Posts in category "sports"

Nigel Melville leaves USA Rugby

VIA USA RUGBY LAFAYETTE, Colo. – It has been announced that Nigel Melville will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of USA Rugby effective June 30, 2016. In July, Melville will return to England where he has accepted the role as Director of Professional Rugby for the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Mr.... Read more »

First Eagles Elite Training Squad named

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The first Eagles Elite Training Squad (EETS), incorporating more than 50 capped and non-capped U.S.-eligible athletes, has been announced. Following the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition in which first-time Men’s Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell capped 24 new players in five matches, the coaching staff and high performance staff convened to enhance the program’s... Read more »

The Rugby Weekend, Ticket Presale starts!

Citi® Cardmember Pre-sale for “Rugby Weekend Presented By AIG” Begins April 1, General Public Begins April 7 CHICAGO – It was today announced that the tickets for the November 4-5 “Rugby Weekend Presented by AIG” matches in Chicago will go on sale starting on Friday, April 1 at 10:00 am CDT. The weekend kicks off on November... Read more »

The beauty of the bruise

So, our monthly challenge topic to write about this time around was to talk about something you find beauty in, that others do not. For me, the first thing that came to mind, was bruises. I am not sure why, but I have always been fascinated by them. I was the kid who’d get a... Read more »

International Women's Rugby for Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day. So what does that mean? Where are women as a whole? How has the rugby community impacted women in general? Here in the United States of America, we have had the luxury of the right to vote for 95 years now. This however is still not the case world wide.... Read more »

USA Rugby and Touch!

Tomorrow is an off week for Six Nations, however, you can also catch the USA Eagles as they take on Chile, in Ft. Lauderdale , Fl. The game kick off at 5pm, and the Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen, will be showing the game. For $25, you get the game as well as a bar... Read more »

Six Nations and World Cup Champions, coming to Chicago

USA Rugby and TLA officially announced the return of elite rugby to Chicago’s Soldier Field, with the 2015 World Cup Champion All Blacks facing the Irish national team on November 5 at Soldier Field. TheUSA Eagles will also meet The Maori All Blacks at Toyota Park on November 4 as part of “The RugbyWeekend”. It will be the first time The... Read more »

Choice rugby experience of 2015, IRELAND

So, our final BlogaPalooza Challenge of the year is to talk about the bet choice we made this year. I have made many choices I am proud of this year, but with all things related to rugby, it has to be going to Ireland, and seeing the game at a Pro level, and how the... Read more »

When Heros go to Heaven

  There is one team that is overall synonymous with legendary in rugby, and that is the New Zealand All Blacks. Yesterday, the world lost one of it’s hero’s of the sport Jonah Lomu. Lomu not only was a hero to young players as he made the All Blacks test squad at just 19, but... Read more »

All Blacks shocked Jonah Lomu death

VIA ALL BLACKS MEDIA- New Zealand Rugby has expressed its shock at the sudden death of Jonah Lomu. The 40-year-old All Blacks legend died in Auckland. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “We’re all shocked and deeply saddened at the sudden death of Jonah.  We’re lost for words and our heartfelt sympathies go... Read more »