1 08, 2016

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

2017-05-01T09:08:18+00:00

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 [...]

[USA Rugby] USA Rugby Names 2016 US Olympic Men’s Rugby Team 2017-05-01T09:08:18+00:00
29 04, 2016

[Rugby Today] ATAVUS Partnership Introduces Rugby Specific S&C Programming

2016-11-29T16:54:31+00:00

SEATTLE – (April 27, 2016) ATAVUS  and Volt Athletics today announced the launch of a new technology platform to bring individualized, affordable, rugby-specific strength and conditioning (S&C) programs to athletes around the world. Volt Athletics’ technology will deliver rugby-specific training built by veteran ATAVUS high performance coaches, allowing rugby players to train like an ATAVUS athlete [...]

[Rugby Today] ATAVUS Partnership Introduces Rugby Specific S&C Programming 2016-11-29T16:54:31+00:00
1 12, 2015

[TIAR] Q&A With Greg McWilliams From ATAVUS

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

Earlier this month it was announced that Yale coach and former Ireland women assistant Greg McWilliams has joined the staff of ATAVUS. To get more on his role with the organization we sat down and chatted with McWilliams to get his insights. TIAR: What attracted you to joining the ATAVUS staff? Greg McWilliams: I first [...]

[TIAR] Q&A With Greg McWilliams From ATAVUS 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
16 11, 2015

Yale Director of Rugby Greg McWilliams Joins ATAVUS

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

Coach educator brings technical and tactical knowledge to continue to build Rugby curriculum SEATTLE (November 16, 2015) – Current Director of Rugby at Yale University and USA Rugby Collegiate All-American coach Greg McWilliams has joined ATAVUS to develop Rugby specific curriculum, provide elite level coaching at ATAVUS camps and academies, and drive coach development within [...]

Yale Director of Rugby Greg McWilliams Joins ATAVUS 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
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
27 10, 2015

[GOFF] Special Approach Needed to Coach at Top Level

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

There’s been a lot of talk in rugby and football circles about the influence of one sport over the other in terms of tackling and converting crossover athletes, and ATAVUS Coach Emilie Bydwell said there are certainly approaches that work best for rugby coaches. The Rugby World Cup has brought up, yet again, the concept [...]

[GOFF] Special Approach Needed to Coach at Top Level 2016-11-29T16:54:39+00:00
13 10, 2015

[Post Gazette] On the cusp of the World Cup, is rugby poised for a breakout in the U.S.?

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

By Robert Zullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On a sweltering night last week, Alicia Trump leaned over the railing of her porch on North Franklin Street and looked out over the field that runs behind Manchester school. A cloud of dust rose from the bone-dry dirt as the Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club’s men’s team slugged its [...]

[Post Gazette] On the cusp of the World Cup, is rugby poised for a breakout in the U.S.? 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
5 10, 2015

ATAVUS Academy Opens in Minneapolis and San Diego Providing Year-Round Rugby Player Development

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

Program designed to parallel USA Rugby Developmental Pathway and increase competitiveness throughout player pool SEATTLE (October 5, 2015) – ATAVUS (rugby.atavus.com) has launched its two newest ATAVUS Academy locations in Minneapolis and San Diego to provide sustained, year-round player development. Initially both locations will focus on women’s (18+) programs, designed to parallel the USA Rugby [...]

ATAVUS Academy Opens in Minneapolis and San Diego Providing Year-Round Rugby Player Development 2016-11-29T16:54:41+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