The USA makes a fantastic destination for any rugby team looking to experience an unforgettable tour. The sport has shot up in popularity with rugby continuing to be America’s fastest growing sport. The number of rugby participants increasing at 14% a year to a total of 1.2 million participants throughout the country. Rugby is played at youth, high school and collegiate level. USA rugby is the governing body for rugby in America.
The USA’s national rugby team, known as the Eagles have competed in all but one of the Rugby World Cup tournaments since 1987. An indication of how popular rugby has become in the US can be seen in the match between the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago. The match in Chicago saw the largest audience ever for an international contest!
There are several high profile rugby competitions in America annually. One of the largest being the USA sevens held every February at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The USA are even playing host to the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament in 2018.
With a number of diverse locations throughout the country, the USA is the perfect location. From the Grand Canyon to high rise buildings of Manhattan, the USA has plenty to choose from.