Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
Pretty much all of my coverage here has focused on adult rugby, the Eagles, and mostly the USA Rugby Super League. Even more so lately as I went on my two part journey into a professional rugby league here in the United States. It’s all well and good, but we cannot forget about the kids. Getting our children playing rugby at a young age is just as important (probably even more so) as a professional league in terms of the developement of rugby here in the USA. Even more important is that children learn the core values that rugby represents. Rugby has a long road to tread here in the USA in regards to it’s reputation. Bringing children through the rugby ranks, in a way that positively promotes the sport of rugby, will be one of the ways to clear those hurdles and break down the stereotypes that have been built up over the years.
Getting paid professional rugby players in the USA is great, but we can’t forget about the kids.