USA Rugby held its first open recruitment camp Saturday, welcoming about 60 players to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The watchful eyes of National Team coaches and staff were there to monitor and conduct the event.
The day was broke up into three blocks, with the first being dedicated largely to measurements and tests – notating wingspan, hand size, 40-meter sprint times and... Read More
The USA Falcons went 2-4 in Mar del Plata, Argentina over the weekend, finishing fourth out of six. They got impressive wins over the full Uruguayan National Team and the Canadian developmental side, crushing their northern counterparts 33-0. They lost narrowly to three Argentine club sides and 29-12 to Argentina.
“Overall, we were really pleased with the way the boys approached the week leading... Read More
Finding breakout performancer to reward is the easy part, but narrowing them down is much more difficult. That’s why we went with two. There are many more who could have been considered, like Tim Stanfill, Danny Barrett, Meya Bizer and Harley Davidson, but ultimately we felt these were the most deserving of mention – Jessica Javelet and Perry Baker.
The speedstick, as dubbed by his... Read More
USA Rugby has named the Falcons team set to play in Chile and Argentina laster this month. A handful of capped Eagles, including some training remotely on their own and some at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., are joined by some fresh faces from the academy and collegiate ranks.
“This is an important opportunity for some talented athletes to play their way into Coach Friday’s... Read More
Former Life All-American Colton Cariaga has been selected to tour South America with the USA Falcons and participate in the next high performance camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The Falcons will be coached by recently retired Nese Malifa and include several OTC-contracted players, as well as those on the Eagle radar. They’ll participate in CONSUR tournaments in Chile... Read More
Calling Zack Test America’s best 7s player used to elicit some debate. But the 25-year-old now comfortably claims that title, and it might be safe to say he, the USA’s all-time try leader on the 7s World Series, is the best 7s Eagle of all time.
It’s hard to rely solely on statistics to crown Test the best ever, because the Eagles haven’t always been core members of the circuit, the World Series... Read More
2015 is going to be an incredibly busy year for the men’s Eagles, both 15s and 7s, with the Rugby World Cup in the fall and the Olympic Qualification ongoing through June. We have lined out a rough schedule below.
Impressive in this schedule is the Eagles’ long lead up to the World Cup. In 2011, they had just three full-fledged matches to get ready for the quadrennial tournament. This time around... Read More
Few players pulled on a national team jersey more than Danny Barrett in 2014. Getting plenty of face time with fans by playing both 7s and 15s regularly, he’s becoming one of America’s favorite Eagles. His hard-charging runs, lethal stiff-arms and bone-crunching shoulder charges are trademark moves.
“I love his combination of he’s a hard-ass who can run over you or run around you,” Eagles coach... Read More
The women’s 7s team stumbled to a disappointing seventh-place finish a couple of weeks ago in Dubai, the opening tournament of the Olympic-qualifying season. The Eagles beat Russia twice and China once, but fell to Fiji, New Zealand and Canada. The Fiji and New Zealand games were close, but the 36-0 drubbing at the hands of Canada was embarrassing.
There are still five tournaments left, and... Read More