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October 19, 2015 Army & Penn State Join Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Photo: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, United World Sports, Inc. Doug Coil Varsity Cup Press Release: Oct. 19, 2015 “NEW YORK – United World Sports and the Varsity Cup universities announced Monday that the United States Military Academy at West Point and Penn State University have committed to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship as the final 15th and 16th teams in the competition. Army and Penn State bring their considerable rugby histories and success to the Varsity Cup, which is widely recognized as the most prestigious postseason championship…

October 14, 2015 ARPTC And USA Rugby Player Pathway Development Doug Coil ARPTC Press Announcement: American Rugby Pro Training Center Launches Additional Full-Time Residency Offerings Focused on Accelerated USA Rugby Player Pathway Development and NASC Preparation “LITTLE ROCK, Ark., American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC) announced today the opening of additional rugby development programs tailored to prepare athletes for the USA Rugby National All-Star Competitions (NASCs) in December 2015 and January 2016. ARPTC is the only USA Rugby Sanctioned National Development Academy with a women’s full-time residency program. The additional development opportunities will be available as six and eight week specialized…

JOctober 9, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results O5-11, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Rugby World Cup Canada 15-17 Romania Oct 6 Fiji 47-15 Uruguay Oct 6 South Africa 64-0 USA Oct 7 Namibia 16-17 Georgia Oct 7 New Zealand 47-9 Tonga Oct 9 Samoa 33-36 Scotland Oct 10 Australia 15-6 Wales Oct 10 England 60-3 Uruguay Oct 10 Argentina 64-19 Namibia Oct 11 Italy 32-22 Romania Oct 11 France 9-24 Ireland Oct 11 USA 18-28 Japan Oct 11 Aviva Premiership Northampton Saints 33-27 Worcester Warriors Stade Jean Alric 10-9 Saracens Leicester Tigers 35-17…

ATAVUS Academy Opens in Minneapolis and San Diego Photo: ATAVUS Academy Program Designed to Parallel USA Rugby Developmental Pathway and Increase Competitiveness Throughout Player Pool Press Release (Entire) ATAVUS, Seattle, WA – Oct. 5, 2015 “ATAVUS (atavus.com) has launched its two newest ATAVUS Academy locations in Minneapolis and San Diego to provide sustained, year-round player development. Initially both locations will focus on women’s (18+) programs, designed to parallel the USA Rugby Women’s development pathway and scheduled to complement rugby schedules in the Midwest and Southern California. During each eight-week Block, ATAVUS coaches including USA National Team coaches Pete Steinburg (San…

October 5, 2015 Dallas Harlequins Names Jan Boot As Head Coach Photo: Jan Boot on the right, with the Oostelike Eagles, Johan Beukes. Doug Coil Press Release: Dallas Harlequins Rugby Club, Dallas, Texas. Mickey McGuire, Board of Directors. The Dallas Harlequins have announced that Jan Boot has become the new head coach for the 2015-2016 rugby season effective October 5, 2015. “Jan Boot, a South African native, brings over 22 years of playing and coaching experience to the Quins, including two years with the Quins in 1999 and 2001. As a Quin player, Boot played with the club in the…

October 1, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Results S28-O4, 2015 Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International Rugby World Cup Tonga 35-21 Namibia S29 Wales 23-13 Fiji Oct1 France 41-18 Canada Oct1 New Zealand 43-10 Georgia Oct2 Samoa 5-26 Japan Oct3 South Africa 34-16 Scotland Oct3 England 13-33 Australia Oct3 Argentina 45-16Tonga Oct4 Ireland 16-9 Italy Oct4 Aviva Premiership London Irish 29-37 Harlequins Sales Sharks 27-18 Newcastle Falcons Saracens 40-21 Worcester Warriors Gloucester 31-33 Exeter Chiefs Northampton Saints 27-23 Wasps Leicester Tigers 43-12 Loughborough U Guinness Pro 12 Edinburgh 20-9 Ospreys Glasgow Warriors 23-21 Munster Connacht 36-31…

September 25, 2015 International & USA Rugby Club/College Matches/Results Sep 21-27, 2015 Doug Coil Home-Away International Rugby World Cup Scotland 45-10 Japan (S23) Australia 28-13 Fiji (S23) France 38-11 Romania (S23) New Zealand 58-14 Namibia (S24) Argentina 54-9 Georgia (S25) Italy 23-18 Canada (S26) South Africa 46-6 Samoa (S26) England 25-28 Wales (S26) Australia 65-3 Uruguay (S27) Scotland 39-16 USA (S27) Ireland 44-10 Romania (S27) Aviva Premiership Friendly Harlequins 22-17 London Irish Newcastle Falcons 28-30 Leicester Tigers (Falcons: Todd Clever try) Worcester Warriors 30-52 London Wasps Saracens 17-36 Northampton Saints Bath 30-21 Gloucester Guinness Pro Rugby Friendly Glasgow Warriors 71-0…

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…