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2011-09-29 11:03:21

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the injury risks for schoolboys playing rugby. The research shows that the chance of a school player suffering an injury during a single season is at least 12 per cent and, according to some research, could be as high as 90 per cent. The researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and Cass Business School, City University say there is an urgent need to inform children, parents and coaches alike about the...

2011-06-10 13:45:00

CHICAGO, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago has a new game in town for kids: rugby. On Sunday afternoons through mid-June, children ages 4 - 14 are playing touch rugby at Revere Park through a partnership between the Chicago Wapiti Rugby Football Club (CWRFC) and the Chicago Park District. With a series of clinics last summer and fall, CWRFC launched the first youth rugby program in Chicago. Wapiti RFC now has players in U14, U10, U8 and U6 programs learning Rookie Rugby, a game of...

2011-04-13 05:29:00

BOURNEMOUTH, England, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LV= has teamed up with former England rugby star Matt Perry and cricket legend Mike Gatting OBE to unveil its groundbreaking new kit recycling initiative at The Stewart Hedlam School in Bethnal Green, East London. For the first time, families, schools and clubs will be able to give their unwanted rugby and cricket kit which will be donated to disadvantaged young people in the UK and overseas. With lack of access to equipment cited as one...

2011-03-30 11:56:00

ATLANTA, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club today announced the schedule of charity fundraising events for the Atlanta kick-off of rugby superstar Ben Cohen's first U.S. tour. Tickets for all "Acceptance Tour 2011" events go on sale today, March 30, 2011 at www.atlantabucksrugby.org. The tickets range from $25 for a rugby exhibition day to $600 for a VIP All Access Pass and private dinner with Cohen. Discounted weekend bundles are also available for $325....

2010-11-30 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Sports and Universal Sports will broadcast eight hours of live rugby coverage of the 2011 HSBC Sevens World Series event in Las Vegas the weekend of February 12-13. This marks the first time that the tournament has had live television coverage in the United States. The HSBC Sevens World Series is played throughout the world at seven other venues: Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, London and Scotland. "Rugby Sevens is an...

2010-11-09 12:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The second-ever USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship, a Rugby Sevens World Cup-style tournament featuring 16 top-tier collegiate rugby teams, will be held at PPL Park in Chester, PA, on both Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The tournament will be broadcast nationally on NBC live on both days. "We are excited that NBC Sports is bringing the Collegiate Rugby Championship to Chester in 2011," said Mayor Wendell N. Butler, Jr. "Not only...

2010-11-04 01:25:51

National education strategies and enforcing rules do work Existing headgear and mouth guards have limited or no benefit in reducing concussions in rugby players, according to Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital. However, educational injury prevention programs that promote proper playing techniques and enforcement of the rules do result in a significant reduction in concussions and head, neck and spinal injuries, Cusimano concluded after a review of existing studies...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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