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September 4, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Play Australia Wallabies: Squads Doug Coil Today is the calm before the storm as the Captain’s run and press conferences are over and the players can concentrate on the task at hand. Tomorrow is the big event. The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles play the Australia Wallabies at 6:30pm CT at Solider Field in Chicago. The match will be on national television on NBC Sports Network. The Eagles enter the match ranked 16th in the World, while the Wallabies are 2nd. This is the last match before both teams travel to England for the Rugby…

August 31, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles and Harlequins Post Match Press Conferences Doug Coil The match between the USA Rugby Eagles and Harlequins was an exciting one. It helped to prepare the Eagles for the Rugby World Cup and the Harlequins for the beginning of their season. This venue also served to announce an agreement between the Harlequins and USA Rugby to help to grow the game. This press release was published yesterday, and may be viewed by clicking on agreement above. Spectators often don’t see what occurs after a match at press conferences. Both the Eagles and Harlequins press…

August 31, 2015 USA Women’s Rugby 7s Tour To Alaska Doug Coil The USA Women’s Rugby 7s National Team is soon traveling to Anchorage, Alaska and will visit Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds September 5th.  The trip is designed to promote rugby in the schools and will be funded by Alaska Rugby. Over the course of a week, the team will visit over 25 schools in an effort to grow the sport. A youth camp and a demo match by the team will also be held. Alaska Rugby takes pride in having two members of the team from Alaska. Lorrie Clifford…

August 30, 2015 Harlequins Agrees Partnership With USA Rugby Doug Coil USA Rugby Press Release “Harlequins can today confirm that it has entered into a strategic partnership with USA Rugby to help grow the game in one of the sport’s fastest growing markets. David Ellis, Chief Executive of Harlequins commented: ‘This is a significant day for Harlequins as we announce our long term plans for our involvement with rugby in the United States. USA Rugby is developing rapidly, with well-founded ambitions to compete for the highest honours on the rugby world stage in the coming years. The bedrock of this…

August 30, 2015 Eagles Narrowly Lose To Harlequins Doug Coil Brief recap of Eagles – Harlequins match It was only a minute into the match when the Harlequins did not release a tackler. This resulted in an AJ MacGinty penalty kick inside 22 meters for a 3-0 lead. He slotted another penalty kick from 50 meters to increase the lead to 6-0 after 4 minutes. Five minutes later, AJ MacGinty  executed a pop kick and immediately tackled his opposite number, Nick Evans. Held after the tackle, he now had another penalty kick 35 meters out. His kick was wide, as…

August 29, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Squad Named For Harlequins Match Doug Coil The Eagles are now two matches away from leaving for the Rugby World Cup. The Eagles play against the Harlequins Sunday, one of Aviva Premiership Rugby teams at PPL Park in Chester, PA, and they will then play against the Wallabies,  Australia’s National team, on September 5th at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Eagles 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup will be announced on September 1st. For the Eagles-Harlequins match there will be an extended bench, as this is not considered a test match or…

August 29, 2015 Harlequins Squad against USA Rugby Eagles Doug Coil The match between the USA Rugby Eagles and the Harlequins, a Aviva Premiership professional team, will kick off tomorrow, August 30th at PPL Park, Chester, PA. The excitement for this match has been building for some time. The USA Rugby Eagles have this last match as a tune up prior to submitting their 31 man roster for the Rugby World Cup. For the Harlequins, this is their first pre-season match. Under these conditions, the match will be played with an expanded roster, over the traditional 23 man one. The…

August 24, 2015 Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby Doug Coil The Harlequins, are one of twelve members of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the English Professional League. They also play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Their visit to the United States is significant, as it is the first time the USA Eagles will be playing one of the Premiership teams. The Harlequins are setting the stage in helping the Eagles prepare for the Rugby World Cup, as well as, prepare for their own season. The August 30th match should be exciting. Kick off is at 3pm at PPL Park, Chester, PA. It…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 More Info On The Eagles-Wallabies Match By Doug Coil The USA Rugby Eagles, currently ranked 16th in the world,  play the Australia Wallabies, ranked 3rd,  September 5th at 6:30pm CT. This is the first match v Australia in almost 40 years. The Eagles finished 5th in the recent Pacific Nations Cup and have three more test matches prior to leaving for the Rugby World Cup. On August 22nd they play Canada in Ottawa (4pm ET), the Harlequins August 30th at PPL Park, Chester, PA (3pm ET, Streamed ESPN3) and finally, Australia in Chicago September 5th. The…

USA Rugby Eagles 7s Men & Women Look Toward Winning NACRA 7s & Qualifying for the Olympics Doug Coil June 9, 2015 The North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Sevens rugby tournament will be held this weekend, June 13-14th, at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC. The tournament serves as North American Regional Olympic Qualifier, one of 6 Regional qualifiers for teams that did not finish in the top 4 standings after the World Rugby Sevens Men’s- HSBC series or the Women’s series. At the end of the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Men’s top 4 teams were Fiji,…

Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union Men’s Club Division Changes for the 2015-2016 Season Doug Coil June 4, 2015 Changes will be occurring for Men’s Club Rugby in the Pacific Northwest. At the Annual General Meeting this past weekend, “it was voted by the men’s members to split the men into 3 divisions, 6 D1, 8 D2 and 7 or remainder in D3.” Clubs were selected based on the final standings from the past season. The decision to move from 2 divisions to 3 divisions was made to help with the wide range of caliber of play within each division. The…

USA Rugby DIII Men’s Club Projected Bracket By Doug Coil / 05.06.15 The 2015 USA Rugby DIII Men’s Club Playoffs have been in progress since April 25th and the Round of 32 brackets will be completed this weekend, with the Midwest West and East Division Champions being decided. After the eight Region Geographic Regions are decided next weekend, the Quarterfinal and Semi-final matches will be held at the West and East Regionals on May 30-31 in San Francisco, California and Charlotte, North Carolina, respectively. The National Championship will be held June 13th in Glendale, Colorado. One quarterfinalist is already known.…

Q & A with Phaidra Knight By Doug Coil & Bryan Cornelis Feb 28, 2015 RTS: What drives you to excel and make the tremendous sacrifices that you do? PK: Purpose and positivity are what drive me to excel. Many things fall under those umbrellas – my immediate family, my friends, the younger generation that, collectively, have not quite realized the power of hard, persistent work. I sacrifice because that’s naturally what happiness is to me. I believe it’s what we are all meant to do – to give of ourselves for the greater good. RTS: What has contributed to…

Phaidra Knight, The Journey and Return of a USA Women’s Rugby Eagle By Doug Coil & Bryan Cornelis, Rugby Journalists, Real-time Sports Feb 2, 2015 Phaidra has been described as a Renaissance woman. She is a professional athlete, scholar, lawyer, coach, mentor, television analyst and commentator, businesswoman, philanthropist, advocate, leader and motivational speaker. She is engaging and her spirit is inspiring. Some describe her as intimidating, while once you talk with her this quickly dissipates and mutual respect is established. She is an articulate speaker, as well as a rugby advocate, who gives back to the community through volunteer work…

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