Over the summer, the American Rugby Premiership was reorganized with swapping out two teams for a five club conference. Boston and Boston Irish have departed and the Glendale Merlins and the Life Running Eagles join Old Blue, NYAC, and Mystic River in the league. On Saturday, Old Blue took on rival NYAC and the Glendale Merlins tackled non-conference opponent, the Ontario Arrows.
Old Blue at NYAC... Read More
Team USA's quest for the cup ended with a 45-12 semifinal loss to New Zealand Tuesday at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The game was competitive through the first 40 minutes, with the Eagles staying within two scores at halftime, and it could have been closer. However, the Black Ferns exploded for 30 points in the second half to put the game out of reach. All-World winger Portia Woodman tallied an... Read More
At the UCD Bowl in Dublin on Sunday, the USA Eagles made it two bonus-point wins from two tries in the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 43-0 defeat of Spain keeps them tied with England at the top of Pool B with 10 points.
In the second half, the Eagles were simply too strong and scored 31 points. Like the win against Italy, the match against Spain showcased the Eagles’ ambition and potential, as... Read More
Saracens and the USA Islanders played for the Atlantic Cup in Bermuda on Thursday. For Saracens the exhibition match is part of their preseason. For the USA Islanders, this was their first ever match. The event benefited Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a local charity.
Even without several key players, the Saracens group named for the match featured a lot of talent, and the Islanders were clear underdogs... Read More
The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup started on Wednesday in Dublin. The USA Eagles played Italy first, and earned the needed result: a bonus point win. The final score was 24-12, though the Eagles had plenty of chances to put even more points on the board.
The first quarter of the match was dominated by the Eagles, as the match started in close to an ideal fashion for them.
Early on, Italy kicked... Read More
It is past time to get excited for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Wednesday. I am more than ready. My excitement comes from the fact that I was entirely captivated by the last Women’s Rugby World Cup. There are reasons to think this tournament will be as good, and maybe better. An additional excitement boost comes from the fact that to get ready, I’ve re-watched some recent USA... Read More
A new international 7s tournament has found its place on the American rugby calendar, as United World Sports announced the launch of Silicon Valley 7s Thursday. The new 12-team tournament will see some of the best national teams in the world converge on San Jose’s Avaya Stadium Nov. 4-5 this fall.
Olympic gold medalist Fiji, 12-time HSBC Sevens World Series champion New Zealand, second-ranked... Read More
Team USA will take on Germany Nov. 18 in Frankfurt and Georgia Nov. 25 in Tbilisi in its only two fall tour tests. Both games will be streamed live on The Rugby Channel.
The Eagles are 3-2 all-time against the Lelos, with Georgia taking the most recent test this summer, staving off a late comeback to beat the USA 21-17 in Atlanta in June. The Eagles last played in Tbilisi in 2010, falling 19-17... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The 28 American players traveling to Ireland for next month's Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 have been selected by Women's Eagles Head Coach Pete Steinberg, USA Rugby announced Monday
Included among the squad for the eighth World Cup are two Team USA Olympians, two international debutants, seven Women's Premier League champions, and seven World Cup veterans. The Eagles, currently... Read More
In the broadest sense, the June series of matches for the USA Eagles was successful. They qualified for the 2019 World Cup. In more specific areas, how did they perform? Below are details for tries, lineouts, and a new approach for evaluating scrum effectiveness.
Below is a breakdown for tries from the June matches. It is only four matches, but scoring as many tries from turnover (4) as... Read More