Posts Tagged "USA Rugby"

The sleeping giant that is United States rugby is stirring.

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is staunchly defending the rookie team named to play the high-profile Test against the United States in Chicago.

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Over the weekend, Japan and the USA had home games against traditional rugby heavyweights, something they don’t get often.

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America, a potential rugby colossus that’s been drowsing since it won gold at the 1924 Olympics, is finally getting out of bed.

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“USA rugby is a sleeping giant.” If I had a dollar for every time I have heard something along the lines of that statement I would be a very rich man.

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Who? A Japanese and American club. What? Super Rugby. When? In 5-10 years. Where? Some say Tokyo, some say LA. Why?

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The IRB’s faith in the opportunities to develop the game as a commercial entity in the United States has come to fruition in the form of 64,102 paying customers passing through the gates of last weekend’s Las Vegas stop of the IRB World Sevens Series.

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Is professional rugby in the USA imminent? For a keen observer of rugby in the land considered the sleeping giant of the game, the question of when rugby would take the next step in its development and establish a professional league here has always been uncertain.

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Italy will be looking to keep their 2011 Rugby World Cup dream alive and put pressure on Ireland when they face the USA in Nelson this afternoon. Join us from 4.30pm AEST for live scores of all the action as it unfolds.

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Rob Horne’s Rugby World Cup is all but over and Pat McCabe’s could be too after Australia’s crippling injury toll rose to desperate levels during Friday night’s 67-5 thrashing of the USA in Wellington.

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After having their 2011 Rugby World Cup campaign rocked by Ireland last week, the Wallabies will be out for blood tonight when they take on the USA in Wellington. We’ll have live scores and live commentary from 6.30pm AEST – join in the fun.

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History will be made tonight as Russia make their Rugby World Cup debut tonight when they face the USA in New Plymouth in a clash dubbed ‘World War III’. Join us from the commencement at 5.30pm AEST for live scores.

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Ireland and the USA face off in the first game of the Rugby World Cup 2011 for both teams. Join us at 4.00pm for the live blog and feel free to contribute comments as the game moves along.

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Asian champions Japan won their last warm-up game for the Rugby World Cup next month when they defeated the United States 20-14 in Tokyo on Sunday.

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It’s been a revolutionary year for rugby in the United States, one that has seen the game leap forward into the future at a fantastic rate of knots.

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Just when all of us rugby fans here in the States thought that the prospects for the game in the U.S were getting better and better, the top rugby powerhouse, the University of California at Berkeley, has whistled up a severe penalty.

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At a time when people are talking about talking and no one is offering a real concept, coaches from 14 of the country’s top colleges are bucking the trend.

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You probably read that headline and said, “No way.” But that’s not how Nigel Melville, boss of USA Rugby, sees it. As an ex-international he certainly knows the difference between sevens and the 15-a-side game, and he figures that the US could shine in sevens in Rio, in both the men’s and women’s comp, for […]

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I’m Looking to the Americas and the growth of international rugby, which in the United States and Canada, is growing at a faster rate than any other sport from what I’ve read.

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With Sevens up for possible inclusion into the 2016 Olympics, the questions abound about what this will mean for the game of rugby. Will it help or hinder its popularity?

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