Glendale Raptors look to Experience for 2018 MLR League Squad

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Over the past few years, the Glendale Raptors have established themselves as one of the best rugby union clubs in the United States. During last year’s Major Rugby Championship, Glendale Raptors absolutely dominated the National champion Austin Huns. Now they are readying themselves for a new challenge – Major League Rugby. In taking on six […] READ MORE


John Mitchell’s Departure from US Eagles Rugby An Expected Loss

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John Mitchell will be leaving the US Eagles following this summer series, to take over as the South African Bulls Super Rugby coach. Reports came out yesterday that John Mitchell would become the ‘Executive of Rugby’ for the Bulls rugby franchise in South Africa. The announcement by the US Eagles concerning his departure; following their […] READ MORE


Next Year’s Major League Rugby Set to Impress: Part One

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With an announcement of nine new teams set for play next year, Major League Rugby will be the best effort towards professional rugby in the USA. Following the painful and embarrassing situation between Pro Rugby and USA Rugby last winter, in February a new League was announced. The prelude to this league was the Major […] READ MORE




The ‘Long Game’ of the Austin Huns

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In a time when American Professional Rugby is ‘rife with controversy’ the Austin Huns rugby club have a vision for growing a sustainable organization. Pro Rugby in the United States has been a dream for many years. Last year, US Rugby had it’s first experience with a real professional league. However, fallout from the off […] READ MORE


Great Expectations in Rugby Union

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The second year in the World Cup cycle could be thought of as 'calm period'. But that would be the wrong attitude. Rugby must promote the ball! Like any sport, maintain high standards and hold onto their support base, while growing new fans across all regions. That is the key to success. And with great expectation in Rugby Union, there will be plenty to report on over these next twelve months. READ MORE


PRO Rugby CEO Becoming Toxic to American Rugby

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PRO Rugby CEO takes out frustration with USA Rugby on players. On December 19 PRO Rugby issued a letter to contracted players. The entire letter can be viewed here, but here is an excerpt: “As some of you may or may not know, we have been having serious issues with the cooperation and the enforcement […] READ MORE


Too Early to Judge John Mitchell’s Performance

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American rugby fans are quick to judge coaching performances and John Mitchell’s start is not exempt. USA Rugby is attracting fans at an amazing rate. Rugby is the fastest growing sport in the country. Pro Rugby is drawing in new fans to the sport, as has the Olympics. Americans are struggling with their place in the […] READ MORE


Is Spike Davis’ Absence from Eagles Roster a Mistake by US Rugby?

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Pro Rugby’s leading try scorer Spike Davis, is absent again from the US Eagles’ roster heading into the fall international tour. Is this a long-term mistake? The debut season of the American Pro Rugby competition was more successful than expected, and will be expanding next season. Aaron “Spike” Davis came on to the pitch for the Ohio […] READ MORE