Browsing: North America Rugby

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June 11, 2016 Women’s Eagles Selected for Super Series at Salt Lake City The Women’s Rugby Super Series will be held at Salt Lake City’s Regional Complex July 1-9, 2016. The U.S. will play Canada, England and France, all of which are ranked in the top six in the World Rugby ranking. The event is hosted by Rugby Utah and the Utah Sports Commission and produced by First 15 Sport Performance. The inaugural event in British Columbia was a success and should continue in years to come. The squad consists of 26 players and with the exception of 3 Women’s…

June 10, 2016 NSCRO Women’s 7’s Select Side Finish Fifth at Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 10 June, 2016 On June 4-5, 2016, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia, PA. The team assembled on Wednesday afternoon and had three practices together before taking on the best college 7’s programs in the country. Pool Games Seeded sixteenth meant that the opening game was against defending champion, Pennsylvaina State University (PSU). The opening seven minutes was a shock for players not accustomed to the pace…

June 10, 2016 Empire GU High Performance Weekend at Saratoga Empire GU Release Empire GU’s High-Performance Weekend is will kickoff in Saratoga, June 11-12. The weekend will be a vehicle to initiate the selection process for the Empire 15s Selects squad. The Empire Cup will feature over 120 men’s and women’s athletes competing for selection to respective EGU All-Star squads. As part of the process, EGU HP staff, USA Rugby staff, Northeast Academy coaches and PRO Rugby staff will observe and select the All-Stars. “This is an exciting and transformative weekend for Empire GU’s High Performance program,” said Ken Pape,…

June 10, 2016 PRO Rugby Preview: Ohio Aviators vs. San Diego Breakers Doug Coil The San Diego Breakers travel to Ohio this Sunday to battle the Ohio Aviators at 3pm ET. San Diego enters this match in second place with a 4-2 record and 21 points, while Ohio has a 3-3 record and 17 points. Both of San Diego’s losses have been narrow ones to the League leading Denver Stampede, including last week’s 24-23 loss. Ohio meanwhile, lost a heart beaker in the closing minutes to the Breakers 24-20 in San Diego during week 5, and two weeks ago were…

Santa Barbara Rugby Academy, Newest Member USA Rugby Olympic Development Program Photo: USA Rugby & Santa Barbara Rugby Academy USA Rugby Press Release, June 9, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Santa Barbara Rugby Academy (SBRA) has joined the USA Rugby Olympic Development program as a National Development Academy, USA Rugby announced Thursday. Established in 2009 on the more-than-230-acre grounds of the largest privately-funded park in the United States, Elings Park, the Academy has already produced 28 student-athletes attending 17 collegiate institutions. As an NDA, it will expand its residency offering from college-bound athletes to 40 contracts for college-, international-, and professional-bound…

June 9, 2016 Alaska Rugby, Monmouth Rugby & T.I.T.S. Women’s Rugby & More Photo: Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds by Bob Weir Doug Coil Rugby in Alaska began in 1973 (history) and supports men’s and women’s rugby, youth, as well as, master’s rugby. Alaska Rugby Union teams have made numerous tours and have hosted many touring rugby clubs over the years. In the 1970s and 80s they hosted teams from England, New Zealand and Canada. Later they would host other international sides and teams from the U.S., but the first team they hosted from the contiguous United States was the club…

June 9, 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: June 9, 2016 The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has named the 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team following an exciting weekend at the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRCs at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Jeremy Misailegalu of New Mexico Highlands University has been named MVP. NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team Name    School Celester Asuega    New Mexico Highlands University Brian Billak    Franklin & Marshall College Will Hankins    St. Mary’s College of Maryland Matthew…

June 9, 2016 Vatos Win Back-to-Back NSCRO 7’s Championships Photo: NSCRO & Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ,  June 9, 2016 On June 5, 2016, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos made history winning their second consecutive National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 7’s National Championship. The NSCRO Championship event is part of the outstanding Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship weekend in Philadelphia, PA. The Vatos came to the event as a strong favorite to win and it showed in their play. The final was held inside Talen Energy Stadium…

Northeast Academy Launches Mentorship Program for Rugby Coaches, Admins and Referees Northeast Academy Press Release: Ryan Trost,  June 8, 2016 In conjunction with its expanding mission to advance the development of rugby skills beyond the touch lines as well, Northeast Academy is now offering mentorship opportunities for Coaches, Referees and team Administrators. Beginning June 20th, qualified applicants to the Northeast Academy mentorship program will have an up close and personal opportunity to observe and learn from some of the best staff members in the USAR National Development Academy system. The program will run for eight full weeks and is designed…

June 5, 2016 PRO Rugby Fans Name Teams Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The fan voting has ended and the five PRO Rugby teams now have their names. The names represent something about the team’s location and history. Denver Stampede Ohio Aviators Sacramento Express San Diego Breakers San Francisco Rush The Denver Stampede reflects the ranching and its drives to markets. Aviation was a key theme for Ohio with the Wright Brothers. Sacramento was on a Pony Express route and in the 1880s was part of the construction of the building of a transcontinental railroad. San Diego has had a…

June 6, 2016 World & USA Rugby #WRugby Matches June 6-12, 2016 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International PRO Rugby Ohio San Diego -J12 Tests Fiji Tonga Canada Japan Samoa Georgia New Zealand Wales South Africa Ireland -J11 Argentina Italy Australia England Other: Emerging Springboks England Saxons Ecuador Guatemala -J11 Top 14 Montpellier v Castres – QF winner v Toulon following week Racing 92 Toulouse – QF winner v Clemont Auvergne following week World U20 Championship France 15-24 Argentina – J7 South Africa 59-19 Japan Australia 10-15 Scotland Wales 25-26 Ireland New Zealand 55-0 Georgia England 48-10…

June 5, 2016 PRO Rugby: San Diego v Denver Recap Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil In a week 8 match, San Diego hosts Denver in a PRO Rugby match that will decide first place in the League. San Diego enters the match with a 4-1 record and 20 points, with their only loss to Denver earlier in the season. Denver has a 5-0 record and 23 points. San Diego v Denver Recap Kurt Morath kicks to begin the match and San Diego gains a penalty. Kurt Morath the leading point scorer in the League, misses the kick and San Diego…

June 4, 2016 San Diego Host Denver in Key PRO Rugby Match Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil This Sunday at 5pm PT San Diego hosts Denver in a PRO Rugby match that will decide first place in the League. San Diego enters the match with a 4-1 record and 20 points, with their only loss to Denver earlier in the season. Denver has a 5-0 record and 23 points. In their previous match, a stellar Denver defense stymied the potent San Diego offense and left San Diego with the win. Denver also has an offense that has been producing points,…

June 3, 2016 Preview of 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship Photo: National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ 03 June, 2016 Eight teams have been preparing for the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship on June 4-5 in Chester, PA, as part of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship event. The Championships will feature five teams who are making their first appearance at 7’s Nationals as well as the defending champions – the Vatos of New Mexico Highlands University – along with last year’s 4th place finisher, The Claremont Colleges, and with…

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