Japan made it five-straight-wins-in-a-row over the United States with a 37-29 victory Saturday at a largely empty StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It was an exciting contest throughout, as every time Japan threatened to pull away, the Eagles reeled them back within reach.
Blaine Scully’s play was a highlight, as the Leicester Tiger ran in three tries. He and Chris Wyles connected well on the day... Read More
The Eagles are 0-3 in the newly minted Pacific Nations Cup, having lost to Canada, Tonga and Japan last spring. With only two PNC games this year, the Eagles’ opportunities to get in the win column are limited.
“We’re definitely cognizant of the fact that as a team we need to step up and improve, specifically in this tournament. The first time around in this competition was not our best... Read More
Is he big enough? Can he play with the same physicality on the international level? These are the questions people asked about Seamus Kelly from the time he was a high school standout at Xavier on through his illustrious career at Cal.
With another workmanlike performance against Scotland Saturday, Kelly continues to answer with a resounding yes. Dislodging balls, decleating opponents and... Read More
Eagle lock Tai Tuisamoa has signed on with the London Scottish of the Greene King IPA Championship, England's second-division pro league. He'll join his new team after the June tests.
"We wanted to go out and find some big physical boys in the off season, and we are excited to see what Tai can bring to the group," said Scottish coach James Buckland. "He is late to high level rugby but I think... Read More
Think back to June 2010. Eddie O’Sullivan was the head coach, and the Eagles were playing in the Churchill Cup. With the World Cup looming about 15 months away, and less than a couple of handfuls of tests for him to evaluate his personnel ahead of the big event, O’Sullivan mixed and matched lineups throughout the month.
That’s not what current coach Mike Tolkin is going to do in the same spot... Read More
USA coach Mike Tolkin, Eagle captain Todd Clever and Scotland coach Vern Cotter and his scrumhalf Greg Laidlaw address the media after Scotland's 24-6 win over the USA at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
For the third year in a row, the USA’s lack of fortune at scrum time is a major story line coming out of the June test in Houston, Texas. In 2012, the gamesmanship of Martin Castrogiovanni helped the Italians upend the Eagles. In 2013 Ireland beat the USA by three, and six Irish points came as a direct result of scrum penalties. Saturday, Scotland got 10 points off scrum penalties, including a... Read More
Scotland beat the United States 24-6 Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 20,001 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Scotland led 17-3 at halftime, with 10 of those points coming from penalties on the American scrum, an area the Eagles have repeatedly struggled in, especially the last three years in Houston against Tier 1 teams.
The loss extends the USA’s June losing streak to eight... Read More