My Experience at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. Belfast, Ireland. What’s next? #BringIt 4

I also believe ‘finals week’ at WRWC, if placed in the right destination could create an event of enormous interest. Semifinals could be played on a Sunday, and Finals/Consolation on the following Saturday.  The lower places could be settled at venues mid-week.  Pick a fabulous destination, market the product, and I believe in 2-3 iterations you have 50,000 people in attendance.  Regardless, World Rugby should be open to changing this format in order to open the commercial opportunity, which at this stage lies only in finals week.   More…

My experience at the USA Rugby 7s National Club Championships.  No Expectations, Still Underwhelmed  4

The expectations of the American rugby community for our National events are at deplorable levels.   There has just never been anyone to say – “Hey, let’s make this a real event, that people want to attend, because it’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’s American Rugby”.    More…

The Virtuous Cycle of Rugby 4

To have the opportunity to serve as a director of the USA Rugby board would be a perfect storm in my life as a professional. The opportunity to work in a position that is served by both heart and mind is rare. It would never be taken for granted.
I was able to “take” a lot from the game when I played, a life that defined me. I would appreciate the opportunity to give back in the same capacity. This is the ultimate “virtuous cycle of rugby”.
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Attn: USA Rugby & RIM: “Winning is EVERYTHING to a sponsor” & a Question of Confidence at RBEA. 4

Each continued botched move by our Union’s senior leadership and every day that passes without clearly defined vision and methods to get there (through the CEO of course) is a day that every single participant’s rugby experience is marginalized. It is another ‘lost day’ in the development of our sport in this country. More…