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  • A celebration of American Rugby – 2016 Gala

    It’s been just over one week since the record-smashing 2016 Play Rugby USA Gala. Let’s take a look back at this incredible event! We are deeply grateful for the support we received for this fantastic evening celebrating American Rugby and honoring Mike Tolkin with the 2nd Annual Founder’s Award for his lifetime contribution to Rugby. The generosity of over […]

  • Kip’s Corner: Thoughts from Play Rugby USA’s Senior Program Director

    We’re pleased to introduce Kip O’Rourke Brown, Senior Program Director at Play Rugby USA. A true sportsman, Kip has been involved in organized athletics from childhood and upon moving to New York City in 2007, Kip began managing and directing after-school programs in public schools in all 5 boroughs. Kip is deeply passionate about using sport to promote youth’s development academically, […]

  • Vegas 7s roaring success for PRUSA

    The World Series Sevens hit Las Vegas recently with roaring success. Play Rugby had multiple involvements in the tournament, with the NY Academy well represented through the Atlantis select team, and Coach Development Director, Dom Wareing and YDM’s Connor Wallace-Sims, Rick Kirkland and John Corpuz-Jackson representing on the Northeast the Northeast Academy as coach and player […]

  • What are the traits of an effective Team Captain?

    As a new season kicks off, the NY Academy squad welcomes two new student athletes to the leadership team. Malery and Calaysha have been selected as Captains of this impressive High School program – an appointment they do not take lightly. Ryszard Chadwick, the NY Academy Manager, shared with us his philosophy on selecting player leadership teams, […]

  • CHAMPS Season Opener – #SwitchOn

    The 2016 Winter flag rugby season is officially in full swing, and this weekend’s #SwitchOn tournaments had a fantastic showing from our middle school CHAMPS programs. Both Co-Ed and All Girls teams competed, and over 30 matches of flag rugby were played in a matter of 6 hours! The skills and technique of teams continue […]

  • NY Academy representing Atlantis at Vegas 7s

    A handful of Play Rugby USA Academy Players have again been selected to play for Atlantis at the Vegas 7’s tournament, the country’s biggest Sevens event. Five girls from the academy have been selected: Gio, Naomi, Susan, Mallory & Nilly with Noah being selected for the boys team. Atlantis is a select national invitational side, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]