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April 29, 2016 PRO Rugby San Diego vs Denver: Week 3 Preview Doug Coil PRO Rugby enters week 3, with two undefeated teams facing off. Denver travels to San Diego and tops the standings with a 2-0 record. They traveled to San Francisco last weekend and came home with a 35-18 win against San Francisco. In week one they came back to beat Ohio in extra time 16-13. San Diego won their initial match last week against Sacramento 37-24. San Diego took a 24-3 halftime lead on the strength of four Kurt Morath penalty kicks and a conversion and tries…

April 29, 2016 Nigel Melville to Step Down as CEO of USA Rugby, Rugby International Marketing Photo: USA Rugby of Nigel Melville USA Rugby Press Release: April 29, 2016 Chairman of the Board, Bob Latham praises Melville for “leadership and outstanding management leading to enormous growth of the game in the United States” LAFAYETTE, Colo. – It has been announced that Nigel Melville will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of USA Rugby effective June 30, 2016. In July, Melville will return to England where he has accepted the role as Director of Professional Rugby for…

April 29, 2016 NSCRO Initiatives Leading to a Better Future for Small College Rugby Photo: National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) – 2015 Challenge Cup National Champions, University of the Pacific by Matt Rosemeyer National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: April 28, 2016, Medford, NJ As part of its goal to “foster the growth and development of men and women’s small college rugby in the United States,” the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has adopted two key strategies to succeed.  First is the creation of the Challenge Cup and the second is the encouragement of hybrid leagues. …

Northeast Academy National Tracking Camp & Development Academy Tryout Northeast Academy Press Release: April 29, 2016, Ryan Trost The Northeast Academy will be conducting its annual USA Rugby National Tracking Camp (NTC) and Combine on the weekend of June 11th, 2016. Hospitality for the very full weekend of events comes courtesy of the Saratoga Rugby Club, whose nationally renowned rugby grounds are quickly becoming one of the premier training and tournament destinations in all of North America. The NTC event is an open tryout for ambitious rugby athletes to become a part of the Northeast’s official player pathway in the…

April 26, 2016 Austin Huns lose 7-24 to Austin Blacks Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Press Release: April 26, 2016 by Thierry Daupin The Austin Huns faced their crosstown rival Austin Blacks this past Saturday on a hot, sunny day at Nixon Lane. The Huns were looking to avenge their road loss to the Blacks earlier in the year in what was the final home game of the 2016 season. USA Rugby flew in national panel referee Jim Rogers to call the match, and the hosts had a professional film crew on hand to capture the action. The game…

April  26, 2016 Hawkes Bay Global Rugby Academy USA Tour Hawkes Bay Rugby Union Press Release April 26, 2016 Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union (New Zealand) visiting the USA Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union is currently in the USA to establish relationships with rugby players, coaches, teams, and schools and to promote the Hawke’s Bay Global Rugby Academy (www.rugbyacademy.nz). Their global academy is open to men’s and women’s international rugby players aged thirteen and up and coaches. It is designed for people seeking world-class rugby training from some of the best players and coaches in the country and extraordinary experiences in New Zealand.…

April 25, 2016 Denver Forwards Charge to Win Against San Francisco Doug Coil PRO Rugby opened their season two weeks ago as Sacramento suffered a 37-25 loss at Sacramento, while Denver came back to tie Ohio in regulation and win 16-13 in extra time. PRO Rugby week 2 had Denver traveling to San Francisco and leaving with a 35 -18 win to top the standings. San Francisco will travel next week to Ohio with both teams seeking their first win. Denver will travel to San Diego in a battle of unbeaten teams. PRO Rugby San Francisco v Denver: Week 2…

