Published Wednesday, January 23, 19 | By PaulvHill
Rugby union in the United States is a growing national sport. Rugby union at the youth, high school, college, club, and internationallevels is governed by USA Rugby. There are over 125,000 players registered with USA Rugby as of 2016. Over 2,500 rugby clubs exist around the country, with college rugby being the most popular. There are several high-profile rugby competitions in the U.S. The USA Sevens is held every February at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, and draws over 60,000 fans and is broadcast on NBC. The U.S. national team hosts international matches every June, with attendances around 20,000. The Collegiate Rugby Championship is held every June at Talen Energy Stadium in the Philadelphiasuburb of Chester, Pennsylvania, and draws around 20,000 fans and is broadcast on NBC.