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How popular is rugby in the US?

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2010-01-19 02:21:10
2010-01-19 02:21:10

As a rugby player in America, it seems as if Rugby is becoming much more popular here. It is by no means a major sport, but it has a following similar to what soccer had in the early 90's. Many people begin to notice or play it at the Collegiate level, and its becoming a popular sport amongst colleges and more recently, some high schools. USA Rugby has been stepping up its exposure, and I've noticed from friends that they are starting to at least notice and recognize that it exists. In major cities we have entire rugby unions that compete at Youth, Collegiate, Men's and Women's levels. As more games are played in the States against real opponents, and our national team improves, the popularity of Rugby should see a spike as well.

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