12 Feb 2011

Rugby third fastest growing sport in the USA

6:02 pm on 12 February 2011

Rugby is now the third fastest growing sport in the United States according to a major study on sports participation.

The study reveals that new sports are beginning to carve out a greater share of the market, even though overall participation in mainstream team sports has declined.

Rugby experienced growth of 8.7% and for a sport which is played in more than 117 countries, the trend marks another significant milestone for a sport that has been boosted by Olympic Games inclusion with Sevens to debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.