On USA Rugby Vision, Strategy 2020, RWC 2018/2027, Age Grade, HP audit, & more on the Board/RIM 2

In responding to a question about ‘vision’, it is difficult not to discuss the Board and the massive effect (positive or negative) it can and has on any such ‘visions’. It is time to get back to basics and instill some Business Basics back into this Board.  Without it, and the proper alignment to the organization – it doesn’t matter what anyone’s vision is, it is bound for failure.   More…

My Weekend with the Austin Huns Rugby Club/Community & some MLR News! 2

Support MLR and its national growth over the next few years.  The possibility of a world scale sports company taking on this league is real, and we should support these 9 brave ‘owner‘s’ who are putting it on the line to create the next phase of club rugby (i.e. professional) in the USA More…

A Letter to all USA Rugby Congress Members. From Tony Ridnell 3

As in any organization, the functionality of the Board is of vital importance.  It’s leadership/guidance relied upon in times of crisis. We’ve been in crisis for a long time.  The rugby community in America has tolerated mediocrity from this entity for far too long.  It is time for a change.  Everyone knows it. It is now the Congress responsibility and duty to make it happen.   More…

On USA Eagles 29 – Uruguay 23. Some thoughts from ‘Off the Field’. 3

We should not merely place blame for this problem on the players. They are hard-working lads who deserve our support. I am (again) directing attention to our Directors and Congress, who rob our players of opportunity with the failure to develop an adequate framework for escalating competitions; coherent, progressive development opportunity, and; financial resources to overcome our geographic distribution. More…