Written by Pat Clifton    Monday, 23 July 2012 12:23    PDF Print Write e-mail
ESPN Boston Talks to Magleby
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USA 7s coach Alex Magleby got a tip of the cap from ESPN Boston Sunday, as the 2012 and 2016 Olympics creep closer.

"I hope the public's perception would be that they expect us to win gold," Magleby said of the 7s Eagles who are yet to qualify for the 2016 Games in Brazil. "We should be a podium team. We're a country of 300 million-plus people and we produce athletes with a far-ranging base of skills. We just have to expose them to the sport."

Click here to read the full writeup.

Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Friday, 13 July 2012 17:45    PDF Print Write e-mail
Rugby and the Ralph Lauren Controversy
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Blogger and rugby player Stephanie Esposito posts a scathing commentary on the Ralph Lauren Olympic outfitting controversy, and gets in a nice dig on the fact that Ralph Lauren owns

Check it out here

You might also have a look at the story of Liquid Rugby's legal battle with Ralph Lauren, and who owns the name "rugby." Check that story out here

Written by Alex Goff    Wednesday, 04 July 2012 12:50    PDF Print Write e-mail
Dot Rugby?
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IRBThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to acquire the .RUGBY internet sponsored top-level domain (STLD), hoping to garner control over who gets domain names with the .RUGBY appendage.

The application is founded on a mandate from the IRB’s global membership (118 IRB member countries representing more than 5.5 million registered players across all continents). As Rugby's global governing federation, the IRB has announced that it is the only valid contender for the .RUGBY domain name and does not support or authorize any other applicant as a valid steward of the .RUGBY domain name.

According today's statement form the IRB, "The IRB wants to keep the .RUGBY domain within the sport for the benefit of the global Rugby community in order to uphold and promote the sport of Rugby’s values and ethos and to protect the sport, its trademarks and the interests of its core stakeholders. The IRB is committed to ensuring .RUGBY is accountable to and used in the best interests of the Game of Rugby and the Rugby community."

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset, said: "The IRB is the proper and rightful steward for the .RUGBY domain and will ensure that all within the global Rugby family can benefit. We are the only applicant representing the Rugby community and do not recognise any other applicant as a valid steward of the .RUGBY domain. We are working closely in partnership with our national federations, to make the .RUGBY domain accessible to the global Rugby family at all levels including players (recreational and professional), organisers and, of course, fans.”

Written by Pat Clifton    Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:40    PDF Print Write e-mail
Ngata Among 2011's Richest Athletes
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Former Highland rugby star and current Baltimore Raven Haloti Ngata made a lot of money last year. According a countdown done by Forbes, Ngata was the 12th highest paid athlete last year, bringing in over $37 million.

That puts Ngata just behind Barcelona and Argentina soccer forward Lionel Messi. No rugby players made the top 50.

Written by Alex Goff    Friday, 25 May 2012 18:18    PDF Print Write e-mail
Terp, CRCs Get Post Notice
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Maryland in training. Washington Post photo.Maryland prepares! The USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship is almost here. Go to for more information and tickets to see the even June 2-3 at PPL Park in Philadelphia.

The Washington Post checked in with the Maryland team in training. See their photo gallery here


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