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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 USA saw Portugal’s Samuel Marques’s penalty goal on the final play draw 16 all to claim the final spot for the 2023 Rugby World Cup on Friday, November 18. Portugal will be in their second Rugby World Cup since their appearance in 2007 in France. The USA will miss their second appearance in the Rugby World Cup, with their first miss in 1995 in South Africa. For those who missed the match, it may be seen on the recap on The Rugby Network. Both teams entered the match 2-0 with 10 points in the standings. Portugal had +113 points…

Head Coach Gary Gold has selected his match day 23 for the final Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualifier match against Portugal. There are a few slight changes from last week, but this match boils down to a win-or-go-home scenario. The USA vs Portugal takes place on Friday, November 18 at 9:30 AM ET, LIVE on The Rugby Network. Both teams are 2-0 with 10 points in the standings. Portugal has +113 points point differential to the USA’s +96, so a win or a draw has them advancing, while the USA will need to win. In the first round, the USA…

The USA beat Hong Kong 49-7 to set up a third-round deciding match on Friday, November 18 against Portugal, who beat Kenya 85-0 in the earlier round-two match. The match will be streamed live at 10:30 am ET on The Rugby Network. Both teams are 2-0 and have 10 points in the standings with only the final match remaining to decide the Final 2023 Rugby World Cup spot. Portugal has +113 points point differential to the USA’s +96, so a win or a draw has them advancing, while the USA will need to win. In the first round, the USA…

The second round of the World Rugby Final Qualification tournament for the final spot in the 2023 Rugby World Cup takes place on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 AM ET live on The Rugby Network. The USA sits at the top of the tournament standings after a bonus point win and greater points differential after a 68-14 win against Kenya last Saturday in Dubai. Dylan Fawsitt was the Man of the Match for the USA and he and Christian Dyer both had hat tricks in the match. Portugal also gained a bonus point in beating Hong Kong 42-14. Portugal will…

The USA Women’s Eagles open the Rugby World Cup competition against Italy on Saturday, October 8 AT 7:45 pm ET, streaming LIVE on Peacock with a delayed broadcast on CNBC at 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 9. Head Coach Rob Cain has made the squad selection for the match and has had the team in New Zealand for almost two weeks in preparation for the competition. The opening match against fifth-place Italy provides an opportunity for the sixth-place Women’s Eagles to move up in the world rankings. Match Day  Squads USA: 1 Hope Rogers, 2 Joanna Kitlinski, 3 Nick James,…

Rugby Tens Championship Release With three weeks to go until the Rugby Tens Championship (R10C) in South Africa, the organisers are delighted to announce that numerous Rugby World Cup Sevens, National Teams Sevens and 15s as well as top Professional Clubs international stars will be playing and coaching in the competition. This includes players who represented the host nation South Africa at Cape Town Stadium in early September as the world of rugby descended onto the city to watch as Fiji and Australia went home as World Champions. Mathrin Simmers and Felicia Jacobs, returning for a 2nd time to the…

The Final Qualification Tournament for Rugby World Cup 2023 will take place at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai from 6-18 November, 2022. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format over three match days (6, 12 and 18 November) at The Sevens Stadium. The team with the most competition points after three rounds will qualify for RWC 2023, joining Wales, Australia, Fiji and Georgia in Pool C. Tournament participants include Hong Kong (Asia/Pacific 2), Kenya (Africa 2), Portugal (Europe 3), and USA (Americas 3) which will determine the 20th and final qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.…

The USA Men’s National Team held off the French Barbarians’ comeback bid in Houston on July 1 for a 26-21 win. The team now faces a Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification two-game series against Chile which begins this Saturday, July 9 at 6:00 PM EDT in Santiago. The total or points aggregate will determine who officially qualifies for next fall’s Rugby World Cup in France. The second fixture will be at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO before a sold-out home crowd. Both matches will be streamed live on FloRugby. While the USA has won five of their six previous meetings…

World Rugby Release World Rugby has issued a statement to help fans better understand the process of identifying and managing concussion in elite rugby. Any player who displays clear signs of concussion during a match such as loss of consciousness, loss of balance and dazed etc., should be permanently removed from play and must not return to play before 12 days. A full list of these signs known as Criteria 1 can be found here. The in-game Head Injury Assessment, known as the HIA 1 test, combines video review and off-field medical observation. Players may be removed from play (i.e. not…

Maccabi USA Rugby Release PHILDELPHIA (June 30, 2022) – Maccabi USA Rugby is excited to announce the Women’s 7’s Roster for the upcoming Maccabiah Games in Israel July 14-24.  The team will be led by Coach, Eyal Hakim, the current men’s head coach at Boca Raton Rugby.  Hakim participated in the 2015 Pan Am Maccabi Games in Chile as a player with the Men’s Rugby team where he won a gold medal in 7’s and a silver medal in 15s. He’s also been involved with the Israeli National Rugby Team and currently heads up a women’s All-Star 7’s program, Phoenix…

MACCABI USA RUGBY Release PHILADELPHIA (June 15, 2022) – Maccabi USA Rugby is excited to announce the Men’s Open Roster for the upcoming Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.  The team will be led by Coach, Taylor Howden, who just finished the MLR season as a coach with NOLA Gold.  Taylor is from Auckland NZ and has had a vast and impressive playing career that includes 5 years of Professional Rugby in America from 2017-to 2021.  His coaching credentials are equally as impressive, and Taylor has coached at many of the teams he played for along the way.  He led…

World Rugby has awarded the Rugby World Cup to the USA for 2031 and 2033. World Rugby Release World Rugby has formed partnerships with national unions and governments to establish a local delivery structure in each nation. The new partnership approach is in line with the ‘game-changer’ objectives of World Rugby’s strategic plan to provide hosting certainty for Rugby World Cup and stimulate the dynamic development of rugby globally by engaging with more fans and unlocking new revenue streams for increased investment in the sport. This includes a roadmap to accelerate the sport’s advancement in the USA and increased investment…

USA Rugby Release The USA Rugby World Cup Bid Committee was joined by World Rugby CEO, Alan Gilpin and colleagues this week in Denver for a series of productive workshops to progress the exclusively targeted dialogue for a USA-hosted Rugby World Cup. The meetings reviewed central topics including a budget, r, US government support, and rugby development. With the support of World Rugby, the United States has also restructured the hosting model to target both the 2031 Men’s and 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup events, and World Rugby is in full support of exploring that concept during continued discussions. The…

USA Wheelchair Rugby Release USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the 16 athletes who have been selected to the National Training Squad for 2022. The players were chosen from a group of 32 athletes who attended a team selection camp at Lakeshore Foundation, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site December 1-5. Sarah Adam (3.0), Naperville, ILChuck Aoki (3.0), Minneapolis, MNErnie Chun (2.0), Phoenix, AZJake Daily (2.5), Freeburg, ILLiz Dunn (0.0), Warren, PARay Hennagir (3.5), Deptford, ILMontrerius Hucherson (3.5), Tallassee, ALJoe Jackson (1.0), Maricopa, AZLee Fredette (1.0), East Moriches, NYChuck Melton (2.0), Richview, ILEric Newby (2.0), Nashville, ILJosh O’neill (1.5),…

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