GRR: National Teams
Glendale, Colo. - The USA Rugby High Performance Pathways department has today announced eight newly verified National Development Programs (NDPs).
The announcement comes after a long vetting process using a detailed series of benchmarks. The system was designed to further define how so-called academy programs characterize what they do.
GLENDALE, CO. - The USA Women’s National Team XVs has named rosters for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE) and two 8-day mini camps to be held through November in Glendale, CO. Both assemblies will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles in XVs.
EXETER, UK - USA Women’s National Team XVs players Gabby Cantorna, Jennine Duncan, and Kate Zackary have all accepted one-year contracts with the Exeter Chiefs, a new professional women’s team in the Tyrrell's Premier 15s League in England.
Pending visa approval, the trio will depart for England within the next few weeks to join the team for the 2020-21 Premier 15s season.
USA Rugby’s behind-the-scenes efforts to adjust residency rules aren’t just about complaining about what happened before; they have a direct influence over the near future.
Prompted in part by the Wes White Fiasco, USA Rugby is pushing World Rugby to rethink how it judges whether a player is a resident or not.
Pau Lasike had a big day off the bench as USA players continue to try to make a showing in rugby action around the world.
After not getting on the field against Sale, Paul Lasike ran on as a sub for Harlequins against Saracens and promptly scored two tries.