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
USA Rugby’s Congress assembles this weekend in Austin, Texas, and two expected hot topics are PRO Rugby and the performance of the national governing body’s Board of Directors.
The former makes sense because this is the first Congress assembly since the uncovering of PRO’s horde of unpaid employees and vendors, and the latter because some well-known members of the rugby community have been... 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
The United States finished sixth at the Sydney 7s after beating Wales but dropping the fifth place match to Fiji. With the finish, the Eagles move up to eighth overall in the series standings.
The United States jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead against Wales after tries from Martin Iosefo and Carlin Isles. Both found space out wide after defenders were drawn to the opposite sideline.
Wales... Read More
The United States held on late to defeat Uruguay 29-23 in the opening round of the Americas Rugby Championship. Uruguay was threatening late but unwavering defense gave the United States a solid first win of the competition.
In both teams’ first ARC match of 2017, it was evident both the United States and Uruguay were feeling the pressure early. Knock ons and penalties were traded by both sides... Read More
After dropping their final game of pool play but still managing to get the top seed in the group, the Eagles dropped a quarterfinal bout to South Africa 21-10. With a depleted squad due to injury and hot weather conditions, the Eagles could not stay with the Blitzbok.
The first few minutes of the game went well for the United States after winning its own kickoff. A penalty put the Eagles deep in... Read More
The United States moved to 2-0 on Day One of the Sydney 7s with wins over Argentina and Canada. The Eagles showed dynamic play on offense and were clinical in the air in both games. It was the best the Eagles have looked on circuit this year.
In the first game against Argentina, the Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead. Stephen Tomasin was involved in both scores, getting the first and... 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