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7dESPN staff

USA Rugby clears 'first hurdle' in World Cup bid

The United States has thrown its hat into the ring to host the Rugby World Cup, with USA Rugby clearing the first hurdle in an attempt to bring the game's global showpiece to North America for either the 2027, 2029 or 2031 events.

LA Giltinis
92dSam Bruce

Los Angeles has a professional rugby team? Meet the LA Giltinis

Have you heard of the LA Gilitinis? The start-up Major League Rugby franchise debuts this weekend, hoping that a combination of star international recruits, an iconic home venue and entertaining play will resonate with the packed local sporting market.

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102dESPN Staff

Matt Giteau joins MLR side LA Giltinis

Former Wallabies star Matt Giteau has been named as the latest signing of Major League Rugby side the LA Giltinis, joining former teammate and good friend Adam Ashley-Cooper at the club.

Kanaloa Hawaii Rugby
338dReuters 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
343dESPN 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
385dESPN 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.

NRFL
393dSam 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
499dSam 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.

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618dReuters

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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937dReuters

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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1066dMartyn 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.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • USA16th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    7
    27
  • USA17th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -104
    149