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.

USA Rugby South Release After a year since the Panthers were last able to play, we are excited to travel to Austin, Texas to challenge the Austin Gilgronis Academy on December 4, 2021.  Covid has changed most things we do and our playing roster reflects that change with 10 new Panthers in the team. USA Rugby South is proud to announce its representatives: Alex Tomlinson                     NC State University Austin Grant                          Atlanta Old White Bryan Todman                      Palm Beach David Coleman                     Rocky Gorge David Truxal                          Macon German Jalil                          Miami Tridents Jamal Hadley                        Old Blue James Sheridan                   Old Blue John Truax                            Chattanooga Luciano…

Featured Photo: Meral Kathwari The American Rugby Premiership opened their 2021 season with NYAC defeating Old Blue 29-22 and Life Men’s beating Mystic River 44-15. The fifth member of the league, White Plains, opens their league season September 18. Look for more on their team next week! The NYAC vs Old Blue match is available on https://youtu.be/V_gQRyQYF0I It’s good to see club rugby being played again after the 2020 season was not held due to pandemic restrictions. What is different is that the ARP includes many Major League Rugby present and past players. This league, the Midwest Rugby Premiership, Division…

California Grizzlies Release MENS XV SERIES SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT California Grizzlies have selected the following players and coaches for the upcoming XVSERIES™ season. Men’s Squad Selection Summary 40-player squad announced, made up from players affiliated to thirteen different programs including Life West Rugby (8), Santa Rosa (7), Olde Gaels (5), San Francisco Golden Gate (3), San Jose Seahawks (3), Silicon Valley RFC (3), East Palo Alto Razorbacks (2), Sacramento Rugby (2), East Bay Blues (2), St Mary’s College (1), Santa Clara University (1), Sacramento State University (1), Vacaville (1) and Berkeley (1) Inaugural member of the new XVSERIES™ with games against…

California Grizzlies Release WOMENS XVSERIES SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT After a series of Talent ID Combines and a region wide search of potential talent, the California Grizzlies have selected the following players and coaches for the upcoming XVSERIES™ season. Womens Squad Selection Summary 34-person Women’s Squad announced, made up from players affiliated to eight different programs including Berkeley All Blues (13), Life West Gladiatrix (12), East Palo Alto Lady Razorbacks (3), St Mary’s College (2), Sacramento Amazons (1), San Jose Seahawks (1), Stanford University (1) and Lamorinda HS Rugby (1)Inaugural member of the new XVSERIES™ with games in September against Colorado Gray…

Dallas Harlequins Release The Dallas Harlequins have named their 2021/22 season coaching staff. Each member is committed to being the best they can be on and off the field in order to develop our structures and players. We aim to continue evolving as a club and continue moving forward. We look forward to your support over the season. Best of luck to all involved. Dallas Harlequins RFC is excited to announce the appointment of TRU Hall of Famer and USA U20’s coach, Michael ‘Moley’ Engelbrecht, as Head Coach for the upcoming 2022 season. Engelbrecht first joined the Harlequins as a player in 1987 before…

Chicago Lions Release The Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, has hired Mark Santiago as their new Director of Youth Rugby and Women’s Fifteen Head Coach. The Chicago Lions merged the Wapiti Youth Program into the Chicago Lions in 2019. The Chicago Lions started their Women’s Fifteens program in 2018 and were D1 Midwest Champions before COVID halted their campaign for a 2020 National Championship. As Women’s Fifteens Head Coach, Mark will be responsible leading the Women’s Fifteens Rugby program and coordinating with other Chicago Lions Rugby program leaders. As the Director of Youth Rugby, Mark will be responsible…

Washington Athletic Club Release National tournament comes to Tukwila on August 14–15, 2021 Starfire Sports in Tukwila, home of Major League Rugby’s two-time champion Seattle Seawolves, will host the 2021 USA National Rugby 7s Tournament on August 14–15, 2021. The tournament is presented by the Washington Athletic Club, the event’s primary sponsor. Started in 1985,the national 7s tournament is a critical event in the landscape of American rugby as thousands of college players pour into 7s programs to participate in qualifiers for the event. Tukwila’s Starfire Sports was previously the host of the 2014 national 7s championship, the first major…

