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 2

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…

My USA Rugby NDS Experience. The good, bad, & ugly. 5

The Strategic Plan: It’s apparently coming, and apparently it is comprehensive.  We need it. And we need people to execute it.  We have Payne; I hope the Congress has the gumption to look at their duty to review the Board of Director’s performance, and assess that each and every member is qualified, capable and the best to assist Payne in taking this movement forward. More…