GRR: USA Rugby
USA Rugby has settled its lawsuit with United World Sports.
United World Sports, the company that ran the USA 7s tournament in Las Vegas, and also the CRC, was suing USA Rugby for $40 million, claiming that USA Rugby conspired with World Rugby to weasel out of an agreement that UWS would be the host company for the Men’s Sevens World Series stop in the USA.
USA Rugby made a somewhat odd announcement today, saying that membership registration will commence on August 10.
USA Youth & HS (the governing organization for the sport for younger players) continues to push for a negotiation with USA Rugby over what USA Rugby does, and how much it should all cost.
A large meeting among Youth & HS representatives were given a presentation by the Executive Committee on where USAY&HS stands.
USA Youth & High School Rugby is still evaluating whether to be part of USA Rugby under USA Rugby terms—or so it appears according to sources.
Various organizations within USA Rugby have some form of leverage.
NCR has a potential membership pool of 15,000, and a large percentage of that pool is happy to play rugby within their own competitive group. Thus, the potential threat from USA Rugby to ban cross-divisional play between NCR teams and non-NCR teams carries little weight with those teams.