Category: sports

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 »

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 »
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Want your kids to try the newest Olympic Sport?

With the USA Women’s Eagles placing in the top five in the world this Olympics, and the men’s team with a few win under their belts, how can you and your kids get in on the game? Youth rugby is quickly growing through out the country and Rugby Illinois and USA Rugby are helping that... Read more »

USA Olympic Selections

From USA Rugby RIO DE JANEIRO – Richie Walker has selected the starting seven for Team USA’s first Rugby Sevens event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, a Saturday matchup against Fiji set for a noon ETkickoff. Led by captain Kelly Griffin, the U.S. will play the fifth match of the Women’s Rugby Sevens competition at Deodoro Stadium... Read more »

THE Rugby Weekend

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... Read more »
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USA Rugby's Women's Olympic Squad for Rio

Via USA Rugby LAFAYETTE, Colo. –   USA Rugby has announced the 12 athletes and eight staff members nominated to represent Team USA in the first Rugby Sevens competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games. This will also mark the first time women’s rugby will be played at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad,... Read more »

SUMMER SELECTIONS FOR EAGLES

VIA USA RUGBY LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell has selected a squad of 34 players to assemble for Summer Series matches against Italy and Russia in northern California this June. Both matches will be streamed live on The Rugby Channel. Eight players that made their debuts during the inaugural five-match Americas Rugby Championship – at which... Read more »

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 »
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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 »