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Kanaloa Hawaii Rugby
226dReuters and ESPN Staff

Kanaloa Hawai'i plan to build team around Pasifika roots

Kanaloa Hawai'i have no intention of filling their ranks with veterans as they prepare for life in Major League Rugby next season and will instead look to develop the cream of talent from the Pacific Islands, the team's general manager told Reuters.

Kanaloa Hawaii Rugby
230dESPN Staff

MLR receives official Hawai'i bid

An expansion bid from Kanaloa Hawai'i has officially been submitted to Major Rugby League officials with five former All Blacks players said to be backing the team.

Major League Rugby
273dESPN staff

Major League Rugby names new LA franchise

Major League Rugby will welcome a new franchise from 2021 with the LA Giltinis confirmed as one of two expansion teams for next season.

280dSam Bruce

How the NRFL plans to take rugby to mainstream America

The latest attempt to bring the sport of rugby union to the American masses certainly isn't short on ambition. Those behind it are determined to create the "IPL of rugby" by tapping in to the nation's love for contact-tackle sports.

Rugby United New York
386dSam Bruce

Professional rugby in New York City? This Aussie is loving it

Fancy playing professional rugby in New York City? What may seem a wild dream is former Sydneysider Harry Bennett's reality. As Major League Rugby prepares to start its third season, Bennett reveals what life is like in one of rugby's newest frontiers.


Backline shines as Argentina beat U.S. to go out with a bang

Argentina's backline cut loose for the first time at the Rugby World Cup as the Pumas closed a disappointing Pool C campaign with a 47-17 bonus point victory over the United States at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Wednesday.

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Second-string Ireland cruise past USA

A second-string Ireland ended a stellar year by scoring eight tries to beat the United States 57-14.

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953dMartyn Thomas

Carlin Isles: More than fastest man in rugby

The U.S. Eagles superstar wants to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francsico, but the "fastest man in rugby" has designs also on the Olympic 100m gold medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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1574dDoug Williams

Why rugby could be on brink of big things in U.S.

American rugby isn't ready to challenge the likes of New Zealand's mighty All Blacks, but proponents think the pieces are in place for the sport to take off in the U.S.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • USA16th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
  • USA17th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference