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
John Mitchell has named his 23 for Romania, and it’s a curious selection, indeed. In total, it includes six new starters from the Maori All Blacks match and eight new additions to the 23-man squad. Four new caps are in the starting 15 – Nick Civetta, Bryce Campbell, Martin Iosefo and Madison Hughes. Two more could be earned off the bench by Dino Waldren and Matai Leuta.
There were always going to... Read More
Seven games stand between the Eagles and the World Cup. Rugby Canada made the long-rumored August friendly with the Eagles official this week. Add that to four Pacific Nations Cup matches and the Harlequins and Australia games, and you have a great lead-up to the big show.
Also announced this week was the Eagles’ 50-man training squad for the RWC. Putting that list together is somewhat a moot... Read More
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Thursday the dates and locations for the two World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup double-header match days to be held in the United States in 2015.
Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., and Bonney Field in Sacramento will host four matches of the Pacific Nations Cup – a World Rugby tournament designed to expose Pacific Rim teams and players to a greater number of... Read More
The newest fully-funded collegiate rugby program is Lindenwood University – Belleville, located in suburban St. Louis in Belleville, Ill. LU-B is a full-service extension of Lindenwood across the Mississippi River in St. Charles, Mo., which started in 2011, with the men's team winning the DII National Championship its first season and becoming one of the top teams in the nation since.
The... Read More
2015 is going to be an incredibly busy year for the men’s Eagles, both 15s and 7s, with the Rugby World Cup in the fall and the Olympic Qualification ongoing through June. We have lined out a rough schedule below.
Impressive in this schedule is the Eagles’ long lead up to the World Cup. In 2011, they had just three full-fledged matches to get ready for the quadrennial tournament. This time around... Read More
Iona downed St. Bonaventure 36-24 Saturday in St. Bonaventure, NY. The Gaels dotted down six tries to the Bonnies’ four. Though St. Bonaventure and Iona are Rugby East rivals, Saturday’s contest was a friendly. The teams meet Oct. 18 at Iona for the conference tilt.
The win is big for Iona, now 2-0 on the season, as the Gaels suffered a 90-5 loss to the Bonnies last fall.
“It was a needed win and... Read More
Penn State opened its spring season with an impressive 30-6 defeat of Davenport Saturday in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions led 17-6 at halftime and were in control most of the 80 minutes.
Sophomore openside flanker Malcolm May paced Penn State with two tries. Fullback Joe Kelly and No. 8 Joe Corrado dotted down as well, and freshman scrumhalf Jimmy Ronan chipped in two conversions and two... Read More