Category: USA Rugby

Maori All Blacks squad named for 2016 northern tour

New Zealand Rugby Media Release-   The Māori All Blacks squad to tour to Chicago, London and Ireland next month has been named. The squad was announced by New Zealand Rugby Māori Board acting chairman Peter Goldsmith, in Wellington today. The 2016 Māori All Blacks squad is (with * to denote new cap): Player Province... Read more »

Rugby Weekend, who's tailgating

The Rugby Weekend, is just around the corner. So it’s time to really figure out where and who you will be tailgating with. In the past two years, most clubs have hosted some sort of tailgating party, and a few bars will be hosting events as well. Saturday has the most events going on, but... Read more »

National Development Summit, sign up early to help grow the game

VIA USA RUGBY LAFAYETTE, Colo. – USA Rugby officially announced the 2017 National Development Summit for January 13-15, 2017, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Md. In conjunction with Visit Baltimore, hundreds of Rugby enthusiasts will descend on Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor. The Summit, held annually, features an education- and entertainment-filled weekend with content for all... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »