With an impressive resume as player, coach and administrator, Nigel David Melville took over as CEO and President of Rugby Operations of USA Rugby, the National Governing Body of the sport in America, in 2006. He has been instrumental in the development of the game at the youth level and the senior level in the U.S.
My name is destiny King, I am 10 years old and I live at Whatatutu which is a rural farming area 50k’s outside of Gisborne, which is our nearest City my school is Te Kura o Whatatutu. I have gathered a lot of my information on the internet, eg. Sponsors, team list, some history of rugby in America and the national anthem ‘ The star spangled Banner. I would appreciate anything either information or keepsakes to help with my project....
Well I found it eventually, the USA beat Russia in last nights 'cold war' clash, and it was cold and very wet and windy!
Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, and is sporting a rugby tribute.
Earlier this week the team coaches had a bit of a get together in Auckland with RWC Referee Manager Paddy O'Brien to make sure they are all on side with his approach to this years event. In France 2007, there was a crack down on high tackles (Paul Emerick can tell you all about that) this year its about cracking down on offsides and tactics to slow the game down at the breakdown.
As I sit in San Diego Airport waiting to catch the plane back to Denver, its a good time to reflect on the weekend's rugby and the progress that is being made in the sevens game.
With just weeks to go and the All Blacks losing the Tri Nations to Australia, the pressure and excitement is mounting across the world. Traditionally it was all about what happened on the field, but these days, the down time between the games brings as many stories and headlines than the games themselves.
Mayor Annette Main today welcomed the decision by the USA Eagles rugby team to participate in a waka trip on the Whanganui River as part of their official welcome to Wanganui for Rugby World Cup 2011.
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville looks at an effort by Kutztown Rugby to help fight cancer. A great program.
During the last 4 years USA Rugby have developed a strong Youth and High School Department, the goal was to develop a foundation for the game. And USA Rugby Nigel Melville talks about the importance of finding young players.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with George Vecsey at the New York Times. We have never actually met but over the last three or four years we have spoken from time to time about the progress we are making growing the sport of rugby in the USA.
Its a busy week here in the City of Glendale, and particularly at Infinity Park as the tension builds ahead of tomorrow's re-match against Canada.
The Club Sevens was once again a huge success and Nigel Melville looks back at event giving thanks to the host Golden Gate Rugby Club and all those who took part.
by John Ewing - I enjoy reading stories about rugby experiences around the world, this week I was contacted by John Ewing, whose rugby career started in New Zealand. With the World Cup just around the corner, I thought his club rugby experience would paint a picture of club rugby in New Zealand...the cartoons are drawn by John, a talented artist...I will let you make up your mind about his rugby talent..
During the next three weeks the Eagles Men will play Canada twice and Japan, all important games in preparation for the Rugby World Cup, Eddie O'Sullivan and his squad are in camp and preparations have been going well.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Lions get ready for their matches with this green training jersey. It's what the players wear. Get in the Gear!
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.