Posts in category "scrum"

Eagles ready for RWC 2015

VIA USA RUGBY BRIGHTON, England – The Men’s Eagles’ seventh Rugby World Cup campaign kicks off against Samoa Sunday afternoon from the seaside locale of Brighton Community Stadium. Captain Chris Wyles (Allentown, Pa.) will lead the team from the wing for the second consecutive match, the Saracens professional’s 51st for the United States. Set for... Read more »

Rugby Hangover

Did you get enough rugby in your life this weekend? There was so much going on the past 5 days, that it has really been an amazing week and weekend. From the youth clinic Friday morning, an Old Boys game and a few league matches Friday night straight through Saturday brunches, tailgating, the game, the... Read more »

RWC 2015, Eagle's expectations

Tuesday, USA Rugby announced their roster for the Rugby World Cup 2015, and in their press conference yesterday afternoon, they talked about what they need to get ready for those matches, and how the team has been working together so far this year. One of the biggest factors going into the Rugby World Cup is... Read more »

Kick off USA V AUS wee with a rugby viewing party

USA Rugby Trust is putting on viewing parties through out the country for the USA v Harlequins game this Sunday, that is being played in Philly. There are viewing parties in New York, and Chicago. This Sunday from 12:30-2pm, you can get a $40 wrist band package that includes drinks and light appetizers, and the... Read more »

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 »

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 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 »