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

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

2022 Pacific Four Series Set for New Zealand

After an abbreviated launch in 2021, the Pacific Four Series will make its proper debut in June 2022. World Rugby has announced that the Pacific Four Series will take place in New Zealand over three match days: June 5th, 11th, and 17th. The competition will see New Zealand and Australia join Canada and the USA … Continue reading 2022 Pacific Four Series Set for New Zealand

Australia Gaining Momentum for Rugby World Cup 2029 Hosting Duties

World Rugby convinced USA Rugby to focus their bid on the 2033 World Cup instead of the intended 2029 competition. Now, we know why. Rugby Australia announced additional government support for a bid for the 2029 women's competition. This comes after government support for the 2027 men's competition. When World Rugby nudged the USA to … Continue reading Australia Gaining Momentum for Rugby World Cup 2029 Hosting Duties

Why We Aren’t Covering the Women’s Six Nations

Women’s rugby deserves better opportunities, including funding and coverage. Unfortunately, we’re not ready to be a serious part of that solution. The global women’s game is developing at a time when rugby is building in the USA. While the men’s game has a group of traditional powers, the women’s game is just entering it’s professional … Continue reading Why We Aren’t Covering the Women’s Six Nations

USA Rugby World Cup Bid Focusing on 2031/2033

Hopes for a future Rugby World Cup in the USA have moved a bit further into the future. After a three day summit with World Rugby, including World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin, the sides mutually agreed to shift the bids focus to a 2031 Men's Cup and a 2023 Women's Cup. https://twitter.com/USRugbyWC/status/1504835914849140743 The initial World … Continue reading USA Rugby World Cup Bid Focusing on 2031/2033

Breaking Down the Pacific Four Series

https://youtu.be/at9ma9KL5IU Halfway through the Pacific Four Series, there's been one question on the minds of many casual USA Rugby fans. "Whats the Pacific Four Series?" First, thanks for asking. I do love a good breakdown. The Pacific Four Series is a new cross-regional test level women's competition. The Series pits USA Rugby (currently ranked 6th … Continue reading Breaking Down the Pacific Four Series