HARRISON, N.J. - USA Men's Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell has selected the 23-man squad for Saturday's Emirates Airline Summer Series opener against No. 4 Ireland at Red Bull Arena.
Captain Nate Augspurger will lead a starting XV boasting 115 international caps from the scrum half position, with a further 49 caps and one debutant available in the reserves. Kicking off at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports... Read More
It has long been a goal of the American rugby community to bring the sport in the United States to a comparable playing field, both physically and metaphorically, in relation to the traditional American sports. The NCAA naming women’s rugby as an emerging sport certainly appeared to be a step in that direction, however, all that glitters is not always gold.
With the fifteens Women’s Rugby World... Read More
Team USA head coach Mike Friday, captain Madison Hughes and stars Perry Baker and Danny Barrett will be in attendance at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, and there will be two opportunities to interact and learn from them. Saturday, there will be a Q&A on the mian stage just outside Talen Energy Stadium, and Sunday there will be an attack clinic on the Academy... Read More
Last Saturday, an England XV defeated the Barbarians, an all-star squad, 28-14 in a non-cap international in front of a Twickenham crowd of 51,636. The game gave England coach Eddie Jones a chance to view some younger players as the Red Roses head to Argentina.
The youngsters responded with three-tries. And last minute substitute Danny Care, filling in for his brother, was named Man of the Match... Read More
John Mitchell has four games left on his plate before taking off for South Africa, or before he stops commuting to America from his home in South Africa, you might say. It was announced Thursday that Mitchell would leave USA Rugby after less than two years at the helm to coach the Blue Bulls of Super Rugby.
The move doesn’t come as a surprise, as Mitchell had been linked to multiple jobs over the... Read More
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