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The cool sport of rugby


The cool sport of rugby



Rugby, the most famous game all around the globe, is a mixture of football and is also known as the sports of gentlemen. Henry Blaha said once that “Football (Soccer) is a beastly game played by beasts; Soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by beasts but Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen.”

The cool sport of rugby is the sport that inspired American football.

Rugby is growing with large numbers of both core rugby lovers and less dedicated rugby followers. The sport generates widespread interest among women as well as men and is typically characterized by heightened levels of interest among the more affluent sectors of society.

Rugby is the fastest growing sport in North America. Nigel Melville, Former CEO of USA Rugby, said, “Participation in and viewership of rugby has been growing at an accelerating rate in the U.S. in recent years.”

Rugby is the fastest growing collegiate sport for both men and women.

Marketing statistics note that rugby fans tend to skew toward the more educated and affluent, illustrating that rugby truly is a “gentleman’s sport.”  Rugby attracts luxury brands.

The growth in the rugby market is best illustrated in broadcasting networks’ expansion to include Rugby in their programming. In addition to the networking staples for rugby, to include Setanta, Fox, and BBC broadcasting in America, mainstream American sports networks are realizing the significant growth of rugby in the U.S.

The cool sport of rugby recently regained Olympic status.

In addition to NBC broadcasting rugby on network TV, cable channels have begun broadcasting an increasing amount of rugby. Fox shows English Premiership, Pro12 and Heineken Cup matches on Fox Soccer Plus. ESPN shows French Top 14 on its ESPN3 channel. And BBC America shows select matches from the Six Nations tournament.

Rugby tournaments in the U.S. have landed commercial sponsorships from blue-chip companies, such as Toyota, Subway, Anheuser-Busch, Bridgestone and Geico. Also the luxury brand Range Rover.

The values of rugby are: Tradition, Teamwork, Respect, Character, Sportsmanship, Enjoyment and Entertainment.

Rugby is growing with large numbers of both core rugby lovers and less dedicated rugby followers. The sport generates widespread interest among women as well as men and is typically characterized by heightened levels of interest among the more affluent sectors of society including hispanic luxury brand consumers.

November 25, 2017 – National Rugby Day

Our first of rugby days starts with National Rugby Day? With its’ inception about a year ago comes another wave of the American rugby lifestyle. The Rugby Pro crew will be out in full force celebrating this significant occasion in American rugby history and the first of rugby days. analyzes trends within social media and enters social media posts into their algorithm. In this manner, they can examine which specific day of the year garners the most attention on Social Media per topic. Along with, we here at have implemented November 25th as the National Rugby Day here in the United States. Join us around the country, and show your support with your favorite American rugby lifestyle t-shirt or cap from


March 2nd, 2018 – HSBC World Rugby Sevens

Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas Nevada

One of the best rugby days is the HSBC World Rugby Sevens is the championship game of Major League Rugby. The winner of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens is awarded the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens has been contested every season since the founding of the league in 1996. From 1996 to 2011, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens final was played at a predetermined location similar to the way the NFL does with the Super Bowl. The winner of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens is guaranteed a spot in the Champions League.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament has been held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada every year since 2010. Sam Boyd Stadium is one of the premier athletic stadiums located in Nevada. The tournament has been known to draw over 80,000 fans to Sam Boyd Stadium over the three days of competition. There are always magnificent views of the energetic rugby action at the World Rugby Sevens, or stream the match on like us. We, here at will be sure to make March 2nd a rugby day. Check out our BBQ blog for great ideas how to host the party and feed your teammates, family, and friends an unforgettable rugby day meal.

May 12, 2018 

Rugby – the fastest growing sport in America is coming to Florida via Rugged Rugby Tour.

The International Polo Club will be hosting our 2018 debut event on Saturday May 12, 2018. The club offers of a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, and exclusive Santa Teresa VIP experience reserved seating.

Rugged Rugby Tour offers rugby and live entertainment over a long day. Our exciting entertainment events offer broad appeal and visibility for all types of fans.  Surrounded by the high-performance sport of rugby, our events are impactful, entertaining, and engaging.

Working closely with the community at each of our tour stops, Rugged Rugby Tour takes an innovative approach to promote our events and content, bringing thousands of NEW rugby fans to love the sport of rugby, while providing loyal rugby fans an engaging experience.

If this is your first game or you are a loyal rugby fanatic, Rugged Rugby Tour is the perfect way to enjoy a superb rugby experience.

The Rugby Tailgate or “Saturday is a rugby day”.

No rugby game day experience is complete without a couple of hours spent in pre-match revelry.  The Rugged Rugby Tour pre-party and tailgate is an important part of a rugby game.  The “Saturday is a Rugby Day” ritual is an event for all ages and fan types.  The social values of rugby are very important to the legacy of the sport.  The best time to learn about the sport is pre-game with friends and family.   Throw the ball around, play some games and socialize to the music of our pre-game DJ.

Rugged Rugby Tour features an All-Star lineup.

The Rugged Rugby Tour announced today that two All Star games will be played May 12th at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.    The two games will feature the best rugby talent from South Florida.  The curtain raiser will be an action-packed boy’s high school All Star game. The contenders from The South Florida Lightning All Stars will face off against A.R.E. United.  Expect to see some of the best high school rugby form in this match.

The spotlight game, named “The South Florida Cup” will feature standout rugby players in an expected thrilling game.  The South Florida Cup will cover a North vs. South game.  The North All Stars will feature players from the Boca Buccaneers and WPB Panthers. The South team will include players from Miami Bumble Bees, Miami Tridents and Fort Lauderdale Knights.  The game will put the best players from South Florida on the same pitch.  The encounter will feature a rugby game packed with speed, power and grace.  You will not want to miss The South Florida Cup at the Rugged Rugby Tour.

Post-Game Concert featuring Florida’s 30Vice.

The best times of rugby are the stories, songs and camaraderie after the games. The respect and sportsmanship exemplified by players and fans after the game is an experience you won’t want to miss.   Enjoy the post-game celebration starting at 4:30pm with a live entertainment experience.  The Rugged Rugby Tour is bringing you one of South Florida’s newest and hottest bands, 30 Vice Entertainment . The concert will have a wide range of music for everyone from Current Hits, R&B, Rock and Pop. The concert will be sure to provide an unforgettable rugby experience.

Event: Rugged Rugby Tour Debut

Location: International Polo Club, Wellington, Florida. 3667 120th Ave S, Wellington, FL 33414

Date: May 12, 2018

Time:  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


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