2013 Rugby Year in Review, What a Year!

RACouponWhew, 2013 was a whirl wind! We thought we’d take some time to review the most popular posts of 2013 and check out some site statistics (nerd alert!). BUT before we do that, we’d like to show our appreciation for our readers by offering a coupon from our premier Partner, Rugby Athletic. Use code ‘RAYSC2013’ for 50% off RA Collection Tshirts now through January 13th.

Now the stats and most popular posts:

  • We are nearing the 4,000,000 unique views mark…as of today unique views are at 3,915,762…
  • We recorded visits from over 140 countries, top five countries were USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Canada, and South Africa. The most obscure countries were Swaziland, Sudan, and Rwanda. Rugby is truly growing across the whole word!
  • 25% of our traffic comes from Facebook, 15% from Twitter, 25% of it is direct and the remaining 35% is split between search engines and referring sites.
  • The Results and Fixtures scores page is the most popular on the site by far. We will update it with 2014 upcoming games and results soon!

The best performing posts of the year are below, they range from the USA Rugby National Championship event coverage to an article about Deaf Rugby Players. The best performing article of the year was on Jul y29, 2013; featuring Australia’s Sharni Williams being a complete bada$$.

Dec 2013
Norwich and Winona Claim Top Honors in ACRA Women’s Rugby National Championships
Chris Lane new head coach Dutch Sevens Ladies
Wayne State College Women Repeat as NSCRO Champion

Nov 2013
Twin Cities Amazons Win 2013 WPL National Championship!
Norwich wins third consecutive College 7s National Championship

Oct 2013
Deaf Rugby Player Identification

Sep 2013
Jess Neilson, U20 Canada Standout
Notre Dame College in Ohio – Rugby is recognized as a Varsity Sport!!
Canada women’s Sevens get full-time home

Aug 2013
MARFU Wins Women’s 7s NASCs
Canada wins Nations Cup Championship, USA takes Third

Jul 2013
Eagles claim third place victory with thrilling sudden death try
Women’s Rugby Players Are Also Tougher Than You [Video]
AIG WJAAs finish second at U20 Nations Cup

June 2013
Eagles and France please crowd in final test
From Lawyer to USA Rugby Eagle, Farmer Paves the Way

May 2013
Detroit Rugby on Mt. Kilimanjaro!
Club Measures How Hard Rugby’s Hits Really Are
Sue Parker Named Harvard’s First Varsity Women’s Rugby Head Coach

April 2013
Why Play Rugby? By: Amy Perfors

Mar 2013
Ireland women claim historic Grand Slam & Clam Spot at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014

Feb 2013
Women’s rugby… in 1881?
The love/hate relationship between Rugby & Alcohol

2014 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Our New Years Resolution remains steadfast since 2011, we will continue covering women’s rugby and are are anxious counting the days down until the 2016 Olympics.

What is your New Year’s Resolution?  YSC challenges you to help spread women’s rugby and prepare the world for the 2016 Olympics.  Get involved!  Become a part of the YSC team YSC is opening its doors to aspiring news reporters, photographers, videographers, or simple rugby junkies.  It’s a big job, and YSC could use your help.

If you would like to write articles, take photos/videos, find/research stories, conduct interviews, tally scores, help administrate or anything else…let us know via this form.

We’d also like to take a second to thank our Partners. Without their support this site would suffer and we greatly appreciate their gracious support.

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