Sunday, August 30, 2009

Play Rugby USA - Free Guinness & Social on Wednesday Sept 2nd

If your in NYC this week, pop on over to Tonic (727 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019 ) between 7-9pm on Wednesday, Sept 2nd to enjoy a few drinks and a little Wii Sports action! The event is open to all and gives you the opportunity to meet the folks at Play Rugby USA and join a team in the Mucky Rugger Run.

Bring your friends, potential runners, potential sponsors and enjoy some free drinks on them. Find out more here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nations Cup Update #4

Here's a quick round up of yesterdays matches:

England 25 - 0 South Africa
South Africa's final match ends in defeat to the English. Click here for the full story

10 - 15 USA
Last minute try by the Eagles denies the home side a draw. Click here for the full story

The final matches will now take place on Saturday with the US taking on France at 2pm and Canada versus England at 4:30 pm

Monday, August 17, 2009

Get muddy for a good cause

The great folks over at Play Rugby USA are taking part in Runamuck , a muddy 5k run, and want you to join the fun!

They are looking for 10 teams of 4 to join in and challenge the Play Rugby USA team for some great prizes - including the best costume. For more details on how to take part, head on over to their Facebook page.

If you would like to sponsor a team or make a donation to the race, simply click on the donation link below and simply reference the team name in the dedication line.

100% of sponsor / donor proceeds will benefit Play Rugby, Inc in establishing its new youth development programs for 2009-2010 academic year. These programs include rugby, fitness, nutrition and academics for 2 schools in West Harlem and 2 schools in East Harlem.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rugby Olympic update

Great news has made the cut!

As I blogged yesterday, rugby was one of seven sports being considered. Well rugby, along with golf, will be put forward for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October. For the full story, click here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

AP - Rugby is looking good for 2016 Olympics

The campaign to get rugby into the Olympics got a boost today as it appears to among one of the two favorites (golf being the other) to be selected, according to the Associated Press.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) will choose two sports from a proposed list of seven (the others are baseball, softball, squash, karate and roller sports), and will be voted on by the full IOC assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark in October. For full story, click here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Womens Nations Cup kicks off next week

The US Womens National team head off North next week to take on Canada, England, France and South Africa in the Nations Cup. This is the 2nd Nations Cup tournament and will be played in Oakville, Canada from August 10th through 22nd. For more details, head on over to Rugby Canada and if you can make it in person to see the games, you catch them live online at

The schedule of the games are as follows (all kick off times are
GMT -4 hours EDT i.e same as EST)

August 10th
France vs South Africa 4:30 PM
England vs USA 6:30 PM
August 13th
France vs England 4:30 PM
Canada vs South Africa 6:30 PM
August 16th
South Africa vs USA 2:00 PM
Canada vs France 4:00 PM
August 19th
England vs South Africa 4:30 PM
Canada vs USA 6:30 PM
August 22nd
USA vs France 2:00 PM
Canada vs England 4:00 PM

Monday, August 3, 2009

Podcast Episode 2 - Mark Griffin & Christian Mayo (Play Rugby USA)

I added last night the second part of a two part podcast on Play Rugby USA. The new podcast features a interview with Mark Griffin, the founder and president, and Christian Mayo, Director of Programs.

You can listen to the podcast on the player below as well as on iTunes, our Facebook page, or via Feedburner.

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