Six Story-lines for the Six Nations

Rugby's oldest champion kicks off February 4th with Ireland traveling to Wales. While the annual competition always has intrigue, the 2023 edition might truly be the most riveting since the expansion from the Five Nations format. We'll breakdown the key story-lines for each side in reverse order of their 2022 table finish. Italy Despite finishing … Continue reading Six Story-lines for the Six Nations

A 13 Team MLR Need Not Return

The countdown to MLR season 6 is now less than a month. The hype for season 7 has already begun. Reports of a Miami based expansion side continue to trickle out. Following the recent contraction of Austin and LA and the subsequent addition of Chicago, adding one side for 2024 would return to league to … Continue reading A 13 Team MLR Need Not Return

Improving the Rugby World Cup Draw

With the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 shifting from years to months, it should be time for the draw of fixtures. Instead, we're stuck looking at some strange groupings. A quick refresh: the men's Rugby World Cup features 20 teams divided into 4 pools of 5 teams. Those teams qualify via the following paths: … Continue reading Improving the Rugby World Cup Draw

Chicago Stadium Looks to be Set Sooner than Later

MLR’s newest ‘contraction team’ is getting closer to taking the field, and we’re getting closer to knowing where the field will be. The Chicago team (which we continue to believe will be called the Chicago Bison) have yet to announce… anything. However, the league clearly has faith that a stadium solution is on the way. … Continue reading Chicago Stadium Looks to be Set Sooner than Later

Major League Rugby will be Watching Elections in Illinois

Its Election Day in the United States. If you haven't voted, why are you reading this? (Exception: if you're reading this while in a line to vote, feel free to continue.) One particular race should be on the minds of folks in the league office. Illinois voters have been asked to vote up or down … Continue reading Major League Rugby will be Watching Elections in Illinois

USA Eagles Knocked from RWC 2021

From the beginning of 2018 to the end of the pool phase of Rugby World Cup 2021, the USA Eagles women had met their Canadian counterparts six times. Their seventh meeting went the same way as the first six. On a wet day in New Zealand, Canada asserted their dominance over their southern neighbors once … Continue reading USA Eagles Knocked from RWC 2021

Major Decisions Coming for MLR this Weekend

Major League Rugby continues to improve the product on the field. In terms of off-field drama, its already a top tier competition. Americas Rugby News dropped extensive reporting on the state of affairs in MLR. According to ARN, league owners are meeting this weekend to resolve which teams will participate in 2023. Both LA and … Continue reading Major Decisions Coming for MLR this Weekend

Your MLR Salary Cap Views are Probably Worthless

The debate over Major League Rugby's salary cap continues to rage amongst both league insiders and Twitter warriors. Its time for the later to lay down their arms. After salary cap issues led to LA and Austin being dropped from last season's playoffs, the salary cap has become an offseason focal point. While a few … Continue reading Your MLR Salary Cap Views are Probably Worthless

Rugby World Cup 2021: An American’s Primer

Rugby World Cup 2021 is on its way. Finally. After being delayed a year due to the global COVID pandemic, the women of the rugby world are ready for their time in the spotlight down in New Zealand. We'll get you all caught up on the format below. Format Like the men's World Cup, the … Continue reading Rugby World Cup 2021: An American’s Primer

How Each Americas Side Fared in RWC7s 2022

Rugby World Cup 7s 2022 has come and gone. Below, we look at how each side from North and South America performed. Its important to note the structure of the competition. As a straight knock out bracket, a loss in the opening round (proper) means the team cannot finish above 9th, whereas a win in … Continue reading How Each Americas Side Fared in RWC7s 2022