attended Oaklands College Hertfordshire. Prior to signing a contract with the Legion, the 22-year-old (23 in October), 6’0″, 265 loosehead prop, was playing with the Saracens Storm with his younger brother Kapeli. Both brothers excelled for the Legion in 2019 and it is…

New Orleans Gold Rugby Club signed Canadian international lock and back row, Kyle Baillie for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old player is from Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He is 6’5″ and weighs 240 pounds. Baillie graduated from Three Oaks High school and played rugby for the Axemen, winning Rugby PEI top junior athlete honors in 2009. He has played club rugby for the Castaway Wanderers, the Edmonton Druids, St. Albert RFC, Westshore  RFC, and the Halifax Tars. He also played representative rugby for Atlantic Rock and the Prairie Wolf Pack in the Canadian Rugby Championship. In 2015…

Following Selection Camp, the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans have been named for a final assembly and matchup with All-Canadian University XVs on July 27 at 3 pm at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The match will be held prior to the Senior Men’s National Team’s test match against rival-Canada. Tickets are on sale now at usarugby.org/tickets with both games broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Head Coach James Willocks named 25 players for Glendale that were selected after last month’s camps held in Norco, CA and New Rochester, NY. After the contest, First, Second and Third-team All-American honors will be named. MEN’S…

Rugby ATL signed Zander Van Schalkwyk for the 2020Major League Rugby season. The utility back can play flyhalf, center, or fullback and is 6’2″ and 185 lbs. Zander is from Pretoria, South Africa and moved with his family to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2005. He attended Providence High School and played rugby with the Charlotte Tigers, helping them to back-to-back North Carolina State Championships in 2011 & 2012. Zander was then recruited by Dan Payne, current Director of World Rugby Americas, to attend Life University as an undergraduate. He helped Life to win 2 National Championships as an undergraduate in…

The 2019 RAN Superweek is being held from July 18 to July 21 at the Bellevue Plantation & Polo Club, St. Michael, Barbados.  The annual tournament is in its 17th year. The Men’s U19 shifts from a week-long competition to four days of matches with each match being 40 minutes long, except for the finals which will have 35-minute halves. Mexico and USA South Panthers have traded the Men’s U19 title back and forth since 2015. The Women’s 10s tournament, in its 4th year, remains an important development tool for the women’s game around the region and takes place on…

University of Louisville Athletic Department Release. Over the past few seasons, we have diligently put together a coaching unit that will not only solidify our commitment to the growth of this program but make us stand and compete among the top programs in the nation. Tonight we would like to welcome another addition to the University of Louisville Rugby coaching staff, Coach Kelsey Harris Coach Kelsey Harris has been appointed as the New Player Development Coach. In this new role, she will be in charge of the personal and competitive development of new team players. Under the close guidance of…

San Diego Legion signed Dominic Day for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old (34 in August) lock is 6’6″ and 256 lbs. Dominic was born in Haverfordwest, Wales and grew up in Lamphey, outside of Pembroke. He attended school in Pembroke and was a discus thrower, as well as playing rugby. He joined the Scarlets Academy at 18 and attended the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, which is now Cardiff Metropolitan University, majoring in sports science. He played rugby his first year at the University and during his second year for Carmarthen Quins FRC, a Scarlets feeder team.…

The Capital Rugby Union Selects will play the Mexico Men’s National Rugby Team in Mexico City on July 27, 2019. Capital Rugby Union Head Coach Chris Porter and his staff have named the squad for the match against Mexico. Capital Rugby Union Selects Squad Prop: Patrick Love (Potomac Exiles), Eric Anderson (Rocky Gorge), Jack Bonner (Baltimore-Chesapeake), John-Henry Reeves (NOVA) Hooker: Danny Breda (Rocky Gorge), Adam Floyd (James River) Lock: Will Miller (Rocky Gorge), John-Eric Bell & Mike Medley (NOVA) Back Row: Zach Kochin & Zack Snell (Pittsburgh Harlequins), Guy Lopresti (Potomac Exiles/Old Glory DC), Thomas Demetriou (Washington/Old Glory DC) Scrumhalf:…

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