Canada has defeated the USA 15-14 in pool play at the Rugby World Cup
One key error on offense and three on defense killed the USA chances as the
Eagles fall to 1-1.
The game started perfectly for Canada, when the kickoff was knocked back
into Phil Mack’s arms and he was away and in the corner. The USA left a big
hole, and that resulted in a 5-0 deficit.
The Eagles did a... Read More
USA Men’s 7s captain Matt Hawkins has a job to do for the remainder of the
World Cup, and that’s to ensure everyone just thinks about the rugby, even
though there more to it than that.
They are in a
new city, at the World Cup. It’s definitely more than just a rugby
“The guys have done a great job adjusting,” Hawkins told RUGBYMag.com. “I
definitely think the... Read More
Team USA got out of Day One of the World Cup with the right record, 1-0,
but a disappointment in the score differential, having beaten Georgia
26-19. The Eagles had 26 at the half, but were shut out by the Lelos in the
Zack Test took the game's opening restart, kicked by... Read More
Do the Eagle men have a shot at the World Cup?
Well, it’s going to be enormously difficult. It’s unlikely anyone would
pick them to win it (although, judging from 2009 when Kenya, Argentina,
Samoa and Wales made the semis and New Zealand, South Africa, and England
did not, it’s possible). However, let’s look at the possibility of making
the Cup Quarterfinals, and therefore a top 8... Read More
The time difference between Chula Vista and Moscow is 11 hours, meaning
that the USA 7s teams have their days flipped almost 180 degrees from their
regular circadian rhythms.
It’s not fun, but it’s also something the team has been used to, playing in
Dubai and Hong Kong and other far-flung reaches of the world.
Still, it’s a major concern for the coaching staff in their first... Read More
To make it a little
easier on you, we've broken down the Eagles' pool schedules for the Rugby
World Cup 7s, in American time.
The matches will be aired live on Universal Sports, both on television and
online, beginning at 7am ET Friday morning, 1am ET Saturday and 1:30am ET
Sunday, with periodic tape delayed replays.
The IRB is also webcasting games on the
main pitch at... Read More
The USA Men’s 7s team is in Moscow now looking at the business end of not
only their season, but Alex Magleby’s tenure as the 7s team Head Coach.
In less than
four days the Eagle men will open up their RWC 7s campaign against Georgia,
and on the 29th they play Canada and New Zealand. It will be a
supremely difficult pool for the Eagles because, in part, they have never
beaten... Read More
The USA U20s have officially ended their time in the Junior World
Championships, losing 46-12 Sunday to Fiji to finish 12th out of
The USA will be
replaced by Italy in 2014, with the Americans moving back down to the
Junior World Rugby Trophy they won in 2012.
Fiji scored four tries in the first half to take a commanding 22-0 lead.
Emori Waqa scored his second try minutes... Read More
The failure to scrum successfully and some breakdowns in defense saw the
USA lose 38-20 to Japan in the final match of the Pacific Nations
The Eagles looked dangerous on offense, but they dropped far, far too many
balls, and their scrum just wasn’t up to it, destroying any momentum the
USA might have had and leading to a disastrous opening to the second half.
The Eagles... Read More
Todd Clever will receive his 50th Cap Sunday when he leads the USA out
against Japan in Tokyo.
On Saturday he received his jersey in the jersey ceremony for the
Below, Clever accepts his 50th USA shirt from USA Head Coach Mike