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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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Full Interview with Pro Rugby CEO Doug Schoninger

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NEW YORK, NY – With a showdown looming between USA Rugby and Pro Rugby (specifically its owner, Doug Schoninger), the Internet has been abuzz. There are those condemning Schoninger, citing the grievances and lawsuits being filed. Others are blaming USA Rugby for its inaction, bad decisions and lack of direction. And as is the case […]

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PRO Rugby Owner Doug Schoninger on Credit/Liens Allegations

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NEW YORK, NY – Just down the street from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and the famously-decorated Macy’s Department Store, a relaxed PRO Rugby Owner, Doug Schoninger, greeted me at the elevator bank on the 36th floor of his One Penn Plaza office. After quick handshakes, we spirited off to the conference room. While we […]

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OP-ED: Is Will Chang Right Choice for Chairman of USA Rugby Board?

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s been quite the calendar year for USA Rugby, “the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America.” We’ve seen the Men’s Eagles host Australia at Soldier Field, a World Cup, an exciting 7s World Series and a return to the Summer Olympics, all flash before our eyes on […]

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Dan Payne Named New USA Rugby CEO

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Former Eagle and Athletics Director for Life University to lead national governing body of Rugby Union For Immediate Release Submitted by USA Rugby July 5, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo.  – USA Rugby today announced the hiring of Dan Payne as its new Chief Executive Officer. Payne, 43, most recently served as the Athletics Director for rugby […]

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