Posts tagged "USA Rugby"

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 »

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 »

International Rugby coming back to Chicago

Today USA Rugby announced that a press conference will be held tomorrow to announce more information about the Wallabies coming to Chicago to play the Eagles. This match will again hope to draw large crowds to Chicago, and showcase why rugby is on the rise in America. Australia have competed in all seven Rugby World Cups,... Read more »
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Vegas 7s, Sunday Schedule

Sunday 2/15 9:30am Gates Open at Sam Boyd Stadium 10:20am – 4:05pm Semifinals and Finals in men’s play, Finals in women’s play 5:00pm Official Wrap Party – Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino – The Pub at Monte Carlo, The Plaza at Monte Carlo and Double Barrel at Monte Carlo – Entertainment and sponsor drink specials... Read more »

Tackle like a Rugby play, Seahawks advice

If you have been online at all today, and have any friend who play rugby, I am sure you have seen linked the article from the Boston Globe, where the Seahawks Coach, Pete Carroll, is getting credit for teaching his defense to “tackle like a rugby player”. The debate of who hit harder, a rugby... Read more »

USA v All Blacks, weekend to remember

So, if you follow me on Twitter, you know that at the half, I was done because the All Blacks were scoring faster than I could type. The weekend itself however, was AMAZING! After Friday’s mini snow/hail down fall, I was definitely nervous about how Saturday would go. The amount of people and the energy... Read more »
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A little Q & A With your USA Team

The other morning USA Rugby's finest, got up early on their off to meet up with media people and answer any questions they day for them. They also signed jerseys and balls to be given away.
I asked the players, if they'd been to the city before.
How they became involved with rugby.
How they feel about Saturday's game and playing the All Blacks, and since it is Halloween, their favorite movies and costumes.

USA Rugby roster announced for USA v All Blacks

VIA USA RUGBY   CHICAGO – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 23 players to face the New Zealand All Blacks in a historic match at a sold-out Soldier Field Nov. 1. Making his 60th appearance in an Eagles shirt, Todd Clever will captain the side wearing No. 6 alongside Scott Lavalla. The... Read more »

USA v ALL BLACKS, Game Day Details

USA Rugby has released game day details to make planning your Halloween weekend a bit easier. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Friday the Chicago Griffins will be playing Arkansas State at noon, The CARFU Masquerade Ball ends after midnight, but you will want to make sure you rest up for the big day! You can... Read more »
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Blackhawks Jim Cornelison to sing Anthem!

I’m already excited for the national anthem! VIA USA RUGBY BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Wednesday Jim Cornelison, the popular national anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks, and classical New Zealand trio SOL3 MIO will perform the national anthems of the United States and New Zealand, respectively, prior to the USA Eagles – New Zealand All Blacks rugby... Read more »