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As many ideas are hatched over beers, a partnership was born one evening in a midtown Manhattan bar. The Taking Flight Rugby Scholarship was created by three unique partners to deliver an initiative centered on sending promising American rugby athletes to elite training camps to better their skill. America's rugby future is based on the opportunities our athletes have to get top-notch coaching, no matter where in the world. To learn more about the founding partners, click the arrow below.

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Bakline, Inc. is an American based sportswear and lifestyle company. Bakline Rugby is a Bakline, Inc. company brand with sales both domestic and international. Headquartered in New York City, Bakline, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Rob Schnabel and Matt Vosburgh to create and deliver the best rugby apparel by the same values that make a successful rugby team: courage, commitment, sacrifice, dedication and leadership.

Bakline, Inc. is dedicated to sustainable environmental practices, charitable giving and community service. If you are interested in learning more about Bakline, please visit us at Bakline Rugby

A Rugby Life was founded by Hedley Lagrand as a blog and podcast sharing stories, events, and insights into the people that live and breath rugby in the USA. Since moving to the USA in early 2000 Hedley has resided in Boston, Washington DC, and New York and in each place has been actively involved in their respective rugby scenes. In Massachusetts, he played for MIT Rugby Club. In DC, he played and coached for the Washington Renegades and also took up the whistle as a referee under the guidance of the Potomac Referee Society and in NYC, he assisted coaching the ladies of the Village Lions.


H2H Media is a leader in digital video and social in today’s sports marketplace. H2H provides content partners and sponsors with an unprecedented media marketing opportunity that leverages today’s hottest digital growth sectors to maximize fan engagement and deliver fully-measurable ROI.

H2H presents sixteen best-in-class videos featuring top players, best plays and/or classic moments inside a turnkey, single elimination, social media tournament where the votes of registered fans decide who advances to the next round, and eventually wins. Through this innovative method, H2H brings sports and brands to their fans, utilizing fan passion to provide marketing opportunities that are part of the overall fan experience.

H2H Media is a New York based marketing company that is providing global marketing opportunities in this new media world. For more information on H2H, contact John Broker, General Manager at 203.804.1546 or


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