Rugby Comes To New Zealand – Part 1

Rugby Comes To New Zealand – Part 1

by Allyn Freeman Let’s add one new word to a famous, historical quote, “The United Kingdom is the empire on which the rugby sun never set.” At one point in the 19th century, Great Britain, its possessions and colonies, controlled twenty-five percent...
Rugby Transition: 1906 – Part Ii

Rugby Transition: 1906 – Part Ii

by Allyn Freeman It will be informative to narrate the many intents, regional, athletic, and practical that resurrected rugby union at a few American colleges, albeit for a short time (1906 to 1914), and only on the West Coast. Violence and commercialism represented...
Jack Reeves: I Don’t Think We Are Ever Satisfied As A Team

Jack Reeves: I Don’t Think We Are Ever Satisfied As A Team

By Joe Harvey When it was announced that Jack Reeves would be joining the New England Free Jacks on a two-year loan basis from English Premiership side, Gloucester, it was clear that a player of immense quality was making his way to Quincy, Massachusetts. An England...
World Rugby Announces 2031 & 2033 World Cups to be Held in USA

World Rugby Announces 2031 & 2033 World Cups to be Held in USA

QUINCY, MA – The New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby) are excited to announce that the USA will be hosting the 2031 & 2033 Rugby World Cups. World Rugby released the announcement this morning, after months of bidding and decision making. The Free Jacks are...
Rugby Returns, 1906 – Part I

Rugby Returns, 1906 – Part I

by Allyn Freeman After the public uproar involving gridiron death and injury in 1905, colleges had two options; play football under the legitimately sanctioned new rules or abandon the sport. A few schools chose the latter, including, Columbia University, one of the...
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