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07.09.2017 - Alex Goff

Somebody I respect asked me recently what the big deal was about the British & Irish Lions tours, and I found that my answer rambled on way too long - not a big surprise when you’re talking to a rugby journalist and history major who went to school in Britain. 

07.07.2017 - Alex Goff

The University of Washington Huskies will be playing an independent schedule for the coming 2017-18 season.

Director of Rugby Mike Alfstad said the decision has been under consideration for some years now, and it wasn't to do with dissatisfaction with the NCRC conference.

07.07.2017 - Alex Goff

Big news came out of Charlotte, NC earlier this spring when Queens University of Charlotte announced that it would start up a men’s and women’s varsity rugby program.

 

07.07.2017 - Alex Goff

Big news came out of Charlotte, NC earlier this spring when Queens University of Charlotte announced that it would start up a men’s and women’s varsity rugby program.

 

07.06.2017 - Alex Goff

The news that the CRC and Varsity Cup may well be in a breakup with NBC is not especially surprising.

Strong personalities both at the network and in United World Sports seemed ripe for a little bit of conflict, and while United World Sports may not be a scorched earth organization, it certainly doesn't carry a water hose with it, either.

07.06.2017 - Alex Goff

On Wednesday, July 5, former Xavier HS and Iona College rugby player James Dowdell, a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York, rescued four men trapped in an elevator at the Brooklyn Cin Edison Plant in New York.

07.04.2017 - Alex Goff

High School Summer 7s is becoming a bigger and bigger phenomenon around the country, as players finish their 15s seasons and simply want more.

Rugby PA has a robust season underway, with the Dragons Breath 7s rounding out June. 

07.03.2017 - GRR Staff

The Evolution 7s Rugby Academy is hosting the Payette River 7s Invitational July 21-22 at the Emett Sports Complex in Emmett, Idaho.

For more on the tournament or to enter, call 208-602-2462, or email evo7sidaho@gmail.com.

07.03.2017 - GRR Staff

The Evolution 7s Rugby Academy is hosting the Payette River 7s Invitational July 21-22 at the Emett Sports Complex in Emmett, Idaho.

For more on the tournament or to enter, call 208-602-2462, or email evo7sidaho@gmail.com.

07.03.2017 - Alex Goff

Obscured within all the other rugby news this summer was the small fact that the USA U20s, after being thoroughly beaten by Canada in their opening clash June 13, won their second game.

The victory was somewhat pyrrhic as Canada easily won the two-game series (1st score was 46-12, second 25-27, leaving the aggregate scoreline 71-39).

07.03.2017 - GRR Staff

Longtime referee David Williamson, a fixture in the game in Northern California, died late last week at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, Calif. 

07.01.2017 - Alex Goff

The USA defeated Canada 52-16 in the second leg of the two-game Rugby World Cup to take the series and qualify as Americas #1 for the first time ever.

06.30.2017 - Alex Goff

The HS All Americans defeated Ontario's U19s Thursday evening at the University of Guelph northwest of Hamilton and southwest of Toronto.

It was a wet evening in Guelph. It rained hard until kickoff and while the rain eased off, it was still there during the game and made for some handling errors by both teams.

06.29.2017 - Alex Goff

The Boys HS All Americans are on tour in Ontario hoping to repeat their two-game sweep of the Blues in 2016.

The lineups for Thursday's game is here. The teams play again on Saturday.

06.29.2017 - GRR Staff

GLENDALE, Colo. – American rugby is entering a new stage of professional athletics and increasing ability to compete on the international stage. With a new professional league set to launch in 2018, the need to develop young rugby players into high-performance athletes is greater than ever.

06.28.2017 - GRR Staff

The USA Women's Junior All-Americans have assembled for a camp to select the squad to play a two-game U19 series against Canada in August.

Head Coach Wil Snape said the goal is, as always, to prepare young athletes to be full internationals, and that means handling the rigors of assembly as well as the demands of playing at an international level.

06.28.2017 - Alex Goff

In RuggaMatrix America Show #178, Alex Goff, Bruce McLane, and Pat Clifton look at the first USA v Canada Rugby World Cup Qualifier, and they're not happy.

06.27.2017 - Alex Goff

The new Rugby NorCal Premier League for high school teams may not have found a champion in the Marin Highlanders, but Marin was able to compete thanks in large part to a commitment to being better.

06.27.2017 - Alex Goff

Former USA Women's National 7s Head Coach Ric Suggitt has died at the age of 58.

06.26.2017 - GRR Staff

The concept behind the Ruck in Rock Hill was very simple - hold the inaugural Rugby NIT for middle school to meet the demands of the exponentially growing ranks of middle school rugby in the USA. 

It was something that was long overdue, and this past weekend the fact that it happened made it a success, and how it expanded was a win, too.

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