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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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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is […]

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On Assignment: A Stadium Shows Its Versatility

It can be one of the little annoyances that fans can experience either in the stadium or watching on television: Seeing the lines of one sport—washed out or not—on the field as you watch action from a different sport. That annoyance is what made the field for the recent LA Sevens international rugby match at […]

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USA's Danny Barrett touches down a try against France on day two of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 March, 2020 in Los Angeles, United States. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

USA Rugby Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The economic fallout from the coronavirus has hit the world of national governing bodies as USA Rugby announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of “compounded and insurmountable financial constraints.” The NGB said the suspension of sanctioned rugby activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing financial challenges and […]

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HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 – Men’s
USA's Ben Pinkelman fends off the Wales defense on day two of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 men's competition at FMG Stadium Waikato on 26 January, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Rugby Sevens Ready to Put Roots in Los Angeles

With participation on the rise and its status as an Olympic sport secure, rugby is looking to expand its brand as the LA Sevens brings the up-tempo, fan-friendly rugby sevens format to Los Angeles. Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, will host 16 national teams in a two-day event February 29–March 1 that features the […]

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Major League Rugby Names New Commissioner

George Killebrew, who has 27 years of experience in front office roles both on the corporate and team levels, will be the new Major League Rugby commissioner. Killebrew was most recently the executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Dallas Mavericks. He also worked with the Mavericks in sales, marketing, ticket sales, corporate […]

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Las Vegas to Host Major League Rugby Events

Major League Rugby will visit Las Vegas for the first time as part of a MLR Vegas Weekend in February at Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the city’s Pacific Coast League baseball team. The event starts February 9 with last year’s league semifinalists Rugby United New York taking on expansion team the New England Free […]

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