The following is an Op-Ed submitted to Goff Rugby Report by Kendall Erickson.
Women's rugby often plays second fiddle to men's rugby, like in most sports, but women's rugby also self-inflicts injury, and this spring’s college D1 playoffs is a prime example.
Editor’s Note: It has taken me some time to post this article because … well there’s other stuff going on and also because I had to talk to several people to get all the right information. It might, in some ways, seem like it’s a bit late and why bring it up, but there’s a good reason for me to write and publish this and I’ll attend to that in a second.
The split in college rugby is costing college rugby teams, sometimes several thousand dollars.
Many in the game are concerned about asking players to spend more money to play, but often there's a comeback to that—other sports and activities expect their participants to spend more; it's just the way things are.
Analysis by Alex Goff
Legislating from the bench once again World Rugby continues to make new rules, or "guidelines" to fix the game, but could they just as well leave interpretations up to referees?
An Opinion Column by Alex Goff—USA Rugby’s High Performance issues do not rest with one team or one game. To lament the 15s MNT’s failure to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to gloss over a system in which “good enough” is the goal and resting on whatever laurels might still be lying around a day-to-day attitude.