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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.

Canada Cup 2018 The USA Wheelchair Rugby won the 2018 Canada Cup for the sixth time beating Japan in the Gold Medal match 56-53. Australia won the Bronze beating host Canada 63-56, while 5th place went to Denmark with a 57-53 win over Sweden. This tournament is the last tournament prior to the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship August 5-10 at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. The Americans were the defending Canada Cup champions and brought an experienced team to the 2018 Canada Cup. Nine of their twelve team members had Paralympic experience and were led by…

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USA vs. Scotland The U.S. Men’s National team defeated Scotland last night 30-29 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. This was an epic win for the Eagles, as the team has not defeated a Tier 1 Nation since a victory over France, 94 years ago at the 1924 Olympics. The USA defense was stellar at the end of the match in spite of 6th ranked Scotland’s Dougie Fife try after the 80th minute in the corner. The conversion was missed and the USA gained the victory. Head Coach Gary Gold said that he is “Really, really happy and satisfied…

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2018 Junior World Trophy North American Qualifier The USA Rugby Men’s Junior All-Americans (MJAAs) lost 60-22 to the Canadian U20s side in their first match of the World Rugby Trophy Qualifier series at Penberthy Rec Sports Complex at College Station, Texas. The second and final match of the World Rugby Trophy Qualifier will take place at Rice University on Sat, June 16 at 3:30 PM CT. The team with highest aggregate difference in scores across the two games qualifies for the World Junior Trophy in Bucharest, Romania August 28 to September 10. The USA has made one change in the…

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USA v Scotland The second test match of the 2018 Summer Series will be against Scotland on Saturday, June 16 with the kickoff at 8 PM CT at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX. In the first match, the USA beat Russia 62-13. The Eagles are ranked 15th in the world by World Rugby, while Scotland is ranked 6th. The match is a great opportunity to meet a Tier 1 country and assess the progress of the USA National team.  The Eagles squad, as during the first match of the Summer Series against Russia, consists of all professional rugby players,  the…

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USA Rugby South Panthers vs. Trinidad & Tobago The USA Rugby South Panthers will travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad for the second leg of the Rugby America’s North Men’s 15s Championship against Trinidad & Tobago. The Panthers opened their defense of the title against Bermuda on May 12, winning 48-28, while Trinidad & Tobago beat Bermuda the following week on May 19, 27-24. In other Championship matches the Cayman Islands defeated Bermuda 20-19 om June 9. After June 16, the Panthers will host the Cayman Islands on July 7. USA Rugby South Panthers Head Coach Rene Daniel has announced…

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2018 Bingham Cup The Mark Kendall Bingham Cup is the biennial world championship of gay and inclusive men’s and women’s rugby. This year, the 9th tournament will be held in Amsterdam with festivities beginning on June 2, with match play June 8-10. The Bingham Cup is an international tournament named after Mark Bingham, who was a U.S. 9/11 hero aboard Flight 93 which saw civilians fight against terrorists and stopped them from reaching their target. He was a member of the San Francisco Fog, and the founder of the Gotham Knights. In the previous eight tournaments, the San Francisco Fog…

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FloSports Release AUSTIN, Texas — May 24, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced the acquisition of The Rugby Channel from Rugby International Marketing (RIM). The deal immediately awards FloSports the rights to all matches previously under The Rugby Channel, bringing 51 new competitions annually to FloRugby.com and accelerating FloRugby’s investment in growing the sport of rugby in the U.S. and globally. Alongside the acquisition announcement, FloSports announced that World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will join FloRugby as a regular contributor, providing live commentary, columns, training and technique videos, and other content…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby Release : Jen Remick May 21, 2018 – USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the roster for the GIO International Wheelchair Rugby World Championship August 5-10 in Sydney, Australia. The Americans will face Colombia in their opening match of the competition, a full schedule for the event can be found here. The U.S. comes into this World Championship as the number two team in the world behind host country Australia. The winner at the GIO World Championship not only takes home top honors but also secures their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The GIO World Championship will be…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby, Canada Cup, & GIO World Championships USA Wheelchair Rugby has selected the team that will represent the United States at the 2018 Canada Cup June 14-17th in Richmond, BC. This will be the team’s last international competition prior to the GIO IWRF World Championships in August. “Team Canada will host international rivals including defending Paralympic and world champions Australia, five-time Canada Cup champion and reigning Paralympic silver medalists the United States of America and 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Japan. Rounding out the field are European powers Sweden and Denmark.” The Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament has…

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Ontario Arrows & Canada Selects The Ontario Arrows will face Canada Selects in a two-match series on May 18 at 7 pm ET/4pm PT at York University in Toronto, Ontario and again at Westhills Stadium in Langford, British Columbia on May 26. The match will be streamed on the Ontario Arrows YouTube Channel. The matches will serve as key fixtures to assist Canada’s national senior men’s program in their preparations for the upcoming June international window. Support the Ontario Arrows by attending the match at York Lions Stadium! Purchase your seats online for a discounted rate of $15, while youth (16…

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FloSports to broadcast South Africa vs. Wales Match FloSports Release FloSports will broadcast the rugby match between the 6th ranked South African and the 7th ranked Wales on FloRugby.com in North America. AUSTIN, TX — May 16, 2018 – FloSports Release. Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced an exclusive agreement with Rugby International Marketing (RIM) to be the official broadcast partner in North America and live stream the men’s rugby test match between South Africa and Wales on FloRugby.com. The event will be held on Saturday, June 2, in Washington D.C. at RFK Stadium. Since…

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Soldier Field Triple Header USA Rugby Release USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide (“TLA”), along with host city partners Chicago Sports Commission (CSC) and Soldier Field, today announced that world-class international rugby will again return to Soldier Field in Chicago for the latest edition of The Rugby Weekend. The iconic NFL stadium will play host to three captivating international rugby matches over the course of one day, featuring the USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Eagles taking on New Zealand’s inspiring Maori All Blacks and the reigning Women’s Rugby World Cup champion Black Ferns. Six Nations Champions Ireland return to Chicago to…

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USA Rugby South Panthers Defeat Bermuda The USA Rugby South Panthers traveled to Bermuda to open defense of their Rugby Americas North Championship title and came home with a 48-28 win. In other Championship action, next weekend Trinidad & Tobago play Bermuda. The USA Rugby South will resume RAN match play at Trinidad & Tobago on June 16 and conclude the championship at home against the Cayman Islands. For a complete look at all RAN matches, as well as a USA Rugby South vs. Bermuda preview, read. USA Rugby South Panthers Release: Rene Daniel “The USA Rugby South Panthers began…

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World Rugby Trophy Qualifier The Men’s Junior All-Americans (U20s) will face Canada U20s in a World Rugby Trophy Qualifier tournament. The two-match series will be held in Houston June 12 and 16, the same week as the Eagles test match against Scotland is being held at BBVA Compass Stadium. Scott Bracken, Eagle No. 235, is the Head Coach for the Men’s Junior All-Americans (MJAAs). He looks forward to the series and the opportunity to develop young players as they move through the USA Rugby pathway. Bracken indicated that “This age-grade is my favorite to coach. The athletes at this age…

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