Despite numerous challenges and setbacks, the USA Eagles finished the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup at 2-2, with victories over Japan and Canada. The second victory came in dramatic fashion, as AJ MacGinty kicked a drop goal with less than a minute to go in the match to seal a victory over Canada on their home turf.
Going into the PNC, it was unclear how the Eagles would look, considering they hadn’t... Read More
The USA Eagles squeaked out a 15-13 victory over North American rival Canada in the final match of the Pacific Nations Cup.
AJ MacGinty was the hero for the Eagles, kicking the winning drop goal in the final minute following a Canadian try with just 10 minutes to play. He had all of the USA points in this one, including four penalty goals in the first half. Both teams were seeing yellow... Read More
Following a disappointing effort against Tonga in the final game of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup, the USA Eagles will look to finish the tournament on a high note against North American rival Canada on Monday in Burnaby, British Columbia.
The Eagles’ effort was futile against a strong Tonga team in a 33-19 loss on Wednesday. Ahead of the match, Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin changed up... Read More
The USA Eagles were outmatched and outperformed by the Tonga Sea Eagles, and fell 33-19 in their final match of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup.
Fetu’u Vanikolo scored two tries for Tonga, and Kurt Morath added three penalty goals. The Eagles did not get across the try line until very late in the match, but got some help from Folau Niua, who kicked three penalty goals. It was the hottest... Read More
The USA Eagles earned their first victory of the Pacific Nations Cup with a 23-18 win over Japan on Friday.
AJ MacGinty kicked six penalty goals, and Andrew Durutalo got the lone Eagles try in the 68th minute with a great team effort in a maul. Japan fought back in the final minutes, only to come just short of the try line thanks to a strong USA defense and a reckless penalty.
The Eagles got off... Read More
The USA Eagles fell to Samoa in their first match of the Pacific Nations Cup, 21-16.
Titi Lamositele was the lone try scorer for the Eagles, and scored it in the final ten minutes. A last-ditch effort to tie the game proved unsuccessful as Samoa held on for a hard-fought victory.
Samoa got out to a fast start in this one, controlling the pace and playing a very up-tempo game. In the fourth minute... Read More