Carpenter: We aspire to win out in USA v Canada rivalry

Carpenter: We aspire to win out in USA v Canada rivalry

The USA and Canada are very similar in many respects, including the same level of desire to win whenever they meet on the rugby field. We talk to former captains, Aaron Carpenter and Blaine Scully, about the great North American rivalry. The rugby rivalry that exists...

HOW PHAIDRA KNIGHT IS HELPING UNDERSERVED YOUTH THROUGH RUGBY

HOW PHAIDRA KNIGHT IS HELPING UNDERSERVED YOUTH THROUGH RUGBY

World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Phaidra Knight discusses the work being done by her non-profit, PeaK Unleashed, which promotes health and well-being to underserved youth through rugby and yoga. It was during a visit to Rikers Island, the main jail complex in New...

MEET 12-YEAR-OLD ELLIOT ROUSE: AMERICA’S YOUNGEST RUGBY REFEREE

MEET 12-YEAR-OLD ELLIOT ROUSE: AMERICA’S YOUNGEST RUGBY REFEREE

As the youngest of nine siblings of an all-American family in Houston, Texas, you might say rugby is a part of Elliot Rouse’s DNA. In the ever-evolving game, Elliot has built a solid reputation for himself as a rising star in the local refereeing community - and he...

Drive behind Burke’s ascent through coaching ranks

Drive behind Burke’s ascent through coaching ranks

As a player, Jamie Burke was driven by a desire to find out exactly how good she could be. It was an internal mantra that yielded 51 test caps, appearances at three Rugby World Cups and a place in the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2020. No small feat for a woman...

Girls Rugby creating L.E.A.D.E.R.S. in lockdown

Girls Rugby creating L.E.A.D.E.R.S. in lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on rugby with clubs and academies, gyms and pitches across the world falling silent for the foreseeable future. But that does not mean the game cannot have an impact during this uncertain and difficult time. American...