Rugby Conquistadors: Super Rugby’s Speculation and Pro12’s Plans for Exploring America

The advent of professional rugby has already occurred in the United States but that won’t stop other leagues from dreaming about setting up shop in North America. With even the most optimistic supporters of the league seeing it as a Currie Cup or Mitre 10 Cup-level league at the moment, foreign leagues still see an opportunity to establish themselves as the top flight league of North America. Pro12 and the East Coast We’ve already heard rumors this year from the Pro12, who hope to include Americans in a radical re-imagining…

American Pro Rugby Tidbits – News on Huns and Griffins, Pro12, Jarryd Hayne

The past few days have had plenty of news related to professional rugby in the United States, stories that I didn’t feel the need to focus an entire article on but that prompted at least a short blurb. Typically, I’ll do this through Twitter, but there was enough going on that I felt it appropriate to put together an article like this.

The Latest on the Austin Huns, Including A Potential Regional Pro League

The Huns Rugby Football Club of Austin, TX have made a lot of noise with their ambitions over the past few months, first by announcing their plans to go professional at the beginning of March and following up with news of their partnerships with French club Racing 92 and long time USA Eagles captain Todd Clever. Now it looks like we know the next piece of the puzzle: the competition in which they will be playing. A story from the Austin American-Statesman revealed that the Huns are taking part in…