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
With Perry Baker lost for the tournament, Team USA couldn’t keep pace with Kenya’s firepower, falling 33-14. The Eagles were in it midway through the second half, but the bounce of the ball put momentum heavily in Kenya’s favor toward the end. The loss drops the Eagles to 1-2 through pool play and relegates them to the bottom eight for bracket play. This is just the third time this season the... Read More
Team USA fell to 1-1 in Singapore with a 19-14 defeat to England Saturday. England owned the first half, the Americans the second half, but a tournament-ending injury to Perry Baker and a yellow card to Martin Iosefo stymied the comeback effort. Up next is a winner-take-all meeting with Kenya.
The Eagles won the opening restart but were turned over in the breakdown before long. England struck... Read More
DUBLIN, IRE – World Rugby today announced the appointment of Dan Payne as Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Americas. Following his tenure as CEO with USA Rugby, Payne looks to continue his aspiration of growing rugby, in a new arena.
To ensure continuity through the transition, USA Rugby will be naming an Interim CEO in the very near future as the executive search for a permanent Chief Executive... Read More
Team USA awakes from a long break to return to action this week in Kitakyushu, Japan. It’s the third of five stops on the World Series, and the Eagles currently sit in fifth place, just six points behind both Canada and Russia.
Awaiting them in Japan are France, New Zealand and the hosts. The Eagles are 0-1 against France this season, having lost 17-19 in pool play in Dubai. They’re 1-2 against... Read More
In episode three, USA 7s head coach Mike Friday talks Hong Kong, Rugby World Cup Sevens, cutting Folau Niua's hair and what it's going to take for the Eagles to reach the podium in Tokyo. Friday also discusses USA Rugby's 2016 high performance overspend on the record for the first time.
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