CHULA VISTA, CA - The Women's Sevens Eagles will be back on the pitch for the first stop of the 2017-18 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series next week, in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens Tournament beginning Nov. 30. With a scrimmage against the Argentinians in San Diego under their belts, the Americans are prepared to make a strong showing on Day One as they take veterans of international play and... Read More
USA Rugby announced the appointment of Emilie Bydwell as the general manager of women's high performance Wednesday, making her the first such administrator of the women’s national teams in America. Bydwell is a known commodity in the rugby community, having played 7s and 15s for the USA and spent the last several years coaching and managing across many levels.
There’s little doubt she’s qualified... Read More
The USA won its first-ever meeting with Germany, 46-17, in Frankfurt Saturday. Though the final score looks flattering, and the Eagles managed seven tries, it didn’t look like it would go that way for the first 39 minutes. Germany captured the lead in the 12th minute and would hold onto it until the final seconds of the first half, but the Americans mustered a strong second stanza for the... Read More
USA Rugby has announced roster changes and its starting lineup for the first of two final test matches to close out 2017. Following their 52-16 World Cup Qualifying win against Canada, the Men’s Eagles arrived in Frankfurt early this week for a brief training camp preceding their matchup with Germany this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET, broadcast live on The Rugby Channel.
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It’s been 16 months since Greg Peterson has suited up for the USA. The Australian second row earned his first cap for the Eagles back in 2014, and he’s accrued 12 in total, but injuries and poor timing have derailed an international career that got off to a promising start. He’s encamped with the USA in Frankfurt currently, looking forward to starting Saturday’s test against Germany.
At 6’8” and... Read More
Looking ahead to Saturday’s match between the USA Eagles and Germany, anticipating how things will go, from an American perspective, is not easy. These sides have never played each other, after all.
Last weekend, Germany handily defeated Brazil, 45-12. It might be easy to ignore that result, but let us not forget that Brazil defeated the Eagles in 2016 and Canada in 2017. Still, Brazil was not... Read More
The Stormers and Bulls of Super Rugby will play the marquee match of a doubleheader at StubHub Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2018. The preseason match will be accompanied by the Americas Rugby Championship opener between the USA and Argentina XV. It will be the first Super Rugby match, preseason or otherwise, on American soil.
"Super Rugby is one of the premier club rugby competitions in the... Read More
While most of the original six Major League Rugby franchises were announcing player signings left and right, Utah was taking the slow and steady approach. But shortly after unveiling the nickname, Warriors, and the hiring of Kiwi head coach Alf Daniels, Utah made arguably the biggest signing of them all in bringing BYU star-turned-Chicago Bear Paul Lasike back to the game of rugby.
Lasike first... Read More
Team USA’s first loss of the weekend came in the final of the Silicon Valley 7s Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Eagles jumped out to a two-score lead, but Australia methodically came back and overcame the deficit to win 15-12.
Just like in the USA’s semifinal, the opening minutes of the final were frenetic, with each team threatening each other’s lines but the defense remaining... Read More
Team USA has booked its trip to the final of the inaugural Silicon Valley 7s, downing England 27-0 in dominant fashion. There was some stress early on, but the Eagles stood up to it and pulled away. The win makes the USA 4-0 going into the final against Australia, which has looked class on the weekend.
“This was the plan all along,” said captain Ben Pinkelman. “We knew we could get here and we... Read More