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    Going Forward in 2016

    January is time for reflection on the year gone by and for looking forward to an even better year ahead. We wanted to share some of the exciting things we’re looking forward to in 2016! Our Team is Growing We start the New Year by congratulating a few team members who are taking on increased […]

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    United States Olympic Committee designates Play Rugby USA as nation’s first Community Olympic Development Program for Rugby

    Play Rugby USA, in partnership with the Northeast Academy, is proud to announce it has been selected by the United States Olympic Committee as the nation’s 16th Community Olympic Development Program and the first in the country for rugby. Formally launching in January 2016, the CODP will combine resources from Play Rugby USA – an […]

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    The Harlem Rugby Cup Returns!

    Join us this weekend for the 5th Annual Harlem Rugby Cup, celebrating the growth of rugby in the vibrant Harlem community. The inaugural Harlem Rugby Cup was hosted at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in 2010 and was immediately a winter classic for elementary schools throughout Play Rugby USA’s programs. The tournament has […]

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    We’re giving back on #GivingTuesday

    Once again we’re thrilled to join #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. ‘Tis the season for Developing Youth Through Rugby! Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and after […]

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    NYC rugby community celebrates the RWC Final!

    On Sat October 31st hundreds NYC rugby fans assembled in the heart of Chelsea to celebrate the Rugby World Cup Final with Play Rugby USA! With over 250 guests, the family friendly event was one of the largest viewing parties in the city, and the theater was buzzing during the thrilling match between New Zealand […]

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    NY Academy Season Sneak Peek

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 NY Academy is a high performance select side. 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. We achieve this through holistic coaching techniques focused on […]

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    Rugby World Cup Final Viewing Party

    The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is the greatest prize in rugby and one of the world’s most admired competitions. The USA National Team is competing for the seventh time, and we are at a historic moment for rugby in America as Rugby Sevens makes its debut at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a 92-year […]

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    Meet Nyasia Wright, a 2015 NY Academy graduate

    As the summer wraps up and school begins we’ve been sharing the stories of the 11 student athletes who graduated from High School and our NY Academy program this year. Of those 11 students 100% of them graduated on time and 100% are enrolled in college. We’re proud of their accomplishments and will continue to share […]

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    FINALLY – the RWC starts this week!

    You’re invited to start the celebrations on Friday 9/18 as this 6 week tournament of epic proportions kicks off with England v Fiji at 3pm. Head to Pig ‘N’ Whistle on 36th, the official Play Rugby USA location for all RWC matches, and get in on complimentary open bar and food platters from 3-5 pm […]

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    Academy Grads Take the Next Step

    The Play Rugby USA Under 19 NY Academy is a high performance select side where players are selected based on the 4 A’s: Academics, Attendance, Attitude and Athletics. 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 […]