Wallaroos lean on Sevens for three-Test rugby union tour of New Zealand

The Wallaroos have named 13 uncapped players in their 26-strong squad for the three-Test rugby union tour of New Zealand.

Aiming to build off the success of the gold medal-winning sevens team at the Rio Olympics, coach Paul Verrell has selected seven players with experience in the abbreviated game as the Australians look to beat New Zealand for the first time in 12 attempts.

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WANTED: Seattle Saracens-Seattle Saracens Rugby Club – Marketing Intern

The Seattle Saracens Rugby Club is a member of USA Rugby and BC Rugby. In 2014 the club joined the Saracens Global Network from London, UK and the Seattle Saracens were born.

Seattle Saracens is a registered Non-profit Organization and offers elite level rugby for both Men and Women in the Greater Seattle area in both 15s and 7s variants of the game. The Saracens prides itself on being a club that is open to all and offers rugby for those new to the sport through to those competing for positions on the USA National Team. The Club is seeking a part-time or full-time intern to help develop, initiate and execute the marketing and business development plans. This is a non-paid position.

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WANTED: World Rugby Social Media Content Executive

World Rugby is the world governing and law-making body for the sport of Rugby Union. It is responsible for the regulation and governance of Rugby and in addition organise a number of international tournaments and events including the Rugby World Cup and the World Rugby Sevens World Series.

World Rugby wishes to appoint a Social Media Content Executive within the Communications department based in Dublin, reporting to the Social Media Manager. The Social Media Content Executive will ensure that World Rugby is continually innovating to reach both existing and new fans across the globe in an increasingly competitive sports market.

Within an exciting portfolio of responsibilities, the successful candidate will integrate and execute the organisation’s content strategies for major events such as Rugby World Cup, men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series sevens, Women’s Rugby World Cup and World Rugby U20 Championship. A leading role in delivering World Rugby’s day-to-day social media output will also be expected.

WANTED: National Seven’s Head Coach for Fiji Rugby

The Fiji Rugby Union is an affiliate to and operates under the oversight of World Rugby and Oceania Rugby. It is the custodian of rugby in Fiji and is headquartered in the Nation’s capital of Suva and administers rugby over the nation’s 14 provinces.

It selects and prepares national teams for competition in the World Rugby and Oceania Rugby sanctioned competition. The FRU is responsible for the development of programs to define rugby pathways from “grass root” level to elite and professional level.

The Fiji Rugby Union therefore invites applications from dynamic individuals with appropriate key attributes for the following position:


The National Sevens Head Coach is responsible for delivering high performance leadership environment for the National Men’s and Women’s Seven’s team. To work within the National Selection Policy (in conjunction with the National Selectors) and identify the talent required and select the National 7’S Team to participate and win the Seven’s Series, Sevens World Cup, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics Gold Medal.

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KRU officials face bribery claims in Olympics team selection – Nairobi News

The Kenya Rugby Union is battling serious allegations that some of its officials demanded payments to hand its players chances to compete at the Olympic Games.

According to sportsnewsarena.com, an insider who is privy to this information but refused to be interviewed on the record, claims the women’s national team players were each “asked” to part with upto Sh420,000 (or approximately $4200) while their male counterparts were asked to pay Sh120,000 ($1200) as facilitation fees for their inclusion in the team.

Kenya sent out both her men and women’s national sevens rugby teams to participate at the Rio Olympics, with all the selected athletes guaranteed Sh800,000 ($8000) in allowances.

Each of these teams however struggled to compete, eventually coming home in identical lowly 11th positions out of 12 participating teams in their respective categories.

KRU boss Richard Omwela has promised to investigate the claims.

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U.S. Olympian and Rocklander Ryan Carlyle Honored by Local Officials

A congratulatory ceremony to recognize Olympian Ryan Carlyle, West Nyack native and Clarkstown South graduate, for her participation in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, was held Tuesday night.

Carlyle made a historic debut playing rugby in the Olympics: the first time the sport has been in the Olympics since 1924, the first time Ruby Sevens was an event in the games and the first time in history women have competed in the sport.

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USA Rugby Training and Education launches new Spanish courses

USA Rugby’s Training and Education department is pleased to announce the addition of Spanish language courses to be offered for coaching and referee clinics starting this October. A Level 1 Officiating course and a Level 200 Coaching course will be held Oct. 8 in Weston, Fla., at the Weston Community Center. These courses will be fully presented in Spanish by World Rugby Educators. The courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, with lunch provided.

In addition to joining more than a dozen other training and education courses currently offered by USA Rugby, these courses will be the inaugural classes offered in a language other than English. USA Rugby recognizes the need to reach out to underserved populations within the rugby community and these courses open a pipeline for members who have not had the opportunity to participate due to existing language barriers.

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WANTED: De Montfort University Leicester Women’s Rugby Head Coach

Women`s Rugby Coach (10127) – External Vacancy
Description Women`s Rugby Coach
Salary £25,769 – £31,656 per annum
Faculty/Department Strategic and International Partnerships
Closing Date 11-Sep-2016

Summary of Role
Part Time, Permanent (7 hours per week, 30 weeks per year)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become a key member of the Sports Performance Department. De Montfort University is undergoing a huge period of change for sport. Having recently invested over �10 million in sports facilities, there is now a desire to increase and enhance the sporting offer to the student body. Many aspects of sport administration are in the process of moving from the Students” Union to the University, so there are many exciting times ahead.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Women”s Rugby Coach to lead the development of the DMU Women”s Rugby. You will be responsible for improving the performance of Women”s Rugby 1st Team.

You will have a minimum of a UKCC Level 2 qualification (or equivalent). You will have substantial and demonstrable experience Rugby coaching, ideally within Higher Education.

This role is for 7 hours per week, for 30 weeks of the year, including training sessions held on Monday evenings, and matches on Wednesday afternoons (training session days can be altered). You will need to be flexible to attend competitions which may take place across the region and beyond.

For further information regarding this post or to have an informal conversation please contact Jake Betts, Sports Development Co-ordindator on 0116 366 4810 or jake.betts@dmu.ac.uk

For the job description, person specification and further details please click on the Job Details link.

If you decide to apply for this post, keep a copy of these details, as they will no longer appear on this web site when the post is closed.

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