Posts in category "rugby"

Sam Cane's advice to young ruggers

Sunday, before the All Blacks left Chicago, there was one final chance to ask some questions about how they felt after their game, their time in Chicago, and if they would want to come back again. One player that was available was Same Cane, who had his test debut against Ireland in 2012. The twenty-four... Read more »

Conor Murray and Andy Farrell talk Chicago

The World Series is over, and I am sorry Cubs fans, congratulations, but The Rugby Weekend, by AGI, is now here. That’s right, the city of the World Series Champions will host the worlds best rugby players. Conor Murray and Andy Farrel took some time this week to talk about their expectations for this weekend’s... Read more »

Eagles announce roster

From USA Rugby LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell has assembled a travel squad of 38 players for the three-match November Tour kicking off Friday, Nov. 4, at “The Rugby Weekend Presented by AIG” in Chicago. Todd Clever, current U.S. caps leader at international test level, and Blaine Scully will continue to... Read more »
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All Blacks, All Over Chicago

  The New Zealand All Black arrived in Chicago Friday, and have hit the ground running. The have toured downtown, been to a Chicago Bulls game, and took time to meet Chicago area youth players on Saturday. Rugby Illinois hosted a clinic for the Illinois Tornadoes, high school state rugby select side team, along with the... Read more »

All Blacks Squad Named for Nov 5.

New Zealand Rugby Media Release The New Zealand Heartland XV 2016 squad has been selected ahead of a three-match campaign starting in November, including two games in Fiji. The matches, to be played between 5–11 November, will see the team play New Zealand Marist for the annual Ian McCrae Cup before travelling to Fiji to... Read more »

9/11 We will always remember and be With You

It is 15 years, since the attacks on 9/11 happened. I remember where I was when it happened, like most everyone who was old enough to comprehend it at the time. My high school library, watching the morning news network, when it was interrupted. I didn’t get what was going on at first. It wasn’t... Read more »
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Wheelchair rugby, will make your head spin!

The best sport on two wheels isn’t cycling, it’s wheelchair rugby. Also known as Murder Ball the sport is making its 6th appearance in the Para Games, is not only exciting it is also a coed sport.  Since the Atlanta games in 1996, where they games was a demo sport, the sport has grown, has an... Read more »

THE Back to School Sport, RUGBY!

That’s right. Back to School time is officially here. Colleges are now in session with their activity fairs going on throughout campus. High Schools and middle schools are slowly returning or having back to school nights. One sport that is growing is continually is rugby. Hinsdale Central had 40 young women interested in playing during... Read more »

How to keep Olympic Momentum

15s season is literally right around the corner. The New York Times called rugby the best sport to watch this Olympic’s game. Youth rugby is growing at an amazing rate, and we had TWO team go to Club National’s for 7s Rugby. If you have not yet figured out who you want to play with... Read more »
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THE Rugby Weekend in Chicago

USA Men’s Eagles to meet New Zealand Maori All Blacks November 4 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park; World Champion New Zealand All Blacks take on No. 6 Ireland at 3 p.m. CT November 5 at Soldier Field    VIA USA Rugby     CHICAGO – USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide today announced the starting times for “ The Rugby Weekend... Read more »