Many of you are probably jetlagged, hungover or otherwise still reeling from a frenetic three days of World Cup rugby in San Francisco. Like Haz, I was seemingly one of few American rugby diehards unable to attend, so the only thing still haunting me is the image seared into my brain by New Zealand’s shorts.
Those things were tighter than the try zones at AT&T Park. So tight, in fact, Kurt... Read More
NEW YORK (July 23, 2018)- Rugby United New York, New York City’s first professional rugby franchise, has signed English rugby star Ben Foden for the 2019 Major League Rugby season, the team announced today.
Foden started his career in 2004 with the Gallagher Premiership’s Sale Sharks. Foden made the move to the Northampton Saints in 2008 and has spent the last 10 seasons with the club. Over that... Read More
What could go wrong went wrong for the USA in its last match of the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif. In the 33-7 loss to Argentina, everything from a yellow card, missed calls, turnovers, penalties and sloppy play plagued the Eagles. Even though the USA's last performance was its worst showing of the tournament, coming in sixth place is the best finish by a USA men’s team in a... Read More
Back to the basics and hard-nosed defense saw the USA blank Scotland, 28-0, to play for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif. The Eagles defense kept its shape throughout the match and applied too much pressure for Scotland to handle. The USA will compete for fifth against Argentina at 5:02 pm PST.
“It was really important for us to bounce back today for all these fans... Read More
The USA women ended the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s with a difficult 24-14 loss to Australia in the third-place match. At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the Eagles came up aggressively but the Aussies equaled USA’s intensity and made more plays to earn the bronze.
“We came together and had a really great connection from game one to game four,” Ryan Carlyle said of the tournament. "We never... Read More
The journey to a Rugby World Cup 7s championship was stopped short for the USA as England won 24-19 in overtime in the quarterfinals. The Eagles came back from a 19-7 deficit to tie the game before going to overtime. At the start of extra time, the Roses stole the kickoff and captain Tom Mitchell sent a deadly cross-field kick to Phil Burgess for the game-winning try. The USA will now play... Read More
It’s been two months since the USA lost to New Zealand in the cup semifinal in Langford, British Columbia and the Eagles have been itching for some payback ever since. On Saturday on the biggest stage of the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif., the USA got its shot at redemption and unfortunately failed to advance to the final with a 26-21 loss to the Black Ferns.
After New Zealand took... Read More
In the final match of day one of the Rugby World Cup 7s, the USA made its presence known with a 35-0 shutout of Wales. At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the Eagles started a little slow and sluggish but got into a groove with tries from Martin Iosefo, Perry Baker (2), Danny Barrett, and Carlin Isles. The victory sets the Eagles up with a date against England in the championship... Read More
In the final pairing of the championship quarterfinals at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif., it was the fourth seed against the fifth seed and Eagles prevailed over Russia by a score of 33-17.
The USA dominated possession in the first half and led 21-5 at the break. However, after a yellow card, Russia stormed back to cut the advantage to four points with about two minutes left.... Read More
In the final match of the round of 16 at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Ca., the USA women piled up six tries on China to win its opening match, 38-7. After the Eagles scored on the opening possession, China responded to tie it up at 7-7. Knowing there are no underdogs in this event, the USA utilized its speed and aerial abilities on the restart to power to the victory. The USA play... Read More