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Reflections on the Growth of Women’s Rugby

By Kristen Thomas | February 21, 2017

I have been thinking a lot recently about my journey in rugby and the overall rise of women’s rugby in the United States. As I reflect upon the last several years, I realize that we women have accomplished a lot. For the first time ever, women’s rugby was in the Olympics, and women’s rugby is now tabbed an NCAA Emerging Varsity Sport. Most importantly, however, thousands of girls are picking up a rugby ball.

My Experience Playing Rugby at the Rio Olympics

By Madison Hughes | December 27, 2016

The growth of collegiate rugby and the return to the Olympics have given us great visibility, but I believe it is the growth of youth rugby in the U.S. that we must focus on, as this will increase the level of play at all levels.

The Life of Significance Award, and the Impact We Have on Others

By David Caputo | June 28, 2016

I was very surprised when I was told I was to receive this year’s Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. When Eileen McDonnell, the Chairman and CEO of Penn Mutual, called me, I was just shocked.

The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Breaks Records

By Jeffrey Fleischman | June 14, 2016

I hope you were as excited as I was by the play at this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship! It was the biggest tournament yet with 88 teams participating.

Rugby Sevens Takes on Las Vegas

By Jeff Leinen | March 15, 2016

Penn Mutual was thrilled to return to Las Vegas during the USA Sevens International Rugby tournament, as well as the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament earlier in March.

What Living a Life of Significance Means to Me

By David Schroeder | August 25, 2015

My rugby teammates at the Naval Academy gave me a lot of grief when they learned I had won the inaugural Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award. I’ve thought a lot since then on what it means to live a life of significance.

Reflections on the Growing Popularity of Rugby

By Gregg Jones, D.C. | May 12, 2015

Penn Mutual’s sponsorship of The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship comes at a critical moment in the history of the game here in the United States. Interest in rugby is exploding, and the attention is well-deserved.