USA and Canada in World Cup Americas Qualifying - Tomorrow June 24, at Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario, the Eagles and the Canadians will meet in the first of two matches to determine which North American XV qualifies for the Americas 1 slot in the 2019 RWC in Japan. Tim Hortons lists a 45,000 capacity.
It will be forty-years and one month from the first game between these neighbors that... Read More
San Diegeo - Join the ever-growing list of 70 past U.S. Eagles players, coaches and staff, and U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame members in recognizing this year's outstanding class of inductees at the 2017 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The deadline for registration is 12:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Already confirmed to attend this year's Induction Dinner are 1991 U.S. Women's Eagles... 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
Eagles Meet Georgia - This Saturday, June 17, the USA Men will meet Georgia in the second of four Test matches sponsored by the Emirates Airline Summer Series. The third and fourth events will be the two qualifying matches against Canada for a spot in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
The game will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired live on The Rugby Channel for subscribers. The venue is at Fifth... Read More
USA versus Ireland - This important international Test match for the Eagles - sponsored as Emirates Airlines Summer Series - is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, at Red Bull Stadium, Harrison, New Jersey. Kick off is 5 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. The attendance so far indicates a large crowd, perhaps a sell out of 20,000, as the New York Metropolitan area welcomes... Read More
Join the ever-growing list of 70 past U.S. Eagles players, coaches and staff, and U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame members in recognizing this year's outstanding class of inductees at the 2017 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
Already confirmed to attend this year's Induction Dinner are 1991 U.S. Women's Eagles: Ann Barford, Barb Bond, Tam Breckenridge, Patty Connell, Jen Crawford, Colleen Fahey,... Read More
You first found rugby at college, and, after graduation, learned that there were rugby clubs to join in the city you now lived in. And what fun and enjoyment to play through your twenties with a great bunch of guys who also loved the sport and the good times. Then, around 35-years old, when the bruises and stiffness did not go away in a week between matches, you made the necessary but sad... Read More
It has long been a goal of the American rugby community to bring the sport in the United States to a comparable playing field, both physically and metaphorically, in relation to the traditional American sports. The NCAA naming women’s rugby as an emerging sport certainly appeared to be a step in that direction, however, all that glitters is not always gold.
With the fifteens Women’s Rugby World... Read More
by Kent Ozmanski
Fleet Week Rugby Match
As part of NYC Fleet Week festivities an All Navy Rugby team was activated to play in a ceremonial match against combined NYPD-FDNY rugby team.
The match was played under the Triboro Bridge on Randalls Island next to Ichan Stadium in front of a crowd of about 200. Fans heard "Pomp & Circumstance" music, including FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Head Coach, Dartmouth Men
The Role of Wing
Speed merchants and traditionally the top try scorers for the team, Wings are increasingly involved in the physical elements of the game.
Relentless in their search for space to give the team attacking options, they can have 50-60 sprints in a match a lot of the time without getting the ball. When they do get possession, they are experts... Read More