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08.23.2014 - Alex Goff

Well we learned something from Nanjing, and the main lesson is, you can’t half-way the Olympics.

Now, I’m not saying that the coaches phoned it in or the players didn’t care, or anything like that. What I am saying is, it’s not that easy to just get a bunch of young players together, most of whom can count the number of 7s tournaments they’ve played on one hand, and win a medal.

08.08.2014 - Alex Goff

Tackling in football is changing in large part as a response to the long-overdue increase in concern about concussions, and as those changes filter through the game, American football’s pa

08.07.2014 - Alex Goff

Every summer is a bigger and better summer for high school 7s.

And while, contrary to what some might think, I don’t believe 7s should replace 15s in the hearts and minds of all rugby players, I do think that 7s is enormously important for young American athletes learning the game.

08.02.2014 - Alex Goff

As Goff Rugby Report reported on July 18 that they would, the US Military Academy made men’s and women’s rugby varsity Friday, marking a dramatic turnaround for the men’s program.

08.01.2014 - Alex Goff

Inside the 22 is a column by Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff, which attempts to make a point in 22 words or fewer. All the photos surrounding this column were taken by Ian Muir and are form the USA's 23-17 loss to Ireland in the opening match of the Women's Rugby World Cup (click on smaller images to enlarge).