Tom Billups is one of the leading rugby minds in the United States. He started his rugby career in college and since has played for the USA Eagles in 7's and test rugby as well as playing professionally in New Zealand, the U.S. and Great Britain. After haning up his boots, Billups coached the USA Eagles and is currently assistant coach at the University of California – Berkeley.
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There are two types of teams in rugby; those getting better and those that are not getting better and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups explains how you can make sure your team is getting better.
Have you reached your athletic potential? Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups gives some tips on reaching your maximum on the rugby field.
The high school rugby coach is critical to the development of rugby players and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups gives some tips on coaching these young rugby players.
“Tuck them in and pull them up." These are the first words our summer rugby campers hear from me after our welcoming meeting and a request I make to almost each group of rugby athletes I have worked with and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups talks about what rugby players need to do to be ready to hit the rugby pitch.
Were I to write a book about my rugby experiences, I would certainly dedicate a chapter to the competitive attitudes of world-class players I have known.
The rugby season is the focus of every rugby team but the off season is equally important and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups talks about the rugby off season.
There are very few scrum collapses that I don’t remember from that 1997 test versus Hong Kong and so Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups explains front row rugby safety for players.
Defense wins championships and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups give his suggestions on how to become a good rugby defender.
Every day in American sport we are buried with examples of the steady decline of sportsmanship and Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups explains how rugby players need to honor the game.
The life of a rugby professional is glamorous to many on-lookers but Rugby Rugby's Tom Billups explains what the weekly routine of a pro rugby player is and the challenges rugby players face in preparing for matchday.
Tom Billups was one of the first Americans to sign a pro rugby contract when he joined London Harlequins in 1996 and he gives his advice on how to become a pro rugby player in the U.K.
Tom Billups has made rugby his life starting as a player and then as a coach of the U.S.A. Eagles and currently at Cal Berkeley. Check out his story and follow his column on Rugby Rugby.
Tom Billups has been involved with rugby at every level and is a regular contributor to Rugby Rugby.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.