30 10, 2015

[Vice Sports] What American Football Can Learn from the Rugby World Cup

2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00

Once upon a time, American football and rugby were pretty much one and the same. Then came Walter Camp and the 1880 college football rules convention that replaced scrums with an uncontested line of scrimmage, and a subsequent century of increasing delineation and mutual indifference: hard plastic helmets and the domestic dominance of Monday Night [...]

[Vice Sports] What American Football Can Learn from the Rugby World Cup 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
6 10, 2015

Preparing for South Africa at RWC 2015 – Matt Trouville

2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00

A post by our very own: Matt Trouville Tonight I received one of the greatest honors I could ever dream of, the chance to wear the USA jersey in a Rugby World Cup match. Just to say those words is indescribable! I remember sitting in my lounge room as a kid with a ball under [...]

Preparing for South Africa at RWC 2015 – Matt Trouville 2016-11-29T16:54:40+00:00
22 09, 2015

A Week At The Rugby World Cup

2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00

Shalom Suniula checks in post game one The RWC experience so far has been breathtaking.The highlight of my week was being announced on the roster to play against Samoa. Being Samoan myself, this game had extra meaning to it. I have family back in Samoa sending me messages and pictures wearing USA gears showing their support for the [...]

A Week At The Rugby World Cup 2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00
15 09, 2015

[WSJ] What the NFL Can Learn From Rugby

2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00

As the World Cup begins in England, more football coaches stateside look to rugby to improve tackling By Jonathan Clegg Sept. 15, 2015 12:41 p.m. ET For most Americans, the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Friday, is a strange curiosity. Here’s a sport that looks a little like the NFL. But with no helmets, [...]

[WSJ] What the NFL Can Learn From Rugby 2016-11-29T16:54:41+00:00
11 09, 2015

Preparing for the Aussies – Matt Trouville

2016-11-29T16:54:42+00:00

What a week I just had! The lowest of lows and then the highest of highs all within a seven day period. Returning from Philly after the Harlequins match, on Wednesday I was called by our team manager informing me that I would be returning to the squad to prepare for the historic Wallabies match [...]

Preparing for the Aussies – Matt Trouville 2016-11-29T16:54:42+00:00
9 09, 2015

[ESPN] Simon Barnes’ Rugby World Cup heroes: Waisale Serevi

2016-11-29T16:54:43+00:00

Waisale Serevi of Fiji is possibly the greatest rugby union player of all time. At least, he is if you are daft enough to think that rugby is something to do with a ball. I include him in my top five World Cup rugby players not because of what he has achieved in the World [...]

[ESPN] Simon Barnes’ Rugby World Cup heroes: Waisale Serevi 2016-11-29T16:54:43+00:00
2 07, 2015

[USA RUGBY] Eagle Q&A with Shalom Suniula

2016-11-29T16:54:47+00:00

Shalom Suniula is a talented half back that captained the Men’s Eagles Sevens before making his debut with the Eagles XVs in 2014. Suniula, the younger brother of capped Eagles Andrew and Roland, helped the USA qualify for the World Cup by scoring a try against Uruguay in the team’s qualifying victory. Now, the quick-footed [...]

[USA RUGBY] Eagle Q&A with Shalom Suniula 2016-11-29T16:54:47+00:00
25 06, 2015

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

2016-11-29T16:54:47+00:00

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 [...]

[THE WASHINGTON POST] Rugby takes small step to Olympics; bigger jump to get fans 2016-11-29T16:54:47+00:00
4 02, 2015

Gilbert Named Official Ball of Serevi Rugby®

2016-11-29T16:54:57+00:00

Partnership reflects history and future of the game   [bra_dropcaps style='dropcap1']S[/bra_dropcaps]EATTLE – (February 4, 2015) – Serevi Rugby® (serevirugby.com), a leading provider of on-field programming and conditioning for players and coaches from beginner to the U.S. National Team, has created a partnership with Gilbert (gilbertrugby.com) to become the official ball partner for Serevi’s wide range of programming from [...]

Gilbert Named Official Ball of Serevi Rugby® 2016-11-29T16:54:57+00:00