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VIDEO: Rugby Town Hall Parts 1 & 2: USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne, Tess Feury, Steve Lewis

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*Part 2 was added on April 6th. See below. MONTCLAIR, NJ – In keeping with his promise to make things a bit more transparent when it comes to USA Rugby, its membership and rugby fans in America, CEO Dan Payne came to this nice New Jersey town to the Yogi Berra Museum, foreign open forum […]

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Life West, Tiger Rugby brings Sir Graham Henry to the US

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Press Release: Life West, Tiger Rugby brings Sir Graham Henry to the US CHICAGO, IL – A casual chat between rugby colleagues has led to an opportunity to bring former Rugby World Cup winning coach, Sir Graham Henry, to the United States in April. The joint venture between Tiger Rugby, the Northern California RFU (NCRFU), […]

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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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Statement Summarizing USA Rugby Congress Meeting

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Congress Statement to the Membership Regarding Congress Meeting, February 11th, 2017 Dear USA Rugby Members, As your representatives to USA Rugby, we want to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about this past weekend’s Congress meeting so that you will be better informed about the discussions and decisions that were made in support […]

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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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