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April 10, 2017 Empire GU Rugby Men’s Playoffs Doug Coil Empire GU Rugby D2 & D3 playoffs began on April 8. In the D2 playoffs No. 1 & 2 seeds, Morris and Village Lions advanced to the Semi-finals with a forfeit in over South Buffalo and Bayonne, respectively. In the other quarterfinals, lower seeded Monmouth and New York advanced with wins over the Syracuse Chargers and Old Blue D2 teams. On April 22 the D2 playoffs will resume with semi-final matchups of Morris against New York and the Village Lions facing Monmouth. The winners will play the following weekend to…

April 10, 2017 D1A Rugby Playoff Field Set Photo Credit: Connie Hatfield (left), Karen Drinkwater (middle) & Norma Salinas (right) Doug Coil The 2017 D1A Rugby Playoffs begin Saturday, April 15. This will be followed by the Quarterfinals on April 22, the Semi-Finals on April 29 and the D1A Rugby National Championship on May 6 at Saint Mary’s College. The Final will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network. The four highest seeded teams accepting bids, Saint Mary’s (California), Life (Mid-South), Indiana (Big Ten Universities) and Baylor (Red River), were given byes and will host Quarterfinal matches on April 22.…

April 10, 2017 Josh Smith, USA Rugby Club Coach of the Year Photo: Northeast Academy – Josh Smith Northeast Academy Release: April 10, 2017 Want to know about Josh Smith? A coach for Northeast Academy a USA Rugby Coach of the Year for 2016-2017, and the Head Coach for Mystic River Rugby Club. See below and an short insight into Josh’s coaching background. We are privileged to have someone like Josh on our coaching staff. HOW LONG HAVE I COACHED: I started coaching in 2005 (2005-2012) as assistant coach at Bentley College, was lucky enough to learn under charismatic head…

April 10, 2017 Marist Hawaii & Titans Rugby to Meet for First Place in Hawaii Rugby Union Doug Coil A special thanks goes to Tapukitea Chontal Tupou for sharing the April 8th Hawaii Rugby Union results. In the Men’s matches, the Titans Rugby Club secured a chance to meet Marist Rugby Club for first place next week after the Timberwolves forfeited their match. Marist then continued their unbeaten league season with a 49-0 win over the Hawaii Harlequins. In the final match of the day, the Kalihi Raiders beat the West Oahu Rugby Club Leatherbacks 78-5 to secure a place…

Lady Raiders Beat Lady Quins: Win Hawaii Rugby Union Championship Doug Coil The Hawaii Rugby Union Women’s Rugby Championship was held on Saturday, April 8 with the Kalihi Lady Raiders Rugby Club prevailing over the Hawaii Lady Harlequins in extra time 19-14. During the regular season the two teams split wins with the Lady Quins winning 35-5 over the Lady Raiders on March 11. The Lady Raiders won 17-10 over the Lady Quins on March 25. In the Women’s Championship match, Kara Fertello and Shorty Matheson scored tries for the Lady Quins, while Yon Smith and Shorty Matheson added conversions.…

April 9, 2017 Monmouth defeat Syracuse in Mudbath Photo: Pat Moroney Pat Moroney, April 9, 2017 On a beautiful spring day in Syracuse sixth seed, Monmouth upset the Upstate conference winners Syracuse Chargers in a tight contest on a soft pitch that churned quickly into a mudbath. On 10 minutes there were contrasting fortunes for each team’s 10 with Monmouth’s Rob Benedetto seeing yellow for getting caught in a ruck and Syracuse’s Justin Melvin converting the penalty for the opening score. Monmouth came back and started to apply consistent pressure in the Syracuse 22, but the Monmouth’s backs struggled to…

