Former WWE wrestler and Smackdown champion John Layfield has stepped off the mat and onto the rugby pitch. In a partnership between the Bermuda Rugby Football Union and The Family Centre Bermuda, Layfield founded the Beyond Rugby Bermuda program, bringing after school homework academy structure, rugby training and family support services to the island's disadvantaged communities.
The USA Islanders are a band of brothers with island heritage including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii and islands of the Caribbean, with years of rugby experience. Vahafolau Esikia, nicknamed as "Vaha" by his friends, is the Head Coach of the USA Islanders.
The Collegiate All-Star Rugby Cup will be LIVE on FloRugby.com at 4:15p ET [5:15 ADT] tomorrow, August 10, 2017 or at 4:30 ET [5:30p ADT] in Bermuda. The inaugural Cup will feature an all-star team from the newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference against the Republic of Texas All-Stars.
Today's featured matchup stars Nick Dillon of the Liberty All-Stars against Tyler Hawkins of the Republic of Texas All-Stars. Dillon is from Rutgers University, while Hawkins plays for Baylor University. Both are talented players to keep an eye out for on the field this Thursday, August 10 at 5:30ADT in Bermuda or online live on FloRugby.com.
We are officially only 5 days away from one the most anticipated rugby matches of the summer! The newly formed USA Islanders will travel to Bermuda on August 10th to take on the Saracens at the Bermuda National Sports Centre.
If you've ever visited Bermuda, chances are you've heard of the iconic song, "Proud to be a Bermudian," written by local songwriter John Woolridge. Aimed at bringing the island together, "Proud to be a Bermudian" not only gives insight into the vibrant culture Bermuda possesses but also is the perfect song to kick off the upcoming charity match benefiting Beyond Rugby.
Today's unlikely matchup pits two talented rugby players against each other -- Mikle Dill from Beyond Rugby Bermuda and Brad Barritt from the legendary Saracens. Since Mikle Dill has recently returned from the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy to improve his rugby skills, we decided to see how he would do against someone who plays professionally, like Brad Barritt for the Saracens. Let's see who can get the most support from their fan base.
Today's featured matchup pits two talented halfbacks destined to meet in Bermuda August 10th. The Saracens vs USA Islanders #ISLvsSAR, second match in the Atlantic Rugby Cup 2017, set to kickoff at 7:30pm ADT and shown LIVE on FloRugby will be an instant classic. Either Henry Taylor or Devereaux Ferris could easily win this.
We're proud to announce John Barritt & Son Ltd., the maker of Barritts Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, as a sponsor for the Atlantic Rugby Cup 2017. John Barritt & Son Ltd. generously donated their zesty ginger soft drink and bottled water for the Saracens vs USA Islanders match on August 10 at 7:30 ADT. We appreciate their support of the charity match where all proceeds benefit Beyond Rugby Bermuda. Beyond Rugby is an organization seeking to instill core values and build positive futures turning young at-risk kids into productive student athletes.