Major League Rugby (MLR) and USA Youth & High School Rugby (YHS) announced a wide-ranging collaboration that will establish programs and initiatives to grow youth and high school rugby. The collaboration includes a streaming partnership with The Rugby Network to stream key high school games across the country, a school-based flag rugby program, inner city and after school rugby programs and a coaching app to include MLR content, along with other initiatives.
The United States Rugby Foundation (USRF) has announced a new partnership with Girls Rugby, a non-profit organization working with young girls to advocate for their success on and off the field.
The Fairfield Rugby Club won the High School bracket at Tri-State 7 this past weekend thanks to some outstanding defense, only allowing two tries throughout the day.
The Falcon 7s opened the door to elite-level 7s for women and girls players, and we saw some talent rise to the top.
Julie McCoy, who heads up hosts American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC), ran the tournament, and pulled triple-duty as live-streaming commentator, was impressed with the standard of play, especially on the high school side.
The NAI 7s slated for late July in Salt Lake City has signed on Irish Rugby Tours, Next Phase Rugby, and Fuzion 100 as sponsors.
The North American HS 7s series has added three programs totaling five teams for the 2020 season.
Rhinos Rugby Academy joins with a Boys program and a Girls program.
The Wisconsin Rugby Academy Badgers joins with a Girls program.
And the Gorilla Rugby Academy Boys and Girls programs also join.