The defending Americas Rugby Championship titleists rallied to beat Argentina XV 17-10 Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. in dramatic fashion. The win makes the Eagles 1-0 and delivers them their first-ever ARC victory over the Argentines. The first two years of the competition, they drew. The win also makes the team 1-0 under new head coach Gary Gold.
The Eagles made the game’s first... Read More
The Eagles downed Papua New Guinea 42-12 in the semifinals of the Challenge Cup at Hamilton 7s. The United States power and pace proved too much for the tournament debutants.
The United States looked to get on the board first, despite going backwards for the first couple of minutes. The Eagles worked left to right and Maka Unufe cut back inside alluding several defenders in the process. He... Read More
The United States defeated Spain 29-12 in the quarterfinals of the Challenge Cup at the Hamilton 7s. Perry Baker once again led the way with a pair of tries and the offense was explosive throughout the game.
The United States took a quick tap after a short kickoff but the Eagles knocked the ball on. Spain looked to have the first score after a break through but Baker blocked a pass and earned a... Read More
With Martin Iosefo lost to an injury suffered against Samoa, compounding the absence of Stephen Tomasin and Madison Hughes, the Eagles tied Kenya in the pool finale, 19-19. The result was a 1-1-1 Pool D record for the Eagles, pushing them into the bottom eight for day two.
Kenya raced out to a 19-0 advantage, and the Eagles stormed back to draw level, but ran out of time and steam to finish the... Read More
Team USA fell to Samoa, 14-10, Friday in Hamilton, NZ. The Eagles overcame a first-half shutout to claim a 10-7 lead, but Samoa would snatch the result at the death. The loss makes the Eagles 1-1 heading into the all-important pool finale against Kenya.
The first half was a defensive clinic. The United States managed to turn Samoa away five times, and Samoa turned the USA over seven times. Samoa’... Read More
The Eagles rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat Canada 28-14 in the opening match of Hamilton 7s Friday. It took some exhausting work in the breakdown and four-consecutive tries to come all the way back, plus a record-breaking try from Perry Baker.
Canada got on the board first with a try from Nathan Hirayama. He got the ball on the wing but ran out of space and opted to kick up the touch line,... Read More
LOS ANGELES, CA. - The Men's Eagles announce their match-day roster to begin the Americas Rugby Championship this Saturday (Feb. 3) at 5 PM PT against Argentina XV at StubHub Center. As defending champions, new Head Coach Gary Gold and the Eagles have spent the last week in a rigorous training regimen preparing to open the season against the 2017 runner-ups. Tickets for the match start at only $... Read More
The Eagles begin their Americas Rugby Championship title defense Saturday against Argentina XV at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. If history is any indicator, the first game might as well be considered the championship game, as each of the competition’s first two years, these teams have finished first and second.
“Probably can’t win the title this weekend, but can probably go quite a long ways... Read More
2018 marks the third full year of business for Rugby International Marketing, the for-profit subsidiary of USA Rugby. RIM was concocted in 2015 by USA Rugby’s board of directors to, “jumpstart the commercial activities of USA Rugby and exploit the market opportunity through an infusion of third-party capital and strategic investor partners in an entrepreneurial environment,” explained USA Rugby... Read More
Stephen Tomasin and Madison Hughes are out with knee injuries suffered last week in Sydney, leaving holes in the lineup for this weekend in Hamilton, New Zealand. Those voids equate to opportunities for those who’ll combine to fill them. Former Cal 15s All-American Nick Boyer has been brought in to be one of those hole fillers.
Hughes was lost in the first game against Australia, while Tomasin... Read More