Thursday, October 25, 2012

Participants wanted for survey on rugby TV coverage in the U.S.

I got an email today from Marta Tartar who is working towards her Masters in Media Studies at The New School.  She is conducting a survey as part of her Thesis and is look for participants to help her with her research.  Here are the details:

I'm reaching out to you as part of the American rugby community. If you are interested in helping further  research on rugby and media exposure in the U.S., fill out this survey.


Please send it to all your rugby contacts and spread it around your network - posting to blogs and other forms of social media is highly encouraged. Thank you for your participation!

Marta Tartar
MA in Media Studies, The New School 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Universal Sports and Premium Sports announce 6 Nations US broadcasting agreement

Hot of the press from Cynopsis Media is that Universal Sports and Premium Sports have announced an agreement that with give Universal Sports US broadcasting rights to the 2013 Six Nations Rugby Championship.  The agreement will give viewers all of 15 matches (yes, all matches!) and will offer video highlights on

Monday, October 8, 2012

George Network event with special guest Ben Cohen, Wed 10th Oct, NYC

If you’re in NYC this Wednesday 10th October, you are invited to join George at 6pm at Thomas Pink on Madison & 53rd for their latest networking evening with special guest Ben Cohen.

All are welcome (Free to members, $10 donation for non-members.  RSVP to Anna (

Wednesday 10th October
Thomas Pink
520 Madison Avenue
6pm - 9pm
England Rugby World Cup Champion
Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
 Wednesday 10th October, 6pm
Thomas Pink
520 Madison Avenue (between 53rd & 54th Street) 

Click here to RSVP
Members - free  Non-members - $10 donation
Thomas Pink
This October Thomas Pink will launch a special edition rugby collection as  the official outfitter to the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in 2013. 
To celebrate the launch, guests will have the opportunity to win limited edition cufflinks from Thomas Pink Rugby Collection as well as Thomas Pink rugby balls signed by Ben Cohen.
Guests will also receive a pair of Union Jack Woven Button Cufflinks (valued at $50) with any purchase of $250 and purchases on the night will be donated to St. George's Society and the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation.
Cocktails provided by:
All proceeds support the charitable mission of:
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St. George's Society is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. It has a long and respected tradition of helping needy British and Commonwealth people in New York. HRH The Duke of Gloucester is the Society's Patron; and for over a century each serving British Consul-General in New York has been the Society's Honorary President.

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, Inc. is the world's first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it. The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)  non-profit.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"State of the Union", a US rugby news show

Since starting a rugby life, I have always been thinking of new ways to create engaging content.  I have long wanted to create something utilizing video that is original and highlights the growing rugby scene here in the US.   So after much development, I am pleased to announce my last project, "State of the Union", the first US rugby news show on the web. 

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