USA 15s Head Coach Mike Tolkin will bring in a completely new coaching
staff for the Americas Rugby Championship.
As intimated by RUGBYMag.com for Premier Members, current Seattle-OPSB Head
Coach Justin Fitzpatrick, a former Ireland prop, will take over the
forwards. Fitzpatrick has already been working with a few players expected
to suit up for the... Read More
The USA Men's National rugby team got what they wanted in their tour of
Europe in November - something they wanted in 2012.
The Eagles are slated to play the New Zealand
Maori on November 9 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., just outside Philadelphia,
but then will play the remainder of their November test matches in
On November 16, the USA will face Georgia in Tbilisi, most... Read More
The 2012-2013 season may be over, but 2013-2014 season is already underway.
The USA men's national team coaches have a lot of work to do and not much
time in which to do it - expanding the player pools, training the players,
installing a plan, and executing.
Here's what we can look forward to this fall:
September 15 (or thereabouts) Extended camp begins for the USA 7s team... Read More
Arkansas State All American Zac Mizell still has one more semester of
college left, even though he’s out of rugby eligibility, so Jonesboro, Ark.
was calling his name this fall. That was, until Eagles 7s coach Matt
Hawkins picked up the phone and interrupted. Now, as reported on our
premier side, Mizell is heading to the Olympic Training Center in Chula
Vista for what equates to... Read More
Picking himself up after a rotten 0-7 summer, USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin is
going to announce his camp to prepare for the Americas Rugby Championship
This year’s ARC has a lot riding on it. With three Eagle coaches having
left, Tolkin could well be using the ARC as a way to test out new coaches.
At the same time, with the Eagles having performed poorly, plenty of... Read More
Eagles 7s coach Matt Hawkins is starting to pull some new talent to the
Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. as preparations for the 7s
World Series intensify. As has been reported by
RUGBYMag, Hawkins started his tenure with just 11 players under contract,
with room for at least 15 and a desire to build the training pool to over
We... Read More
Who might we consider to compete on the USA 7s team?
If new USA Head Coach Matt Hawkins wants there to be competition for
places, but he’s not offering so much money (because he can’t) to get
someone to quit his job and move his family, then he needs young players
with talent. Here’s a look at a few names with some notes:
Last... Read More
New USA Men’s 7s Head Coach Matt Hawkins has a few holes to fill in his
squad as various changes have affected his lineup of players.
Blaine Scully is under contract with
Leicester, so his 7s contract has reverted back to the USA team. As Hawkins
put it, “we hope he makes it work and doesn’t come back.” Meaning, of
course, they’d be happy to have Scully on the 7s team, but want... Read More
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville took a shot Saturday when he Tweeted to Tim
Tebow that the recently-cut NFL player should try rugby.
Tebow, who won the 2007 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for the
University of Florida has become a polarizing figure in football because,
while teams he plays for seem to win when he is on the field, his technique
and abilities are not held in... Read More