The USA won its first-ever meeting with Germany, 46-17, in Frankfurt Saturday. Though the final score looks flattering, and the Eagles managed seven tries, it didn’t look like it would go that way for the first 39 minutes. Germany captured the lead in the 12th minute and would hold onto it until the final seconds of the first half, but the Americans mustered a strong second stanza for the... Read More
The DI Rankings had very little movement this week. Only a couple of ranked teams played and the better-ranked teams won.
St. Mary's played its first game of the year, putting up 157 points. The Gaels are back and remain at number two.
Life got off to a good start with a pair of wins over a couple days on a tour of Penn State and Navy. The Running Eagles won 51-34 and 30-0 respectively. They move... Read More
The DII Rankings saw some movement after the play in games this weekend. Several lowered ranked teams won and move up as a result.
Oswego handily defeated Southern Connecticut 67-12. The upstate New York school has been ranked towards the bottom half of the rankings all season but the impressive win moves them to the top 10. With the win, Geneseo also moves into the rankings after a close... Read More
USA Rugby has announced roster changes and its starting lineup for the first of two final test matches to close out 2017. Following their 52-16 World Cup Qualifying win against Canada, the Men’s Eagles arrived in Frankfurt early this week for a brief training camp preceding their matchup with Germany this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET, broadcast live on The Rugby Channel.
Prop Eric Fry (... Read More
It’s been 16 months since Greg Peterson has suited up for the USA. The Australian second row earned his first cap for the Eagles back in 2014, and he’s accrued 12 in total, but injuries and poor timing have derailed an international career that got off to a promising start. He’s encamped with the USA in Frankfurt currently, looking forward to starting Saturday’s test against Germany.
At 6’8” and... Read More
As rugby continues to proliferate around the globe, one of the newest hot spots for growth and development is Brazil. With a population of over 200 million, and a country infused with a significant sport culture, the nation is making conservative but goal-oriented strides for success on the world rugby stage.
The CEO of Brazil’s Rugby Confederation is Agustin Danza a native of Argentina, where he... Read More
World Rugby Players of the Year
The shortlist for World Rugby Players of the Year has been announced.
Romane Menager, France
Lydia Thompson, England
Safi N’Diaye, France
Kelly Brazier, NZ
Portia Woodman, NZ
Israel Folau, Australia
Beauden Barrett, NZ
Mano Itoje, England
Rieko Ioane, NZ
Owen Farrell, England
Everyone is eligible to choose one Woman and one Man. To vote, link to... Read More
Looking ahead to Saturday’s match between the USA Eagles and Germany, anticipating how things will go, from an American perspective, is not easy. These sides have never played each other, after all.
Last weekend, Germany handily defeated Brazil, 45-12. It might be easy to ignore that result, but let us not forget that Brazil defeated the Eagles in 2016 and Canada in 2017. Still, Brazil was not... Read More
The USA will play a Test match against a German XV for the first time this Saturday at Brita Arena, Weisbaden. It marks a substantial milestone of the recent improvement of the German team, which, this year rose to mid-pack in the European Championship Division, the second tier of rugby in that continent.
Germany has a long but unknown history playing rugby, dating to 1878 and the... Read More
France is toasting the announcement that it will host the 2023 Rugby World Cupafter being named the surprise winner of a secret World Rugby council ballot in London on Wednesday.
The bid beat off competition from the preferred hosts, South Africa – who play France in Paris on Saturday – and Ireland, having received the nomination after a second round of voting was required.
The World Rugby... Read More