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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.

The Men’s Eagles face Chile this Saturday at 2 PM PT in their final home match of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship at Titan Stadium (Cal State Fullerton). The team is 2-0 after back-to-back wins over Argentina XV (17-10) and Canada (29-10). The USA has made many changes in the squad as most of their European professionals return to their clubs. Titi Lamositele, Nick Civetta, Andrew Durutalo, Will Hooley, Blaine Scully, and Joe Taufete’e have completed their availability to the team, with matches against Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay remaining. Taufete’e sustained a knee injury against Canada and will have a…

USAWR QUAD NATIONS SQUAD USA Wheelchair Rugby Release by Jen Remick on February 7, 2018 “USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the squad that will compete at the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations event March 9-11 hosted in Leicester England. The U.S. joins Great Britain, Japan and Australia for the 3-day event. The first ever Quad Nations is set to be live streamed, details to be shared soon. Amongst the scheduled games is a highly anticipated rematch of the gold medal game from Rio with the U.S. facing Paralympic champion Australia on the 10th. The USA opens up against…

ARC 2018: USA Rugby Men’s Eagles vs. Canada The Men’s Eagles opened the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship with a 17-10 win against Argentina XV on Saturday, February 3 at the StubHub Center, Carson, California. They now face Canada on February 10 at 3 pm PT at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento. The Eagles are defending ARC champions and with the defeat of Argentina XV, the 2017 ARC runners-up and 2016 champion, they are off to a good start to defend their title. Rival Canada is next for the Eagles before facing Chile at 2 pm PT at Titan Stadium at…

ARC 2018: USA Rugby Men’s Eagles vs. Argentina XV The Men’s Eagles open the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship against Argentina XV on Saturday, February 3 at 5 pm PT at the StubHub Center, Carson, California. The undercard was supposed to be the first Super Rugby regular season match between the Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers, however, due to an inability for contractual flight accommodations being available, UCLA and Arizona will play a D1A Rugby match prior to the Eagles and Argentina XV instead. Super Rugby fans in the United States will need to wait for a match until at least…

MACCABI USA Rugby & 2018 INTERNATIONAL MACCABI YOUTH GAMES Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 2018 (Release) – “Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish High School Rugby Players (born 2002-2004) to represent the United States in 7’s at the inaugural Maccabi Youth Games in Israel, July 22-August 1, 2018. To learn more about the sports offered and to access an application, please visit www.maccabiusa.com. This ten-day event will combine tournament-style competition paired with touring and experiential education. Athletes will compete and experience Israel alongside their Jewish teen counterparts from around the world including Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, South Africa and more. The…

Canada vs. Uruguay: ARC2018 & RWC2019 Qualifier Canada hosted Uruguay on January 27 at BC Place in Vancouver in the first fixture of the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship and the first leg of two of the Rugby World Cup Americas 2 qualifier. Uruguay leaves with a 38-29 win over Canada, with the two teams meeting again on February 3 in Montevideo, Uruguay for the second and deciding RWC2019 qualifier. Canada will need to win and to overcome a nine point Uruguay advantage next week to become the Americas 2 representative. There is a consolation in that the loser will be…

Americas Rugby Championship 2018 The 2018 Americas Rugby Championship kicks off this Saturday as Canada hosts Uruguay in Vancouver in the first match of the ARC 2018 series. The match doubles as the first leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Americas 2 qualifier, with the second match on February 3 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Americas 2 qualifier will be in Pool D alongside Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji at the RWC2019 in Japan. Last year’s ARC champion, USA Rugby, will look to defend their title. They will meet the 2016 champion Argentina XV in Los Angeles on February…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Announces 2018 Training Squad USA Wheelchair Rugby held their 2018 Training Camp January 3-7 at the Lakeshore Foundation U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site in Birmingham, AL. Sixteen athletes were selected to train and compete throughout 2018. They include eight Paralympians Butler, Cohn, Fredette, Scaturro, Delagrave, Melton, Wheeler, and Aoki. Previous national team athletes include Pabon, Jackson, Kennedy, Chun, Daily, and Deller. Milstead and Torres will make their national team debut. Head Coach James Gumbert said “The athletes who were at camp this week had our selection committee working overtime.  Their efforts, sacrifices, and drive displayed some of the…

USA Wheelchair Rugby 2018 World Championship Camp USA Wheelchair Rugby announced that 33 athletes will be attending the 2018 World Championship Team Selection Camp January 3-7, 2018.  Over 35 athletes received an invitation to attend and three of invitations were rescinded due to their legal status within the USQRA. The Selection Committee also received three petitions for an invitation and all were granted. At the conclusion of the camp, up to 16 athletes will be nominated to train for a spot on the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championship team, which will be named in May. The camp will be led…

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks vs. Worcester Valkyries The Darlington Mowden Park Sharks defeated the Worcester Valkyries 39-5 in a Tyrrell’s Premier 15s match played at Northern Echo Arena. Worcester Warriors Release “Valkyries found themselves just 10-5 behind at the halfway stage after a Nikita Frere debut try but missed several opportunities to gain the advantage. And they were punished in the second period as Darlington ran away with the contest with five tries to secure a 39-5 win. Elle Bloor got the game’s opening score after some powerful carrying but Valkyries hit back when debutant Hannah Bluck’s strong run allowed…

Rugby World Cup 2019 Match Schedule DUBLIN, Ireland – World Rugby officially released the Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule for the tournament hosted in Japan between 20 September and 2 November. The 48 matches will be spread across 12 host cities, with each match venue hosting a minimum of two matches. Traveling to Japan will provide a diversity of unforgettable cultural experiences, while 80 per cent of the Japanese population will be within 30 minutes of a match. The United States will first take the pitch on Thursday September 26, against England. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “Today the…

Worcester Warriors Release REPORT | Worcester Valkyries 0-43 Gloucester-Hartpury Women Worcester Valkyries endured a tough day in poor conditions as they were beaten 43-0 by West Country rivals Gloucester-Hartpury Women at Sixways on Saturday in the Tyrrells Premier 15s. Beth Jones, Ceri Large, Eloise Hayward and Rebecca Belcher gave Gloucester-Hartpury a healthy advantage at the break before Leah Carey, Sarah Bern and a penalty try wrapped up the result in the second period. The visitors got on the scoreboard instantaneously with Jones crossing the whitewash after Gemma Sharples peeled off the back of a well-constructed scrum move. Worcester was then undone…

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…

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