Browsing: North America Rugby

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December 3, 2015 PRO Rugby Names Paul Keeler As San Francisco Head Coach Photo: PRO Rugby – Paul Keeler Doug Coil PRO Rugby Press Release “PRO Rugby is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Keeler as Head Coach for the San Francisco team in PRO Rugby’s 2016 inaugural season. Keeler, a World Rugby Level 3 coach, is one of the United States most successful and respected coaches, having led national powerhouse clubs San Francisco Golden Gate and Old Blue, as well as steering the USA “A” and other representative sides. He is very familiar with all levels of the…

December 1, 2015 2015 NSCRO Women’s Championship Photo: NSCRO Doug Coil NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual Press Release, December 1, 2015 2015 NSCRO Women’s Championship to be Live-Streamed This Weekend on NSCRO.org “Medford, NJ  December 01, 2015 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) – powered by Penn Mutual – is pleased to announce that its 2015 Women’s National Championship will take place at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, NC on 5-6 December 2015. The Championship will be broadcast on the Gift-Time Rugby Network and on NSCRO.org/videos. The NSCRO Women’s National Championship will pit Lee University, Colgate University,…

December 1, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results N30-D6, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International HSBC Sevens World Series – Dubai – Pools – Fixtures & Results -D4/5 USA Men’s Eagles 7s – Pool C USA 45-14 Portugal USA 21-26 France USA 14-12 New Zealand (With No time, 1st win v NZL ever, Advance to Cup QF) New Zealand 21-14 France New Zealand 47-5 Portugal France 35-7 Portugal USA 21-19 South Africa – Cup QF USA 19-24 England – Cup SF (England win in Death) USA 31-12 New Zealand – 3rd Tobago 7s – Pools…

November 24, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results N23-29, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Brazil 12-29 Germany Andorra 22-13 Cyprus Aviva Premiership Northampton Saints 15-3 Gloucester N27 Sale Sharks 15-15 Newcastle Falcons N28 Exeter Chiefs 26-25 Harlequins Saracens 48-18 Worcester London Irish 15-33 Wasps Leicester Tigers 21-11 Bath Guinness Pro12 Edinburgh 32-13 Newport Gwent Dragons N27 Glasgow Warriors 13-6 Benetton Treviso Leinster 8-3 Ulster Ospreys 13-6 Cardiff Blues N28 Munster 12-18 Connacht Scarlets 20-12 Zebre N29 Top 14 Montpellier 25-20 La Rochelle N27 Racing Metro 92   28-13 Stade Toulousain N28 Agen 18-23 Castres…

Stars Rugby XVs Rosters for Life Rugby Logos: Life University, Stars Rugby 7s Doug Coil Stars Rugby 7s Press Release, Liz Entwhistle: November 21st 2015 “Stars Rugby 7s has assembled for their inaugural XVs tour for matches against Life University’s ARP Champion Men’s Elite Training Group and nationally ranked women’s undergraduate team. The men have remained undefeated in their fall campaign in matches against Old Blue, NYAC, Boston Irish Wolfhounds, Boston Rugby and USA Rugby South Panthers. The women have nearly equaled that mark with a strong fall seasons competing against fellow varsity teams Army, Quinnipiac, Lindenwood and Notre Dame…

November 20, 2015 The Greater Philadelphia Business Network Draws Crowds For Inaugural Meeting Photo: Penn Mutual, 1847 Financial Doug Coil The inaugural meeting of The Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Network took place at the Union League in center city Philadelphia last night. The rain did little to dampen the spirits of what I estimate as 250 or more rugby business leaders who attended the event. James J. Meehan, Managing Partner of 1847 Financial, the local subsidiary of Penn Mutual, welcomed the group and explained how the Rugby Business Network is a non profit organization that connects business leaders sharing a…

