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June 9, 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: June 9, 2016 The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has named the 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team following an exciting weekend at the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRCs at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Jeremy Misailegalu of New Mexico Highlands University has been named MVP. NSCRO Men’s 7’s All-Tournament Team Name    School Celester Asuega    New Mexico Highlands University Brian Billak    Franklin & Marshall College Will Hankins    St. Mary’s College of Maryland Matthew…

June 9, 2016 Vatos Win Back-to-Back NSCRO 7’s Championships Photo: NSCRO & Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ,  June 9, 2016 On June 5, 2016, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos made history winning their second consecutive National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 7’s National Championship. The NSCRO Championship event is part of the outstanding Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship weekend in Philadelphia, PA. The Vatos came to the event as a strong favorite to win and it showed in their play. The final was held inside Talen Energy Stadium…

Northeast Academy Launches Mentorship Program for Rugby Coaches, Admins and Referees Northeast Academy Press Release: Ryan Trost,  June 8, 2016 In conjunction with its expanding mission to advance the development of rugby skills beyond the touch lines as well, Northeast Academy is now offering mentorship opportunities for Coaches, Referees and team Administrators. Beginning June 20th, qualified applicants to the Northeast Academy mentorship program will have an up close and personal opportunity to observe and learn from some of the best staff members in the USAR National Development Academy system. The program will run for eight full weeks and is designed…

June 5, 2016 PRO Rugby Fans Name Teams Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil The fan voting has ended and the five PRO Rugby teams now have their names. The names represent something about the team’s location and history. Denver Stampede Ohio Aviators Sacramento Express San Diego Breakers San Francisco Rush The Denver Stampede reflects the ranching and its drives to markets. Aviation was a key theme for Ohio with the Wright Brothers. Sacramento was on a Pony Express route and in the 1880s was part of the construction of the building of a transcontinental railroad. San Diego has had a…

June 6, 2016 World & USA Rugby #WRugby Matches June 6-12, 2016 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International PRO Rugby Ohio San Diego -J12 Tests Fiji Tonga Canada Japan Samoa Georgia New Zealand Wales South Africa Ireland -J11 Argentina Italy Australia England Other: Emerging Springboks England Saxons Ecuador Guatemala -J11 Top 14 Montpellier v Castres – QF winner v Toulon following week Racing 92 Toulouse – QF winner v Clemont Auvergne following week World U20 Championship France 15-24 Argentina – J7 South Africa 59-19 Japan Australia 10-15 Scotland Wales 25-26 Ireland New Zealand 55-0 Georgia England 48-10…

June 5, 2016 PRO Rugby: San Diego v Denver Recap Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil In a week 8 match, San Diego hosts Denver in a PRO Rugby match that will decide first place in the League. San Diego enters the match with a 4-1 record and 20 points, with their only loss to Denver earlier in the season. Denver has a 5-0 record and 23 points. San Diego v Denver Recap Kurt Morath kicks to begin the match and San Diego gains a penalty. Kurt Morath the leading point scorer in the League, misses the kick and San Diego…

June 4, 2016 San Diego Host Denver in Key PRO Rugby Match Photo: PRO Rugby Doug Coil This Sunday at 5pm PT San Diego hosts Denver in a PRO Rugby match that will decide first place in the League. San Diego enters the match with a 4-1 record and 20 points, with their only loss to Denver earlier in the season. Denver has a 5-0 record and 23 points. In their previous match, a stellar Denver defense stymied the potent San Diego offense and left San Diego with the win. Denver also has an offense that has been producing points,…

June 3, 2016 Preview of 2016 NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship Photo: National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Press Release: Medford, NJ 03 June, 2016 Eight teams have been preparing for the NSCRO Men’s 7’s National Championship on June 4-5 in Chester, PA, as part of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship event. The Championships will feature five teams who are making their first appearance at 7’s Nationals as well as the defending champions – the Vatos of New Mexico Highlands University – along with last year’s 4th place finisher, The Claremont Colleges, and with…

Northeast Academy National Tracking Camp June 11 The Northeast Academy (USA Rugby’s official High Performance Pathway org for the northeast region) is hosting its annual National Tracking Camp and Combine-tryout (NTC) on June 11th in Saratoga Springs, NY. The NTC is an open tryout for players ranging from High School, to College to Adult Club levels. It is additional and supplemental to other All-Star competition paths. Don’t let your players miss their chance to be seen by the most influential rugby selection committee members in all the northeast. Registration links and details included in the Flyer above.

June 1, 2016 Justin Hickey New Notre Dame Men’s Head Rugby Coach + Photo: Notre Dame University Rec Sports – Justin Hickey Notre Dame University Rec Sports Press Release Justin Hickey has been named the University of Notre Dame Program Director, Men’s and Women’s Rugby Club/Men’s Head Coach. Hickey departs his current position as Director of Athletics for Moon Area School District in the Pittsburgh area. “Being considered for the position is a tremendous honor in and of itself, but to accept the position is incredibly humbling,” said Hickey, who will continue to serve as an Assistant Coach for the USA Rugby Collegiate All Americans…

June 1, 2016 Penn Mutual Men’s Collegiate Rugby Championship Rosters Doug Coil Viewing the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is greatly assisted when rosters are available. Thank you Jim DeLorenzo for making these rosters available prior to the beginning of the Men’s Championship this weekend, June 4-5, 2016. This year’s division is the most competitive yet, while expanding from twenty to twenty four teams this year.The six Pool winners and the two highest number two places advance to the Cup bracket on Sunday. The other sixteen teams will enter the Shield, Bowl and Plate competitions in the knockout round. Rosters…

June 1, 2016 World Rugby Law Amendments Take Effect Photo: World Rugby World Rugby Press Release A number of minor law amendments, approved and announced in September 2015, come into effect today (1 June) in the northern hemisphere having already been implemented in the southern hemisphere since the start of the year and will apply to the upcoming June internationals. The implementation of the package of law amendments by World Rugby Council follows detailed analysis and evaluation of union submissions by the specialist Law Review Group (LRG) which reports to the Rugby Committee. This evaluation process also featured specialist input…

June 1, 2016 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club National Championships Photo: USA Rugby – The Rugby Channel.TV Doug Coil The 2016 USA Rugby Club National Championships will be streamed LIVE on The Rugby Channel. Subscribe and watch every match FREE! The matches will be played at Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado. Women’s D1 Rugby: Seattle Saracens v Chicago North Shore The Seattle Saracens played in the British Columbia Premier League and represent the West Region. To reach the National Championship Final, they first won 37-17 against the Santa Monica Dolphins in the National Quarterfinals and then 32-14 against Denver Black…

May 31, 2016 Madison United Rugby Hires Executive Director Photo: Madison United Rugby – Jake Winkler Madison United Rugby Press Release Madison, Wis. — The Madison United Rugby Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Winkler as the organization’s first-ever Executive Director. Winkler, a local rugby athlete, referee and former technology project management professional, began his duties this week for Madison United Rugby (MUR) through outreach to stakeholder groups in the greater Madison community. “We’re excited to welcome Jake as our new MUR Executive Director and look forward to the energy and focus he’ll bring to…

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