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Rugby Canada’s Ashley Corrigan With the Ball as Rugby Canada Finishes First Place in Pool B in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, NZ – Rugby Canada finishes first in Pool B with a 29-14 victory at Waitakere Stadium in the 2021 Rugby World Cup. It was also a victory against their rivals, USA Rugby, who share rivalries in not just rugby union, but in other sports as well like ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer. Rugby Canada […]


Toronto Arrows scores his first-ever try on May 19, 2022

The Toronto Arrows ended the New England Free Jacks’ 10-game-winning streak after the latest round of the Major League Rugby season. It was only the Free Jacks’ second loss of the season. The win at York Lions Stadium also put Toronto back in the MLR playoff race with only two games to go. Toronto Arrows […]

2019 Rugby World Cup: USA Rugby hooker Joe Taufete'e preparing for the game against England

USA Rugby got a huge boost today as they will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup (men’s) and the 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cup. They will be hoping to replicate the success Japan had in the 2019 Rugby World Cup (men’s). USA Rugby was given rights to host both Rugby World Cups Embed from Getty […]

Somoan wing Ed Fidow scores a try at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium

TORONTO, ON – Rugby New York won the game, thanks largely to their strong start to the game. They scored the first 17 points of the game, as they found ways to get behind the Toronto Arrows’ defence on the road. Rugby New York really played well offensively in a 41-17 road win in Toronto […]

USA Rugby player Christian Dyer dives and scores a try in London, England

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston SaberCats gets their first-ever win at AVEVA Stadium. It was also the SaberCats first-ever win against the Arrows. This win happened because of the strong start Houston had in the game, especially in the second half. The Arrows did score the last three tries of the game, but it was […]

Rugby Canada's Gordon McRorie kicks a conversion on June 11, 2016

TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Arrows score over 50 points and they win their second-straight home game at York Lions Stadium. It was not a pretty win as the Arrows did not play well defensively. However, their offence was firing on all cylinders as they scored eight tries in the game. Toronto Arrows score eight […]

Rugby ATL fly-half Kurt Coleman in Quincy, Massachusetts

TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Arrows lost a memorable home game at York Lions Stadium. It was their first home game in Toronto in over 1,000 days. The Arrows actually played well but got a costly yellow card in the second half that cost them the game against Rugby ATL. Toronto Arrows lost an important […]

Rugby New York players huddle at JFK Stadium

PREVIEW – The Toronto Arrows faces familiar foes, Rugby New York at JFK Stadium. Both teams were expansion teams in the 2019 MLR season and have had many memorable matchups in the teams’ short history in Major League Rugby. The Toronto Arrows faces expansion cousins in New York City Toronto Arrows The Toronto Arrows have […]

Toronto Arrows player Ross Braude passes the ball on April 3, 2021

PREVIEW – The Toronto Arrows will travel to Veterans Memorial Stadium on March 12, 2022. There, they will face the New England Free Jacks on the road. The Arrows have won two straight games. Toronto Arrows play a third-straight road game, this time at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The New England Free Jacks plays home opener […]

MLR 2022: Interview with Major League Commissioner George Killebrew at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort before the Major League Rugby Vegas Weekend

INTERVIEW – MLR 2022 has just started with an addition of the 13th team in Dallas. The North American league, which currently has 12 teams in the U.S., and one in Canada, could be the next big sport in North America. At the centre of that is MLR Commissioner George Killebrew, who previously worked with […]

Connor Dickins - Feb 16, 2022

With Major League Rugby in full swing, we spoke to the captain of Rugby ATL, Matt Heaton. The franchise did exceptionally well to reach the final last year, eventually losing to an LA Giltinis side containing Matt Giteau, Adam Ashley-Cooper, and D.T.H van der Merwe. The ambition of Rugby ATL clearly hasn’t faded for 2022: […]

LA Giltinis player Marco Fepulea'i warms up before the game on July 10, 2021

LANGFORD, BC – The LA Giltinis trailed after the end of the first half at Starlight Stadium. However, thanks to a spectacular second half, they were able to win the game 31-16. Even more remarkable was their ability to not allow the Arrows to score a single point in the second half. LA Giltinis gets […]

USA Rugby player Will Hooley in the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Connor Dickins - Feb 14, 2022

INTERVIEW – Is Major League Rugby, America’s professional league, the sport’s most exciting prospect? USA Eagle Will Hooley believes so. MLR 2022 is in full swing, and you can watch all matches free of charge on The Rugby Network. LWOS spoke with Hooley about MLR’s potential, the USA National Team, and life after rugby. An […]

Toronto Arrows player Tayler Adams on April 3, 2021

ANALYSIS – Peter Smith is only 32 years old, making him the youngest head coach in MLR. The Australian fly-half played professional rugby union in Wales (Ospreys) and Japan (Coca-Cola West Red Shark and Kubota Spears). His last year of professional rugby union was in MLR with the Seattle Seawolves. Peter Smith is the new […]

Seattle Seawolves' AJ Alatimu prepares to kick during the first half at Segra Field

ANALYSIS – The 2022 MLR season schedule was revealed in December and it has some interesting games to look at. Of course, with the Dallas Jackals getting a team there will be three pro teams from the state of Texas. Also, the LA Giltinis will look to defend their title as they begin their second […]

Toronto Arrows Mitch Richardson carries the ball on April 3, 2021

The Toronto Arrows and Toronto FC share a lot of similarities and differences with each other. They both came at a time when it was long overdue for Canada to have a professional sports team. Yes, there were professional soccer teams between 1993-2006, but there were in the second tier of professional soccer (or what […]



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Connor Dickins - Dec 28, 2021

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Charlie Inglefield - Dec 28, 2021

Sir Clive Woodward is not a fan of the expression ‘Finishers’. His understandable argument is that all players should be capable of playing 80 minutes. But with all due respect to Sir Clive, England’s finishers nearly pulled off a remarkable victory over the All Blacks on Saturday. Messrs. Dave Ribbans, Mako Vunipola, Will Stuart, Freddie […]

Suspensions to Antoine DuPont/Pieter-Steph du Toit for red cards

With suspensions announced for star players Antoine DuPont and Pieter-Steph du Toit, it comes at the wrong time for World Rugby. The last fully contested weekend of the Autumn Nations Series was bereft of two superstars that are both former recipients of World Rugby men’s Player of the Year. It is bad timing, especially for […]

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Thomas Booth - Dec 28, 2021

Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […]

England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability
Charlie Inglefield - Dec 28, 2021

England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […]

France Wins Bronze Medal over Rugby Canada in Auckland, New Zealand

This Saturday on the last day of the World Cup, France wins bronze medal at Eden Park. This was France’s third-straight bronze medal, and while disappointing not to appear in the Cup final, they completed a confidence-boosting win. Rugby Canada finished in fourth place [for the fourth time] and must look closely at this result. […]

RWC2023 headquarters staff under investigation by French authorities

Staff at the French Rugby RWC2023 headquarters are under investigation by authorities, with news that the France 2023 Ethics Committee was continuing its inquiry into the operation. Reuters stated that ‘Claude Atcher, the chief executive officer of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France [organization], has been sacked after a report by the French Labour […]

USA Eagles/Portugal RWC Playoff qualification match

After two rounds of RWC playoff qualification matches completed, two out of the four sides in this knockout tournament remain; the USA Eagles and Portugal. And one last game is scheduled for  Friday, November 18. Qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is limited to 24 sides, and just one place remains in Pool […]