Rugby Union World Cup

1-17-16 Rhinos Squash USA Hawks 74-6

On a breezy sunny January afternoon the USA national rugby league side, the Hawks, were crushed by the Leeds Rhinos 74-6. What was supposed to be a preseason warm-up match for the Rhinos proved to be more of a one-sided track meet. The Hawks crashed straight ahead into the waiting tackles of the experienced European […]

USA Hawks Prep for 2017 Rugby League World Cup vs Leeds Rhinos

The USA qualified for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in December and on Sunday, January 17th, 2016, in Jacksonville, Florida, they play a warm-up match against the Leeds Rhinos. The Rhinos laid claim to being the best rugby league side in Europe by winning the 2015 Challenge Cup. Against the Rhinos the USA Hawks […]

USA Fan’s 2015 World Cup Review

Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic Ocean and six hours from the USA the 2015 Rugby World Cup receded to the East as Norwegian Air out of Gatwick chased the setting sun. When I started writing the stories about this world cup, I struggled to find a theme to unite all the separate stories in […]

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2015-2016 Articles

In its rookie year, Tulane’s underdog women’s rugby team wins national title

BY KATHLEEN MULVIHILL| SPECIAL TO THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Posted May 19, 2016 Lean in and listen up if you want to be part of the club. No experience necessary. A few good women of true grit and tough attitude needed. That was the Uncle-Sam-Wants-You tone of the recruitment pitch for the women’s rugby club […]

LA 2016 High School All-League Selections

Tulane Women Can Claim 1/2 of a USA Rugby National Championship

In a bittersweet ending to an inspired season the Tulane University women’s rugby side conceded the USA Div II Rugby championship, kind of. After capturing the spring season championship by defeating Humboldt State University 39-32 in Davis, California on April 23rd, the Green Wave was to return to California two weeks later to play fall […]

Deep South Rugby 2015-16 Season

5/14/16 Ft Walton Beach 7s Okaloosa Islanders men’s club host the No Shoes Barefoot Beach Sevens Tournament with men’s, women’s, and high school teams. The event is sanctioned by USA Rugby. 5/5/16 Bayou Hurricanes State Champs/Perfect Season The Bayou Hurricanes went undefeated in capturing the Louisiana/DeepSouth state title 28-12 against Jesuit. The Blue Jays would […]

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