USA prop Mike MacDonald, who holds the record for most caps by an American
with 67, will not play rugby this summer.
been trying to get back to fitness and did play for The Olympic Club in the
winter and spring, but a back injury ruled him out of selection for this
last weekend's Canada test.
Now MacDonald announced through Twitter that he will be out
long-term... Read More
“I was really disappointed in how we started the game,” said Tolkin. “We were
flat. We didn’t hustle to the ball. We didn’t put them under pressure, and as
a result we put ourselves under pressure. When we changed it up in the second
half and put pressure on them, they couldn’t do anything.”
Canada got one try, off a USA miscue, and only one of their penalty
goals was the result of impressive... Read More
Canada defeated the USA 16-9 in the opening match for both teams of the
Pacific Nations Cup in a game that the Eagles could well have won if they
had executed better.
The Eagles had several prime try-scoring opportunities, but execution
breakdowns hurt them at crucial moments.
The game began with budding Canada star Tyler
Ardron slamming into a USA player at the kickoff. That... Read More
Canada v. USA Head-to-Head. Can this predict the game? RUGBYMag.com looks
at each position, plus a few other aspects of the game, and tries to get a
handle on who will win this always hotly-contested match.
Take away the dark years of 2006-2008, when
Canada were clearly better, this game is usually very close.
Scores from 2003-2005 and 2009-2012 are as follows:
USA 16 Canada... Read More
USA Men’s National 15s Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named his squad to
face Canada Saturday in Edmonton, Alb.
Troy Hall and Adam Siddall will get their first-ever caps in this match,
with Hall starting at outside center and Siddall starting at fullback. In
addition, reserves Tom Coolican, Nick Wallace, Liam Murphy, Chris... Read More
The starting lineups for Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup opener at Ellerslie
Park in Edmonton have been named. The game will be streamed live at 2pm MT
Todd Clever is earning his 26th cap as captain Saturday, putting him one
behind the USA's most-capped captain, Dave Hodges (28).
This game is Mike Tolkin's second as head coach against Canada, and... Read More
USA Men’s National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin will name his starting
lineup for Saturday’s game with Canada on Thursday morning, and it is
highly likely that there will be a new cap or two in there.
players are definitely excited now that the match has been converted to a
full rankings test – playing Canada matters no matter what, but getting a
cap is a big deal for anyone... Read More
With 24 players named to the squad, it's time to
speculate who might play where when the Eagles take the field against
Canada at Ellerslie Park in Edmonton Saturday.
The game could be bumped up to a full test match by the IRB, and it's the
first match in the resurrected Pacific Nations Cup, so both teams will be
looking to field the strongest teams they can.
The Eagles are... Read More
The Eagles took the Plate, or 5th, in the tournament, but in the overall
standings they take 4th, as Canada moved past them thanks to a 2nd-place
finish in the Netherlands, but the Eagles got by Australia.
finished 2nd in Amsterdam with six tries, one behind Russia's imposing Baizat
Khamidova, while captain Vanesha McGee scored four. Flayan ends up with 15
for the season, 5th on the... Read More
USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin wants players in camp starting this weekend.
Players want to play. The compromise reached is that all players will play
for their respective clubs on Saturday, but those called up to the USA camp
will not play Sunday.
Tolkin said that the coaches involved were "very accommodating in working
with the Eagles staff. It's very much appreciated in a tough... Read More