Posts in category "scrum"

Summer 7s, time to start planning your schedules

Whether you like playing 7s or just watching 7s you summer calendar will be filling up fast. The Midwest Rugby Football Union has announced the 2015 men’s and women’s 7s qualifier locations and dates. This year’s qualifier series will be held at locations across the Midwest Competitive Region for both men’s and women’s teams. Selection... Read more »

Save your Thirsty Thursday for Pub Crawls

So, it is almost the weekend. That time of the week known as “Thirsty Thursday”, a pre-Friday happy hour and just a time for great drink specials in general. So why not indulge tonight, why wait until the weekend? I am glad you asked, because two local clubs are having their pub crawls this weekend... Read more »

NFL, please stop using rugby terms you don't know

I am so excited to be hearing rugby mentioned more on mainstream sports broadcasting. The Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the world, and this exposure to the sport is AMAZING for the growth of it in the USA. However Yes here comes my complaints, as well as most rugby... Read more »
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2014, Chicago Club Highlights

A Quick listing of Chicago’s Clubs, and some of the top moments this past year (no particular order other than what my brain sends out) : South Side Irish and their Whiskey 10′s tournament.  We had an INSANELY cold winter this last one, and thought weather.com says it was 40 out during the day, we... Read more »

USA and ALL Blacks at The Bears

VIA USA Rugby- USA Eagles Seamus Kelly and Andrew Suniula – as well as the city of Chicago – welcomed Ryan Crotty and Victor Vito of the New Zealand All Blacks this weekend. Crotty and Vito traveled to the United States just a week following the All Blacks’ 51-20 win against Australia in the 2014... Read more »

Nationals, UPS & DOWNS

This weekend was the start of not just another round of playoffs for the Blackhawks, but also for the Brother Rice Crusaders for HIgh School Nationals, and Chicago North Shore Women. Brother Rice was Crusading for their 10th National titles since the clubs creation in 2001. The Boys High School National Championship games were held... Read more »
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USA Eagles playing New Zealand All Blacks at Solider Field

The IRB Rugby World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks will play their third match in history on USA soil Saturday, Nov. 1, at Soldier Field in Chicago against the Men’s Eagles, USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby. A press conference held this morning had many people from the rugby world and the city of... Read more »

USA Rugby updates scrum engagement communications

VIA USA RUGBY BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby Rugby Committee voted to adopt the IRB’s newest revision to the ongoing scrum engagement global trial: non-verbal communication to indicate to the scrumhalf when the ball can be placed into the scrum. Effective March 1 at all college and club matches, referees will discuss in the... Read more »

FOX Sports to air USA Rugby vs. New Zealand Maori All Blacks 'Black and Blue' Match

USA Rugby is proud to announce a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming Men’s Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 7:00 P.M.... Read more »
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