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National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the final teams that will compete for the Men’s Division II title at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans. ‍ Division II National Finalists ‍ With a field of 16 teams, the 2022 CRC becomes the largest Division II 7s national championship in history. Five of the teams received automatic bids by winning Automatic Qualification tournaments. These qualifiers include Norwich, Lander, Georgetown, Northern Iowa, and Principia. Georgetown and Norwich have gone undefeated against Division II opposition this Spring at 23-0 and 13-0, respectively, while The Citadel enters the tournament with…

USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain named 42 players to the Rugby World Cup player pool for New Zealand this coming fall. Rosters will be selected for the Pacific Four Series 2022, a Rugby World Cup preseason assembly, and a UK preparatory tour ahead of a finalized traveling roster for the Rugby World Cup in October. Position Group Player Name Club Prop Hope Rogers* Exeter Chiefs Maya Learned Gloucester-Hartpury RFC Catie Benson* Sale Sharks Erica Jarrell Beantown RFC Nick James* Sale Sharks Charli Jacoby Loughborough Lightning Jett Hayward Life West Gladiatrix Hooker Joanna Kitlinksi Sale Sharks Saher…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) announced the final teams that will compete for the Women’s Division I Club title at the Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans. Division I Club National Finalists Grand Valley State and IUPUI automatically qualified for the tournament as champions of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley conference tournaments, respectively. Both teams are undefeated in Spring 7s, and are riding strong momentum into May Madness. Great Waters’ UW-Eau Claire and MARC’s Kutztown are strong contenders for the medal rounds. UWEC is undefeated this spring and features All American, Suisie Dixon while Kutztown brings…

The Houston SaberCats obtained New England Free Jacks lock Javon Camp on a four-week loan with Zach Short going to the Free jacks for the same period. The 23-year-old lock is 6’6” and 265lbs. Jason played with the New England Independents this season and trained with the Free Jacks. Javon’s hometown is Los Angeles, California. He attended Jesuit High School and then Bishop Mora Salesian High School where he was a varsity basketball player for the Mustangs, as well as rugby. He also played varsity football as an offensive tackle and was named to the First Team Angelas League his…

Rugby New York defeated NOLA Gold 36-28 on Sunday, May 1 at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. The match was streamed on The Rugby Network and the replay is available. In the first meeting between the teams on March 19 at the Gold Mine, Rugby New York beat NOLA Gold 30-19. Preceding the match, the New York Foundry lost 47-19 to the Toronto Arrows Senior Academy side. Match Recap Rugby New York opened the scoring in the 12th minute with Andy Ellis diving for a try from short range and Jack Heighton adding the extras for a 7-0 lead.…

Rugby New York hosts NOLA Gold on Sunday, May 1 at 3 pm ET at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, New Jersey. Tickets are available and the match will be streamed internationally on The Rugby Network. In the first meeting between the teams on March 19 at the Gold Mine, Rugby New York beat NOLA Gold 30-19. Preceding the match at noon is Rugby New York Foundry vs the Toronto Arrows Senior Academy side. Rugby New York New York enters the weekend in third place in the Eastern Conference with the Toronto Arrows nipping at their heels. New York has a…

Rugby ATL drafted Isaac Bales in the 2021 Major League Draft. The 22-year old Hooker is 5’9” and 245 lbs. Isaac hoped that his performance with the Academy team, Pathway 404, would prepare him for the 2022 MLR season, however, a knee injury likely has him focusing on his recovery and the 2023 season. Isaac attended Glenwood Community School and was the captain of its rugby club. He was also the MVP of the Lindenwood High School tournament, captain of USA Rugby South Age Grade team, Eagle Impact Rugby Academy captain, Nebraska Selects captain and rated #4 as a hooker…

The New England Free Jacks obtained Houston SaberCats Zachary Short ahead of their week 13 match against the Utah Warriors. The soon to be 25-year-old/scrumhalf is 6’1” and 195lbs. Zach played with the Houston SaberCats and their Academy team, Rugby HTX, in 2022. The terms of his joining the Free Jacks have not been announced, but it appears to be a loan. Zach played 231 minutes in 9 matches, starting 3, for the SaberCats in 2021. He was a reserve for three matches during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. After the 2020 MLR season, he returned to New Zealand and…

The Dallas Jackals obtained Patrick Donovan on loan from the Houston SaberCats. The Houston SaberCats had re-signed Patrick Donovan for the 2022 Major League Rugby season where he played for both the SaberCats and Rugby HTX. The 25-year-old hooker is 5’8″ and 260 lbs. Patrick played 284 minutes in 8 matches, starting once, for the SaberCats in 2021. He then returned to Rugby HTX for the Fall. Patrick is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and attended Doherty High School where he played football and rugby. Following his graduation, he went to Lindenwood University – Belleville from 2015-2019, earning a Bachelor of…

The Nextgen Women’s Sevens tournament will be held in Langford, BC on April 29-30 in conjunction with the HSBC Canada Sevens Tournament. The USA Women’s Falcons team will mainly consist of players aged 18-23 who have been identified through USA Rugby Talent ID, National Development Programs, along with fifteens and sevens competitions and camps. The team will play against three Canadian developmental sides: Canada East Selects, Canada West Selects, and the Maple Leaf Academy. USA WOMEN’S FALCONS SEVENS ROSTER | NEXTGEN 7s LANGFORD Player Name Club Simone Bautista Los Alamitos High School (CA) Autumn Czaplicki West Chester University Summer Harris-Jones…

USA Rugby modified release with photo by Mike Lee USA Women’s Sevens named former USA Eagles 7s/XVs back, Zack Test, as Assistant Coach. The selection panel included Head Coach Emilie Bydwell, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Coaching Director Chris Clements, and International Athlete Representative Kelly Griffin. Test served in an interim role since the opening rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. His appointment will be through the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Test was one of the leading players in USA sevens history, with…

The USA Men’s Eagles XVs will host the French Barbarians on July 1, 2022, at Aveva Stadium in Houston, Texas. This warmup match precedes the Rugby World Cup qualifying fixtures against Chile in the following weeks. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, April 29 at 10 AM CDT through usa.rugby/tickets. Live stream coverage will be provided by FloRugby. The French Barbarians are an invitational side of rugby players assembled to celebrate an open and exciting style of rugby. The club first started in 1979, with its inaugural match against Scotland in May 1980, and most recently…

The Dallas Jackals signed Juan Pablo “JP” Aguirre Romero for the remainder of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old center is 6’1″ and 200 lbs. Juan Pablo played with the Seattle Seawolves in 2021 and then with the American Raptors from 2021 through 2022. He also played in the 2021 World Tens Series. Juampi played with Rugby United New York in 2020. After playing in the preseason at center and wing, he was a reserve in the fourth week of the season. In November 2020 he played with the London Royals at the World Tens Series in Bermuda.…

The Rugby Showcase Release THE RUGBY SHOWCASE GETS PLAYERS SEEN BEFORE THE DRAFT FOLLOWING 2021’s HUGE SUCCESS: 14 PLAYERS DRAFTED, 6 FIRST-ROUNDERS 6 PLAYERS SIGNED AFTER DRAFT [April 27, 2022, Denver, CO] – On July 15th and 16th, The Rugby Showcase allows rugby players to demonstrate their talents in an NFL draft style exhibition in front of MLR personnel, coaches, and star players before the MLR draft in August. The Rugby Showcase is presented by High-Performance Management Group and will provide professional positional coaching, laser-measured timing technology, and live scrimmaging. The Rugby Showcase will take place at Peter Barton Stadium…

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