Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
USA Rugby threw up a splash page over the Winter hinting at a new look and design for their much maligned and cumbersome website. With a “Coming Spring 2010” tagline, we are all still left waiting for the launch of the bigger and better USA Rugby website.
But, here’s your chance to get a sneak peek at the website. This link suspiciously turned up in my referrals when I was checking out Rugby America stats from yesterday. Having never seen this link before I clicked on it. To my surprise, lo and behold there was the new USA Rugby website.
Still wondering how and why USA Rugby linked to me, I started clicking on everything in sight. In the sponsor banner at the bottom of the page are logos of from their various sponsors. One of which is Grand Prix Rugby, a project which I covered in multiple articles here at Rugby America. It was that particular link that led the way to my site. I’m not really sure why, as I am in no way affiliated with the venture, other than the fact that I’ve covered the project more extensively than other rugby news sites.
One thing missing from the site that I was really hoping to see was some sort of scoreboard system where members from all levels of the game could login and post their scores and stats from their games. Maybe it’s asking too much, but it can’t be that difficult. I’ve seen beer league baseball websites that have the function.
By the look of the site, they still have work to do before it’s ready for launch. Digging around a little bit more I found a task spreadsheet on the project. If it was up to date, then it looks like they are at least two weeks from launch. For now, it’ll give you a glimpse of what is in store.
Get it while it’s hot. Once they start getting a bunch of hits, they may take the link down.