Point Counter-Point: Collegiate Sevens Championship

Back from a bit of an in-season hiatus, we’ll do something different today. We being Matt Trenary and Eric Taber. This will be a point counter-point piece on whether or not teams with significant travel should attend USA Rugby’s Collegiate Sevens National Championship. This centers around the financial commitments of championships as any free championships […]

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Q&A: Brad Kilpatrick on starting a collegiate rugby endowment

Brad Kilpatrick of World Rugby Shop fame sat down with me to discuss his involvement with Auburn University’s rugby program. Brad has been instrumental in helping the program start an endowment within the university. A handful of college programs have developed resources in this manner, most of them are extremely successful. It’s nice to see […]

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USA Rugby Women’s 7s Open Camp with Coach Ric Suggitt

“Don’t be last!” shouted USA Rugby Women’s 7s National Team coach Ric Suggitt as he urged players to hustle to start the camp, “Sevens is a fast game, don’t be last!” On Sunday August 19, Ric Suggitt held an open camp for players and coaches after the 7s National All Star Championships at the Olympic […]

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USA U-20s v Senior Eagles scrimmage

Pathway on Display Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to witness the USA Rugby player pathway on display as it has never been before. In these days where national team assemblies are rare, costly, and generally held overseas, it’s not often that we see our age-grade sides competing in the same place at the […]

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Coaching opportunities in the Super Rugby Final [NO SPOILERS!]

Good morning everyone! It’s 9 AM here in South Africa, and the country has been buzzing all week about the Super Rugby final. Everyone expects SBW to make some incredible offloads, Bismarck du Plessis and his brother Jannie to do hard work at the breakdown, and for Aaron Cruden and Freddy Michalak to be their […]

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