The cupboard is far from bare for the Pan-Ams this weekend. Save former Army All-American Ben Leatigaga, every member of the team has World Series experience. Still, stalwarts like Andrew Durutalo, Danny Barrett, Zack Test, Folau Niua and Maka Unufe are not in Toronto.
That makes room for Leatigaga, Stephen Tomasin, Mike Te’o, Will Holder, Patrick Blair and Brett Thompson. Only Blair got any time... Read More
The men’s and women’s Eagles have landed in Toronto for the Pan-Am Games. The women’s team arrived Sunday and the men Monday, and they’re shaking off the three-hour time difference in preparation for the weekend’s competition.
Both the men and women will kickoff Saturday at Exhibition Stadium and play through Sunday. This event provides the closest thing to the Olympic experience outside the... Read More
The USA Eagle Women will look to close out the holiday weekend and the Women’s Rugby Super Series on a high note this Sunday when they take on the mighty New Zealand Black Ferns. However, they’ll have a lot of confidence following a surprising 36-28 victory over the host country, Canada.
Head coach Pete Steinberg has given a lot of first caps to his players at the Super Series, and will give 17... Read More
A dominant second half propelled the USA Eagles Women to a victory over Canada 36-28 in their second game of the Women’s Rugby Super Series in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday.
Despite falling behind early, the inexperienced Eagles squad proved resilient and fought back to secure a win. Fullback Jessica Wooden continued her hot play in this tournament, scoring two tries in the second half to put... Read More
Following a rough defeat at the hands of England, the USA Women’s Eagles will look to recover and beat their North American rivals, Canada, on their home turf in their second leg of the Super Series in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday.
Saturday, the Eagles kicked off the tournament with a 39-13 loss to England. Despite an early 3-0 lead, the Roses proved too strong and too experienced for the USA,... Read More
World Rugby has finally announced the dates and venues for the 2015/2016 HSBC 7s World Series. After months of misinformation and speculation, it's official that Vancouver, Paris and Singapore are new stops on the men's series and Glasgow and Tokyo are out.
USA 7s has moved, at least for the next season, to March 4-6 and will now pair with the Vancouver tournament a week later. It had previously... Read More
Head Coach Mike Tolkin has tabbed his 31-man roster for the Pacific Nations Cup, and the biggest change to the team is Chris Wyles taking the captain's baton from Todd Clever. Clever has served as the skipper since after the 2007 World Cup and is the longest-running captain in Eagle history. Blaine Scully was named vice captain.
“Todd has always looked out for the well being of the squad... Read More
American center Thretton Palamo will stay in London for the 2015/2016 season, but he's switching clubs. The former Saracens center has been picked by the London Welsh.
"Thretton is an exciting talent and we are grateful to Saracens for releasing him to us," London Welsh director of rugby Steve Lewis said of Palamo in the club's announcement of the signing.
"He is 6ft 3in and 116kg with pace and... Read More
Seven games stand between the Eagles and the World Cup. Rugby Canada made the long-rumored August friendly with the Eagles official this week. Add that to four Pacific Nations Cup matches and the Harlequins and Australia games, and you have a great lead-up to the big show.
Also announced this week was the Eagles’ 50-man training squad for the RWC. Putting that list together is somewhat a moot... Read More
Eagle Cam Dolan will be a Cardiff Blue next season, the Welsh club announced Wednesday. Dolan wrapped up his second season with Northampton recently, and after the World Cup he’ll be headed to Cardiff.
The former Life All-American will join Blaine Scully in Cardiff, where ex-USA Rugby staffer Billy Millard is now the general manager. Millard’s time in the States apparently left him with an... Read More