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GRR: Eagle Men

07.16.2014 - Alex Goff

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.

07.15.2014 - Alex Goff

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.

07.15.2014 - Alex Goff

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.

07.14.2014 - Alex Goff

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.

07.13.2014 - Alex Goff

Mike Friday is going to be announced officially as the new USA Men's 7s Head Coach next week, according to reports by ESPNScrum and The Rugby Paper.