Posts in category "sports"

End of August and lots of games!

There is a whole lot of rugby going on this weekend. Tomorrow, you can go out to Manhattan for the season opener for both the Morrigans and the Shamrocks who are hosting the Chicago Rugby Club with the Sirens and the Condors. The Women will be kicking off at 11am and then men’s match will... Read more »

#Pass4Prostate Bringing awareness to a cause and the game

The USA v AUS game coming up in less than a month will not just help bring the sport of rugby into the mainstream for American, but it is also helping to spread awareness about Prostate Cancer. USA Rugby created the social media to help tackle a serious issue for the second most common cancer... Read more »

Wallabies weekend wrap-up

To say Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins and Nic White are some of the nicest professional athletes you’ll meet, would be a huge understatement. The men from the land down under, definitely were generous with their time to local clubs. Thursday was their clinic with Day Campers at Smith Park, as well as Dragons at Cricket... Read more »
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Wallabies Play with the Dragons

Nic White and Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins are in town to check out the lay of the land, and promote the upcoming USA v AUS rugby game at Soldier Field. After +24 hrs of travel and a busy Wednesday evening, the duo took to the city to be tourists and ambassadors of rugby Thursday. Early... Read more »

New Sponsor for USA v AUS

Via USA RUGBY- USA Rugby announced Wednesday that Astellas Pharma will be the title sponsor of the USA Men’s Eagles’ international test match against the Qantas Wallabies of Australia, set for Chicago’s historic Soldier Field on Sept. 5. This marks the second consecutive year that Astellas will be a key sponsor of a USA Rugby match in Chicago.... Read more »

Father's Day is a Rugby Weekend

With last weekend’s Jailbreak 7s kicking off the summer of rugby games, more of the fun and games continue. Tonight through Sunday morning, the Rockford Ravens are hosting their annual “Luck of the Draw” tournament, a.k.a. whore fest at Vasa Park. The tourney is always a good time, with camping, rugby songs, co-ed games, and an... Read more »
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USA Rugby men, women qualify for Rio 2016

VIA USA RUGBY- The United States will be represented in the Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games in both genders after the Men’s and Women’s Eagles Sevens won their respective competitions at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships Sunday. Both teams defeated a border rival in the Championship matches, with the women beating... Read more »

NBC Continues to Ignore Her Rugby Counts petition

With almost 5,000 signatures, the #HerRugbyCounts petition is growing and complaints from the College Rugby Championship are continuing to grow. Rebecca Carlson, NCAA D-I Coach at Quinnipiac University, and who started the petition posted As we head toward 5000 signatures, we wanted to let you know that more alarming information from the CRC players, parents... Read more »

Sexism in sports, starts with broadcasters

There is a petition making its online rounds right now, to try and get NBC to give the same amount of coverage to Women’s Rugby, as Men’s Rugby has recently been receiving. Rebecca Carlson who started the petition and #HERRUGBYCOUNTS, feels that the recent College Rugby Championships Sevens that was aired on NBC and NBC... Read more »
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ALL ARE WELCOME IN RUGBY

Time and time again, I find myself writing about how much rugby is a family. It’s a bond, a brotherhood, the largest fraternity in the world. It’s truly the one sport where you really do love your enemy.  In the past week’s Illinois High School playoff matches, the Naperville Warriors and the Downers Grove Renegades... Read more »