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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.

February 23, 2016 Nigel Conroy Becomes Boston Rugby Club Head Coach Photo: Nigel Conroy Boston Rugby Club Press Release: Original Article link “Following a fantastic five years as Head Coach of Boston Rugby Club, Mike ‘Dimo’ Diamantopoulos will be taking a step back from his coaching involvement. Dimo will of course remain involved with the club he has been so strongly involved in growing, continuing to bolster the strength of the team from a recruitment advisory position. His continued involvement in the landscape of USA Rugby combined with his contacts around the world have always proved to be a tremendous…

February 16, 2016 Boston Irish Wolfhounds Introduce Richard Ashfield as Head ARP Coach Photo: rugbycc.com – Richard Ashfield Boston Irish Wolfhounds Press Release: Feb. 16,2016 “BOSTON- The Boston Irish Wolfhounds would like to welcome Richard Ashfield to its coaching staff. Coach Ashfield will be head coach for the American Rugby Premiership side starting Spring 2016. The club is very excited as Coach Ashfield brings a wealth of experience and expertise. His coaching career and administrative involvement in rugby dates back to his time in Ireland as Youth Development Office for both Lisburn RFC and IRFU Ulster’s branch. More recently, Coach…

February 12, 2016 Red River & Gold Cup Implications: Austin Blacks – Dallas Reds Logos: Rugby Gold Cup Championship & USA Club Rugby Doug Coil Saturday the Austin Blacks play the Dallas Reds. Both are among the best club sides in the united States. They met in last year’s Men’s Division 1 Club Semifinals and was won by the Austin Blacks. The match will  impact both the Red River Division 1 Rugby competition, as well as the Rugby Gold Cup. The Rugby Gold Cup features the Austin Blacks 2015 runners-up in the USA Men’s Club Championship and Red River Division…

February 8, 2016 Huns Beat HARC In Red River Rugby Action Photo: NormaSalinasPhotography Austin Huns Press Release Austin, TX (February 8, 2016). The Huns traveled to Houston for a rare morning match against rivals HARC on Saturday, coming away with a scrappy 40–27 victory. The men from Austin were missing several top players, including starting #8 Rui Branco, outside center Sam Feldman, and loosehead Matt Zappa. However, they welcomed back captain Brian Welborn, who had been out with a knee injury since December. And it was Welborn who kicked off the scoring just five minutes into the match. Huns took possession…

January 26, 2016 Battle of Austin: Huns Fall To Blacks Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns RFC Press Release: Match Report V Austin Blacks Austin, TX (January 19, 2016). The Austin Huns suffered a tough loss to crosstown rival Austin Blacks on a bright sunny day at Burr Field. The match started well for the Huns, with wing Justin Hale streaking down right sideline for the opening score to put the underdog visitors up 5-0 after only 8 minutes. The Blacks worked their way into Huns territory after the kickoff, and their sustained pressure was rewarded with a penalty under…

January 22, 2016 Glendale Raptors Name Kitt Wagner Ruiz Women’s Rugby Head Coach Photo: Danya Clark Glendale Raptors Press Release: John Arthur, Jan. 21, 2016 GLENDALE, CO – The Glendale Raptors have named Kittery (Kitt) Wagner Ruiz head coach of the women’s rugby team. Ruiz, a former assistant coach for the Raptors, inherits a team that won the 2014 and 2015 Women’s Premier League (WPL) championship. “Kitt and the next season’s team will develop their own legacy as did the 2015 WPL team, and will continue the path of excellence and high standards that is the Glendale Raptors Rugby program,”…

January 19, 2016 Austin Huns Lose To Dallas RFC In Closing Minutes Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns RFC Press Release: January 19, 2016 Match Report against Dallas Reds Austin, TX – The Huns gave up a try in the closing minutes for the second week in a row at Nixon Lane, this time losing a bruising encounter with Dallas RFC 17-25. The Reds finished 3rd in the country last season, so the home team knew this would be a test. From the opening kickoff both sides hammered one another, with big hits and hard runs all over the park.…

