Category: rugby

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »