Posts tagged "olympics"

USA Rugby announce Men's Olympic Team

Via USA Rugby, LAFAYETTE, Colo. USA Rugby Men’s Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected the 12 athletes and his seven staff to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The diverse roster includes athletes from across the country, international rugby stars and an NFL Super Bowl Champion. “It’s a huge honor to represent your country at... 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 »

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 »
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Sochi's secret sabotage

Well as the Olympics are now in full swing, and daily reports of conditions are filling the internet, I cannot help but think maybe this was all planned. I am someone who enjoys a good conspiracy theory, and I now have one of my own. As games began, before opening ceremonies, I couldn’t help but... Read more »

What the NFL can bring and take from Rugby

Back in August, the NFL announced their plans to invest in professional rugby, starting a National Rugby Football League.  An American investment group, which has cleverly titled themselves ‘Rugby Law’ has also invested in this venture with  the NFL. Rugby law is a sports and entertainment company that coins themselves as the Alpha and Omega... Read more »

Ralph Lauren can take back his uniforms… and give back rugby.com

So I’m sure I am not the only person who has been looking for new rugby gear, or for information about the sport of rugby in general and decided, “Hey, why not just type in rugby.com”? It annoyed me to then be taken to a Ralph Lauren website. Perhaps you were looking for a local... Read more »
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Rugby is ever growing

As the USA brought home the Junior World Rugby Cup title, and the two recent test matches, USA Rugby has definitely seen strong crowds. The future 2016 Olympians to represent the United States are growing right now, before our eyes. With out a doubt some of the current Eagles will not be part of that... Read more »

Viva Las Vegas! Two Chicago players in this weekend's games

It’s boasted to be the biggest rugby party of the year. As the fifth stop on this year’s HSBC Sevens World Series, the world’s best rugby players will br invading Las Vegas for three days where 16 countries will play 44 matches, and ruggers from all over the country to come together to party and... Read more »

Pam Kosanke, top female player in the nation!

So with the 2012 season quickly approaching and sizing up the game locally and internationally, it’s great to know that a Chicago rugger was name Rugby Magazine’s Women’s Rugby Play of the Year for 2011. I was able to talk to Pam Kosanke who was honored with the title who said it took her by... Read more »
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