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June 17, 2016 Denver Stampede Host Ohio Aviators With First Place on the Line Doug Coil The Denver Stampede has a new home for the rest of the season. They will play at Ciber Field, at the University of Denver. The address is 2240 E. Buchtell Blvd. Denver, Co. 80210. This Sunday at 6pm MT they play at home against the Ohio Aviators. Tickets may be obtained by clicking on http://bit.ly/23aZyy4  The match is also being streamed  on prorugby.org The Stampede enter this match undefeated with a 6-0 record and are in first place in the standing with 27 points.…

June 17, 2016 San Diego Breakers Host San Francisco Rush in PRO Rugby Doug Coil This is the last home match for the San Diego Breakers as they take on the resurgent San Francisco Rush at 6:30pm PT this Saturday. Tickets are available by clicking: http://bit.ly/1UQtA6T  The match is being streamed on prorugby.org San Diego is currently in third place in the PRO Rugby standings with a 4-3 record and 22 points. The Ohio Aviators are in second place, also with 22 points by virtue of their 55-31 win last week over the Breakers in Ohio. Both team are chasing…

June 17, 2016 USA Rugby Partners with Thorne Research USA Rugby Release: June 16, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Today, USA Rugby announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Thorne Research to be their exclusive nutritional supplement partner, providing its national team members with effective and safe nutritional supplements to support athlete health. As part of the NGB partnership, Thorne Research will provide USA Rugby athletes with the highest quality nutritional supplements, baseline nutritional level testing through WellnessFX, educational materials, and risk protection. In addition, athletes will have access to reliable health information from Mayo Clinic, which has been compiled…

June 16, 2016 USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Meet Italy June 18  Doug Coil USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Meet Italy in the first of their Summer Test Series June 18 at Ayaya Stadium, San Jose, California at 6pm PT. Tickets are available at http://usarug.by/USAvITATix . The match will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network on delay Sunday and streamed live on The Rugby Channel. John Mitchell’s Eagles did not have a test match last weekend , but had players at camp the last two weeks. They assembled at the OTC in Chula Vista, California to prepare the team to perform…

June 16, 2016 Region’s Top Rugby Talent Attend Rugby Utah’s National Tracking Camp Photo: Rugby Utah Rugby Utah Release: Kimball Kjar June 14, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT—Rugby Utah, in partnership with Utah Youth Rugby, hosted the second annual Talent Combine in partnership with USA Rugby’s National Tracking Camp system where close to 140 athletes were tested and tried out for their respective USA National Teams. Boys, girls, men and women all descended on Alpine, Utah’s Burgess Field to be put through their paces in speed, power and endurance test as well as skill drills and team play scenarios. “The…

July 16, 2016 USA Rugby Summer Test Series to Air on CBS Sports Network USA Rugby Release: June 16, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby and Rugby International Marketing have today announced that CBS Sports Network will air the USA Men’s Eagles June international test matches against Italy and Russia. The Men’s Eagles clash against Italy at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California will be televised on CBS Sports Network the following day, on Sunday, June 19 at 9:00 pm ET. This will mark the fourth time the Azzurri of Italy have faced off against the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles. The…

June 15, 2016 The Rugby Channel Now Available for Streaming on TV, Tablets USA Rugby Release: June 15, 2016 Expanded top-tier international rugby coverage now available live and on-demand via connected devices NEW YORK – The Rugby Channel, a Rugby International Marketing (RIM) entity, has announced the launch of its global rugby streaming video service on Roku®, Apple TV and Chromecast, along with the creation of a new dedicated app for tablets. Following the successful launch of The Rugby Channel on the web (at TheRugbyChannel.tv) and smartphone apps in April, RIM’s “over the top” subscription platform will now be accessible…

June 12, 2016 Ohio Aviators Dominant Win Against San Diego Breakers Doug Coil The San Diego Breakers traveled to Ohio this Sunday to battle the Ohio Aviatorswith second place on the line. San Diego entered this match in second place with a 4-2 record and 21 points, while Ohio has a 3-3 record and 17 points. This match will be the first under the International Test window. Canada is playing Japan and both teams will have players missing. Jake Ilnicki and Kyle Baillie are starting for Canada and are not available for the Breakers and Aviators, respectively. Hubert Buydens, another…

June 11, 2016 Women’s Eagles Selected for Super Series at Salt Lake City The Women’s Rugby Super Series will be held at Salt Lake City’s Regional Complex July 1-9, 2016. The U.S. will play Canada, England and France, all of which are ranked in the top six in the World Rugby ranking. The event is hosted by Rugby Utah and the Utah Sports Commission and produced by First 15 Sport Performance. The inaugural event in British Columbia was a success and should continue in years to come. The squad consists of 26 players and with the exception of 3 Women’s…

June 10, 2016 NSCRO Women’s 7’s Select Side Finish Fifth at Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 10 June, 2016 On June 4-5, 2016, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia, PA. The team assembled on Wednesday afternoon and had three practices together before taking on the best college 7’s programs in the country. Pool Games Seeded sixteenth meant that the opening game was against defending champion, Pennsylvaina State University (PSU). The opening seven minutes was a shock for players not accustomed to the pace…

June 10, 2016 Empire GU High Performance Weekend at Saratoga Empire GU Release Empire GU’s High-Performance Weekend is will kickoff in Saratoga, June 11-12. The weekend will be a vehicle to initiate the selection process for the Empire 15s Selects squad. The Empire Cup will feature over 120 men’s and women’s athletes competing for selection to respective EGU All-Star squads. As part of the process, EGU HP staff, USA Rugby staff, Northeast Academy coaches and PRO Rugby staff will observe and select the All-Stars. “This is an exciting and transformative weekend for Empire GU’s High Performance program,” said Ken Pape,…

June 10, 2016 PRO Rugby Preview: Ohio Aviators vs. San Diego Breakers Doug Coil The San Diego Breakers travel to Ohio this Sunday to battle the Ohio Aviators at 3pm ET. San Diego enters this match in second place with a 4-2 record and 21 points, while Ohio has a 3-3 record and 17 points. Both of San Diego’s losses have been narrow ones to the League leading Denver Stampede, including last week’s 24-23 loss. Ohio meanwhile, lost a heart beaker in the closing minutes to the Breakers 24-20 in San Diego during week 5, and two weeks ago were…

Santa Barbara Rugby Academy, Newest Member USA Rugby Olympic Development Program Photo: USA Rugby & Santa Barbara Rugby Academy USA Rugby Press Release, June 9, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Santa Barbara Rugby Academy (SBRA) has joined the USA Rugby Olympic Development program as a National Development Academy, USA Rugby announced Thursday. Established in 2009 on the more-than-230-acre grounds of the largest privately-funded park in the United States, Elings Park, the Academy has already produced 28 student-athletes attending 17 collegiate institutions. As an NDA, it will expand its residency offering from college-bound athletes to 40 contracts for college-, international-, and professional-bound…

June 9, 2016 Alaska Rugby, Monmouth Rugby & T.I.T.S. Women’s Rugby & More Photo: Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds by Bob Weir Doug Coil Rugby in Alaska began in 1973 (history) and supports men’s and women’s rugby, youth, as well as, master’s rugby. Alaska Rugby Union teams have made numerous tours and have hosted many touring rugby clubs over the years. In the 1970s and 80s they hosted teams from England, New Zealand and Canada. Later they would host other international sides and teams from the U.S., but the first team they hosted from the contiguous United States was the club…

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