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.

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.…

Chicago Lions Release by Jeff Simon On September 21st, the Chicago Lions Charitable Association (CLCA) in partnership with Chicago Hope Academy will host the Reveal the Field event. They will be unveiling and breaking in the newly finished J. Tyke Nollman Field at the Lions for Hope Sports Complex with a series of rugby matches throughout the day, beginning at 9 am CDT with youth rugby. The complex is located at 2637 W. Polk Street. This is a historic event for the Chicago Lions Rugby organization. Since it was founded in 1964, the Lions had a vision of playing on…

Mike Petri was named head coach of New York Athletic Club Rugby for the 2019 Elite Cup season. The Rugby United New York captain was named to the preliminary training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He had an outstanding MLR season and was named to the All-MLR Second Team. Following the season, he continued to be involved with rugby coaching clinics. Mike’s rugby career began his freshman year in 1998 at Xavier High School. He helped to lead the team to 3rd place in the East Coast Championship in 1999, and to becoming East Coast Champions in 2000-2002.…

The Women’s Premier League (WPL) kicks off the 2019 Fall season on Saturday with ORSU vs Berkely, In the 2018 WPL Championship, the  San Diego Surfers defeated Glendale 34-28, New York won the bronze with a 35-15 win over Twin Cities Amazon. Berkeley All Blues claimed 5th place with a 39-5 win over ORSU, Atlanta beat Chicago North Shore 42-7 for 7th place, with Beantown beating the DC Furies for 9th place. A challenge match was then played with Life West defeating 10th place DC Furies to join the competition in 2019. WPL commissioner Milla Sanes painted this fall’s competition…

Cleveland Iron Maidens Release The Cleveland Iron Maidens are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Clunie as head coach for the 2019 / 2020 season! Clunie grew up in the Scottish youth rugby system at Glenrothes RFC. He enjoyed an accomplished playing career at both Junior and Senior level in Scotland, England and the United States over a 20 year period; captaining senior teams at both Littleborough RUFC and Ledbury RFC in England before relocating to the US. After a brief stint with Super League side Potomac Athletic Club he led Winchester Rugby of the Virginia Rugby Union as…

USA Rugby Release by Calder Cahill GREELEY, CO – With the inaugural Women’s Rugby All-Star Week only days away, the Women’s USA Club Rugby All-Stars have been selected and announced ahead of the weekend competition in Greeley, Colorado. Led by Head Coach Koma Gandy Fischbein, the 26 athlete squad heads to the University of Northern Colorado after being nominated by their club coaches, administrators, and USA Rugby National Team staff. First matched up with the Women’s Premier League (WPL) West All-Stars, the Club All-Stars will look to win the weekend against the winner of match two, featuring the WPL East…

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…

Dallas RFC Release – July 10, 2019 The Dallas Rugby Football Club is excited to announce that Dallas RFC Hall of Fame member Filip Keuppens has been appointed as Director of Rugby for the 2019-20 season. He will oversee the coaching and player development at all levels of Dallas Rugby including Men’s Division 1, 2, 3, 4 (new for 2019-20), Women’s Division 2, and Youth sides. Born in Belgium, Fil grew up in Washington D.C., attended Rochester Institute of Technology for his undergraduate and graduate studies and is a U.S. Army Veteran.   As a player, Keuppens spent time playing with…

The New Jersey Selects faced Lansdowne Rugby Football Club 2nd XV from Dublin, Ireland at Monmouth Rugby Football Club’s home pitch, Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ on Thursday, June 6. While the hosts jumped out to a 12-0 lead, Lansdowne FC prevailed 38-24. Lansdowne 2nd XV defeated Boston Irish Wolfhounds 28-21 on June 1, while their 1st XV  lost 46-29 to the New England Free Jacks. The team will conclude their U.S. tour in New York with the 1st XV playing New York Athletic Club at Noon on June 8 at Travers Island. Monmouth Rugby Club played Lansdowne in 1979…

White Plains Rugby Club Release White Plains, NY, May 8, 2019   White Plains Rugby Club has appointed Phil Terrigno to the role of head 7’s coach for Summer, 2019.  Terrigno is an assistant coach at nationally-ranked Army West Point Men’s rugby and the U20’s coach for Rugby United New York in Major League Rugby.  Terrigno, the former head coach at D1A program Texas Tech University, has vast global coaching experience having completed coach education with the Tafel Lager Griquas (Currie Cup, South Africa) and Benetton Treviso (Pro14, Italy).  We are very excited to welcome Phil to the White Plains Rugby…

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