The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this episode, Eagles from both the 15s and 7s teams discuss their new homes in Major League Rugby. Cam Dolan is settling in with the NOLA Gold following a big year for the 15s Eagles, and Chris Mattina just returned home to New York in time for the holidays and RUNY's inaugural season.
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The unofficial opening of the spring rugby season commenced this weekend at the Dennis Storer Classic in Los Angeles, Calif. Named in honor of the U.S. National team and UCLA coach, the tournament gathered a conglomerate of squads in the University of California system to test their mettle against each other. Cal, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UC San Diego played a total of eight games to... Read More
The first installment of the spring rankings saw little movement thanks to only a pair of games.
Central Washington traveled to California for a pair of games and came out on the losing end of both. The Wildcats played a young side on Friday night against UC-Davis and lost 33-14. Due to the roster, however, the team didn't get punished much for the loss.
Davis remains at 19 and we will see how... Read More
On the first weekend of the New Year, Central Washington trekked 11 hours south to gauge its program versus top-flight competition of California. Things didn’t go as planned as the Wildcats lost to UC-Davis, 33-14, on Friday night and then got blasted, 73-5, by Saint Mary’s on Saturday. The coaches at CWU know where they stand now and only have room to improve in the spring.
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After a long winter break, D1A Rugby is ready to resume this weekend in California. No. 8 ranked Central Washington will make the 11-hour bus ride today to play #19 UC-Davis on Friday and #2 St. Mary’s on Saturday. It’s a big weekend for the Wildcats to see where they stand in the hierarchy of collegiate rugby.
After a successful fall 7s season where it went 10-0 against the likes of Cal, Arizona... Read More
USA Rugby announced the appointment of Emilie Bydwell as the general manager of women's high performance Wednesday, making her the first such administrator of the women’s national teams in America. Bydwell is a known commodity in the rugby community, having played 7s and 15s for the USA and spent the last several years coaching and managing across many levels.
There’s little doubt she’s qualified... Read More
Team USA will take on Germany Nov. 18 in Frankfurt and Georgia Nov. 25 in Tbilisi in its only two fall tour tests. Both games will be streamed live on The Rugby Channel.
The Eagles are 3-2 all-time against the Lelos, with Georgia taking the most recent test this summer, staving off a late comeback to beat the USA 21-17 in Atlanta in June. The Eagles last played in Tbilisi in 2010, falling 19-17... Read More
Head Coach John Mitchell has named 30 players to assemble for the USA's four-game summer, which includes two intriguing tests against Ireland and Georgia before a double-header World Cup qualifier against Canada. In stark contrast to most Eagle assemblies, all 30 players are available for all four tests.
The Eagles have built some depth at prior positions of weakness, with some second rows and... Read More
Press Release - Landshark Rugby Academy, a full-scale development program for both men’s and women’s athletes, has partnered with USA Rugby to join the ranks of the other National Development Academies to become the official NDA of the Mid-Atlantic region along with the current ODA Scion Rugby.
Landshark will be based out of the Baltimore/Annapolis, Md. area and is headed up by current Rocky... Read More
Two debutants will start against Uruguay Saturday, as Ben Cima gets the nod at flyhalf and Peter Malcolm lines up at hooker. Cima has been in the age-grade pathway for years and will be in the mix for kicking duties. Malcolm is a also an age-grade alum, and he gives Wheeling Jesuit its first capped Eagle ever.
Anthony Purpura is set to earn his second cap, which is notable considering the first... Read More