USA Rugby World Cup Bids Approved

It was expected for several months, but that didn’t make the announcement any less exciting. Earlier today, World Rugby voted unanimously to approve USA Rugby as the host of the 2031 men’s and 2023 women’s World Cups. As expected, England was named the host of the 2025 women’s event, while Australia will host in 2027 … Continue reading USA Rugby World Cup Bids Approved

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

3 Things: MLR Round 10

Each week brings too many story lines to cover in depth. 3 Things is our weekly feature to rectify that, taking a shallow dive into three story lines that deserve more coverage. LA Has Fully Returned When the Giltinis entered the MLR in 2021, they built a roster that was head and tails above the … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 10

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

What’s Next for Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz?

Old Glory DC has been dreadful to start the year. Their best player hasn't helped. Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz's five game ban is the latest in a long line of issues for the talented back row forward. DC's number eight has seen more cards than a blackjack dealer over the last several years. The accumulation of incidents … Continue reading What’s Next for Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz?

Don’t Complain About American Players Going Abroad

Complaining about the state of your country's rugby union is a unifying theme around the globe. One American complaint needs to stop. A prominent rugby pundit in the States took to Twitter last week to rant about players going abroad instead of staying in the MLR. Since I don't personally know him, I'll leave him … Continue reading Don’t Complain About American Players Going Abroad

Jack Carty Appears for Ireland, Conceding Potential Eagles Call Up

Earlier this week, Jack Carty was named as a replacement for Ireland against France in the Six Nations. Today, he took the field. The Connacht flyhalf didn't have a particularly notable appearance, with the biggest moment being a forward pass that put France in position to seal the win. However, the cap will restart the … Continue reading Jack Carty Appears for Ireland, Conceding Potential Eagles Call Up

Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

After a shock two week unemployment, Scott Lawrence has landed in the Eagles' nest. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1492257581108117509 The former Rugby ATL coach will take over the Eagles' defense. His time in Atlanta saw him develop the top defense of 2021. He'll spend the year working with the Eagles player pool and developing the defensive system. For Lawrence, … Continue reading Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

Jack Carty Set For Ireland Return

The Six Nations continues in Europe this weekend, but the USA Rugby is still set for a loss. The shock announcement that Irish captain and flyhalf Johnny Sexton will miss the heavyweight clash against France due to a hamstring injury prompted changes at 10. As a result, Munster's Joey Carbery will work the pivot, while … Continue reading Jack Carty Set For Ireland Return

Welcome (Back) to RugbyFootballTalk

Its the first match week of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. Now you have a reason to care about us again. We recognize that many of our readers only keep up on the American game during the MLR season and Eagles campaign. We have the web traffic numbers. The hurt when you leave after … Continue reading Welcome (Back) to RugbyFootballTalk