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NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) released the 2021 regional championship locations and dates for its men’s and women’s divisions.The road to the Women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship will travel through four cities over the weekend of November 13-14. With four teams per division, each region will name a Division I Champion and Small College Champion.The women’s regions and host locations include: Northeast RegionSyracuse Chargers Rugby ClubSyracuse, NY Midwest RegionMoose Rugby GroundsElkhart, IN South RegionAnglers Park Rugby ComplexDanville, VA West RegionIowa Falls Rugby ClubIowa Falls, IA The Women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held at Life University in Atlanta on December 4-5.The Men’s Regional Championships will be…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has scheduled the 2022 Women’s All Star 7s National Cup on January 22-23 in Houston. The tournament will be held at the Houston Sabercats’ facility.The All Stars tournament features the best NCR women rugby players from across the country. The conference-based competition will include separate divisions for Division I and Small College, and include up to ten teams per division. Held over two days, the teams will compete in a standard 7s-style tournament structure. The 2022 All Stars tournament will be the fourth edition of the event with the previous three tournaments held in…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani The USA Men’s Selects have assembled for the Americas Pacific Challenge 2021 taking place October 22, October 26, and October 30 at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay. Led by Mike Tolkin as Head Coach, the 29-player squad will face Argentina XV, Brazil A, and Chile A across the three dates. The broadcast will be confirmed in the coming week. Roster Highlights Alex Lopeti and Javon Camp-Vilalovos were selected from the USA Rugby Academy; Lopeti is the younger brother of recently capped Eagle Tavite Lopeti 9 players represent collegiate programs 18 players represent Major League…

Giltinis Release The highly-regarded Dave Clancy has been named as the new Head Coach of the LA Giltinis Academy to develop home-grown stars of the future for the club. The greater pulling power to attract young talent is already the first upbeat spin-off to the Giltinis’ Championship triumph in August. “No longer are young players trying out for a start-up club, they are being drawn to try out for the No.1 rugby team in America,” Clancy said. “I’ve seen that excitement already in the young players we’ve had at our two Talent ID camps in September. “It’s not just having more…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has formed seven state-based regions that will compete in its January 15-17 All Star tournament.Referred to as the Shield Challenge, the national tournament features the best NCR rugby players from across the country. The three-day event will be held over Martin Luther King weekend at the Houston Sabercats’ AVEVA Stadium. Each All Star team will be formed over the next three months and include players from diverse schools and all divisions. In addition to the All Star teams, each region may also form a Rising Stars team that includes emerging all star-calibre players.The regions…

Dallas Jackals Release The Dallas Jackals today announce the signing of Australian Michael Hodge as Head Coach. Currently Sydney University FC (SUFC) Head of High Performance, Hodge brings the knowledge, dedication, and passion needed to build the Jackals in the 2022 Inaugural Season and beyond. “I’m incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity. The challenge ahead is an exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the Jackals staff, players, and the entire DFW community,” Hodge said. “We have a unique opportunity to start something new and I hope we can inspire the next generation of rugby players…

Seattle Seawolves Release The Seattle Seawolves are excited to welcome Eagle #373 and former Rugby ATL coach Valenese ‘Nese’ Malifa to their coaching staff on a three-year deal. Malifa’s coaching focus will be on the Seattle’s backline attack and positional skills. “I’m delighted Valenese has accepted the position of assistant coach for the next three years,” said director of rugby and head coach, Allen Clarke. “He’s someone I’ve known for some time and when he applied for the position it was an easy decision based on his personality, principles, integrity, and quality. I’ve no doubt he’ll have a significant impact…

NCR Release Next Phase Rugby and National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) commenced a partnership to help NCR colleges expand their student athlete recruiting.Next Phase Rugby is an online platform that connects college rugby programs with high school rugby players. The app launched in May, and has quickly become the largest online rugby recruiting platform in the country with hundreds of high school players from over ten countries.Through the partnership, NCR will encourage its member colleges to establish free recruiting profiles to extend their recruiting reach. Next Phase Rugby will provide a discount to NCR colleges that choose premium membership and promote…

AAalina Tabani Head Coach Gary Gold announces six roster changes from the previous test with Canada, as the USA Men’s XVs National Team faces Uruguay this Saturday, October 2 in the next stage of Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification. Kick-off is set for 6:00 PM Mountain Time at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. Tickets are available here with a live stream on florugby.com. Roster Highlights Andrew Guerra makes his first test start at flanker Will Magie serves as flyhalf as AJ MacGinty could not travel due to injury Bryce Campbell will Captain the group Mika Kruse (starter) and Luke Carty…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) will rename the Men’s Small College Championship the Cohen Cup in honor of the competition’s founder and former President, Steve Cohen.Steve Cohen founded NCR’s predecessor organization, National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), nearly 20 years ago to support and grow small college rugby in the United States.Cohen planted NSCRO’s roots when he launched the 2002 East Coast D3 Championships, the first-ever small college men’s and women’s rugby national playoff system. Following several successful national tournaments, NSCRO was formally established in 2007 by Cohen and Chip Auscavitch.During his tenure as President, Cohen grew NSCRO from…

USA Rugby Release LAS VEGAS, NV – The 2021 Las Vegas Rugby Cup between the United States and Ireland scheduled for Saturday October 30 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been cancelled with a focus now on rescheduling to October 2022. The continued border restrictions on entry into the United States from Ireland and the UK have presented insurmountable logistical challenges for the Irish team to fulfil the fixture. The 1874 Cup featuring the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks in Washington DC on October 23, is unaffected with no travel restrictions or limitations in place for the…

Release Washington, DC (September 23, 2012) – One of the country’s most spirited and respected rivalries will take center stage when the Army Black Knights of West Point face the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in men’s collegiate rugby at 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, Oct. 23 at FedExField. Event promoter Left Field Live announced today that the interservice Army-Navy match will serve as a preliminary competition prior to the 1874 Cup featuring the Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks match set for 3:00 pm EDT. “We’re thrilled and grateful to be a part of this historic event in…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby Announces 2021 Championships and All Star Tournaments17 September—National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) released the dates and locations for its men’s and women’s 15s Collegiate Rugby Championships, as well as the men’s All Star event scheduled for early 2022.The men’s 15s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held on December 10-12 in Houston and crown national champions in D-IA, D-IAA, D-II, and Small College. With four teams from each division, the tournament includes semifinal matches, a third place match and a Championship game. Major League Rugby’s Houston Sabercats will host the tournament with the matches played in AVEVA…

LA Giltinis Release Championship-winning centre Adam Ashley-Cooper is taking on an exciting transition to coaching as a major coup for the LA Giltinis. The Wallaby great’s ongoing commitment after his one-season stint as a standout player is a huge vote for what the Giltinis are building in Los Angeles. He will contribute his vast knowledge beside backs coach Orene Ai’i to make sure the Giltinis keep setting the standard for attacking play in Major League Rugby. While Ashley-Cooper’s role as a senior assistant coach will embrace attack, he will continue as a mentor for the club’s emerging breed of American backs. Head coach Stephen Hoiles (left below) asked Ashley-Cooper…

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