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U.S. Will Bid for Rugby World Cup

The United States will bid to host a Rugby World Cup in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031 after a recently completed feasibility study and dialogue with World Rugby showed that the event could be a success. The feasibility group, along with USA Rugby, will now transition from an exploratory phase to bid planning and preparation ahead […]

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USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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USA Rugby Explores World Cup Bid

USA Rugby, which recently exited bankruptcy, has announced that a group of stakeholders in the United States will finance a feasibility study toward the chances of bringing a Rugby World Cup to the country for the first time. The announcement comes after World Rugby’s reformed Rugby World Cup bidding process was released. USA Rugby has […]

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USA Rugby Exits Bankruptcy

USA Rugby has exited bankruptcy after Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization that the national governing body submitted. The plan is a proposal from USA Rugby to address creditor claims and reconcile bankruptcy debts over time, according to a press release. The plan approval indicates USA Rugby as “reorganized” under the […]

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USA Rugby Relocates Colorado Headquarters

USA Rugby has announced a new partnership with the city of Glendale, Colorado, that will see the national governing body relocate its headquarters from Lafayette, Colorado, to the city just south of Denver. As part of the arrangement, the NGB will use Glendale’s Infinity Park—one of the few rugby-specific venues in the country—as its national […]

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USA Rugby and Major League Rugby Sign Strategic Partnership

USA Rugby and Major League Rugby have announced a strategic partnership that will include the national governing body’s sanctioning of the professional rugby league that is entering its second season of play. Among areas of the agreement, the two entities will collaborate on driving growth in the sport, high-performance pathways to make sure the national team and […]

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USA Rugby Names EY as Official Principal Partner

Through a two-year partnership and digital consulting agreement, EY (Ernst &Young) has been named the official principal partner of USA Rugby. The global firm will provide business strategy, digital and technological services to the national governing body. The partnership will support EY’s diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) program and initiatives. “EY has a global reputation not […]

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Ross Young Appointed Interim CEO of USA Rugby

USA Rugby has appointed Ross Young to the role of interim CEO and director of operations. Young is chief of business development at Atavus and steps into this leadership role for Dan Payne, who was recently named CEO of Rugby Americas. Payne will be stepping down as CEO of USA Rugby following the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San […]

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