January 11, 2016 Austin Huns RFC Lose To Griffins To Begin 2016 Photo: NormaSalinasPhotography Austin Huns Rugby Football Club Press Release Austin, TX (January 11, 2016). The Huns lost for the first time this season on a cold blustery day in Austin, Texas, being edged out by the Allen Griffins 24-34. With four tries each, the teams were well-matched with the visitors’ kicking game and adaptation to the conditions being the difference. Going into a strong wind in the first half, and under massive pressure from the Griffins in the scrums, the home team fell behind early and trailed by…

January 11, 2016 Downtown Rhinos Defeat LA Rugby Club in a D1 League Opener Photo: Tom Carter Doug Coil Downtown Rhinos D1 Match Report v Los Angeles Rugby Club: Match Jan. 9, 2106, Adaptation from Tom Carter report This was the first league game of the season as the Los Angeles Rugby Club traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the match. The Downtown Rhinos opened the scoring with a penalty kick 11 minutes into the match to take a 3-0 lead. After that, the first half the match was one of seesaw possession. It wasn’t until the 34 minute mark…

December 21, 2015 Austin Huns Ends 2015 Beating Dallas Harlequins Photo: NormaSalinasPhotography Austin Huns Rugby Football Club Press Release: Austin, TX (December 21, 2015). “The Austin Huns moved to 2-0 on Saturday with a strong 36-12 road victory over the Dallas Harlequins. The Quins swept the Huns in last year’s competition, but it was clear the visitors were intent on reversing that trend, putting in big hits across the park. Quins’ talented #12 Darragh Lynch was injured in a ruck just 4 minutes in, and play stopped for several minutes. Fortunately he was able to walk off the pitch to…

December 16, 2015 Huns Rugby Releases New Website Austin, TX (December 15, 2015). The Huns Rugby Football Club launch their brand new website. “With the first matches of the 2015/2016 season under their belts, the Huns management team is proud to announce the debut of their new website. As of Tueday, December 15th, the new Huns website is live. Marketing Director, Thierry Daupin shared his excitement about the release on Wednesday. “The new website is the window to show that the club is ready to go to the next step, and become one of the main clubs in the USA…

December 7, 2015 Austin Huns RFC Beat Houston Athletic Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Press Release: Austin Huns Rugby Football Club “The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club wins over Houston Athletic 40-7 Austin, TX (December 7, 2015). On a beautiful sunny day in Austin, Texas, the Huns Rugby club opened the 2015-16 Red River Rugby Premiership season with a convincing 40-7 victory over longtime Houston rivals HARC. Conditions were perfect for players and spectators alike at the Huns’ field on Nixon Lane, and the crowd was treated to a fast paced match with lots of scoring. The Huns  jumped to an…

December 7, 2015 Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC Looking For Head Rugby Coach Logo: Boston Irish Wolfhounds Boston Irish Wolfhounds Press Release: Fergal Hehir, December 7, 2015 The Boston Irish Wolfhounds are advertising the position of head coach for the upcoming season. Chief responsibility will be coaching the ARP squad into the spring season and beyond plus coaching the 7’s side during the summer. If interested please respond to fhehir@aol.com. Please supply a resume of your rugby coaching/playing experience. Thanks, Fergal Hehir Director Of Rugby Boston Irish Wolfhounds Boston Irish Wolfhounds Web Page, FB and Twitter http://djcoilrugby.com/

November 16, 2015 Glendale Raptors Win Women’s Premier League Title Photo: Travis Prior Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League Championships were held November 13th and 15th at Infinity park in Glendale, Colorado. The Glendale Raptors captured the championship with a 26-17 win against the Berkeley All-Blues. This was their second consecutive title. It was enjoyable to view high quality women’s club rugby, as it was streamed by USA Rugby TV. Women’s rugby deserves greater attention to grow the sport. It is hoped that there will be greater promotion in the future by all. November 13th Semi-Final Matches In the 5th-8th…

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