Jess Neilson has represented Canada’s Women’s U-20 and Senior Team, but now she’s taken on the role of Head Coach at York University in Ontario.
RAN is pleased to highlight a new initiative with ChildFund Rugby aimed at further developing and strengthening safeguarding systems for all participating in rugby throughout North America.
Having lived part of the great growth of Mexican rugby in recent years, Ruben Duque continues to lift the standard of play on local fields, as well as the presence and performance of Team Mexico at international tournaments.
After moving to the island from England, Rob Perry took over Head Coach duties with Curaçao Rugby Federation and has focused on growing the sport through culture, high performance & development.
While all eyes will be on the Guinness Six Nations over the coming weeks, the tournament also serves as an important reminder that the sport continues to prioritise work to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries, including concussions.
Rugby Americas North is committed to recognizing the positive people, role models, programs, difference makeres and culture that make the sport of rugby special throughout North American and the Caribbean and are calling for story nominations.
Rugby Americas North is proud to launch its first-ever UNSTOPPABLES campaign throughout the month of November to highlight the exciting growth of women’s rugby throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Player welfare is the number one priority in the game of rugby, and everyone has a role to play in ensuring a safe environment for training and competing as we get set to return to rugby from COVID-19. Here are a few tips and best practices for you to take into consideration.
At the age of just 25, Jessica Neilson has an impressive list of accomplishments – on and off the rugby pitch. The Victoria, BC native picked up a rugby ball at eight years old and has never looked back. She’s represented Castaway Wanderers, Vancouver Island, British...
Squad of 22 match officials from 12 countries selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo Inclusion of five international players who have swapped the playing shirt for the whistle, including New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup winner Selica Winiata Eight female referees...
Cristina’s passion for rugby started from her first game, playing at University, in New Brunswick, Canada in 1979. When she moved to Southern Ontario in 1983, there were no women playing rugby, so she joined the St. Catharines Rugby Club Board and became the Fixtures...
USA Eagle Alum and former USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne appointed as General Manager of High Performance following an extensive application and review process. The General Manager role will lead and oversee all aspects of USA Rugby High Performance programs, including the...
USA Rugby High Performance Pathways to host men’s and women’s Talent Identification Camps with World Rugby
Seven camps will be held to identify talent at the U18, U20 and U23 levels with an emphasis on players from non-traditional pathways GLENDALE, CO. (April 8, 2021) - Beginning in May, USA Rugby High Performance Pathways will host seven Talent Identification Camps to...
Dennis Dwyer is the former President of Rugby Americas North. He served in the position from August 2013 to August 2017. Formerly the Head Coach of the Bermuda National team and President of the Bermuda Rugby Football Union, Dennis has also had a long career as a...
Miguel Carner started playing rugby at the French Lycee in Mexico City when he was 12 and went on to play Junior Rugby (Centre) and Championship with the French Lycee. He later founded the Wallabies Rugby Club in Mexico 1979 and won the Senior National Champions...
Hearing Lauren Doyle talk about appearing at a second Olympic Games, you are left with the impression she has unfinished business on sport’s grandest stage. Doyle was part of the USA team that finished fifth as rugby returned to the Olympics at Rio 2016, losing to New...
With a history of over 35 years in Rugby, George Nicholson’s career impressively spans right across the spectrum of the sport. Although his experience officially encompasses 22 years as a player and 14 years as a referee, those who know George, know he is a man of...
Former Canadian international Lesley McKenzie has already hit the ground running in her first month as Japan head coach, her sights already set on Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 and developing the next generation of female coaches in the country. Lesley McKenzie laughs...
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