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

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…

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…

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