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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

What Americas Teams have to Play for on the Final Day of RWC7s 2022

After two days in South Africa, Rugby World Cup 7s 2022 heads into its final day. Below, we break down what each side from the Americas has to play for in the tournament's epic conclusion. Argentina Men: After falling to New Zealand in the cup quarterfinal, they'll face South Africa first. The winner of that … Continue reading What Americas Teams have to Play for on the Final Day of RWC7s 2022

EPCR Moving to F**Rugby

American rugby fans will have one fewer viewing option this fall. European Professional Club Rugby, which organizes the European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions, is shifting from the NBC networks to F**Rugby for the new season. Premiership Rugby will remain with NBC, while F** has also acquired American distribution for both the URC and … Continue reading EPCR Moving to F**Rugby

MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

July is nearly over. Any chance for MLR expansion in 2023 appears to be facing the same reality. When MLR Commissioner George Killebrew acknowledged that potential expansion bids in Chicago and St. Louis might not be able be accepted in time for 2023, it should've made bigger waves. (There was a little skirmish involving two … Continue reading MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking

USA Eagles’ Path to Rugby World Cup 2023

One path to France has passed. Two more remain. After an exciting exhibition win over the French Barbarians, the USA Eagles are back in official Test action this weekend with the Americas 2 World Cup Qualifier playoff all set. We'll break it all down here. What's at Stake? A guaranteed spot in Rugby World Cup … Continue reading USA Eagles’ Path to Rugby World Cup 2023

Our Annual Commentary on FloRugby

USA men's rugby is back in action on July 1st. With it comes the return of FloRugby. FloRugby isn't a new topic here. The streaming home of USA Rugby has drawn universal revile. At a price of $30/month for occasionally spotty streaming, there's a reason why Twitter loves to hate it. The reasons why FloRugby … Continue reading Our Annual Commentary on FloRugby

USA Eagles 23 Named for French Barbarians Match

Houston, we have a lineup. Gary Gold has named his first Eagles team of the year: https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1542287007493361664 A trio of internationally based players start in the tight five. Toulouse's David Ainu'u and Saracens' Kapeli Pifeleti team up with Utah's Paul Mullen in the front row. Newcastle Falcons' Greg Peterson pairs with New York's Nick Civetta … Continue reading USA Eagles 23 Named for French Barbarians Match

Welcome to the Major League Rugby Offseason

The 2022 MLR season is officially behind us. The rugby is officially not. A big focus of RFT is covering the MLR, but that is merely one way we execute on our grand mission of providing in depth American style analysis of rugby in the USA. As the calendar shifts to the second half of … Continue reading Welcome to the Major League Rugby Offseason