Team USA pushed its 2018 test record to 9-0 (10-1 overall) with a 31-5 defeat of Romania Saturday in Bucharest. The Eagles let several scoring opportunities go to waste in the opening half, but they buttoned up their performance in the second stanza, blanking Romania 19-0.
Romania dominated in one phase of the game, the scrum, but the Americans were better in every other facet. Romania’s defense... Read More
DUBLIN, IRE. - Women's Eagles' Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face No. 8 Ireland this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 AM ET, LIVE on Irish Rugby YouTube Channel.
In their final battle of the Autumn Internationals 2018 -- and after the Women's Selects achieved a hard-fought 25-24 victory over England Academy earlier this week -- the starting XV will feature seven changes from the Eagles'... Read More
The United States Men's National Team faces an old foe Saturday in Romania. The Eagles boast a 6-2 all-time record over the Oaks, with the rivalry dating back to 1919. At the 1924 Olympics in Colombes, France, the USA defeated Romania 37-0 en route to winning gold.
The last meeting went Romania's way, 23-10, back in 2016. Saturday marks the fourth-straight time the Eagles have played Romania in... Read More
The list of teams the USA has played and never beaten shrunk by two in 2018, down to eight. The firsts are a pair of 30-29 wins for the USA, over Scotland in June and Samoa Saturday. Both were delivered by deciding kicks at the death – the latter sealed by a missed Scottish conversion, and the Samoa victory captured by a 39-meter penalty by Will Hooley.
Combine those firsts with a 9-0 test record... Read More
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Team USA earned its first-ever win over Samoa Saturday, with Will Hooley nailing a 39-meter penalty at the death for the 30-29 victory in San Sebastian, Spain. The test win marks the USA’s ninth in a row, making them a perfect 9-0 in test matches this year.
Joe Taufete’e opened scoring in... Read More
Team USA fell 57-5 to England Friday at Allianz Park in London. It makes them 0-2 under new head coach Rob Cain, as he is blooding new players at the beginning of the World Cup cycle. Three more new Eagles earned their first caps on the day.
The developmental sides of both England and the USA play Tuesday. The Eagles are back on the pitch Nov. 18 against Ireland in Dublin.
England’s pressure... Read More
Gary Gold has named a strong side to face Samoa Saturday, plugging five overseas pros who weren't available last week into the lineup. The surprising omission is Samu Manoa. The Cardiff forward is widely considered the best American player in the world, and he was scheduled to join the team this week, but has been mysteriously left out of the match day 23.
Eric Fry was also scheduled to join the... Read More
LONDON, ENG. - Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face England’s Red Roses this Friday, Nov. 9 at 2:45 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby.
The full roster will feature five changes made to the starting XV with four new faces in as reserves and up to three new caps to be awarded overall.
Jumping in at hooker for Katy Augustyn is Joanna Kitlinski who joins the group after being activated as an... Read More
With overseas pros becoming available and injuries piling up, the USA’s November tour roster is fluid. Head coach Gary Gold has sent some guys packing and welcomed more into the fold ahead of Saturday's clash with Samoa in San Sebastian, Spain.
First, injuries. Nate Augspurger is going to have to undergo surgery, ruling him out for the rest of the tour. He was pulled last-minute from the lineup... Read More
USA scrumhalf Shaun Davies was knocked out of Saturday’s contest with the Maori All Blacks in Chicago with a concussion. He has also been ruled out for the upcoming match with Samoa in Spain.
In the 36th minute, Maori second row Pari Pari Parkinson came through a ruck to play the diminutive scrumhalf, wrapped him up, lifted him above his waist and violently slammed him to the ground. Parkinson... Read More