• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gio returns from WJAA U20s Camp

    Last month we shared the exciting news that the Captain of our NY Academy, Gio, was selected to attend the Women’s Junior All Americans U20s Camp in Greeley, CO. At just 16 years old this presented a challenge for her both mentally, physically and financially, but thanks to an outpouring of support she was able to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]