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

US Rugby Foundation Release. The United States Rugby Foundation announced the US Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and special award recipients today. These awards celebrate those who have played a major role in the sport of rugby in the United States. The USRF hopes to honor these Hall of Fame inductees and special award recipients at a live US Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony later this year, subject to COVID-19 guidelines. Please stay tuned for updates and announcements. 2021 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ALATINI SAULALA From co-founder and player-coach of the San Mateo Rugby Club to the…

USA Rugby Release- Following an extensive two-month search and evaluation of applications, USA Rugby has appointed Men’s Eagle Alum, Dan Payne as General Manager of High Performance. Most recently seated as CEO of Rugby Americas and previously USA Rugby, Payne brings extensive understanding and bespoke experience to the dedicated role. Collaboratively with Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell, the General Manager position will lead and oversee all aspects of USA Rugby High Performance including the senior national teams, junior national team pathways and act as primary liaison to World Rugby, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Major…

USA Rugby Release By Aalina Tabani Head Coach Chris Brown has selected 15-players to attend a competitive training camp in Dubai for the first two weekends of April. At the event, the USA Women’s Sevens will face other senior national teams as part of their ongoing preparation for the Olympic Games Tokyo this July.  Alongside the USA, participating women’s teams include Brazil, Kenya, Canada, Japan, and France. The Emirates Invitational 7s will take place behind closed doors with no spectators in attendance. Tournament organizers have confirmed that a live stream will not be available and any updates will be shared…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has announced its coaching staff for Men’s U20 and U23 Junior National Teams. Both programs will be overseen by former Men’s XVs National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin who currently serves as the Director of Rugby for New York Athletic Club. The Under-20 program will be led by Eagle Alumnus Kyle Sumsion, also the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach for Army West Point. Sumsion is supported by Colton Cariaga who leads the USA Men’s U23 program in sevens. Central Washington University’s Todd Thornley will serve as Head Coach of the Men’s…

USA Rugby Release 40-players will assemble this Saturday for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s spring Daily Training Environment. The camp will run until May 2 at the RugbyTown National Training Center in Glendale, CO.  While Rugby World Cup New Zealand was recently postponed until 2022, the DTE still serves as an invaluable opportunity for ongoing preparation. As the program continues to finalize its fixtures and training blocks for the rest of 2021, time in Glendale is every bit as important to ensure coaches and players are ready when competition resumes.  Head Coach Rob Cain said:  “The players have worked…

USA Rugby Release As a culmination of the 2020 residency, USA Men’s Sevens training groups have announced lineups for an intrasquad scrimmage called the Golden Eagles Showdown Series. Scrimmages take place December 4-5 and 11-12, KO at 12 PM and 3 PM PT daily, with a FREE live stream on USA Rugby’s Facebook Page. The USA Women’s Sevens will play a similar Stars vs Stripes exhibition game on December 4, KO 12:30 PM PT, as a conclusion to their residency. Men’s team names were selected as the Rampaging Ridgebacks vs the Schnuggle of Schnauzers, originating from fan suggestions that poured…

USA Rugby Release As 2020 residency training comes to an end, the USA Women’s Sevens have announced lineups for an end of year scrimmage happening December 4 at 12:30 PM PT. The intrasquad game will be streamed LIVE and for FREE on USA Rugby’s Facebook. Teams are named Stars vs Stripes. The exhibition takes place within the team’s training ‘bubble’ which was established when the program re-assembled in mid-August. As such, fans will not be permitted to attend in-person at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista. Coverage will be part of the Golden Eagles Showdown Series which features…

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabini, Photo Travis Pryor The USA Women’s National Team XVs competed for the first time since November. In the Stars vs Stripes matchup, young players were on show as the USA Stripes walked away with a convincing 34-12 victory. Flanker Bitsy Cairns was named Player of the Match, presented by Thorne, as a result of her powerful runs and physical play that made a clear impact through all 80-minutes of play. “It was great to watch them play again, they’ve been working very hard on their playing philosophy,” said Head Coach Rob Cain. “We saw…

USA Rugby Release: AALINA TABANI • NOVEMBER 11, 2020 Photo: Travis Pryor Head Coach Rob Cain has announced a 49-player roster for the Women’s National Team XVs’ scrimmage series to happen November 18 and 21, KO 2 PM MT, at the Rugby Town National Training Center. The roster is split into two teams — USA Stars and USA Stripes — which feature athletes from the recently held daily training environment and mini camps, as well as the USA Sevens Residency Program. On match-days, teams will be led by Coach Cain and Assistant Coaches Kate Daley & Jamie Burke. Both games will be used to…

Rugby Canada & Rugby Ontario Release Whitby, ON – Rugby Ontario, in partnership with Rugby Canada, are pleased to announce the expansion of the Rugby Canada Development Academy (RCDA) for the 2020-2021 program. Starting this year, the RCDA will operate in three regional centres to provided targeted athletes with access to strength and conditioning and technical/tactical training. These three regional centres will operate out of the University of Guelph (West), the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – Scarborough (Central), CAN AM Strength & Conditioning (East) and provide athletes weekly touch points with provincial and national team coaches. The Rugby Canada Development Academy is a joint partnership between Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario, and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. The goal of…

Rugby Canada Release English, French Rugby Canada is pleased to confirm coaching appointments for two former Canadian international players, Dr. Maria Gallo and Phil Mack. Dr. Maria Gallo was capped 55 times for Canada over an 11-year international XV’s playing career. She played in 2002, 2006, and 2010 RWC’s, as well as captaining the Canadian team at the 2009 RWC Sevens. She was elected to the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame in 2018 in the player category, and since the conclusion of her playing career has served as an assistant coach with the National Women’s XV team and the head…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani The USA Women’s National Team XVs has named rosters for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE) and two 8-day mini-camps to be held through November in Glendale, CO. Both assemblies will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles in XVs. Players for the DTE will assemble this Saturday, Sept 19, and remain in Colorado until mid-November. Those unable to attend the DTE due to work commitments will engage in the 8-day mini-camps happening at various points through October. The DTE and each mini-camp will focus…

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…

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