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The USA and Canada National Men’s and Women’s teams through all levels.

USA Women’s National Team XVs players Gabby Cantorna, Kate Zackary, and Jennine Duncan have signed one-year contracts with the Exeter Chiefs’ new professional women’s team. They will depart for England in the coming weeks as soon as their visas are approved. “The signings mark an important milestone for the Women’s XVs program as a whole, as the growing talent within the United States has led to an increased demand for American women within the global professional game.” “Cantorna, Duncan, and Zackary join the ranks of just four other players who have competed for overseas professional teams in the last Rugby…

Rugby Canada Release August 28, 2020 (Langford, BC) – Rugby Canada announced the launch of revised men’s talent identification programs in both Canada and the UK/Ireland targeting potential players for national age-grade and senior teams. Originating in late 2019, both programs share the common goal of identifying elite Canadian eligible players to enter performance pathways and contribute to the growth and development of Canada’s National men’s rugby teams. Domestically, the National Talent ID Program will be led by former Canadian International, Adam Kleeberger. Kleeberger will lead a team of 50+ scouts, nominated by Provincial Unions, across Canada searching for elite…

Captain’s Knock is delighted to support XV Foundation’s virtual gala, Building the Champion Mindset, on Friday, September 18 at 8:30 pm ET. Exactly one year to the Women’s Rugby World Cup in NZ, the XV Foundation created by current Eagles, Alycia Washington & Kristine Sommer will be holding a virtual gala to raise vital funds for their pursuit of a World Title. The Women’s USA XV is largely self-funded so please be a supporter and ally of women’s rugby in America by joining the event on Sept 18th. Hosted by World Rugby Hall of Famer, Phaidra Knight, you will learn what it takes to…

USA RUGBY Release GLENDALE, CO. – USA Rugby today announced it has opened the nomination process to accept applications for Independent Director seats on its Board of Directors, to be seated upon election. Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby in the United States. It is charged with developing and maintaining high levels of quality for USA youth, collegiate, amateur, professional, and Olympic rugby programs. USA Rugby is a full-sport member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, along with World Rugby. The Nominating Committee is conducting an open-ended search and…

USA Rugby Release GLENDALE, CO – Following a call for nominations to all qualified USA Eagles and Alumni, 10 current and former International Athletes (IA) were elected to their respective Council within USA Rugby. Seated members on the Council consist of two sevens and two XVs representatives, along with three at-large Men’s and three at-large Women’s representatives. Ranging from current players to 30-year veterans, these elected individuals construct a reformed representation of International Athletes at the governance level of USA Rugby. Additionally, Shalom Suniula and Irene Gardner were elected as two of four seated IA on the USA Rugby Board…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby and the City of Glendale agree to a new partnership where the NGB headquarters will move to Glendale, Colorado, and assign Infinity Park as the National Training Center for USA Rugby Eagles XVs. Infinity Park to be preferred host venue for Men’s and Women’s National Team XVs test matches. Partnership aligned as part of the city’s redirection toward national rugby development builds the foundation for USA Rugby sustainability and mission towards progress. GLENDALE, CO – USA Rugby, and the City of Glendale have collaborated on a new partnership where the National Governing Body will relocate…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby High Performance has announced a verification process to officially recognize National Development Programs (NDPs) as part of its pathway. To have verification potential, organizations must provide development outside of scholastic or club programs to players aged 12-25.  Operations should run 6-12 months out of the year — with weekly or bi-weekly sessions — including rugby, strength & conditioning and nutrition programming. To achieve NDP status, applicants will be evaluated on the degree to which they meet set criteria under the following benchmarks: Organization and Planning Player Development Coaching Development Information, Reflection, and Growth DOWNLOAD NDP…

USA Rugby Release Head Coach Scott Bracken has named 33-players to the 2020 USA Men’s Under-20 team. Captained by Saint Mary’s freshman, Miles McCormick, the group is mostly comprised of U.S. collegiate and high school players with overseas clubs represented as well. Of the 33 players named: 20 represent U.S. universities and junior colleges 4 represent high school programs 3 represent Major League Rugby 4 represent European clubs 2 represent New Zealand clubs 1 represents an Australian club “Our staff’s main focus this cycle was athlete identification,” said Coach Bracken. “We solicited across the US and over the world for…

USA Rugby Release David Fee and Colton Cariaga have been named head coaches for USA Rugby’s Men’s Under-18 and Under-23 Sevens Junior National Teams. Fee has been embedded in the high-performance pathway for many years, both as a coach and an Eagle. Capped with the Men’s National Team XVs in 2002, Fee went on to make 28 test appearances and compete in Rugby World Cup 2003. As a sevens player, he logged 10 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and appeared in Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005. Alongside his playing experience, Fee has held coaching roles at Indiana…

The 2019 CanAm Series between the USA Women’s Rugby National Team and Canada concluded on 24 October with Canada defeating the Women’s Eagles 52-27. Canada also won the first match on 20 October 19-0 to sweep the series. With the Canadian win, Canada moved up in the World Rugby rankings to third-place behind New Zealand and England, while the USA dropped to sixth-place behind Australia in fifth-place, while France is in fourth. The USA controlled possession and territory for the first quarter of the match and jumped to a 10-0 lead. Canada came back to take a narrow 19-15 lead…

The USA Women’s National Team XVs are set to begin their final test series of the year against rival Canada this Wednesday, November 20, KO 2 PM PT on florugby.com. Admission is open for all fans at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The teams will then meet again to conclude the mini-series on November 24. The USA could have up to five players earning their first cap on Wednesday. Life West’s Frieda Fetuu and Leti Hingano will start at lock and fullback, respectively, while Twin City Amazons’ Kathryn Johnson will play No. 8. Beantown Rugby’s Katherine Treder and…

USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain has named 27 players with two traveling reserves for a two-match test series against rival-Canada on November 20 and November 24 in Chula Vista, CA. Nine additional injury reserves have also been selected. Both matches kick-off at 3 PM PT at the Elite Athlete Training Center with a LIVE broadcast on FloRugby.com and open admission for all fans. The roster includes ten pool players who didn’t feature during the June Super Series, including seven who could earn their first cap. Two of the players include 2016 Olympian Kathryn Johnson and USA…

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