April 7, 2017 Boys HS All-Americas Lose to Portugal at Rugby Europe U18 Rugby Championship Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby article by Chad Wise, April 7, 2017. CRÉAC’H GWEN, France Portugal defeated the USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans 26-5 iat the Rugby Europe Men’s Under 18 European Championships.  After an even first half, Portugal scored three tries in the second half to seal the win. As a result, the BHSAAs will not play for the trophy. Salty Thompson’s squad will play again on Tuesday, April 11, against the loser of the France-Spain match. Portugal…

April 7, 2017 Minnesota’s National Sports Center To Host 2017 Club 7s USA Rugby Release: April 7, 2017 The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championships return to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13. Located in the northern part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Blaine’s National Sports Center features an 8,000-plus seat stadium, as well as more than 650 acres of sport and event facilities. For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports.…

April 7, 2017 USA Rugby & USA Touch Rugby Partnership  USA Rugby: Nick Sero, April 7, 2017 USA Rugby has agreed to a memorandum of understanding with USA Touch Rugby (USA Touch) as a game development partner. USA Touch is the official provider of touch rugby through the Federation of International Touch in the United States. Touch Rugby is emphasizes running, agility, passing, catching and communication in game, but does not involve tackling, lineouts, scrumming or kicking. The touch version of the sport has seen a large growth over recent years, now featuring over 25 men’s, women’s and co-ed clubs. USA Touch…

April 5, 2017 USA Rugby Partners With Adidas USA Rugby Release USA Rugby to partner with adidas in new multi-year agreement International athletic apparel leader to become official outfitter of USA Rugby National Teams and representative sides LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby, the national governing body for rugby in the United States, and adidas today announced a multi-year partnership in which the Portland, Oregon based company will be the official kit supplier for USA National Teams and representative teams. “We are extremely proud to partner with adidas and offer our athletes the best athletic apparel possible,” said David Sternberg, CEO…

Landshark Rugby Academy Becomes National Development Academy  Landshark Rugby Academy Release: April 4, 2017 Landshark Rugby Academy, a full-scale development program for both men’s and women’s athletes, has partnered with USA Rugby to join the ranks of the other National Development Academies to become the official NDA of the Mid-Atlantic region along with the current ODA Scion Rugby. Landshark will be based out of the Baltimore/Annapolis, Md. area and is headed up by current Rocky Gorge coach Ashton Thomas. Thomas, a former US Collegiate Select Side and USA Eagle pool selection (2008) in 15s, has multiple years of experience in…

April 4, 2017 Everything4Rugby Boston Rugby Camp Everything4Rugby Release: Jennie Reid [Click on Release for Download Camp Brochure & answers to questions posed below. We’re super excited to announce our first camp in Boston, USA!  We’re lucky to be hosting the camp at the Mystic River Rugby Club.  Founded in 1974, Mystic River is a well-established and historic Rugby Club in Boston and has a huge amount of success in recent years.  They’re the current U.S. Men’s Division 1 National Champions for the 2015-16 season.  Rugby in the USA is a growing national sport and rugby union is played at…

Strikers Rugby Strikers Rugby will be part of Major League Rugby next season. They announced last night that Justin Fitzpatrick, who is currently Director of Rugby for the Seattle Saracens, will become the new head coach of the team. The Seattle Saracens are also joining MLR. Strikers Rugby Release Strikers Rugby is proud to welcome Justin Fitzpatrick as their Head Coach. Justin commenced his professional playing career at London-Irish (1994-1998). In 1998, he joined Ulster Rugby Official where he helped them to be the first Irish team to win the prestigious European Cup. In the same year, Justin was selected…

April 3, 2017 Irish Rugby Tours sponsors Eagles on way to Women’s Rugby World Cup USA Rugby USA Rugby Release: April 3, 2017 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Irish Rugby Tours has partnered with USA Rugby to become the USA Women’s Eagles’ Official Rugby Tour Operator for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland. The support of the leading sports tour operator in Ireland will allow the U.S. national team to hold an extended training camp at Trinity College, Dublin, ahead of the Aug. 9-26 world championship. The Eagles will also benefit from Irish Rugby Tours’ offerings to clubs, colleges, and high…

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