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USA Men’s Club Rugby is divided into West & East Leagues, each with 4
Conferences. Conferences include West (Pacific North & South, Frontier & Red River) & East (Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest & Southern). Levels include Premier and Divisions 1-4.

Atlanta Old White RFC Release Atlanta Old White RFC is pleased to introduce the coaching staff for the 2018-2019 campaign. Head Coach and Director of High Performance, Francesco Balsas leads the high-caliber unit; which features homegrown talent and experienced high-level rugby talent. Coach Francesco returns for his 5th season (15th year with AOW) as manager of AOW’s D2 program and welcomes back Justin ‘Telly’ Chappell (6th year with AOW) to lead the D3 team. Joining them on staff are a few new faces to the program, in former USA Eagles National Team players: Nese Malifa (Backs, Attack) and Phil Thiel…

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West Houston Lions Rugby Club – Paul Emerick West Lions Rugby Club Names Paul Emerick as Men’s D1 Head Coach. USA Rugby Legend Leads Its Future Paul Emerick is from Emmetsburg, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in General Studies. While there he played rugby (2000-2003). Upon graduation, he played with the Chicago Lions before signing a professional contract with Amatori Catania of Federazione Italian Rugby. He a=made one appearance during the 2004-05 season and then signed with Overmach Parma the following year, making five appearances. For the next two years,…

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Dallas Harlequins Release We are excited to announce that Elaine Vassie will be joining the club as Director of Rugby for the next 3 seasons. Prior to joining the Quins, Elaine has been a National Team Coach with the Scottish Rugby Union, working during the 2016 6-nations campaign, Director of Rugby with Manchester RFC and Griffins RFC along with coaching positions in Italy and the UK before relocating to Texas with her husband Danny to pursue her passion of promoting and developing the game. “Having had some very positive conversations about the aspirations of Dallas Harlequins with key members across…

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Cleveland Women’s Rugby Coaches The Cleveland Women’s Rugby Football Club Iron Maidens have made coaching changes in time for the 2018-2019 season. Mark- Joel Montgomery will be the head coach and Amanda Pilarczyk the Assistant Coach and Backs Coach. Mark- Joel Montgomery Mark has spent the last three years as the head coach of the Lakewood High school Girls Rugby, a position in which he will remain as he assumes a similar role with the Iron Maidens. He is also the Head Coach for the Celtic Elite in 2018. Mark entry into rugby was an interesting one. He went to…

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Knoxville Rugby Football Club – Wayne Chermely The Knoxville Rugby Football Club has announced that Wayne Chermely is the next head coach of the Possums. Wayne’s rugby career began in 2002 while he was at Bearden High School. Upon graduation, he continued at the University of Tennessee and was selected to play for the Mid-South All-Stars in 2007. He then joined the Knoxville RFC Possums in 2008 and has been playing with them to the present. During his time with the Possums, he has played over 130 rugby 15s matches, was captain for six consecutive years, was named MVP six…

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Chicago Lions Women’s D2 Rugby The Chicago Lions announced that a Women’s rugby 15s team will compete this Fall in the  Midwest Rugby Union and USA Club Rugby Divison 2. The Lions have fielded a Women’s 7s team for many years and have been very successful as evidenced by the team’s winning the Midwest Championship this year and playing for the 2018 USA Club Rugby 7s National Championship next weekend in New York City. Building on that success, the Lions have had an interest for years in expanding to include a Women’s Rugby 15s team. That would compliment the Men’s…

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St. Louis Bombers Head Coach John Watson The St. Louis Bombers have named John Watson as the new head coach. Watson is a Level 300 coach and is on the staffs at Lindenwood University Rugby, USA Rugby South, and is lead coach for Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) Midwest. John was a flanker for the Bombers in his playing days. Watson was a USA Rugby South Panthers U19 rugby 15s coach for the North American High School Elite 7s Tournament and the Rugby Americas North U19 Tournament in 2018. He has also coached the Missouri Boys All-Stars. Other Articles DJCoil…

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Women’s Premier League All-Star Match USA Rugby Release The Eastern All-Stars squeezed past a tough Western All-Star team, 33-24, this weekend in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) All-Star Match at the University of Denver Pioneer Field. In a tightly contested game which saw the score tied on three occasions and four lead changes; it was a brilliant individual effort, in the 70th minute, from Lauran Glover to tally her third try of the game and seal the victory. The game kicked off with a bang as Juliann Tordonato from the Glendale Merlins crossed for the west to open up a…

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2018 WPL All-Star Match The 2018 WPL All-Star Match will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 2:30 pm at Pioneer Field on the University of Denver campus. This is the main fixture of Rugged Rugby Tour’s Denver stop with a match between an East vs. West Women’s Premier League conference all-stars. Get your tickets at a reduced price until Sunday the 8th here with the promo code “July 4”!! All-Star players were selected through a process of nominations by coaching staff from the league based on their performance in the 2017 WPL season, selections were made by the All-Star…

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Women’s Premier League The 2018 Women’s Premier League Fall Schedule has been released. This fall the league has expanded to ten teams, all culminating in the 2018 USA Rugby WPL Championships hosted at Life University in Atlanta, GA October 26-28. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the WPL. The league will stage the 2018 WPL All-Star Match as the main event of Rugged Rugby Tour Denver at Denver University July 28th, 2018. The match will pit the all-stars from the Red (East) and Blue (West) conferences to showcase their skills and also serving as a selection vehicle for the new women’s…

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Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership 2018 The Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership 2018 will resume play after a hiatus since 2016. The League will consist of six teams, Belmont Shore Rugby Club, Life West Rugby, OMBAC (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club), Olympic Club, San Francisco Golden Gate, and Santa Monica. The Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership has released its schedule for the 2018 season. Teams will play five home and away matches against each of the league teams beginning on February 10, 2018. The regular season will end on April 28. The Finals will be on May 5 in a…

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USA Rugby South Women’s Tryout Camps USA Rugby South Release Just over 1 month left to register for the USA South Women’s tryout camps! Fill out the form at https://form.jotform.com/73212213134945 to complete registration! Camp dates and locations: Jan 6: Chattanooga, TN Jan 7: Charlotte, NC Jan 13: New Orleans, LA Jan 20: Tampa, FL This is an opportunity for aspiring Collegiate and senior level women to represent the South and elevate their game. Registration deadline for the camps is December 31, don’t wait! Feel free to contact us with questions.” Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil, are also…

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Glendale Merlins Men 64-10 over NYAC & Women 32-17 Over ORSU GLENDALE, CO – It was another action-packed rugby weekend at Infinity Park as the Glendale Merlins men and women hosted top competition in another double header. Once again, both home sides dominated, with the Merlins men bringing home a 64-10 victory over visiting New York Athletic Club (NYAC) in a non-league match while the Merlins women continued their undefeated run in the Women’s Premier League, dispatching Oregon Sports Union (ORSU) by a score of 32-17. The men kicked off the afternoon’s events, facing a NYAC side stacked with its share…

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Houston United Rugby Team Release Houston United Rugby Team is proud to announce the new Director of Rugby, Zachary Hiller. Mr. Hiller has been a part of the HURT family since its inception in 2012 as a player and officer of the club. Hiller began his rugby career in 2002 at Washington University Rugby where he became club President and interim coach before his move back home to Texas. Hiller was the manager of the Gold-medal winning Maccabi USA Rugby team for the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Earlier this year, he was inducted to the Ronnie Arrow Jewish Sports…

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