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Northeast Academy National Tracking Camp June 11 The Northeast Academy (USA Rugby’s official High Performance Pathway org for the northeast region) is hosting its annual National Tracking Camp and Combine-tryout (NTC) on June 11th in Saratoga Springs, NY. The NTC is an open tryout for players ranging from High School, to College to Adult Club levels. It is additional and supplemental to other All-Star competition paths. Don’t let your players miss their chance to be seen by the most influential rugby selection committee members in all the northeast. Registration links and details included in the Flyer above.

June 1, 2016 Justin Hickey New Notre Dame Men’s Head Rugby Coach + Photo: Notre Dame University Rec Sports – Justin Hickey Notre Dame University Rec Sports Press Release Justin Hickey has been named the University of Notre Dame Program Director, Men’s and Women’s Rugby Club/Men’s Head Coach. Hickey departs his current position as Director of Athletics for Moon Area School District in the Pittsburgh area. “Being considered for the position is a tremendous honor in and of itself, but to accept the position is incredibly humbling,” said Hickey, who will continue to serve as an Assistant Coach for the USA Rugby Collegiate All Americans…

June 1, 2016 Penn Mutual Men’s Collegiate Rugby Championship Rosters Doug Coil Viewing the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is greatly assisted when rosters are available. Thank you Jim DeLorenzo for making these rosters available prior to the beginning of the Men’s Championship this weekend, June 4-5, 2016. This year’s division is the most competitive yet, while expanding from twenty to twenty four teams this year.The six Pool winners and the two highest number two places advance to the Cup bracket on Sunday. The other sixteen teams will enter the Shield, Bowl and Plate competitions in the knockout round. Rosters…

June 1, 2016 World Rugby Law Amendments Take Effect Photo: World Rugby World Rugby Press Release A number of minor law amendments, approved and announced in September 2015, come into effect today (1 June) in the northern hemisphere having already been implemented in the southern hemisphere since the start of the year and will apply to the upcoming June internationals. The implementation of the package of law amendments by World Rugby Council follows detailed analysis and evaluation of union submissions by the specialist Law Review Group (LRG) which reports to the Rugby Committee. This evaluation process also featured specialist input…

June 1, 2016 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club National Championships Photo: USA Rugby – The Rugby Channel.TV Doug Coil The 2016 USA Rugby Club National Championships will be streamed LIVE on The Rugby Channel. Subscribe and watch every match FREE! The matches will be played at Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado. Women’s D1 Rugby: Seattle Saracens v Chicago North Shore The Seattle Saracens played in the British Columbia Premier League and represent the West Region. To reach the National Championship Final, they first won 37-17 against the Santa Monica Dolphins in the National Quarterfinals and then 32-14 against Denver Black…

May 31, 2016 Madison United Rugby Hires Executive Director Photo: Madison United Rugby – Jake Winkler Madison United Rugby Press Release Madison, Wis. — The Madison United Rugby Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Winkler as the organization’s first-ever Executive Director. Winkler, a local rugby athlete, referee and former technology project management professional, began his duties this week for Madison United Rugby (MUR) through outreach to stakeholder groups in the greater Madison community. “We’re excited to welcome Jake as our new MUR Executive Director and look forward to the energy and focus he’ll bring to…

May 31, 2016 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side Announced National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) – powered by Penn Mutual The National Small College Rugby Organization is proud to announce the selections for the first NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side. The fourteen player squad is comprised of seven players who competed in the NSCRO 7’s National Championships and seven players selected through the player recommendation process. Player    School Megan Ahnen    Michigan Tech Chip Bell    Tiffin University Nikki Ciccarelli    Mount St Mary’s University Sharae Frazier    Neumann University Teagan Hill-Norby    Northwestern…

May 30, 2016 Chicago Lions Select Two 7s Coaches & Seek XVs Photo: Chicago Lions RFC Logo Doug Coil The Chicago Lions RFC have new head sevens coaches in David Fee and Jeremy Nash for the Men’s & Women’s Sevens Sides, respectively. They also seek a head coach for the Men’s XVs for the Fall, 2016. The Chicago Lions released coaching descriptions of their new coaches, as well as the selection criteria for the head XVs coach and is found below. David Fee The Chicago Lions are thrilled to bring local talent David Fee on board as the new…

May 29, 2016 PRO Rugby San Francisco Gains First Win Over Ohio Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil San Francisco welcomed former All Black Mils Muliaina to the team as they won their first match of the season 35-20 against Ohio. Volney Rouse was the Man-of-the-Match. Last week they had a strong performance against league leading Denver in a narrow loss and this week they thwarted a potent Ohio attack in gaining the win. In fairness, Ohio also were their own worst enemy with numerous penalties that stymied their attacks and resulted in San Francisco points. San Francisco had an early…

May 26, 2016 Schuylkill River 7’s launches U23 Academy Schuylkill River 7s Press Release: Pat Boyle, Philadelphia, PA One of the most successful 7’s programs over the last decade, Schuylkill River RFC (Philadelphia, Pa), adds a new layer to its young, but storied history. Beginning this summer, Schuylkill River is proud to announce the formation of its U23 7’s Academy that will compete throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. SR has tabbed one of nation’s most well-known and renowned coaches, William “Biddy” Boyle, to guide this young squad. “For the last couple of years, we fielded 3 to 4 sides a weekend many…

Northeast Academy’s National Tracking Camp and Combine at Saratoga Rugby Club Northeast Academy Press Release: Ryan Trost, May 25, 2016 Coaches Round Table Conference at June 11th NTC in Saratoga Springs We hear it said often, “The High-Performance Development pathway is about more than just the players”. On June 11th, the Northeast Academy is making sure it’s National Tracking Camp (NTC) will be exactly that, as they and the Empire Geographic Union host a Saturday evening coaches Round Table Conference in conjunction with the talent identification efforts going on all weekend. The Empire GU is the sole sponsor of the…

May 24, 2016 Bingham Cup to be Contested in Nashville International Gay Rugby Press Release: May 19, 2016 On Memorial Day weekend, the Nashville Grizzlies will welcome over 1300 Rugby players and supporters from 42 teams and 11 countries to Music City to compete for the Bingham Cup, the world championship of gay and inclusive Rugby. The 8th Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament is named after Mark Bingham, a gay Rugby player who died on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Mark played for UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Fog RFC, one of the founding members of International…

May 24, 2016 Austin Huns Name Eugene Eloff Head Coach Austin Huns Press Release Austin, TX (May 19, 2016). The Austin Huns Rugby Club is pleased to announce Eugene Johan Eloff, as the new Head Coach. The former U19 Springbok Head Coach, and Super Rugby Lions Head Coach has much to offer to the Austin Huns. Eugene Eloff is well known to be able to transform young potential players into international athletes. With over 16 years of experience coaching rugby on some of the highest levels possible, The Austin Huns believe that Eugene will bring an invaluable skill-set and vast…

May 18, 2016 Monmouth Rugby Club Day & Hall of Fame Induction Photo: Jack Heidelberger Monmouth Rugby Club Press Release: Nick Lynch I would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate all that is great about Monmouth Rugby on Monmouth Day 2016. The Monmouth Men and Women scored big wins over Jersey Shore and Brooklyn while the Maulers and CBA showcased the growing High School programs. Congratulations to the newest inductees to the Hall of Fame, Doug Coil and Jim Louro. A huge thank you goes out to Jen “Jersey” Jones for leading the planning and preparations along…

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