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Encyclopedia > USA Rugby

The sport of rugby in the United States has always had a close relationship with the sport of American football. Games of rugby, soccer and hybrid games had always been played between American universities. In 1876 Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia formed the Intercollegiate Football Association, which used the rugby code, except for a slight difference in scoring. The modern sport of American football is a descendent of these rules. Rugby continues to be played in American universities, George W Bush being one of the most famous players. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Rugby might refer to the sport called rugby: Rugby football Rugby league Rugby union Touch Rugby Tag Rugby Wheelchair Rugby Rugby is also the name of several places: Rugby, Warwickshire (England) within the Borough of Rugby Rugby, North Dakota Rugby, Tennessee Rugby, Brooklyn Rugby may also refer to: Rugby School... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... Columbia University is a large private research university in New York City comprising, through its affiliates, five undergraduate colleges and sixteen graduate and professional schools. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and the 43rd and current President of the United States. ...


The United States claimed victories in both the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games. Shortly after the 1924 Olympics, however, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) removed rugby as an Olympic sport. Without the Olympic incentive, the sport’s growth in America collapsed and the game remained dormant for the next half century.


However, the sport then enjoyed a renaissance, beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1970s. This created the need for a national governing body to represent the USA in the International rugby community. Four territorial organizations formed the United States of America Rugby Football Union (now known as USA Rugby) in 1975.


USA Rugby's national team is nicknamed the Eagles. The National Men’s Team first took the field in 1976. Competing in international tournaments like the Churchill Cup and the Pan American Championship, as well as specially scheduled matches against world powers such as France and Ireland, the Eagles have qualified for four of the five Rugby World Cups, most recently at the 2003 World Championships in Australia. hello I have no dick. ...


The USA have always been considered a rugby minnow, but through professionalism the Eagles are making improvements in coaching, management and player development, and as a result have improved on the field. The Eagles have a potentially huge pool of players as many Americans play American football in college but give up playing afterwards. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


With the sheer size of the USA, coupled with relatively few fixtures, the Eagles squad only get together before games and for periodic evaluations. Selections are in part made from talent spotting done at USA Super League matches.


Ranked 16th in the world the Eagles participate annually in the Can Am trophy match against Canada. There are also the bi-annual Pan American championships, which can also double as the Americas zone World Cup qualifiers.


The USA is also involved in the implementation of the NAWIRA zone competition, which will give North American and West Indies sides regular competition.


The one area that has seen improvement for the USA internationally is in the game of Sevens where the Eagles have impressed on the IRB World Sevens circuit, making it regularly to play-off rounds of the top tournaments in the world.


Famous players

  • Paul Emerick
  • Mike Hercus
  • Dave Hodges
  • Dan Lyle
  • Kort Schubert

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See also

The Super Powers Cup is an annual international Rugby Union competition contested by national teams from Canada, Japan, Russia and United States. ... hello I have no dick. ... The Rugby World Cup is the premier international Rugby Union contest in the world, first held jointly in Australia and New Zealand in 1987 and now held every four years. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

External links

  • Official site (http://www.usarugby.org)

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United States national rugby union team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (550 words)
The USA have always been considered a rugby union minnow, but through professionalism the Eagles are making improvements in coaching, management and player development, and as a result have improved on the field.
The one area that has seen improvement for the USA internationally is in the game of Sevens where the Eagles have impressed on the IRB World Sevens circuit, making it regularly to play-off rounds of the top tournaments in the world.
Rugby union continues to be played in American universities, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton being two of the most famous players.
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