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Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

 

23rd Annual Tampa International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

On the weekend of January 9-11, 2015, the Tampa General’s in conjunction with Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department will be hosting one of the most recognized Wheelchair Rugby tournaments in the world. This year’s tournament features teams from Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Ontario, and the tournament host Tampa Generals, seeded #5 in the nation. This year’s tournament brings together many up and coming teams which should lead to an exciting event.  The sport of Quad Rugby (aka Murderball) was invented in Canada and brought to the United States in the mid 80’s. In 1988, the United States Quad Rugby Association (USQRA) was formed to help regulate and promote the sport on both a national and international level. Since its introduction, Quad Rugby has grown immensely around the globe and risen to be one of the most popular Paralympic events. In the U.S., there are now more than 40 organized teams with many others in the developmental stage. Teams compete in tournaments throughout the season (October-April) with hopes of qualifying for the National Championship Tournament in April.

Location:  All People’s Life Center located at 6105 E. Sligh Avenue in Tampa.

Time: The Tampa Generals play Friday the 9th at 10am, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Saturday the 10th at 11:am and 2:30pm. Sunday the 11th, final four at 9am, Semi-finals at 10:30am, and Championship at 12pm.

 http://www.tampagenerals.org/

 

2015 A Blockbuster Year for the Eagles ~ Pat Clifton

 

Practice Announcement (updated 10/13/2014):

Fall Practice for the 2014-15 season – schedule from now until further notice:

Tuesdays 7-9 PM @ Cuscaden Park - 2900 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33560

Thursdays 7-9PM @ Lincoln Gardens Park – 4020 W Palmetto St, Tampa, FL 33607

*As always new players are welcome. Please feel free to show up at any practice. Players of all abilities/experience please join us to get ready for the 2014/15 season. You are encourages to bring cleats.

 

Rugby News

 USA Eagles to take on New Zealand All Blacks in Chicago

U.S.A. vs. New Zealand Rugby Preview – ESPN.com

USA Eagles vs New Zealand All Blacks in a Test match in Chicago on Saturday, Nov 1st.  This is truly a historic event – just the third time the All Blacks have traveled to the US to play the Eagles and the first time on American soil since 1980 .  Rugby in the fastest growing game on the globe. Be sure to watch the game live on NBC @ 3:30 on Nov.1.  Also, The team will also be getting together at MacDinton’s in SoHo (one of our sponsors) to watch the game.  We encourage all affiliates of the team to come out and support the Eagles as well as promote the sport.  Everyone is welcome so come on down, meet the team, learn about the game, watch a historic event, and enjoy some good food and drink.

 

It’s getting closer…….. The 2015 Rugby World Cup

RWC 2015 Spotlight – USA

The 2015 World Cup is scheduled to be the eight Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England and will take place from September 18th through October 31st.  A total of 20 qualified teams will play in the tournament with the first round being the pool stage with four groups of five teams. Each pool is a single round-robin of ten games, in which each team plays one match against each of the other teams in the same pool.  A point system based on wins, draws, and tries will determine which top two teams from each pool advance to the quarter-finals and from there winners move on.

 

Other Krewe News

 

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Helpful Links

Need to get in touch with a member of the Executive Board? 

New to Krewe?  Krewe New Player Welcome Packet

USARugby 2013 Game Management Guidelines

Review 22014 IRB Referee Directives

Growth of US rugby 

Player participation Info-graphic  

Rugby in the United States

Brian Cole for the Examiner