Infinity Park at Glendale Release After a year in which everything stopped, an exciting new era of rugby is underway with the RugbyTown Crossover Academy. The RugbyTown Crossover Academy is an initiative that director of rugby Mark Bullock and his team have had their eyes on for quite some time. The new program is designed to put elite athletes from other sports into a full-time rugby training environment for several months out of the year. The idea behind it all is to inject the national player pool with elite athletes and untapped talent and ultimately help the United States win…

November 19, 2020Dr. Shawn Elms USA Rugby South traveled to New Orleans for a game against the NOLA Gold Academy on November 14. This was the first game for the Panthers since December of 2019 against the Old Glory Selects. With eight new South selections, the squad was finalized just two days before kick-off against the NOLA Academy loaded with contracted players. Of interest were the match ups between an established and very heavy NOLA pack vs the Panthers more nimble pack and previous Panthers and current NOLA players, Shawn Riley (15) and Ross Depperschmidt (12) playing against their old…

USA Rugby South Release Brentwood, TN— November 9, 2020 — Panther Rugby Academy is pleased to announce Lucas Baistrocchi as the academy’s Strength and Conditioning Coach. Baistrocchi will lead PRA’s fitness initiatives and manage ongoing training programs.Baistrocchi boasts a near lifetime of rugby experience. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he competed at the high school level before joining the University of Florida Rugby Club. He has represented the USA Collegiate All-Americans and the USA Rugby South All-Stars and has participated in tours in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. “I never imagined where rugby would take me when I…

Since the Philadelphia United Rugby Selects defeated Old Glory DC Selects in February, two Philadelphia United Rugby Select players joined professional Major League Rugby teams. Danny Giannascoli was drafted by the Utah Warriors and Ryheem Powell was signed by the Dallas Jackals to their development team. The Philadelphia United Rugby Selects and Old Glory Selects are two representative sides that are creating high-performance opportunities for players. The Old Glory Selects and the Captial Rugby Selects are two select sides from the Capital Rugby Union. There is also other representative club rugby being played in the United States. USA Rugby South,…

Texas Rugby Union Release Virtual Sessions Register for upcoming sessions using the links below! If there are no links, check back as we’re still finalizing details. Please note that all events will occur in Central Standard Time (CST). If you’re a subject matter expert and would like to do a virtual session(s), please reach out to admin@texasrugbyunion.com. We’re looking to expand our current offering! ANALYZING VIDEO & THE TOOLS REQUIRED Join Gordon to learn how to approach the game from an analytical point of view, using both statistical & video analysis tools, software, and more. Sessions Aug 25 at 6…

Please join the Village Lions RFC for our next Virtual Career Series panel discussing Technology, Coding, and Data Science Roles on August 24th from 7-8 pm ET. Topics include breaking into the industry, critical skills & learning resources, and recent industry trends. Moderated panel to be followed by an open Q&A and networking session. Panelists have been announced for the VLRFC Virtual Career Fair covering Technology, Coding, and Data Science Roles! Hit the post on our site to see all the great talent on the panel, hit this link to register: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfEMAUNVrEzEhiUr9…/viewform All are welcome, please pass it on! #VillageLions…

Dallas Harlequins Release Harlequins RFC are excited to announce the retention of Matt Frings as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the upcoming 2021 campaign. Continuing his role for a third season, Frings’ professional rugby experience in strength & conditioning, has proven to be an evolving area of development in the playing squad’s ability to better prepare, train and recover in line with the demands of the game.  Matt’s experience working within storied rugby setups such as Wigan Warriors (Rugby League) and Preston Grasshoppers (Rugby Union), alongside his continued development in the field within the US, is a tremendous asset and…

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