Friday, October 7, 2016

Steve Lewis, PRO Rugby Part Ways

PRO Rugby is undergoing a major change in the offseason as former Director of Rugby Steve Lewis and the competition have parted ways. Lewis was responsible for all of the on the field action for the league and it was largely to his credit the first year turned out to have as much parity as it did. The league will now begin a search to replace Lewis as they move forward to next year. 

The official announcement from the league reads: "As we start the cycle for PRO Rugby's second season, effective immediately, PRO Rugby's Director of Rugby Steve Lewis will be leaving PRO Rugby to pursue other opportunities. PRO Rugby thanks Steve for his efforts and contributions in its inaugural season. PRO Rugby wishes Steve the best in his future endeavors. 

"PRO has already begun the search for a Chief Operations Officer. We anticipate that our new COO will work hand-in-hand with USA Rugby and PRO's coaches to build and develop PRO's rugby program. PRO looks forward to utilizing our collective brain power in building PRO to become the most exciting rugby competition in the world.--Doug Schoninger." 


  1. Could we stop calling it "PRO Rugby"? The name PRO stands for Professional Rugby Organization, so you extra 'Rugby' is rather redundant. It's like when people call it an ATM machine, when ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine.

    1. Well, PRO Rugby is the officialname, even if there is a redundant rugby.

    2. PRO Rugby is a perfectly legitimate name

  2. Steve is a quality person and rugby guy. This is not a good sign for PRO, and probably a good thing for Steve.