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    Gio’s All American Dream

    NY Academy captain Gio has been selected for the USA Rugby Junior All Americans (U20) squad. We’re proud to share that one of our NY Academy players, Gio, has been selected to play with the USA Rugby Junior All Americans (U20)! At just 16 years old, this is a huge accomplishment and presents challenges physically, […]

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    Rugby student exchange program launched in July

    In our effort to increase opportunities for youth in our programs to have positive and eye opening experiences Play Rugby USA is proud to partner with the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) in Sydney, Australia for the first ever Rugby Student Exchange Program! Two students from our NYC programs were selected through a […]

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    Community Clubs Launch Summer Season

    Yesterday we kicked off the summer rugby season with a day full of fun activities and scrimmages for over 75 students grade 6-12th. In order to keep our kids active over the summer season we’ve created Community Clubs in each borough, offering weekly practices and tournaments and a chance to meet new friends. If you missed […]

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    Becoming a “Play What You See” Coach

    Our Director of Youth Development, Dom Wareing, shares his perspective on the culture of American sports, and asks what you think! I grew up overseas in England and played and watched sports all my life. There is a distinct perception there of the the stereotypical American coaching style: the “my way or the highway, do […]

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    The NY Academy closes out another successful season.

    Our Play Rugby USA Academy is a high performance select side, drawing players from schools and programs throughout NYC. The Academy’s purpose is to not only develop players on the field and provide pathways to the top levels of rugby, but most importantly to help them develop excellence off the field. The PRUSA Academy has […]

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    Rugby4Good Goes Global

    Sport has the power to change the world and unite people like nothing else can and Play Rugby USA is getting in on the action this weekend! Mark Griffin and Dominic Wareing, heading up our R4G Coach Development Team, have been invited to run a training for 50 young leaders today as a kickoff for The United […]

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    8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup

    On Saturday June 6th we hosted the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup where over 800 student athletes made up 67 teams and came together to celebrate the youth rugby community in NYC and to compete in the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East Coast. The morning weather threatened to spoil the fun but the drizzle couldn’t […]

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    Introducing the Go Forward Award

      Last year at the AIG NYC Rugby Cup we introduced Green Cards for the first time. Referees and volunteers were on the look out to award them to players showing exceptional sportsmanship during a match or on the sidelines. A player must go above and beyond the minimum standard of fair play, discipline and […]


    Just 5 days to go before the AIG NYC Rugby Cup!

    It’s not too late to support this fantastic event! Make your donation of just $15 to provide a jersey for one of the 840 players competing this Saturday and the NYC Rugby Cup. We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of some amazing volunteers, and we’re pleased to announce that an overwhelming number of […]

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    Kiwi in the Big Apple!

    This year Play Rugby USA celebrates our 10th Anniversary – a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby. We owe so much of our success over the last ten years to the hard work and passion of our office staff who provide admin support for our programs, as well as our Youth Development Mentors who work […]

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    A Magnificent British Experience

    (photo credit: Sky News) We began 2015 with some excitement when Mark Griffin, the Founder and CEO of Play Rugby USA was awarded an MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours List. This past weekend Mark traveled back to the UK to accept his award, […]

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    NYC Rugby Cup Battle of the Boroughs

    On Saturday June 6th we host the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup, the largest annual flag rugby event on the East Coast! Each year we work to make the NYC Rugby Cup more engaging and rewarding for players, coaches and fans and as with anything, in order to keep getting bigger and better it does […]