Since Rio, the men’s 7s team has been chasing its tail a bit. Players scattered to the four winds after the Olympics, and some returned, while others didn’t. The HSBC Sevens World Series started almost too soon, it would seem.
In Dubai and South Africa, the Olympic hangover was evident, as head coach Mike Friday spent less time with the 7s squad in the lead up thanks to his role with the 15s team... Read More
Eagles head man John Mitchell has chosen a 35-man player pool for the upcoming Americas Rugby Championship. Nine players, as opposed to the 24 new caps handed out in the same competition last year, are hoping to make their international debuts.
Despite the competition falling in World Rugby’s Reg. 9 window, when clubs are required to release their players for international duty, several overseas... Read More
USA Rugby is in a tight spot financially at the moment. The national office has never been mistaken for Scrooge McDuck’s money pit in the past, but the national governing body is especially lean this year. CEO Dan Payne has talked openly about it, saying they’re starting 2017 about a million dollars in the red.
The stated reasons are the bankruptcy of kit sponsor BLK and the plummeting European... Read More
Head coach Mike Friday named his 12-man squad Wednesday for the upcoming stops in Australia and New Zealand on the HSBC Sevens World Series. Back in the fold are Carlin Isles and Brett Thompson, both of whom are coming off of injury. They were unavailable for the first two tournaments of the season.
Missing is Maka Unufe, who has been a regular selection as the frontline center. He is nursing an... Read More
The USA's five Americas Rugby Championship contests this year will be streamed live via TheRugbyChannel.tv and re-aired via ESPN's family of networks. Non-USA ARC matches will be streamed live on ESPN3 and in delay via TheRugbyChannel.tv.
ESPN hasn't published its full calendar for the entire time frame of the tournament, so it's too early to tell exactly where and when the USA matches will be... Read More
USA Rugby announced the hire of former Eagle Dave Hodges as the new general manager of the men's national team Wednesday. Hodges, capped 53 times for the USA, will oversee team logistics and operations. Hodges has worked as a player, coach and administrator across many levels in American rugby, and he most recently worked for United World Sports as the vice president of sales at Rhino.
"I'm... Read More
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Americas Rugby Championship: USA v. Uruguay
The Men's Eagles are headed to San Antonio for the first time in our history - and you can be there to catch us take on Uruguay in the opening round of the Americas Rugby Championship! Get your tickets for our February 4 match at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas.
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In September 1988, the Men’s Eagles embarked on an autumn trip to Europe where they would play five games in 18-days against two top sides and then, three games against international fifteens in Moscow.
The Eagles finished 3-2 with two important victories coming against Romania and a USSR II fifteen in a four-team, Soviet Sport Tournament. The squad was led by coach Jim Perkins assisted by Bing... Read More
Team USA lost back-to-back games on day two to bow out of Cape Town tied for eighth place. Sunday started with a winnable Cup quarterfinal against Scotland, but the Scots extended their winning streak over the USA to six with a 24-19 overtime win. The Eagles, with Folau Niua in street clothes and a shoulder sling having apparently suffered an injury against Scotland, then fell 28-12 to Fiji in... Read More
Team USA avoided an upset in its pool finale Saturday, beating Russia 26-17 to finish the group stages 2-1. The win was good enough to get the Eagles into the Cup quarterfinals, as they'll face Scotland at 5:48 a.m. ET Sunday.
The Americans won the opening restart to gain possession, and some fancy footwork from Martin Iosefo got them deep into the Russian end. But a knock-on from Perry Baker... Read More