USA vs Canada (Men) – This Saturday the Eagles play arch rival Canada in the third round of the 2017 America Rugby Championship (ARC) at an away game in British Columbia. The Maple Leafs lead the series of 55 matches (first game in 1977) with 38 wins, 16 losses, and one draw.
The USA have won the last four contests, dating back to 2014. The Canadians had been victorious in the seven prior games,... Read More
As the American rugby community awaits PRO Rugby's next steps (i.e.; season or no season?), another new domestic "pro" venture has recently been announced. It’s called Major League Rugby and, as of today, features a logo and a line up of prospective teams. Plans call for a start in 2018.
The potential nine clubs number the Austin Huns, Chicago Lions, Dallas Griffins, Glendale Raptors, Houston... Read More
The quadrennial Maccabiah Games held in Israel are the third largest sporting event in the world, attracting 9,000 athletes from 78 countries. The event brings together male and female Jewish athletes from around the globe.
The games are named after Judah Maccabee who defeated King Antiochus in a successful revolt (167-160 BCE), which included restoring Hebrew worship to the Temple in Jerusalem.... Read More
US Player to Train in New Zealand - U.S. Rugby Foundation and the Golden Eagles to send USA U20 Player, Nafi Maafu, to New Zealand for six-month rugby training. He will spend three weeks at the IRANZ High Performance Course and the rest with the Wellington Rugby Club.
US Rugby Foundation Las Vegas Golf Event - The 2017 USA Sevens Rugby Charity Golf Classic Scrumble is presented by Rhino Rugby.... Read More
The world of rugby mourned the recent death of South African great Joost van der Westhuizen who succumbed to motor neurone disease at age 45. He played in three World Cups, most notably, the historic home win against the All Blacks in 1995, which provided the dramatic sports narrative for the movie "Invictus." He captained the national team in the 1999 RWC.
At six foot one, he was an unusually... Read More
by Gavin Hickie, Dartmouth Men's Head Coach
This month’s blog is the first in a series featuring the skills and responsibilities of each of the positions in a rugby team. We start with the ‘fly half’ (also called ‘out half’ or ‘number 10’) role which is responsible for executing the team’s strategy on the field.
The Role of Fly Half
The ‘King’ and key decision maker of the team, so what they say... Read More
This weekend offers a dynamic quartet of international rugby, three of which involve USA Men and Women's teams.
Sydney Sevens - The USA Women have already advanced into the quarter final round, with the next game against Ireland to be played later this evening (6:22 p.m. Eastern Time). The men will also play later today.
American Rugby Championship - Saturday will see the Men's XV open the second... Read More
America Rugby Championships (ARC) Television -To find dates and times to view this winter’s second season of the upcoming America’s Rugby Cup Championship, link to: http://www.punditarena.com/rugby/jotoole/americas-rugby-championship-aired-espn-rugby-channel/. ESPN will carry three of the Eagles’ matches on a delayed basis, showing replays of these matches against Uruguay, Brazil and Canada... Read More
After a serendipitous 1988 Plate victory in the Hong Kong 7s, the Eagles were keen to perform well again at the 1989 event, and the Sydney 7s, the following week. To ensure that veteran and new players received optimum instruction, USA's 7s coach, Emil Signes, conducted a special camp in February 1989 at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Thirty-six invitees attended, comprised of twenty-two... Read More
Judgmentally, if there is one overworked cliché that undermines the understanding past, present, and future of rugby in the USA it is that the sport is a "sleeping giant." When anyone wants to narrate the state of rugby in America, invariably the term is trotted out like a stale bowl of mac and cheese at the start of a written article or the beginning of a broadcast interview. It is also the... Read More