Americans’ passion for rugby is real. According to Nielsen research, rugby is the fastest growing sport in the United States, with discussions underway to host the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup.
In Southwest Florida, the USA Rugby League’s Copperhead Rugby Club has been growing since 2018. Helping people understand the game is key. The easiest comparison? Consider the final 30 seconds of a football game with no timeouts. The team can only lateral the ball backyards until it scores, and this goes on for 80 minutes.
Come watch the Copperheads vs. Jacksonville Axemen at Paradise Coast Sports Complex on July 30.
– Jama Dock, Wilson Creative Group