International Rugby News
When Hope Rogers showed up at her first rugby practice as a sophomore at Chambersburg HS in Pennsylvania, she was a little confused; you see, she had confused rugby and lacrosse, saw a bunch of people chasing a weirdly-shaped ball around with no sticks, and got ready to leave.
It’s a good thing she stayed.
After a brief camp in California, the USA women’s team for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China will reassemble in August to prepare for the event.
The High School All Americans lost their opening match of their four-game South American trip 48-8 to Cordoba Academy.
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.