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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.

World Rugby & Americas Combine World Rugby Release World Rugby has announced the expansion of the World Rugby Combine project into the Americas with the strategic aim of accelerating the development of North and South America’s brightest emerging test rugby talent. Following the success of the 2018 Pacific Combine, which featured 30 players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, the ‘Americas Combine’ will take place from 21-28 October in Glendale, Colorado, USA (the home of the Major League Rugby franchise, the Glendale Raptors) and will feature 25 players from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Uruguay and USA, some of whom were competing for…

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USA Women Selects Face England A USA Rugby Release LAFAYETTE, CO. – The USA Women’s Selects (15s) will face England A on Nov. 13 at Newbury RFC at 2:30 PM ET  as part of the larger Women’s National Team’s November schedule, USA Rugby confirmed today. With the opponent announced, the Women’s 15s program has now fully revealed their fall schedule, offering three test match opportunities — along with the developmental game — to give athletes more international playing time. The game takes place four days after the Women’s Eagles’ senior test match with England (Nov. 9) and less than a…

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Americas Pacific Challenge: USA Rugby Selects v. Uruguay The USA Rugby Selects lost 33-18 to Uruguay XV in their second match of the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge on Wednesday, October 10 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Handling errors foiled the Selects as Uruguay broke an 18-18 tie with 15 unanswered points for the win. After losing 39-30 in the first match To Tonga A, the Selects will close out the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 with reigning champion Argentina XV on Oct. 13. Kick off at 12:30 PM ET and be streamed LIVE on FloRugby. USA Rugby Selects vs. Uruguay Recap The Selects…

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2018 Americas Pacific Challenge – USA Rugby Selects The USA Rugby Selects face Uruguay A in their second match of the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge on Wednesday, October 10 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Men’s Selects finished last year’s tournament in second-place while Tonga A came in third. After losing 39-30 in the first match, a second-place finish will be difficult to replicate, as their second opponent Uruguay XV, is a veteran team that is preparing for the Rugby World Cup 2019. After facing Uruguay XV, the Selects will close out the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 with reigning champion Argentina XV…

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USA Rugby Selects vs. Tonga A USA Rugby Release MONTEVIDEO, URU.- Men’s Selects’ Head Coach Scott Lawrence has named his matchday 23 to face Tonga A this Saturday at 12:30 PM ET in the opening match of the Americas Pacific Challenge (APC) 2018, LIVE on FloRugby. The full team will consist of 11 capped Men’s Eagles, 10 returners from the 2017 tournament, three 2018 First Team Men’s Collegiate All-Americans and three recent collegiate or professional rugby champions. The developmental tournament will feature six teams all gunning heavily to expose new waves of players to international competition ahead of Rugby World…

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Long Beach State Rugby vs. Indigenous Australia Rugby The article was updated on September 30 with the inclusion of David John Conyers match recap and the tour awards. The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team concluded their match portion of the tour on September 28 against Long Beach State Rugby Club winning 58-7. The team will return to Queensland, Australia from Los Angeles on Friday. The IART had a 4-2 record, going undefeated in the U.S. against two collegiate teams, a club team, and an indigenous representative side while losing to Quebec and Ontario Provincial teams. In the final match, they faced…

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Long Beach State Rugby vs. Indigenous Australia Rugby The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team concludes their match portion of the tour on September 28 against California State University – Long Beach at 4 pm and leaves the following day for home from Los Angeles. For those who are able to attend the match, Long Beach State’s field is located at 1401 Palo Verde Ave in Long Beach, California. After arriving in Los Angeles on a red-eye, the team had a busy Thursday. The team went to Compton and visited View Park school. The team previous match for the Indigenous Australian Rugby…

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Indigenous Australian Rugby Team & Indigenous Warriors Updated September 28 with Match Recap by David John Conyers On Wednesday, September 26 the Indigenous Australian Rugby Team defeated the all Native-American Representative rugby team, the Indigenous Warriors 97-7 at the University of Denver’s Diane Wendt Sports Field. All scores were scored by IART players, as Warriors used several IART players as replacements. The IART said that “The score did not matter at all in this game. We are so blessed to come together as one family from two indigenous communities, with some of our boys even pulling on a jersey for…

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Indigenous Warriors – Indigenous Australian Rugby Team On Wednesday, September 26 theIndigenous Australian Rugby Team will play all Native-American Representative rugby team, the Indigenous Warriors. The match will be at the University of Denver’s Diane Wendt Sports Field with the kickoff at 6 pm MT. Entry is free and pre-game ceremonies begin at 5:50 pm. The match is sponsored by DU Rugby, DU Native American Student Alliance, Tocabe, and USA Rugby. The teams previously met in 2015 in Gallop, New Mexico when the IART was on tour. The tour and this match brings different cultures together in a cultural exchange, creates an…

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Women’s Falcons & Hokkaido Governor’s Cup The Women’s Falcons Sevens team completed the developmental Hokkaido Governor’s Cup tournament in 7th place. As part of the USA Rugby pathway for coaches, the team was led by Falcons and Chicago Lions Head Coach  Dave Clancy. The Falcons faced teams from Diana (Hokkaido Barbarians), Cook Islands, New Zealand, rival-Canada and Japan through the weekend. The team defeated the Cook Islands twice and was competitive against both Japan and New Zealand. While the team’s performance was not the desired result, the Hokkaido Governor’s cup provided high-performance opportunities for the developmental U.S. team ahead of…

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Ontario Blues Sr. Development XV vs. Indigenous Australian Rugby Team On Sunday, September 23, the Ontario Blues Sr. Development XV defeated the Indigenous Australian Rugby Team 50-21 after taking a 28-7 lead at the break. The match was the fourth match in eight days for the IART and was held at the Oshawa Vikings Rugby Club. The Rugby Ontario High-Performance Program roster for Sunday’s match against the touring Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team (IAIR) was announced on Friday. “There are some very good rugby players in the Marshall Championship Division as well as in the Branch Union Competitions. The side…

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Rugby Quebec vs. Indigenous Australian Rugby Team The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team lost to the Rugby Quebec Selects 26-12 on Friday, September 21 at Percival-Molson Stadium at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. The match was the third one in six days on tour. The Quebec Provincial side raced to a 19-0 lead before the IART cut the lead to 19-7 at the break. It rained early in the match and during the first half handling errors by the Australian side thwarted the few opportunities that they had later in the half. A red card received by vice-captain Peter Fitzsimmons had…

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Indigenous Australian Rugby Team – Rugby Quebec Selects Quebec Rugby Selects vs Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team at the Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal tonight, September 21, at 9 pm ET – Match streamed! The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team began their six-match rugby tour of the U.S. and Canada with a 72-19 win against Army West Point B at the Anderson Rugby Complex on the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on September 18. Following the match, the team traveled to Boston and played the Portland Rugby Football Club at Deering Memorial Stadium in Portland, Maine on September 19,…

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The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team 2018 Tour Article upated September 20, 2018 The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team began their five-match rugby tour of the U.S. and Canada with a 72-19 win against Army West Point B at the Anderson Rugby Complex on the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on September 18. Following the match, the team traveled to Boston and played the Portland Rugby Football Club at Deering Memorial Stadium in Portland, Maine on September 19. Playing two matches in consecutive days, along with the travel involved is no easy task, but the team moved to 2-0…

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