November 14, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results N16-22, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Spain 54-10 Chile Barbarians 31-49 Argentina Malta 13-20 Czech Republic Guatemala 56-0 El Salvador Russia 31-12 Hong Kong Portugal 36-11 Zimbabwe European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster 9-27 Saracens N20 Benetton Treviso 3-36 Leicester Tigers N21 Bath 19-16 Leinster Toulouse 24-18 Oyonnax Glasgow Warriors 15-26 Northampton Saints Scarlets 12-29 Racing 92 Exeter Chiefs 34-19 Bordeaux-Begles ASM Clermont Auvergne 34-29 Ospreys N22 Stade Francais Paris Munster ppd Wasps 32-6 RC Toulon European Rugby Challenge Cup Cardiff Blues 20-32 Harlequins N19 La Rochelle…

November 16, 2015  Greg McWilliams, Yale Director of Rugby, Joins ATAVUS Photo: ATAVUS Doug Coil ATAVUS Press Release, Nov. 16, 2015 “Coach educator brings technical and tactical knowledge to continue to build Rugby curriculum SEATTLE (November 16, 2015) – Current Director of Rugby at Yale University and USA Rugby Collegiate All-American coach Greg McWilliams has joined ATAVUS to develop Rugby specific curriculum, provide elite level coaching at ATAVUS camps and academies, and drive coach development within the organization. Greg’s addition to the ATAVUS team earlier this fall has accelerated the company’s long-term commitment to build a network of elite coaches…

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…

November 12, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results N9-15, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International European Rugby Champions Cup Leicester Tigers 30-20 Stade Francais Paris N13 Oyonnax Ulster N14 ppd Racing 92 Glasgow Warriors ppd Munster 32-7 Benetton Treviso Saracens 32-7 Toulouse Northampton Saints 15-11 Scarlets Leinster 6-33 Wasps N15 Bordeaux-Begles ASM Clermont-Auvergne ppd RC Toulon Bath ppd Ospreys 25-13 Exeter Chiefs European Rugby Challenge Cup Harlequins 41-18 Montpellier N12 Brive 13-9 Newcastle Falcons N13 Edinburgh 28-10 Grenoble Enisei-STM 14-31 Connacht N14 Rugby Calvisano 9-50 Cardiff Blues Worcester Warriors 19-3 La Rochelle London Irish 48-10…

November 9, 2015 Pro Rugby Launches Professional League In North America Logo: Pro Rugby Doug Coil PRESS RELEASE ‘PRO RUGBY LAUNCHES FIRST PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE IN NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK – November 9, 2015 – For the first time, North American rugby union fans and players will have a professional league, the Professional Rugby Organization (PRO Rugby) announced today. Exclusively sanctioned by USA Rugby and World Rugby, competition will begin in April 2016 with six teams in major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, the Rocky Mountains and California. Venues and coaches will be announced starting this week with playing rosters to…

November 5, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results N2-8, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Aviva Premiership Harlequins 16-14 Sale Sharks London Irish 14-45 Bath Worcester Warriors 28-20 Newcastle Falcons Northampton Saints 6-12 Saracens Exeter Chiefs 19-6 Leicester Tigers Wasps 23-3 Gloucester Guinness Pro12 Connacht 33-19  Benetton Treviso Leinster 19-15 Scarlets Ospreys 36-3 Zebre Cardiff Blues 30-35 Glasgow Warriors Edinburgh 14-16 Munster Newport Gwent Dragons 12-19 Ulster Top 14 CA Brive 16-3 Bordeaux Begles Castres Olympique Racing-Metro 92 La Rochelle 38-3 Oyonnax RC Toulonnais 52-8Montpellier Herault RC Section Paloise 33-31 Agen Stade Francais Paris 14-9…

November 5, 2015 Army West Point Men’s Rugby: A Profile Photo: Army West Point Athletics Doug Coil “The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as  a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education.” West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation.” (Rugby Media Guide) The West Point Army Men’s Rugby Program has been among the elite…

November 4, 2015 Kutztown University Men’s Rugby: A Profile of Excellence Photo: Kutztown Men’s Rugby Doug Coil and Jennifer Umberger The Kutztown Men’s Rugby Club is currently enjoying another undefeated fall 15s season and leads the D1A Rugby East Conference. Only the November 7th match against rival, Penn State (with one loss this season), stands in the way. KU is currently ranked 6th in the Country in a recent D1A Rugby poll. A Rugby East title would be another accomplishment that would certainly reinforce the successes of the Kutztown program over the last 31 years. Why is Kutztown Men’s Rugby…