USA head coach Gary Gold has named a 27-man squad for the upcoming November Tour, which will see the Eagles play the New Zealand Maori Nov. 3 in Chicago, Samoa Nov. 10 in Spain, Romania Nov. 17 in Bucharest and Ireland Nov. 24 in Dublin.
The team is remarkably experienced, without a single debutant in the ranks. The team boasts an average of 16 caps per player, and that’s without star flyhalf AJ... Read More
It has been a wild couple of weeks in DIA. A number of underdogs picked up wins and across the country we have seen the most parity in a long time.
After beating NDC last weekend, Kutztown gave Penn State all it could handle in a narrow 32-27 loss to the Nittany Lions. Wheeling Jesuit gave Army a tougher than expected game in a 33-21 loss.
Army and Penn State are both undefeated at the... Read More
Returning teams continue to add new talent and re-sign veterans, while the lone 2019 expansion team continues to announce expected signees and both 2020 expansion franchises make front office moves.
In non-personnel news, the two-game preseason series between Glendale and Utah has been canceled. It was supposed to kick off Saturday.
With Tiger Rugby’s Paul Holmes rumored to involved in... Read More
In 1993, the eighth Golden Oldies gala was held in Dublin, Ireland, that attracted 160-teams from 25 countries. More than 5,000 plus players and their entourage arrived for this popular, week-long Old Boys event. Australia led in numbers, sending 66 squads, while the home country provided 31 teams.
The USA sent 12, spread out throughout the country, including, the Alaska Oosiks, and the Quad... Read More
The 2017 “Rugby Rising” documentary presented by Penn Mutual has been awarded a Telly Award, which celebrates excellent work within television and video. Created in partnership with Jalbert Productions International, the documentary was honored in the television, general-sports category for the second year in a row.
Over the last four years, Penn Mutual has strategically aligned itself with... Read More
USA flyhalf AJ MacGinty has undergone a shoulder surgery that will rule him out for the rest of the year, including the USA’s four November tests. The Sale Sharks announced the decision Monday, saying the shoulder injury was originally sustained during the USA’s summer tour.
MacGinty started all three summer tests for the USA, leading them to a clean sheet over Russia, Scotland and Canada. He... Read More
The third annual Americas Pacific Challenge produced a mild upset when Samoa A won all three games to become the only undefeated team of the six countries entered in the event. From an opening round victory over Argentina XV, the Pacific Islanders, once they had defeated the past two years’ champions 36-31, enjoyed victories against the USA XV and then Uruguay A to go 3-0 and take the crown.... Read More
There was a less than full slate of games this weekend as a number of schools were on fall break. With the playoffs set for early November, here is where things currently stand.
Bloomsburg moved to 4-0 with another convincing victory and Villanova picked up its fifth conference victory with a 31-10 win over Drexel. Scranton moved to 4-1 with a win. York and Lehigh are battling for the final... Read More
Team USA bagged its first win at the Youth Olympics with a 24-14 win over Samoa Monday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The win sees the Americans finish fifth with a 1-3-2 record.
They opened with a 38-0 loss to France and a 24-24 tie against Samoa on Saturday. Sunday, a close loss to South Africa, 19-12, was followed by a 17-17 draw with Japan. Monday, the Americans fell to Argentina, 22-14, in the... Read More
The interim portion of Chris Brown's job title has been removed, as expected. The former men's assistant has spent about six weeks as the interim head coach after the ousting of Richie Walker. Ahead of the season opener in Glendale, Colo. this weekend, USA Rugby cast a vote of confidence in the man who helped turn the men's program into a contender.
"I'm excited to maximize the transfer of what I... Read More