Browsing: Club Rugby

USA Men’s Club Rugby is divided into West & East Leagues, each with 4
Conferences. Conferences include West (Pacific North & South, Frontier & Red River) & East (Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest & Southern). Levels include Premier and Divisions 1-4.

West Houston Rugby Club announced the hiring of Head Coach Pedrie Wannenburg. Pedrie has played rugby for two decades as a professional rugby player and was a player-coach for Austin Elite in 2018 and an Assistant Coach for the team in 2019. During 2019-2020 he was a project manager and sales representative in the Houston area. Pedrie played 20 times for the South Africa Springboks from 2002-2007, the Blue Bulls 2001-2010, Ulster from 2010-2012, Castres from 2012-2014, and Oyonnax from 2014-2016. In 2016 he moved to the United States to play for Denver Stampede in PRO Rugby, where he served…

Seattle Rugby Club Release SEATTLE, WA — (July 8, 2020) The Seattle Saracens have rebranded to Seattle Rugby Club, the name that the group was founded in 1966. “We’ve always been Seattle,” said Kevin Flynn, Seattle Rugby Club president. “So the transition back to our truest identity is one that celebrates the club’s roots andthe role we have played in contributing to the rich history of rugby in the Pacific Northwest.” Over the last 10 years, Seattle Rugby went through a handful of name and mascot changes as teams of different genders and leagues merged together under one banner in…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby – Senior Club Executive Committee Senior Club Member Unions elect nine members to represent Executive Committee, five standing committee chairs paired with four administrative officers. Chair positions will lead senior club community across five standing committees including Eligibility, Discipline, Competitions, Training & Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Created within the Senior Club Terms of Reference, the administrative and committee roles will next move to the election of a USA Rugby Board of Directors representative, standing committee nominations, and development of Community Service Agreement with the USA Rugby National Office. Elected members of the USA…

Village Lions RFC Release The Village Lions Rugby Football Club is thrilled to announce that Kimani Davis has been appointed a member of its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the ultimate authority for the Village Lions, setting the strategic direction and overseeing its operations. The role is a three-year appointment and Kimo joins Meg Collins, John Greally, and Christian Avrerill as full Directors as well as JP Lindsey and Ryan Tumelty who serve on the Board of Directors as part of their duties as club President and Treasurer, respectively. “Kimani Davis has been a dedicated club member…

Midwest Rugby Union Release CHICAGO, IL (May 19, 2020) – After hosting almost a dozen interviews of qualified applicants from around the country, the Midwest Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Marnell as the new Union Administrator. Marnell will collaborate with the Union’s Board of Directors to implement membership outreach initiatives, content creation, oversight of social media channels, and support disciplinary and compliance monitoring. Please join us in welcoming Bill to his new role with the Union. His official start date is May 26, 2020. Bill began his rugby career while attending California University of…

USA Rugby South Release To South Men’s Clubs and South Men’s Colleges: USA Rugby South has created an Under-23 program to help bridge the divide from its Under-19 programs to its Men’s Senior program.  We want to ensure that your aspiring players have an opportunity step up to into this atmosphere.  On August 22, 2020, we will hold a camp at Furman University in Greenville, SC to assess player skills. At the conclusion of this camp, some players will be invited into a team to play the Alberta Canada Under -23 provincial side in November 2020 (tentative).  Should players not…

Village Lions Release “Koma came back from Connacht Rugby inspired with ideas from Andy Friend and his coaching colleagues. She has been generous enough to give our club the extra commitment of leading the Men’s XVs program this Spring, and then the Summer Sevens program to follow. This should put the program in great shape for a new head coach in the Fall of 2020, while generating momentum for our Sevens program this Summer.” John Greally, Director of Rugby The Village Lions have formally named Koma Gandy Head Coach for the men’s XVs program through the Spring of 2020. Already…

Philadelphia United Rugby will host their first representative match on Saturday, February 15 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey against the Old Glory Capital Selects, and the Capital Selects. The matches will be played at South Jersey Rugby Club’s pitch, 490 E. Evesham Rd. Voorhees Township, NJ 08043. Kickoff is at Noon and 2 pm and the post-match social is at Olt’s Tavern in Voorhees. Squads Philadelphia United Head Coach Jon Grasso has named his squads after tryouts and practices. Philadelphia United Rugby: 1 Andrew Kneisly (Brandywine) 2 Gaelen Kelly (St Joseph’s U) 3 Lucas Brickley (Schuylkill River) 4 Randy Helsman…

My good friend Tom O’Hara has shared an article along with comments about King’s Point Rugby celebrating 50 years of rugby. This is quite an accomplishment and the article deserves to be shared along with the comments of Tom O’Hara, Carl Hamm, Nigel Milton, and others. I have played with Tom, Carl, and Nigel, as well as with and against Bill Rung. “This article, by Kings Point Rugby founder Billy Rung (USMMA ’70 and St. Francis Prep ’66), appears in the current issue of Kings Point’s alumni magazine. Billy is kneeling in the front row, first on the left. That…

Rakavii Rugby Academy has announced a partnership with Sahlen’s Sports Park in Elma, NY. The Rakavii Rugby Academy will be host men’s, women’s, high school and midi rugby camps, clinics and tournaments. Sahlen’s Sports Park is a 200,000 sq. ft. multi-sport facility, with four indoor fields, two brand new full-sized outdoor turf fields, a fitness center, and a café. Rakavii Rugby Academy’s mission is to grow the game of rugby, introduce new players and create premier opportunities for ruggers to compete. Rakavii Rugby Academy has a number of events coming to the WNY area over the next year. Starting with…

The Old Glory Capital Selects will play USA Rugby South Selects and Development Sides on Saturday, December 7 in Richmond, Virginia. It was announced earlier this month that Old Glory DC and the Capital Rugby Union formed a partnership to begin the creation of a cohesive player development pathway for the Mid-Atlantic region. Under this multi-faceted partnership, Old Glory will provide the CRU with sponsorship support, coaching expertise and assistance, marketing support, and player pathway opportunities culminating in prospects for a Major League Ruby contract. Old Glory will also provide kit for both the CRU’s women’s and men’s select sides,…

The 2019 TRU Women’s Rugby All-Star Challenge is being held on December 7-8 in Austin, Texas at the Austin Huns rugby complex. The eight-team competition will include a Texas Rugby Union All-Star team, as well as the TRU Women’s Collegiate U24 team for the first time. Other Union teams include the Mid-America, USA South, Old Glory Capital Selects, Pacific Northwest, the Midwest All-Stars and a TRU Motley Crew. Live streams of the weekend matches will be available on the TRU Youtube channel and Facebook page, with competition kicking off at 10 am CST on Saturday, December 7 at the Austin Huns Nixon Lane.…

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