I noted yesterday that ESPN3 would be showing The Rugby Championship again this year. The fact that ESPN continues to show TRC means they continue to have the SANZAAR broadcast license in the US, which also means they have the rights to the Mitre 10 Cup. Since ESPN has offered no indication that they will … Continue reading Time to Harass ESPN for Mitre 10 Cup, and Other Tuesday Notes
The Rugby Championship will be broadcast in the US on ESPN3, as it was last year. The first game on the streaming platform will be New Zealand v. Australia at 3am PST on Saturday morning, followed by Argentina and South Africa at 8am. Alas, despite my repeated pleas, no indicated as of yet that ESPN3 … Continue reading Rugby Championship on US TV; Other Rugby Notes
The Australian Rugby Union announced on Friday that they were incompetent jerkfaces who should be removed from their jobs (admittedly, they've made this announcement many times of late). In a related move, they also announced their intention to remove the Western Force from Super Rugby. The ARU has been debating whether to remove the Force … Continue reading Jerkface ARU Still Trying to Cut Force
Turn here for all of the important stuff you've missed over the past few days. We're in the midst of the dog days of rugby's summer, so we'll do the best we can. Hey, didn't you used to be Leigh Halfpenny? Here's a guy that went from battling to start for the British & Irish … Continue reading Dog Days Rugby Musings
Let me give you an idea how this is going to go right off the bat - I was recently named the self-appointed president of the "I Hope the Blue Bulls Lose Every Game Club," or the IHTBBLEGC for short. John Mitchell was hired and signed up to be the USA Eagles Head Coach in … Continue reading Closing the Door on the USA Rugby Mitchell Era
After five months of rugby action, four teams that deserve to compete for the championship trophy, and four teams that SANZAAR is contractually obligated to put into the Super Rugby playoffs, will take the pitch and determine, once and for all (or until next February), which Southern Hemisphere club stands supreme. Here's a hint - … Continue reading Super Rugby Playoff Preview!
The Lions series in New Zealand ends not with a bang, but a whimper. Years of anticipation and weeks of regional preliminaries culminated in a largely referee-induced draw at Eden Park last weekend, ending not only the game, but the series, in a flat-footed tie. So as we marinate in the dual let-down that was … Continue reading What Should You Have Learned From The Lions Series?
Saturdays this fall, you can tune in and watch the players that should be the future of USA Rugby. Now there are some caveats - for one, these players won't be playing rugby. For another, these players may have never even held a rugby ball. Nevertheless, what you will see are a tremendously deep pool … Continue reading The Future of USA Rugby – College Football!
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