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
The John Mitchell era of American rugby is officially over, as he’s left to take over the Blue Bulls of Super Rugby. Mitchell took the helm in January, 2016. In 16 international tests, the Eagles went 8-7-1 under Mitchell, making him the first men’s Eagles coach to end his time with a winning test record. Including two draws with Argentina XV and a loss at the hands of the Maori All Blacks, his... Read More
Team USA beat Canada 52-16 Saturday at Torero Stadium in San Diego to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo. The Eagle had to just win by a single point, but hammered the win home in captain Todd Clever’s final international match. The spoils are a meeting with England, Argentina, France and a team from Oceania in Tokyo.
The United States put on the pressure early, getting inside the... Read More
Selections for the Eagles have always been a moving target, with so much dependence on amateurs and the lottery that is hoping your overseas pros are made available. However, summer has been the time for the USA to be as close to full strength as possible, with those months falling outside the European professional window.
That’s not been the case this year, though, as no player has started all... Read More
Todd Clever gets the nod at blindside flanker for his final international match Saturday at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Clever's swan song will decide if the Eagles qualify for the Rugby World Cup as Americas 1, or if they have to face Uruguay in the next stage of qualification. Winner takes all.
Brought into a lineup for the first time this summer is Madison Hughes, who starts at... Read More
Former Team USA Women's 7s head coach Ric Suggitt passed away at the age of 58 from a medical complication Tuesday, reports the University of Lethbridge athletic department, where Suggitt coached the Pronghorn women's team. The announcement states Suggitt passed away with his family by his side.
Suggitt coached the USA women from 2010-2015, seeing the team through a third-place finish at the... Read More