In 2014, underfunded, undertrained and unprepared, Team USA’s boys and girls finished 1-4 and 1-2-1, respectively, at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The boys’ only win came over Japan, which they lost to in pool play. The girls’ lone win came over Tunisia, and they drew with Spain.
The girls aren’t participating in the Games in Buenos Aires Oct. 6-18, but the boys team representing... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - In an effort to expose the next generation of elite athletes to national selection, USA Rugby will host a Men's Collegiate All-American Selection Camp this Aug. 9-17. Set to take place at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO, the event will bring together 100 of the best college athletes for training and exhibition games under the direction of National Team and Major League Rugby coaches... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - The Men's Junior All-Americans (U20s) will seek qualification in the World Rugby Trophy tournament (WRT) during a two-match series against Canada's U20s in Houston June 12th and June 16th. While a location for the series will be announced closer to date, both games will take place in the same week as the senior Men's Eagles' test match with Scotland (hosted at BBVA Compass... Read More
Saturday the All-Americans march out for the lone time this year to face off against Oxford University at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The game is the third of its kind in recent years, as the All-Americans had typically gone on an international tour every summer.
Then in 2014 they played Oxford’s rival, Cambridge, and the Ontario Blues on home soil. In 2015 they convened and... Read More
It's been a busy summer so far, so busy that instead of tackling one topic in this edition of Cliff Notes, I've gone after three. See below thoughts on John Mitchell's final weeks as head coach of our men's senior national team, what the Junior All Americans' failure to qualify for the Junior World Trophy really means, and early movement on the Major Lague Rugby front.
When... Read More
EDMONTON, Alberta - The U.S. match-day squad for Tuesday's World Rugby U20 Trophy Qualifier between the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans and host Canada has been selected.
Head Coach JD Stephenson's under-20s will open the two-match series against the border rival at Ellerslie Rugby Park June 13 at 9 p.m. ET. U20 Trophy veteran Malon Al-Jiboori will captain the side, with Rugby Canada's live stream... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Head Coach JD Stephenson has selected a 28-player squad for the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans' World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier series against Canada set for the third week of June.
Five D1A Rugby National Championship finalists - from Life University and Champion Saint Mary's College - in addition to varsity athletes from University of California, Berkeley, and Central... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans fell 18-16 in a hard-fought battle with Spain Wednesday, seeing them end pool play 1-2 and in third place. They’ll face Uruguay Sunday for fifth place in the Junior World Trophy.
Spain was impressively physical, often winning the one-up contests. The Spaniards, who went 3-0 in Pool B, beating Namibia and Hong Kong comfortable before being tested by the USA, also... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans are 1-1 in the World Rugby Junior World Trophy, having fallen 46-44 to Namibia in the opener and beaten Hong Kong 32-12. Wednesday they play Spain in their final pool match, and they still have a chance to top Pool B and reach the championship match. Currently Samoa is in control of Pool A, but Uruguay is in a similar situation as the USA in that a win over Samoa... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans fell 40-39 to Namibia Tuesday in Harare, Zimbabwe to start the Junior World Trophy 0-1. The game was a cruel reversal of the USA’s dramatic win over Canada to qualify for the competition, as Namibia was aided some by questionable penalties to win on the last play of the game.
The Americans can definitely look at themselves to find blame in the loss, as several... Read More