Phaidra Knight (PhaidraKnight)

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Phaidra Knight of New York, NY blogs about her experiences as a professional rugby player (USA Rugby) and media spokesperson.

#toRUSSIAwithLOVE Kickoff
Today I launched my Indiegogo campaign #toRUSSIAwithLOVE. I hope you’ll check it out and support if you can. You can see the official announcement below.   US Rugby Player of the Decade Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Fund 2014 Olympic Bob...[Read on]
Rugby Magazine names Phaidra Knight “Player of The Decade”
Knight Selected “Player of The Decade” by Rugby Magazine Rugbymag.com named Phaidra Knight 2000-2009 Player of the Decade. “Phaidra Knight heads up the RUGBYMag.com USA women’s Team of the Decade. Knight was an All-World player...[Read on]
MTV’s Made Rugby Episode Now Available Online
  Check it out: http://www.mtv.com/videos/life-after-made-season-10-ep-40-rugby-player/1646012/playlist.jhtml ...[Read on]
USA Rugby now an official member of USOC
  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – USA Rugby is thrilled to announce that it is now an Olympic Sport member of the United States Olympic Committee. The USOC Board made the decision Saturday after a thorough review of USA Rugby’s operations and the organi...[Read on]
Kids & Fitness: Interesting article from the New York Times
  September 15, 2010, 12:01 am Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter? < p> By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Roger Weber/Getty Images In an experiment published last month, researchers recruited schoolchildren, ages 9 and 10, who lived near the Champaign...[Read on]
Knight answers fans questions at the 2010 Rugby World Cup
During the 2010 Rugby World Cup earlier this month, fans reached out to the World Cup participants with questions on various themes.   Here are a few questions and answers from an interview with Phaidra Knight.   Check out the video of the inter...[Read on]
Eagles finish World Cup in fifth place
  9.5.10 – from USA Rugby.org GUILDFORD, UK – The Eagles hit their stride in the final match and played well when it really mattered. This was the Eagles’ most tightly contested match of the World Cup with the USA and Canada switching the lead fre...[Read on]
USA Defeats Ireland in “Rematch” – Face Canada For 5th Place
GUILDFORD, UK – The fifth place play-off will be a North American affair after both USA and Canada stormed past Ireland and Scotland respectively, scoring plenty of tries in the process. IRELAND v USA By Nathaniel John USA gained revenge for thei...[Read on]
Countdown to USA v. England at the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup
With only a few hours until match time, the USA National Team makes final preparations for our match versus England tomorrow.  This is the biggest and most important match, thus far, of the tournament for the Eagles.  A big win today could secure Tea...[Read on]
ABC News personality Marysol Castro inspired by Rugby player Arnold Chavis
Rugby is the fastest growing sport in America.  More than 100,000 youth played rugby last year for the first time.  It has been the source of a lifestyle change for many, including kids in inner city New York.  Arnold Chavis is one of those young peopl...[Read on]