GRR: USA Rugby
A GoffRugbyReport Opinion Column by Alex Goff—World Rugby still doesn’t understand much about the United States.
This is a surprise to you? We hear you ask. No, it’s not a surprise as such, but it is a bit of a surprise to learn quite how much World Rugby doesn’t understand about the USA.
USA Rugby looks like it will climb its way through the Bankruptcy process in the next month or so, but questions remain as to what, if anything, the organizations creditors will get.
As reported on GRR earlier this month, USA Rugby did settle with what was listed as its largest creditor, United World Sports.
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.