In their second match of the 2017 Americas Pacific Challenge, the USA Selects defeated Uruguay A, 49-36. The match featured plenty of attacking ambition from the Selects who scored seven tries to Uruguay's five.
The first real possession of the match went to the Selects, but an early handling error led to a scrum to Uruguay. Uruguay won a penalty from that first scrum. Following the touch-finder... Read More
USA Rugby's next full-time head coach is slated to be Gary Gold, who currently coaches the Worcester Warriors of the Aviva Premiership, which happens to be the home club of Eagle hooker Joe Taufete'e. Gold was brought into the Warriors in January to help the club avoid relegation last season, and that he did. Currently, though, Gold, Taufete'e and Worcester are off to an 0-6 start to the season.... Read More
The 2017 Americas Pacific Challenge started today with USA Selects playing Samoa A at the Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay. Samoa won 48-26 in a match that featured plenty of American mistakes, Samoan opportunism, and an important red card.
The Selects kicked off and immediately won the ball back. Several phases inside the Samoa 22 ended with a knock-on. From the scrum, Samoa won a penalty... Read More
A well-deserved offseason has come to an end, as the first high performance camp of the 2017/2018 season which leads directly into a competition is currently underway at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Mike Friday and company is shaking away the rust before the HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off in Dubai in December.
Before the circuit begins, though, the team will... Read More
(Correction: original rendition of this story inaccurately stated the job had been offered to someone prior to Gold. It has been corrected.)
USA Rugby announced the hiring of Gary Gold as the new Eagles head coach Monday. Gold is currently serving as the director of rugby for the Worcester Warriors, which sit winless and in last place in the Aviva Premiership table.
"We are very fortunate to have... Read More
This October will showcase the second World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge in Uruguay, a venue for national “A” sides from the Americas and from the Pacific Islands. The tournament expanded international competition among North America (Canada and the USA), South America (Argentina and Uruguay) and the Pacific Islands (Tonga and Samoa). There are two pools of three teams each, and a playoff... Read More
Team USA's quest for the cup ended with a 45-12 semifinal loss to New Zealand Tuesday at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The game was competitive through the first 40 minutes, with the Eagles staying within two scores at halftime, and it could have been closer. However, the Black Ferns exploded for 30 points in the second half to put the game out of reach. All-World winger Portia Woodman tallied an... 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
Since the USA have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, it’s an occasion to go back in time to 2003 when the Eagles suffered dual losses to Uruguay and Chile in the Americas Zone RWC qualifier. The losses forced the USA into a repechage with Spain to gain the last tournament spot open in the RWC hosted by Australia.
Spain fell to the USA who won back to back matches 62-13 (Madrid) and... Read More