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Podcast Interview: USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne Talks to Ronan Nelson

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SAN DIEGO, CA — The United States qualified for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 last Saturday with an emphatic 52-16 victory over North American rivals, Canada, in San Diego. The Eagles put on a dazzling display of confidence to attain their first ever qualification as the Americas #1 for the World Cup. Great start from […]

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PRO Rugby Owner Doug Schoninger Lowers Boom on USA Rugby

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NEW YORK, NY  – PRO Rugby USA Owner Doug Schoninger, the man that brought professional rugby to the USA for the first time ever, tells his side of the Pro Rugby vs USA Rugby saga, sharing an exact timeline of events and potential breaches of their agreement. This rare on-camera appearance with Matt McCarthy did […]

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More PRO Rugby/USA Rugby Uncertainty. Last Head Coaches Let Go. Story and Quotes

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NEW YORK, NY – Earlier this week, PRO Rugby let go of the remaining head coaches on the payroll. Sean O’Leary of the league’s champion Denver Stampede, Ray Egan of the San Diego Breakers and Luke Gross of the Sacramento Express. I called PRO owner Doug Schoninger for comment and asked to verify the coaches […]

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More Professional Rugby in USA? Q&A With Diana Anderson of Major League Rugby

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NEW YORK, NY  – With all the chatter be bandied about re professional rugby in the United States, the line between fact and fiction can become blurred. What do we know? We know that PRO Rugby and USA Rugby are currently not on the same page as per year two of that 5-team, history-making set-up. […]

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USA Rugby – PRO Rugby Sanction Agreement Outlines Incompetence, Dysfunction, Mismanagement

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“U.S.A. Rugby has a policy not to comment on agreements we have with third parties, other than what we have disclosed in a public statement.” –Will Chang, USA Rugby Board Chairman “No comment.” –Dan Payne, USA Rugby CEO “No comment.” –Doug Schoninger, PRO Rugby Owner NEW YORK, NY – There are instances in life where […]

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Op-Ed: PRO Rugby vs USA Rugby; Let’s All Calm Down

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NEW YORK, NY – So here we are. We are witnesses to a divisive war in the American rugby community. Having witnessed the Welsh Rugby civil war a couple of years back, I just want to say: Everybody calm the [bleep] down! It is not easy to call for calm when the mobs are baying […]

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