LAFAYETTE, Colo. - John Mitchell, head coach of the USA Men's Eagles, has been appointed executive of rugby at Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd, USA Rugby confirmed Thursday. He will assume the role in Pretoria, South Africa, in July following the U.S. National Team's Emirates Airline Summer Series and Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier matches.
Hired by USA Rugby in January 2016, Mitchell had plans to... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Head Coach JD Stephenson has selected a 28-player squad for the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans' World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier series against Canada set for the third week of June.
Five D1A Rugby National Championship finalists - from Life University and Champion Saint Mary's College - in addition to varsity athletes from University of California, Berkeley, and Central... Read More
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Life University Director of High Performance Systems Scott Lawrence will join John Mitchell's Men's Eagles coaching staff this summer as the U.S. National Team seeks qualification for Rugby World Cup 2019.
The former AIG Men's Junior All-Americans coach recently led Life's men's collegiate side to a fifth consecutive D1A Rugby National Championship appearance - the second... Read More
The USA Eagles have chance to defeat Ireland when they play on June 10, even if a slim chance. There are some positive signs for a potential upset. The last time the two sides met, the match was a closely contested 15-12 in Houston. It is a Lions’ year, so Ireland is forced to travel without several key players. And, most importantly, the Eagles won the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship, and that... Read More
Team USA lost a heartbreaker to Scotland, 21-14, Saturday in the cup semifinals. The Eagles made a crucial error of their own to nullify a scoring effort, and the officiating completed the job on the last possession to send Scotland to the final and USA to the bronze-medal match at 12:32 p.m. ET.
The Eagles looked to be over when Andrew Durutalo trucked one defender inside the attacking 22 and... Read More
A Perry Baker hat-trick and Martin Iosefo extracting a tooth from James Stannard’s head highlighted a 31-14 win for the Eagles over Australia in the London 7s quarterfinals Sunday. The Eagles now advance to the semifinals to face the winner of New Zealand versus Scotland at 9:48 a.m. ET.
Australia opened the game with a kickoff, but it didn’t go 10 meters, giving the USA the ball with a free kick... Read More
Team USA came full circle on day one of London 7s, overcoming an early loss at the hands of Wales by pounding Kenya and then beating World Series champion South Africa. The win sets the Eagles up with a quarterfinal against Australia at 4:58 a.m. Sunday. South Africa, which had already clinched the World Series title last weekend in Paris, advances as the pool runner-up.
South Africa went on the... Read More
The World Series finale didn’t start well for Team USA, with an uncharacteristic 28-12 loss to Wales in the opening contest. However, the Eagles rebounded in a big way, shutting Kenya out 47-0. That sets up the all-important pool finale against South Africa at 12:32 ET.
In the opening contest, Team USA was alert relatively on-point in the first half, keeping pace with Wales in terms of tries. The... Read More
Jake's Take is a regular column from Jake Feury. A recent graduate from Middlebury College, Jake has been involved in rugby for a number of years. Some of his playing experience includes stints with the Morris Lions (NJ), the GPS Gallopers (Australia), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (Dublin), Atlantis, the Northeast Academy and various age-grade All-American trials and tours.
Wondering... Read More
Team USA finished with back-to-back wins to claim fifth-place in Paris, widening the gap between the Eagles and Australia in the World Series standings. The USA's title hopes ended with a 26-12 defeat at the hands of England to start day two, but wins over Fiji, 24-14, and Samoa, 24-19, saw the Eagles end the tournament on a high note.
Mike Friday's crew is now almost certain to finish the season... Read More