1 08, 2016

[USA Rugby] USA Rugby Names 2016 US Olympic Men’s Rugby Team

UPDATE: Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo, Shalom Suniula selected as travel replacements. 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 [...]

27 07, 2016

[USA Rugby] GHSAAs Powered by Atavus Selected for 2016 Competitions

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - The Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS will venture on three tours in the final half of the year, with more than 80 young athletes set to receive international experience in 15s and the Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens. Led by Head Coach Farrah Douglas, a GHSAA 'east' team will travel [...]

16 05, 2016

[USA SEVENS CRC] Atavus Tackling System Partnered With Rhino Rugby

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - May 12, 2016 - For the second consecutive year, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and Rhino Rugby are partnering to present a series of free clinics for football coaches and student-athletes to demonstrate rugby tackling techniques that can be applied to the game of football. To register in advance for the ATAVUS Tackling System Powered by Rhino demonstrations [...]

2 05, 2016

[The Rugby Breakdown] Year 1 Down: Life After College

Rugby attracts many crossover athletes but it’s tough to imagine that Stanford recruited anyone so decorated as Sveinsson. The Texas native came to Palo Alto to run track. She is a former national champion in the mile and two-mile, and her accolades reflect the buzz she built while in high school. Life took a couple [...]

14 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] Bydwell Praises All American 7s

The Girls High School All American (GHSAA) 7s team assembled for the second time in its existence, and with similar results to its inaugural outing, won the Vancouver Rugby Festival in commanding fashion. The age-grade stars went 5-0, outscored the competition 214-5, and ended their campaign with a 55-0 championship victory over the B.C. Elite. [...]

25 06, 2015

[THE WASHINGTON POST] Rugby takes small step to Olympics; bigger jump to get fans

Returning to the Olympics is one step for rugby. But grabbing the limelight is a bigger jump, particularly in countries like Brazil where the sport has little following. “It’s very hard to get on the radar in this market the way football is,” Brett Gosper, the chief executive officer of World Rugby, said Wednesday [...]

23 04, 2015

[THE TELEGRAPH] HSBC Sevens Rugby Festival Series: Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings back in Brazil for another grassroots event

Sevens legends Waisale Serevi and Ben Gollings return to Rio to continue their work in nourishing the grassroots of the sport Sevens heroes Waisale Serevi – known as the 'king' – and Ben Gollings, the highest-ever points scorer in the HSBC Sevens World Series, have been back in Brazil for the latest instalment of [...]

23 04, 2015

[SPORT 360] INTERVIEW: Rugby sevens legend Ben Gollings giving something back

World Rugby Sevens Series sponsors HSBC continue to spread the rugby message around the globe with 2016 Olympic Games host nation Brazil the latest stopping point on the HSBC Rugby Festival circuit. His name is synonymous with sevens rugby. In fact, he is royalty in the sport. Englishman Ben Gollings rules the roost in [...]