Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ESPN3 To Air Super Rugby; Wolfhounds Name New Coach

Super Rugby on ESPN3

Great news for American rugby fans as Super Rugby will be available this year on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. For the last many years Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship has been aired on DirectTV. Many fans were happy with the service of having all the matches available unlike what is often offered on beIN Sports. ESPN3 offers an on-demand service as well as live meaning fans don't have to wake up in the middle of the night.

Wolfhounds Name New Coach

The Boston Irish Wolfhounds have named Richard Ashfield as they new head coach of their ARP team. Ashfield is a native of Ireland and recently coached Beantown

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Here is the announcement from the Wolfhounds:
The Boston Irish Wolfhounds would like to welcome Richard Ashfield to its coaching staff. Coach Ashfield will be head coach for the American Rugby Premiership side starting Spring 2016. The club is very excited as Coach Ashfield brings a wealth of experience and expertise. His coaching career and administrative involvement in rugby dates back to his time in Ireland as Youth Development Office for both Lisburn RFC and IRFU Ulster’s branch. More recently, Coach Ashfield was head coach of Beantown Rugby Club in Boston and staff coach to the USA Women’s National Team. “Richie has proven with several clubs both here and abroad that he is a quality coach, bringing a wealth of experience to our club. His excitement in taking on the challenge of competing in the ARP and his passion for coaching at the highest level, will continue to put ‘The Hounds’ at the forefront of American club rugby. Exciting times ahead,” stated Director of Rugby Fergal Hehir. Once again, Wolfhounds Rugby welcomes Coach Ashfield to the club.


  1. Excellent news on Super Rugby on ESPN 3. I'll actually be able to watch it now.

  2. Awesome, no more having to wake up to watch a match at 3:30 am on a dodgy streaming website!

  3. Brilliant news. Although I suspect the ARC could have a bigger impact in the long term than super rugby on ESPN. Well played ESPN.

    By the way Mr. Curtis, did USA rugby have anything to do with this deal?

  4. Where did the Super Rugby go? Half way through the season and now none of the upcoming games are shown on the schedule.