GRR: Eagle Men
Regulation 9 is the rule within World Rugby that forces clubs to release players for international action during specific times of the year, and for specific special events.
Normally, the Regulation 9 windows are March (Six Nations), June (pretty much everybody), and November (everybody). In addition, 15s and 7s world cups, and world cup qualifiers fall under the regulation, too.
USA center Thretton Palamo has three months to make an impression at Saracens, as he joins the London-based pro club on a three-month trial.
The US Olympic Committee had a hand in the removal of Matt Hawkins as USA 7s team Head Coach.
The move came after an exhaustive post-season examination of both the men’s and women’s teams. Both were put under the microscope by USA Rugby representatives (including CEO Nigel Melville) and the USOC.
The USA v New Zealand test match looks set to be a massive financial windfall for USA Rugby.
tickets sales have topped 40,000 and are expected to go above 50,000 before kickoff November 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago. This game was a bit of a risk for USA Rugby, but it appears, at present, to have paid off with easily the biggest paying crowd at an American rugby event.