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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.

March 20, 2017 Women’s Premier League Expands to Ten Teams Doug Coil The Women’s Premier League (WPL) was founded in 2009 and is the top division of women’s senior club rugby in the United States. For the 2017 season, the League is expanding to ten teams. Beantown Rugby and Chicago North Shore will join the WPL this year, as they have been among the best DI rugby teams in recent years. The WPL considered many factors in choosing these teams for expansion including consistency of competition and a history of stability within the clubs themselves. Beantown was one of the…

March 17, 2017 Peter Malcolm Joins Austin Huns Photo: Nirma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Austin, TX (March 17, 2017). The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce the signing of Eagle hooker Peter Malcolm, adding more experience to the Elite Squad pack. Peter Malcolm is a native of Parkland, Florida. He was named a three-time Collegiate All-American while playing at Wheeling Jesuit University, in West Virginia. Peter was selected as a U-20 All-American and competed with the team at the Junior World Trophy in 2014, where he made a start at 8-man and won man-of-the-match against Tonga. Malcolm can play both…

March 11, 2017 Austin Huns Hire Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg as the Defense and Forwards Coach Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Rugby Release: March 10, 2017 Austin, TX (March 10, 2017). The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce the hiring of Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg as the Austin Huns Elite Defense and Forwards Coach. “I have known Pedrie since he was a schoolboy playing top level rugby in South Africa. I have always enjoyed watching his enthusiasm and the way he approached the game” said Austin Huns Elite Head Coach Eugene Eloff.  “Pedrie has had a successful career as a Springbok,…

March 1, 2017 Rugby Utah Announces 2017 Select XV Staff & Schedule Rugby Utah Release: William Racule, Feb 28, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT–Rugby Utah (RU), the USA Rugby recognized state organizing body, today announced the staff and schedule for it newly-formed Select XV Men’s Team. The Rugby Utah Select XV Men’s Team will play in the inaugural Major Rugby Championship (MRC), an elite-level series of friendlies between some of America’s top teams, beginning with their match against the Glendale Raptors on March 11th. The Select XVs will then travel to the fast-rising Austin Huns on April 1st. Return trips…

February 20, 2017 Austin Huns Elite Beat Austin Blacks Winning 45-14 Photo Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Feb. 20, 2017 NEXT MATCH SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AGAINST GLENDALE RAPTORS AT INFINITY PARK IN DENVER Austin Huns Elite rugby squad stamped their names in the history books as they defeated the Austin Blacks 45-14 at Huns Field on Saturday, February 18—their first win, in Division I rugby, over the Austin Blacks in over 20 years. “It was a great occasion at Nixon Lane, and yes, we made history, but in my years of experience I also know history can…

February 13, 2017 James English Named Head Coach of Empire Women’s All-Stars Empire GU Rugby Release: Ken Pape, Feb 13,2017 NEW YORK (February 13, 2017) — Empire GU named James English as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars. The announcement was made today by Ken Pape, Empire GU President. “We are excited to have James English join the Empire GU as Head Coach of the Empire Women’s All-Stars,” said Pape. “He has had a broad and noted career in rugby and he brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience. We expect he will have a significant impact on…

January 22, 2017 OMBAC Rugby Claims California Cup Title Over Life West Doug Coil The California Cup Rugby Finals were hosted by the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club at Ray Sheeran Field on Treasure Island on Saturday. OMBAC entered the match with the league’s most powerful offense during the season scoring 231 points. Life West was the next closest with 164 points. OMBAC also was a force defensively giving up the second lowest point differential of 118 points. Belmont Shore gave up fewer points, but they place one fewer match as the result the the rain out against Olympic…

January 20, 2017 Austin Huns Add 3 PRO Rugby Players Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release Austin, TX (January 20, 2017). – The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce the signing of three high-caliber players to the elite squad, bringing talent, experience, and skill to Austin Huns pack and backline. Hanco Germishuys Hanco Germishuys is one of the most sought out young players in USA Rugby. Already having 5 years of experience of in USA Rugby national program, he adds a wealth of knowledge and skills to the packs of the Austin Huns. Hanco has competed in a dozen…

January 18, 2017 California Cup Finals Event shared by San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club SFGG Release: Jan. 18, 2017 California Cup Rugby FINALS Day After 5 rounds of hard fought games demonstrating the first class standard of rugby in the Golden State, all the teams in the competition compete for their final position at Treasure Island. If you love rugby, you will love this spectacle. Bring friends and introduce them to the game played in heaven while enjoying a beer. 5v6: San Diego Old Aztecs RFC v OC Rugby 11AM 3v4: SFGG v Belmont Shore RFC 1PM 1v2: Life…

January 11, 2016 Austin Huns Rugby 2017 Schedule Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Rugby Release: Austin, TX (January 11, 2017) The Austin Huns are excited to announce their 2017 rugby season schedule, kicking off with an away game on January 21st and the first home game at Huns Field on January 28th. This year will mark the debut season for the newly formed Austin Huns Elite Team, which was first unveiled this past November in a special pre-season match against the United States Air Force XV’s Select Squad, which the Huns won 95-5. The first home game of the…

November 14, 2016 Austin Huns Win Preseason Debut Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Nov. 14, 2016 Less than six months ago the Austin Huns reported they would be taking steps to become a more professional club. In their debut preseason home opener for Veterans Day Weekend, the Huns Elite team got off to a quick start and never looked back winning 95-5 over U.S. Air Force Select XVs. The Austin Huns pack dominated the scrums and line-outs giving the backline good front foot ball and space to score spectacular tries. The Huns started the game at a high…

November 8, 2016 Austin Huns Elite Squad Debut Against Air Force Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release: Austin, TX (November 8, 2016) The Austin Huns are pleased announced they debuts their Elite Team this Saturday, November 12, 2016, when they host the United States Air Force XV’s squad at Huns Field for Veterans Day Weekend. The debut kickoffs with a double header. The opening match begins at 1 pm (Central) with the Austin Huns versus Fort Hood and the main match, Austin Huns vs. U.S. Air Force at 3:30 pm (Central). The team has been developing its nearly formed Elite…

November 8, 2016 Looking at Mid-Atlantic Men’s D3 Playoffs Tom Colucci Mid-Atlantic Men’s D3 Central-North North Bay Rugby (35 Pts) – NB can pretty much wrap up the division with a win against Severn this weekend. NB will close out the season with games against the bottom two teams in the division (Delmarva and Chambersburg) in the spring. Severn River Rugby (22 pts) – Severn stumbled two weeks ago with a late loss to Baltimore but was able to right the ship vs Frederick last week. They have one game in hand on everyone in the division and can place…

November 2, 2016 Clayton Rugby Club to Have New Facility Photo: Clayton RFC Clayton RFC Release: November 1, 2016 CLAYTON, NC – Last week, the Town of Wilson’s Mills Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Clayton Rugby Football Club. The agreement will see the Clayton RFC work with the town to develop rugby fields at the town’s new athletic park complex located on Powhatan Road. The Club’s Board of Directors sealed a deal to secure the long term security of the club after negotiating the terms of the agreement over the past five months. The agreement in…

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