In October 1977, history would be made when the USA Eagles would tour England where rugby originated and where the rules of the global game were codified. It would also commemorate the first occasion when the Stars and Stripes would fly at Twickenham.
The leading personnel: Coach, Dennis Storer, Manager, Ken Wood, Captain, Craig Sweeny.
The six-match tour would send the Eagles to all corners of... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Following an extensive search process, Saracens Women's Head Coach and Director of Rugby Rob Cain has accepted an offer for Head Coach of the United States Women's National Team (XV), USA Rugby announced today. Cain, who possesses a wealth of experience in developing athletes, will take on a full time role based at the Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Pending visa... Read More
Former Ulster prop and recently-inked Worcester Warrior Callum Black has pulled himself out of the Eagles player pool for June. The 32-year-old American-born, Irish-bred prop committed to suit up for former Worcester head coach Gary Gold and the USA this summer. He was announced last week as a member of the June squad, but he won’t be earning an international cap after all.
“It’s quite a... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - The Men's Junior All-Americans (U20s) will seek qualification in the World Rugby Trophy tournament (WRT) during a two-match series against Canada's U20s in Houston June 12th and June 16th. While a location for the series will be announced closer to date, both games will take place in the same week as the senior Men's Eagles' test match with Scotland (hosted at BBVA Compass... Read More
Reeling from back-to-back disappointing finishes, Team USA takes the field for the penultimate stop on the HSBC Sevens Series Saturday in Langford, B.C. with several changes to the lineup from their last tournament. The Eagles kickoff against Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET, France at 4:46 p.m. and Japan at 7:16 p.m.
After starting the Series off with a silver medal in Dubai, the Eagles have struggled,... Read More
Gary Gold made his first-ever tour selections as Team USA’s head coach Tuesday, announcing his 30-man squad for the June tests. Team USA will play Russia June 9 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Scotland June 16 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston and Canada June 23 at Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
There are two major milestones in the roster announcement, one being the... Read More
Just last month, Dean Barrett, Chad Keck and Will Chang announced their exit from USA Rugby’s board of directors. Add that to the announced exits of CEO Dan Payne and David Sternberg, chief executive of Rugby International Marketing, USA Rugby’s for-profit subsidiary, and five high-level officials have fled the humbled national governing body in eight weeks amidst news of RIM’s financial ruin.... Read More
Team USA claimed the Challenge Trophy in Singapore Sunday with a 26-12 defeat of rival Canada. The win caps off a perfect day two, after the Eagles suffered a 1-2 opening day. The result sees them pass Argentina in the standings, but Kenya has caught up, forcing a tie for fifth place.
There are two tournaments left this season – London and Paris. The team will now head home for recovery, and to... Read More
With Carlin Isles leading from the front with a second-straight hat-trick, Team USA beat Scotland 33-12 in the Challenge Trophy semifinals Sunday in Singapore.
The game started in a flurry, with Carlin Isles making a break and being miraculously caught. Scotland turned the ball over and went on attack, but knocked on what might have been the final pass ina scoring possession.
Isles gave Scotland... Read More
Paced by a three-try performance from Carlin Isles, Team USA beat Argentina 36-12 in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals Sunday in Singapore. Up next for the Eagles is Scotland at 3:44 a.m. ET.
Argentina won the opening kickoff, but Ben Pinkelman stole possession back in a breakdown, and his first pass to Martin Iosefo out of the breakdown was enough for the center to take it all the way. The... Read More