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September 18, 2015 USA Rugby Club/College Matches/Results & RWC2015 – Sep 14-20, 2015 Doug Coil Home-Away Rugby World Cup S18: England 35-11 Fiji 3pm ET S19 Tonga 10-17 Georgia 7am ET S19 Ireland 50-7 Canada 9:30am ET S19 South Africa 32-34 Japan 11:45am ET S19 France 32-10 Italy 3pm ET S20 Samoa 25-16 USA 7am ET S20 Wales 54-9 Uruguay 9:30am ET S20 New Zealand 26-16 Argentina 11:45am ET Club Men ARP Old Blue 48-21 Boston Irish Wolfhounds D1 Boston Mystic River NYAC White Plains Baltimore Chesapeake 28-14 Northern Virginia Norfolk Blues 34-29 Pittsburgh Harlequins Potomac Exiles 26-10 Raleigh Columbus…

September 16, 2015 Jules McCoy Takes The Reigns As USA Women’s Rugby 7s Head Coach Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby Press Release written by Chad Wise, September 16, 2015. History repeats itself as Jules McCoy returns as Head Coach of the USA Women’s Eagles 7s, a position she held from from 2006 to 2009. During that time she won the USA Sevens 3 times, as well as the Hong Kong and Dubai 7s. In 2009, the USA finished 4th in the World Rugby 7s Series. Alex Magleby, USA Rugby Director of Performance, acknowledged that “Coach…

September 15, 2015 Ric Suggitt’s Time As USA Rugby Women’s 7s Coach Ends Doug Coil According to a press release yesterday by USA Rugby, Ric Suggitt is no longer the Head Coach of the USA Women’s 7s. His contract was to end at the end of December, but it was felt that a new coach needed to be in place prior to the World Rugby 7s Series began. Ric became Head Coach of the team in January, 2010. This past year his team finished 5th in the World Rugby 7s Series, qualified for the Olympics by winning the NACRA 7s…

September 12, 2105 Delaware Men’s Rugby Resumes With Success Against St. Joe’s Doug Coil Excitement was felt in anticipation of Delaware’s Men’s Rugby club taking the pitch for the first time in two years against St Joe’s. Crowds of alumni, parents and fans lined the one sideline. There were tents for both, with parents and alumni manning them. The rain that started prior to the match did not deter anyone from leaving, even in the later monsoon conditions. This match between the Colleges has traditionally been played early in the season. In fact, Delaware’s last match two year’s ago was…

September 11, 2015 USA Rugby Results: Sep 7-13, 2015 Doug Coil Club Men ARP NYAC 44-3 Boston (LRS) D1 Cincinnati Wolfhounds 21-27 KC Blues Milwaukee Barbarians 25-28 Columbus Norfolk Blues 50-26 Charlotte Raleigh Atlanta Old White Chicago Lions 67-7 Davenport University Chicago Lions B 41-38 Purdue University D2 Bayonne 25-26 Montclair Princeton AC Monmouth (M won) Union 41-20 Morris Lansdowne Long Island (LI won) New Haven 69-18 White Plains Village Lions 30-24 Old Blue D2 Buffalo 31-0 Syracuse Rochester Aardvarks 33-12 South Buffalo Miami Tridents 27-17 Bahamas Lancaster Roses 17-10 Doylestown Media Washington Old Gaelic 16-15 Washington Irish Richmond Lions…

September 11, 2015 University of Delaware Rugby Returns Doug Coil The University of Delaware returns to action this Saturday at 5pm at Frazier Field, Newark, Delaware against Saint Joseph University. After a hiatus of two years, Delaware has had 60 players to practice and is heavily a Sophomore-Junior laden team. They do have several very experienced players in Chris Mattina, who has recently played in the American Rugby Premiership with New York Athletic Club. Joey Roberts, Will Baker, Jack Finegan, Tom Abrams, Mike Gorman and Justin Elliott are also experienced College and Club players. Look for forwards Ricky Comis, Matt…

September 7, 2015 USA Rugby Results Aug 31-Sep 6, 2015 Logo: USA Rugby Doug Coil International  – USA Men’s Eagles 10-47 Australia Wallabies Men’s Club Metropolis 27-10 Chicago Griffins Boston Irish Wolfhounds 12-18 New England College Chicago Blaze 18-10 Fox Vally Maoris White Plains 45-5 Lansdowne Buffalo D2 31-17 U Buffalo Buffalo D3 48-5 U Buffalo B Buffalo D2 29-7 St Bonaventure Buffalo D3 29-0 St Bonaventure B Portland Pigs 54-31 Salem Chicago Blue 19-0 Chicago Frogs Men’s College D1A Wheeling Jesuit 67-5 West Virginia Iona 53-3 Rutgers Penn State 78-19 Robert Morris Indiana 71-0 U Southern Indiana Michigan 0-34…

September 7, 2015 Eagles Gain Confidence in Loss to Australia Photo: Getty Images Doug Coil The USA Rugby Eagles gathered at Solider Field in Chicago for an historic match against the Australia Wallabies. This was the last match for both and allowed both teams to work on a particular aspect of a game plan in preparation for the Rugby World Cup. The Eagles provided playing time for Blaine Scully at Fullback. Chris Wyles, who normally plays Fullback, played Wing in obtaining his 50th cap in an international test match. This change provides some insurance entering the Rugby World Cup. Australia…

September 6, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles and Australia Wallabies Post Match Press Conferences Doug Coil USA Rugby Eagles Post Australia Wallabies Press Conference with Mike Tolkin, Head Coach and Chris Wyles, Captain. Soldier Field, Chicago, IL., September 5, 2015. Australia Wallabies Post USA Rugby Eagles Press Conference with Michael Cheika, Head Coach and James Slipper, Captain, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL., September 5, 2015.  http://djcoilrugby.com/

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…