Arrive Sunday, typically from all over the world. A prop might fly in from France, a flanker from Ft. Lauderdale and a hooker from Bloemfontein. No matter how many hours of travel they’d just endured, they've got to boot up for training as quickly as possible, because they’ll be asked to play international test rugby in five days.
That’s what an Eagle assembly usually looks like. This June,... Read More
In 1986, USA Rugby (known then as USARFU) decided to schedule World Rugby Cup prep games for the Eagles via an internal tour against three national Territories. An interesting wrinkle to the idea was to allow Eagles to play for their own Territories against the designated Eagle squad for that game. The matches started in December 1986 (Houston), continued to February 1987, (New Orleans), and... Read More
USA Rugby Congress member Steve Lewis sat with Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton for an hour-long episode of the Rugby PatCast to discuss the developing and ongoing story of USA Rugby’s governance failures. Lewis unloads on the outgoing board, his fellow Congress members, and the nonsensical organizational structure that allowed it all to happen.
What’s left of USA Rugby’s leadership structure... Read More
Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
Team USA notched a 62-13 win over Russia Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The win is the Eagles’ largest ever over Russia, and it improves the USA’s record under first-year head coach Gary Gold to 5-0.
Pumping in nine tries was an impressive feat, considering the Eagles managed just one against the Bears in 2016. They’re averaging 48 points a game under Gold.
Russia struck first in the... Read More
Gary Gold's starting side for Saturday's match against Russia includes 244 international caps, 101 of which have been earned by players making their debuts under Gold - Eric Fry, Samu Manoa, John Quill and AJ MacGinty. They're joined by debutant Paul Mullen, a former Munster age-grade and USA age-grade player starting at tighthead.
The team is decidedly large, with Paul Lasike and Bryce Campbell... Read More
The Women's Sevens World Series is coming back to the U.S.A this fall, as Glendale's Infinity Park has been tabbed the newest stop for the now six-tournament series. Glendale will kick off the 2018/2019 season, which will serve as the first qualification vehicle for the 2020 Olympics, Oct. 20-21.
The USA has hosted a stop on the women's circuit every season since the inaugural in 2012/2013,... Read More
Gary Gold’s team is in its second week of training at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. in preparation for the summer test series, which kicks off Saturday at Denver’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against Russia. A couple of changes have been made to the assembly roster, but the team as a whole is strong, marking the first time in history the USA will field an entirely professional side.
The changes... Read More
Chairman Will Chang and Rob King announced their resignations from the USA Rugby board of directors Thursday. This leaves the board with just two at-large members, freshman Barbara O’Brien and Robert Kimmitt, following a rash of resignations.
Chang and King follow Dean Barrett and Chad Keck on their way out the door as USA Rugby tries to bounce back from financial woes surrounding Rugby... Read More
In October 1977, history would be made when the USA Eagles would tour England where rugby originated and where the rules of the global game were codified. It would also commemorate the first occasion when the Stars and Stripes would fly at Twickenham.
The leading personnel: Coach, Dennis Storer, Manager, Ken Wood, Captain, Craig Sweeny.
The six-match tour would send the Eagles to all corners of... Read More