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

Deep South Rugby 2015-16 Season

1/29/16 Cameron Falcon on USA Eagle ARC Squad NORFC hooker, Cameron Falcon, was selected to be one of the 37 athletes on the USA Eagle 37 member squad for the inaugural American Rugby Championship (ARC). The ARC’s initial plan is to involve USA, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil in an annual “6 Nations” type […]

Ireland to play All Blacks in Chicago next year

Ireland to play All Blacks in Chicago next year The Irish Times has reported that Ireland will play the All Blacks in the US for the first time. Ireland last took on New Zealand in November 2013. By Gerry Thornley The Irish rugby team is to break new ground by playing New Zealand in Chicago […]

Higgins Ashes to be Spread on Favorite Pitches

Expanded Old Boy Division Expected at Nov. 7-8 Battleship Tourney Organizers are expecting a larger contingent of Old Boy teams at the Nov. 7-8 Battleship Invitational Tourney at Battleship Park in Mobile. Many are attending as a final farewell to Montgomery, ORB and Gypsy rugby player Gene Higgins. Gene died earlier this year and requested […]

New Orleans Masters Rugby Tournament switches from spring to fall in 2016

In an effort to provide the best experience possible, the New Orleans Rugby Football Club has made the decision to change the dates of its annual old boys tournament from the spring to the fall. The tourney, officially the New Orleans Masters Rugby Tournament, will be held in City Park in New Orleans, a little […]

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