Written by Alex Goff    Monday, 28 November 2011 15:16    PDF Print Write e-mail
Basauri Enjoying Locking Up
International - Americans Overseas

Always a smile. Basauri, right, with a Russian counterpart at the 2011 RWC. David Benton photo.Perigueux won only their second game of the season in France's Pro D2, defeating Dax 23-18.

Starting at lock forward was USA flanker Inaki Basauri, who has cemented a regular place on the club in the back five of the scrum.

"Things are going good," Basauri told "I have have started the last five games and played the full 80."

This weekend's start was his sixth in a row, and he was subbed off with five minutes to go. Basauri said lock is relatively new to him, but he has enjoyed it. Still a source of strength in the lineout and on restarts, Basauri will have some work to do in the scrums.

Perigueux is now 2-9, and still last in the 16-team tier two league in France. The victory puts Perigueux just one point behind Beziers for 15th. 

Written by Ed Hagerty    Monday, 28 November 2011 18:50    PDF Print Write e-mail
Ten Champions at NY 7s
Sevens - Club Sevens
Men's Premier Champion Schuylkill River (white) packs down during their 31-17 win over Old Blue in the Premier final. (Photo-Hagerty)
Men's Club Champion CRQ 7 on the attack during their 24-10 semifinal win over Waterloo. (Photo-Hagerty)
Men's College Champ Stony Brook attacks during their 21-10 win over Bohica in the final. (Photo-Hagerty)
NJ Blaze on the attack during their 38-7 win over Greenwich in the Boy's U-19 final. (Photo-Hagerty)
Girls U-19 Champ Beaconsfield attacks during their 17-10 win over Hull in the final. (Photo-Hagerty)
Women's Club Champion New York attacks during their 29-12 semifinal win over the Washington Furies. (Photo-Hagerty)

Randall's Island, New York, NY - On a beautiful November day in New York City, with the sun shining brightly and temperatures in the mid-60s, 144 teams took the field to battle for New York 7s Championships in nine different divisions.

Results of the championship matches are listed below.

The New York Rugby Club is to be congratulated for a superbly run tournament at a spectacular venue that went off precisely on schedule.


Men’s Premier (8 teams)

Schuylkill River Exiles 31, Old Blue 17

Men’s Club (16)

CRQ Seven 15, Brantford 12

Men’s College (16)

Stony Brook 21, BOHICA-Mustache Men 10

Men’s Social (32)

Brome Lake Ducks 21, Mountbatten Barons 19

Boy’s U-19 (13)

New Jersey Blaze 38, Greenwich 7

Women’s Club (14)

New York 14, Halifax RFC 5

Women’s College (14)

Falcons 21, Yukon U 10

Women’s Social (24)

Olde Love 5, Ottawa Banshees 0

Girl’s U-19 (7)

Beaconsfield Red 17, Hull-Volant 10

Written by Alex Goff    Monday, 28 November 2011 11:08    PDF Print Write e-mail
Lions 2013 Tour Schedule Out
Blog - Blog

British & Irish Lions Manager Andy Irvine announced Monday, November 28 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff the 10-match tour schedule for the highly anticipated tour to Australia in 2013.

The British & Irish Lions and the Australian Rugby Union have agreed a programme of nine matches for the Tour in Australia, including three Test matches. The Lions will also play a first-time match in Hong Kong against the famous Barbarians Club on their way to Australia.

Commenting on the Lions 2013 schedule, Tour Manager Andy Irvine said, “The Lions receive numerous requests to play matches around the world outside of the traditional tour destinations of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. For 2013 we had the perfect opportunity to play a match in the developing rugby region of Asia, while at the same time break the long journey from Europe to Australia. As has become customary we also wanted 10 matches to maximize the essential pre-Test series build up.”

The last tour by the Lions to Australia was in 2001, when the Lions played 10 matches including three Tests. They won seven matches, including the First Test against the Wallabies, and lost three. These defeats were against Australia A and the Wallabies in the Second and Third Tests. The vital Third Test was won by the Wallabies 16–13 at Stadium Australia, Sydney, in front of a crowd of 84,188 to clinch the series.

Fans can now guarantee their place on the Lions Tour with Lions Rugby Travel, the official travel company of the British & Irish Lions ( The official Lions travel company will offer fans an unprecedented range of official ticket inclusive packages from fully escorted tours through to return international flights and match ticket options.

British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia 2013






Sat June 1


Lions v Barbarians

Hong Kong

Wed June 5


Lions v Western Force


Sat June 8


Lions v QLD Reds


Wed June 12


Lions v Combined NSW & Queensland Country


Sat June 15


Lions v NSW Waratahs


Tue June 18


Lions v ACT Brumbies


Sat June 22


Lions v Australia


Tue June 25


Lions v Melbourne Rebels


Sat June 29


Lions v Australia


Sat July 6


Lions v Australia



Written by Press Release    Monday, 28 November 2011 11:20    PDF Print Write e-mail
College Combines Free to HS Participatints!
Colleges - Camps & Clinics

Ray Peterson, President of American Rugby Management Group, today announced that the nationwide Collegiate Recruitment and Combine Programs will be FREE to all participants who Pre-Register at  Participants who walk up and register on site will be charged a $15 administrative fee.

“This dynamic and incredibly valuable Program is a tool for high school athletes to expand their college selection opportunities.  In consideration of the intent to support our young high school boys and girls and to provide college coaches a more robust database for evaluations, ARMG has waived the fees for the 2011-12 Series.  The original fee was $25 per athlete, now waived.  The walk up fee will be $15, so the athletes should pre register online.  College representatives will be on site to present their schools and answer questions from the athletes and their parents.  Each college attending the CRCP will also be linked for access by all CRCP participants throughout the year.  This fee waiver is primarily made possible by the support of our key sponsors, adidas, Royall Lyme and World Rugby Shop and ARMG strongly encourages the rugby constituency to support these sponsors throughout the year.”

The CRCP is a series of combines that high school rugby players attend to participate in a series of measured drills and physical tests, and also to meet with college rugby coaches to discuss whcih college and which rugby program would be best for them.

For more go to


Written by Pat Clifton    Sunday, 27 November 2011 19:32    PDF Print Write e-mail
Razorbacks to 7s Nats, One Spot Left
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens

The Navy Midshipmen have declined an automatic bid to the inaugural college 7s national championships in College Station, Texas Dec. 16-17 because the event clashes with the Naval Academy's final exams schedule and was never on the team's budget. The Midshipmen won the automatic bid by claiming the Empire 7s title earlier this month.

Navy becomes at least the 11th team (UCLA, Boston College, Penn State, Dartmouth, Utah, LSU, Delaware, Bowling Green, Iowa and BYU are the confirmed others) who either turned down a bid to the championships or made it clear to the board they would do so if offered one.

Arkansas, who finished fourth at SEC 7s, have been extended an at-large invite to the championships and are expected to accept. That leaves one more bid to be claimed. Nebraska is expected to receive that offer. If the Huskers turn it down, the competitions committee will have to go back to the drawing board.


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