In the third round of the Americas Rugby Championship, Canada hosted USA at Swangard Stadium Burnaby, British Columbia. The Eagles secured another bonus point win, 51-34.
The Eagles started well and scored two tries in the first six minutes. While Canada did have several strong passages, the Eagles never gave up the lead.
Mike Te’o handed Phil Mack’s first box kick cleanly, giving USA possession... Read More
John Mitchell’s Eagles routed Brazil 51-3 Saturday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas to move to 2-0 in the Americas Rugby Championship. An eight-try performance avenges the loss to Brazil in the inaugural ARC last year, the biggest upset in World Rugby rankings history.
The game began with a typical ping pong kicking battle, which the USA won, along with a stolen lineout, leading to the... Read More
Wing Zack Test exited the USA's defeat of Uruguay in the Americas Rugby Championship opener Saturday with what looked like a nasty injury. He was clearly dazed with a limp ankle, and he was strapped to a backboard and carted off the field. While the details of Test's injury are unknown, USA Rugby announced via press release that he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.
"Our thoughts are... 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
The countdown to the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship continues. In order to get a sense of what to look for from the USA Eagles in the ARC and beyond, here is a look at some specifics from 2016.
An earlier post looked at the performance of the USA Eagles from the kicking tee in 2016 and at restarts in November. This post looks at tries and penalties for the Eagles in 2016.
The Eagles... Read More
When the USA Eagles play Uruguay in San Antonio this weekend, it will be the start of year two for both John Mitchell and the Americas Rugby Championship. 2016 was not a great year for the Eagles. If the matches against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks and Argentina XV are included, they won three, lost six, and drew one.
Two important factors to how well the Eagles will do in the 2017 ARC and... Read More
Eagles head man John Mitchell has chosen a 35-man player pool for the upcoming Americas Rugby Championship. Nine players, as opposed to the 24 new caps handed out in the same competition last year, are hoping to make their international debuts.
Despite the competition falling in World Rugby’s Reg. 9 window, when clubs are required to release their players for international duty, several overseas... Read More
The USA's five Americas Rugby Championship contests this year will be streamed live via TheRugbyChannel.tv and re-aired via ESPN's family of networks. Non-USA ARC matches will be streamed live on ESPN3 and in delay via TheRugbyChannel.tv.
ESPN hasn't published its full calendar for the entire time frame of the tournament, so it's too early to tell exactly where and when the USA matches will be... Read More
37 players will represent the United States in the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship beginning next month. The player pool includes just 11 Eagles from last year’s Rugby World Cup and 15 with caps, meaning as many as 22 players will earn their first in the pilot competition.
The team was selected by high performance director Alex Magleby and strength and conditioning manager David Williams.... Read More