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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.

September 7, 2015 USA Rugby Results Aug 31-Sep 6, 2015 Logo: USA Rugby Doug Coil International  – USA Men’s Eagles 10-47 Australia Wallabies Men’s Club Metropolis 27-10 Chicago Griffins Boston Irish Wolfhounds 12-18 New England College Chicago Blaze 18-10 Fox Vally Maoris White Plains 45-5 Lansdowne Buffalo D2 31-17 U Buffalo Buffalo D3 48-5 U Buffalo B Buffalo D2 29-7 St Bonaventure Buffalo D3 29-0 St Bonaventure B Portland Pigs 54-31 Salem Chicago Blue 19-0 Chicago Frogs Men’s College D1A Wheeling Jesuit 67-5 West Virginia Iona 53-3 Rutgers Penn State 78-19 Robert Morris Indiana 71-0 U Southern Indiana Michigan 0-34…

September 1, 2015 USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named Doug Coil The Eagles announced their 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup earlier today. They will play a last tune up match against Australia Saturday in Chicago at 6:30pm CT at Soldier Field in Chicago. For the Rugby World Cup they will travel to England and play against the following teams: Samoa – Sunday, September 20 – 7am ET Scotland – Sunday, September 27 – 9:30am ET South Africa – Wednesday, October 7 – Noon ET Japan – Sunday, October 11 – 3pm ET Players Prop:…

August 30, 2015 Harlequins Agrees Partnership With USA Rugby Doug Coil USA Rugby Press Release “Harlequins can today confirm that it has entered into a strategic partnership with USA Rugby to help grow the game in one of the sport’s fastest growing markets. David Ellis, Chief Executive of Harlequins commented: ‘This is a significant day for Harlequins as we announce our long term plans for our involvement with rugby in the United States. USA Rugby is developing rapidly, with well-founded ambitions to compete for the highest honours on the rugby world stage in the coming years. The bedrock of this…

August 29, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Squad Named For Harlequins Match Doug Coil The Eagles are now two matches away from leaving for the Rugby World Cup. The Eagles play against the Harlequins Sunday, one of Aviva Premiership Rugby teams at PPL Park in Chester, PA, and they will then play against the Wallabies,  Australia’s National team, on September 5th at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Eagles 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup will be announced on September 1st. For the Eagles-Harlequins match there will be an extended bench, as this is not considered a test match or…

August 29, 2015 Harlequins Squad against USA Rugby Eagles Doug Coil The match between the USA Rugby Eagles and the Harlequins, a Aviva Premiership professional team, will kick off tomorrow, August 30th at PPL Park, Chester, PA. The excitement for this match has been building for some time. The USA Rugby Eagles have this last match as a tune up prior to submitting their 31 man roster for the Rugby World Cup. For the Harlequins, this is their first pre-season match. Under these conditions, the match will be played with an expanded roster, over the traditional 23 man one. The…

August 28, 2015 Harlequins: Management Of Professional Rugby Doug Coil The Harlequins have had time to do their preparations in advance of the match against the USA Rugby Eagles on Sunday. Their squad for the match will be announced after training early this afternoon. The match against the USA is their first pre-season match and they are missing 9 players who were involved in matches impacting on Rugby World Cup selection. With this in mind, two Academy players are part of this tour. This match provides the perfect opportunity for players to be assessed, based on their performance, for the…

August 27, 2015 Harlequins Interviews – Adam Jones and Dave Ward Adam Jones and Dave Ward Doug Coil The Harlequins have been very busy this week in preparation for the match against the USA Men’s Eagles Sunday, August 30, 2015 At a Open Training Session and Youth Clinic, Adam Jones and Dave Ward, both Harlequins players, answered a few questions. In an article published yesterday, “Harlequins Open Training Session and Youth Clinic,” this was reviewed and interview links provided. I felt however, that it was important to spend more time allowing others to have a clearer idea of both players’…

August 26, 2015 Harlequins Open Training Session and Youth Clinic The Harlequins have been involved in rugby outreach efforts this week in advance of the USA Rugby Eagles match on Sunday August 30, 2015. Monday, the Harlequins conducted a coaching session with both the University of Pennsylvania Men’s and Women’s rugby teams. Today, they held an open training session and youth clinic at Neumann University, Aston, PA. Rugby PA coordinated this event with the Harlequins in conjunction with Neumann University Men’s Rugby. Today’s event was well attended with about 200 people present. The crowd had a chance to watch a…

August 24, 2015 Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby Doug Coil The Harlequins, are one of twelve members of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the English Professional League. They also play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Their visit to the United States is significant, as it is the first time the USA Eagles will be playing one of the Premiership teams. The Harlequins are setting the stage in helping the Eagles prepare for the Rugby World Cup, as well as, prepare for their own season. The August 30th match should be exciting. Kick off is at 3pm at PPL Park, Chester, PA. It…

August 14, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins Parapan Am Silver Doug Coil August 14, 2015 Tonight’s medal round was an historic event, as the wheelchair rugby was included in the Parapan Am Games for the first time. In the Bronze Medal game, Colombia upset Brazil 50-48. This is the first time Colombia has beaten Brazil in international competition, as well as their first medal. A dominant performance by Colombia’s Orosco with 33 goals, fueled the win. In the Gold Medal game, the victory went to the Canada 57-54 over the United States. With the win Canada qualified for the Paralympics…

August 14, 2015 U.S. Wheelchair Team Going For Gold The night we have been waiting for has arrived, as the United States and Canada will play for the first ever wheelchair rugby Gold Medal at the Parapan Am Games. At stake for the winner, is qualification for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Just two days ago, the Pool game between USA and Canada went into double overtime before the USA won 60-59. A large crowd is expected to watch another thriller. Others will view the match stream at 9pm ET by paralympics.org/live-sport Paralympic Qualification Process…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Beats Colombia, Plays For Gold vs. Canada By Doug Coil Today the Parapan Am Games saw Argentina beating Chile in a 5th Place Wheelchair rugby match 56-24. In an earlier Semi-final, Canada won 62-38 against Brazil and now plays the United States for the Gold tomorrow at 8pm ET to be streamed on http://www.paralympics.org/live-sport In the other Semi-final, the United States dispelled Colombia 65-28 to set up a rematch with Canada, who they beat in double overtime 60-59 yesterday in an epic battle. The winner of the Gold Medal match qualifies for the Paralympics.…

August 13, 2015 USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins In Double Overtime Against Canada Photo Lauren Worthington – US Paralympics The USA Wheelchair Rugby Eagles, currently ranked 3rd in the World, completed Pool play at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto, undefeated after a double overtime win against previously undefeated Canada, ranked 2nd in the World. These two wheelchair rugby powers are expected to contest for the gold medal Saturday. Their meeting last night in pool play proved to be an epic battle between wheelchair rugby heavyweights. At halftime Canada enjoyed a slim 27-24 lead. The match proved to be a seesaw…

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