USA Rugby Coaching L300 Course: Northeast Academy, West Haven, CT – May 21-22 Northeast Academy Press Release: Ryan Trost, April 21, 2016 USA Rugby Coaching L300 Course; May 21 – 22, 2016, West Haven, CT The Northeast Academy, in partnership with the University of New Haven Women’s Rugby Club, will host a USA Rugby Level 300 Coaching Clinic on the weekend of May 21, 2016. The two day course will focus on advancing tactical game plans and technical skill development. The highest certification offered by USA Rugby’s development model, the course is designed to prepare coaches for the rigorous standards…

April 25, 2016 World & USA Rugby #WRugby Results Apr 25-May 1, 2016 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International PRO Rugby Ohio 51-17 San Francisco – M1 San Diego 22-16 Denver Aviva Premiership Sale Sharks 11-12 Gloucester A30 Exeter Chiefs 24-3 Wasps Leicester Tigers 31-17 Worcester Warriors Northampton Saints 15-14 Bath Saracens 23-14 Newcastle Falcons London Irish 25-32 Harlequins Guinness Pro12 Benetton Treviso 22-21 Connacht Glasgow Warriors 70-10 Zebre Munster 27-19 Edinburgh Ulster 30-6 Leinster Cardiff Blues 27-40 Ospreys A30 Newport Gwent Dragons 20-34 Scarlets Top 14 Agen 37-19 Brive Bordeaux Begles 35-25 Stade Francais PAris Castres…

April 24, 2016 Cal Edges Central Washington to Move to Championship Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Athletics Press Release: April 23, 2016 BERKELEY – The No. 2 Golden Bears edged No. 6 Central Washington, 14-13, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field in the national semifinals of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. California (19-2) advances past the Wildcats (7-4) and into the final to face No. 1-ranked Brigham Young, who defeated No. 7 Arkansas State, 68-20, in Saturday’s second semifinal in Provo. The Varsity Cup national championship is set for Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. MT, televised live on NBCSN…

April 22, 2016 Empire GU Rugby Commits to Select Side Programs Empire GU Press Release: April 22, 2016 High Performance budget to fund 15s / 7s Men’s and Women’s Teams    The Empire GU Board last night approved a plan which commits to a comprehensive Select Side and High Performance program for 2016/17. The goal of the program is to offer development opportunities to all disciplines within rugby including athletes, coaches, S&C coaches, managers, referees, media relations video & technical staff. The athletes and staff will return skills and methodologies to their respective Empire GU clubs, thus increasing the level…

April 22, 2016 PRO Rugby San Diego Squad vs Sacramento Photo: PRO Rugby San Diego Doug Coil PRO Rugby San Diego had a bye last week and begin their season on Saturday home against Sacramento in Torero Stadium. Sacramento opened their season at home last week with a thrilling 37-25 win against San Francisco at Bonny Field. The match is on TV on One World Sports and is being streamed live on AOL.com on Saturday April 23rd at 3pm PT. Key match ups will be in the scrums, with Sacramento expected to test San Diego early. Hubert Buydens is Internationally…

April 22, 2016 PRO Rugby Sacramento Squad vs San Diego Doug Coil Sacramento opened their season at home with a thrilling 37-25 win against San Francisco at Bonny Field. This week they travel to meet San Diego in their first PRO Rugby match and home opener at Torero Stadium. The match is on TV on One World Sports and is being streamed live on AOL.com on Saturday April 23rd at 3pm PT. Last week against San Francisco, Sacramento used their forwards as a platform in which to attack. Defenders were drawn in and backs were then in a position to…

April 22, 2016 PRO Rugby Denver Squad vs San Francisco Photo: PRO Rugby Denver Doug Coil After a thrilling 16-13 win against Ohio in extra time, Denver travels to meet San Francisco who lost last week to Sacramento 37-25. Sean O’Leary has inserted Casey Rock for Brodie Orth at Lock, while switching Christian Weissing to #4. In the backs Will Magie moves from Fullback to Flyhalf pushing Ata Malifa to Inside Center. Dustin Croy moves into Wing and Max de Acheval will be the Fullback. Mike Garrity took some pushing hits from Ohio last week and will be a reserve…

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