Author Archive for Steve Lewis

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Steve is one of the top coaches in America, a 2-time USA Rugby Coach of the Year. He is also well-versed in all things rugby, having played for West of Scotland and Glasgow, as well as founding the elite Northeast Academy 7's program. He currently coaches the USA Rugby Collegiate All-American 7's, West Point Women and national championship winners Bulldog Rugby, as well as appearing regularly as a commentator in broadcasts and as a pundit/personality on Rugby Wrap Up.

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USA Rugby $$$ Crisis Follow-Up: Legal Jeopardy? Alternative Future?

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NEW YORK, NY – In response to last week’s exposure of gross financial mismanagement and potential malfeasance in USA Rugby’s leadership, the embattled organization released a relatively hollow statement last week without the incriminating supporting figures. Instead, they have chosen to gloss over the most glaring issue facing them; the misappropriation of membership funds to […]

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USA Rugby Financial Crisis: Deja Vu All Over Again

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NEW YORK, NY – For the second time in 15 months, USA Rugby is careening towards financial ruin and the unedifying spectacle of once more going cap in hand to its global master, World Rugby, for yet another humiliating bailout. It was only last year that World Rugby agreed a $4.4 million line of credit, which allowed […]

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RUGBY X: What To Make of It? Steve Lewis Reports From London

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LONDON, ENGLAND – It was certainly a fun evening Tuesday last at the O2 Arena in London, where the latest variant of the oval ball game, Rugby X, was introduced to an inquisitive public. But was it really rugby? And does that matter? Rugby X is the brainchild of the highly respected and affable coach […]

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Scotland The Brave? Steve Lewis on Scots Major League Rugby Bet, Old Glory DC

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NEW YORK, NY  – Plus ca change, plus ca la meme chose, as the French say. Another week passes and rugby is again at one of its perennial crossroads, with two competing views of the international game, both driven by deep-pocketed actors. World Rugby is touting a new Nations League financed to the tune of […]

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Rugby: A Brave New World? One Small Step for New York, One Giant Leap for Rugby

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One small step for New York, one giant leap for Rugby. NEW YORK, NY – Rugby history will be made this Friday at MCU Park in Coney Island, with Major League Rugby’s New York franchise (#RUNY) hosting the Toronto Arrows in New York City’s first professional game, and while there will be a strong Irish […]

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Viva Lost Vegas7s: Why Moving American Leg of Series Is Big Mistake

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LAS VEGAS, NV -So it’s Sayonara to Sam Boyd Stadium if you’re an American rugby fan, as the long, wild, fun run that is the American leg of the HSBC World Series 7’s comes to an end next week in the Nevada desert. I’ve been a coach, a selector, an administrator, an analyst and above […]

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