Mike Friday, and Finding the Key to USA Rugby’s Growth

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From Last Word on Rugby, by Kyle Willoughby. The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and […] READ MORE


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

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The timing of Major League Rugby will be keyed around the expiration of Pro Rugby's contract with USA Rugby. As it sits right now; contrary to Doug Schoninger, PRO Rugby (PR) is 'dead in the water' with no players or coaches within that organization. The standing contract between PR and USA rugby will expire by March of 2018. READ MORE


End Zone or In Goal? Know the Finer Details of Rugby Union

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When you are watching your team play and they score five points, all that matters is they did it. Jump up and down, cheer all you like--whether its in-goal, or end zone, or even the bemoaned try zone all fans are rugbyunited by a shared love of the game. That's all that matters. Enjoy. 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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From Last Word on Rugby, Joshua Bradham 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 […] READ MORE


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

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Last Word On Rugby, by Joshua Bradham. Pro Rugby’s leading try scorer Spike Davis, is absent again from the US Eagles’ roster heading into the fall international tour. LWOR ask “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” […] READ MORE