International Rugby News
LAFAYETTE, CO. - James English -- Rugby United New York's newly-named General Manager -- has been appointed as Head Coach of the Women's Junior All-Americans (U20s), USA Rugby confirmed today.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy (EIRA) is welcomes Chris Line to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. With the continued growth of EIRA, the time to expand the membership of the board to add expertise and new voices and perspectives has come.
The USA Rugby Men's Junior All-Americans defeated the Canada U20s 40-22 Saturday at Rice University in the 2nd game of a two-game Junior World Rugby Trophy qualifier, but Canada has qualified on aggregate 82-62.
HOUSTON, TX. - The Men's Junior All-Americans will face Canada's U20sat Texas A&M's PenberthyPlaying Field on June 12th and Rice University's Rugby Field on June 16thin their two match World Rugby Trophy Qualification Series. Taking place at 7 PM and 3:30 PM, respectively, admission to both matches will be free of charge.
(Jordan Maat photos)
The NAI 7s, to be held August 3-4 in Salt Lake City, UT, will have 35 Collegiate selectors coming to Utah at this point plus National Selector led by JD Stephenson.
The fifth-ranked Men's Eagles Sevens will begin the final stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Sevens Series this Saturday, June 9 at Paris Sevens. Currently 13 points behind fourth-place Australia after finishing sixth at Paris sevens, the squad has one last chance to deliver a compelling performance ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco this July 20-22.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Brendan Keane has been appointed as the new Director for the USA Rugby Boys High School All-American XVs, the organization announced today.
USA Rugby Board Chairman, Will Chang and Vice Chairman Rob King, both announced their stepping down from the leadership group effective today, Thursday, May 31st.
Both Directors, having been instrumental in bringing the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 to the US, informed current Board member, Barbara O’Brien of their resignation. O’Brien will now assume the role of Interim Chair.
The USA Men's 7s team is set to play in the London Sevens this weekend, and the task for the final two tournaments is pretty straightforward: do better than Argentina, Kenya, and England.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Men's Junior All-American (U20s) Head Coach Scott Bracken and his staff announce a 26 man roster that will compete in the two game World Rugby Trophy qualification series against Canada's U20s next month.
FloSports has acquired The Rugby Channel, and will be showing all of the events that The Rugby Channel was showing, as well as FloRugby's current lineup of events.
The news comes on the heels of plenty of rumors, and financial struggled within Rugby International Marketing (USA Rugby's for-profit arm), which led to several changes at the top of RIM and the USA Rugby Board.