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World Rugby is the sanctioning organization for rugby. Rugby 15s, 10s and 7s are played. National Men’s and Women’s teams play in the Rugby World Cup, RWC Sevens, in the HSBC Sevens, & Women’s Sevens Series, and in competitions, like the Americas Rugby Championship, Americas Pacific Challenge, Rugby Americas North tournaments and U20 & U18 competitions.

Worcester Warriors Adds Eagle Andrew Durutalo Andrew Durutalo, a USA Eagle flanker, joined the Aviva Premiership Rugby Worcester Warriors from the Ealing Trailfinders where he enjoyed a remarkable start to the season with five tries in just six games. He also was selected for the man-of-the-match award on three occasions and leaves the Greene King IPA Championship Trailfinders in second place in the standings, four points behind Bristol Rugby. Durutalo will join USA Eagle Hooker and Prop, Joe Taufete’e, who has been a key contributor for the Warriors. The 29-year-old has made 19 international appearances, scoring tries on four occasions, and…

Americas Pacific Challenge: USA Selects Beat Canada A The USA Selects won 45-26 against Canada A in the final Americas Pacific Challenge match, held at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay. The USA Selects split their first two matches, losing to Samoa A 48-28 and beating Uruguay A 49-36 and are in second place in the standings. Canada A lost both their matches to a strong Argentina XV team 71-17 and then to Tonga A 31-15 and are in third place in their pool. With the win, the USA Selects finished second overall in the Americas Pacific Challenge, as Argentina XV…

Americas Pacific Challenge: USA Selects Face Canada A The USA Selects face Canada A in the final Americas Pacific Challenge match at 1 pm ET at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay. The USA Selects split their first two matches, losing to Samoa A 48-28 and beating Uruguay A 49-36 and are in second place in the standings. Canada A lost both their matches to a strong Argentina XV team 71-17 and then to Tonga A 31-15 and are in third place in their pool. The teams are rivals and both want to win, however, the Americas Pacific Challenge is about…

In the second round of the Americas Pacific Challenge on October 11, 2017, the USA Selects defeated Uruguay A 49-36. In the first round, the USA Selects were defeated by Samoa A 48-28, while Uruguay A beat Tonga A 34-25. USA Selects Play Canada A on Sunday October 11, at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay at 1pm ET. The match will be broadcast on The Rugby Channel and on World Rugby outside the U.S. Americas Pacific Challenge – USA Selects v Uruguay A Recap First Half The USA Selects had the majority of possession for the first 28 minutes of…

The second round of the Americas Pacific Challenge will be held October 11, 2017. The USA Selects will play Uruguay A at 3pm ET. The Selects were defeated by Samoa A 48-26 in the first round. Uruguay A beat Tonga A 34-25. USA Selects Play Uruguay A on Wednesday October 11, at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay at 3pm ET. The match will be broadcast on The Rugby Channel and on World Rugby outside the U.S. Americas Pacific Challenge – USA Selects USA Selects have made eight changes in the starters and have a new addition in the reserves. Chance…

Worcester Valkyries fell to a 48-12 defeat to Richmond Women in Round 4 of the Tyrrells Premier 15s at Richmond Athletic Ground. Winger Emelie Hellgren opened the scoring in the second minute for the hosts before full-back Katherine Wallis crossed after 15 minutes as Richmond built an early lead. Rowena Burnfield then went over and Abi Chamberlain’s third straight conversion gave them a 21-0 advantage. But Worcester hit back almost immediately when Brooke Clarke beat four defenders to touch down after a neatly-worked move from the scrum, to leave the score at 21-5 at the break. The hosts then showed…

The USA Rugby Selects opened the Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 with a win against Samoa A on October 7 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo, Uruguay. The USA selects will face Uruguay A on October 11 at 3:30pm ET and conclude the tournament on Oct. 15 against Canada A at 1pm ET. All matches involving the USA will be broadcast live on The Rugby Channel. Other matches will be streamed by World Rugby.  USA Rugby Selects vs. Samoa A Recap  After back and forth play by both sides, the USA Rugby Selects had the first scoring opportunity as Samoa was penalized…

Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 will take place on October 7, 11, and 15 at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo, Uruguay. After a three day camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the USA Selects traveled to Uruguay to begin this tournament. The USA Selects will face Samoa A on October 7 at 10:30 ET, Uruguay A on October 11 at 3:30pm ET and conclude the tournament on Oct. 15 against Canada A at 1pm ET. All matches involving the USA will be broadcast live on The Rugby Channel. Other matches will be streamed by World Rugby. USA Selects USA Selects Head Coach Scott…

Worcester Valkyries Can’t Stop Saracens Women’s Packer Worcester Warriors Release Worcester Valkyries 0-72 Saracens Women Marlie Packer, who joined Sarries from Bristol Ladies Rugby earlier this month, scored six tries to mark her debut in spectacular fashion. Poppy Cleall, Bryony Cleall, Lotte Clapp, Georgie Gulliver, Seraphine Okemba and Sonia Green also crossed the whitewash on a difficult day for the young Valkyries. Saracens started well and were rewarded early on when Bryony Cleall offloaded the ball to her sister Poppy, who crashed over from close range. The visitors looked in full control despite Worcester’s best efforts and made their dominance…

USA Rugby Selects & Americas Pacific Challenge By Doug Coil The Americas Pacific Challenge is being held in Montevideo, Uruguay. USA Rugby Selects Head Coach Scott Lawrence will meet in Fort Lauderdale with 27 athletes and the 10 home reserves prior to leaving for the competition in South America. Alex Maughan, Benjamin Cima, Bryce Campbell, Hanco Germishuys, Jean-Paul Eloff and Matthew Jensen, who played in the 2016 tournament, will travel to Montevideo. Chance Wengleski also played in the tournament and will be a home reserve. The United States finished with a 1-2 record following 2016 play. The Americas Pacific Challenge…

Loughborough Lightning Defeat Worcester Valkyries in Premier 15s Opener Worcester Warriors Release: 18 September 2017 Loughborough Lightning 46-12 Worcester Valkyries Worcester Valkyries endured a tough start to their Tyrrell’s Premier 15s campaign, losing 46-12 to an experienced Loughborough Lightning outfit at Loughborough University on Saturday. A young Worcester side put up a valiant effort but conceded eight well-worked tries as Lightning were watched on by new Player-Coach and England captain, Sarah Hunter. Loughborough’s Olivia Jones scored a double accompanied by tries from Bethan Zeidler, Natasha Jones, Charlotte Pierce, Ofure Ugiagbe, Lucy Nye and Celia Quansah to secure victory. Valkyries picked…

Premiership Rugby Post Match Press Conferences: Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens By Doug Coil Newcastle Falcons vs. Saracens Match Recap September 16, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA (Philadelphia area) Will Welch, Captain Newcastle Falcons & Dean Richards, Director of Rugby https://youtu.be/pnt71wAUuKI Mark McCall, Saracens Director of Rugby https://youtu.be/3Lfb0WO9a5o https://djcoilrugby.com  

Wyles Try & Farrell Boot Lead Saracens Over Newcastle Falcons, as Premiership Rugby Returns to the USA By Doug Coil On Saturday, September 16, the Aviva Premiership Rugby played their second regular season match in the United States, as the Newcastle Falcons lost a home match to the Saracens 29-7 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The Saracens were also involved in the first regular season ever played on foreign soil, as they came from behind to beat London Irish 26-16 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. in March, 2016. Former USA Eagles captain Chris Wyles made his…

USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans Suffer Narrow Loss to Oxford University Blues By Doug Coil The USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All Americans played the Oxford Unviersity Men’s Blues on Saturday, September 16 at Talen Energy Stadium, outside of Philadelphia. The match preceded the 5pm Aviva Premiership Rugby match between the Newcastle Falcons and the Saracens. The match was shown live via the Rugby Channel, with highlights shown later on NBC. USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans v Oxford University Men’s Rugby Blues The first 13 minutes featured back and forth play by both sides. Oxford then had an overlap in which…

Newcastle Falcons v Saracens Preview By Doug Coil On Saturday, September 16, the Aviva Premiership Rugby will play their second regular season match in the United States, as the Newcastle Falcons play the Saracens at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The Saracens were also involved in the first regular season ever played on foreign soil, as they came from behind to beat London Irish 26-16 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. in March, 2016. The crowd for that match was 14,811. Alex Goode was the man of the match for Saracens as he scored 19 of their 26…

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