A flurry of Scottish tries to open the second half undid the United States Saturday, as the Eagles surrendered a 13-6 halftime lead to fall 39-16 and drop to 0-2 at the Rugby World Cup. The win sees Scotland move to 2-0 as the only still undefeated team in Pool B.
After 40 minutes it looked as if the Eagles would deliver the pool’s second shocking upset of the tournament, but Scotland was... Read More
The United States fell 25-16 to Samoa in Sunday’s World Cup opener at Brighton Community Stadium. The Eagles were in the game until a missed conversion in the 75th minute, displaying spells of quality rugby, but too many penalties helped Manu Samoa secure the win.
Tusi Pisi put his team up 3-0 in the eighth minute with the first of what would be five successful Samoan penalty kicks, and Tim Nanai... Read More
USA head coach Mike Tolkin has made one change from the Australia game for Sunday's Rugby World Cup opener against Samoa. Hayden Smith, who has been nursing a minor injury, takes the place of Cam Dolan in the second row. Elsewhere, the lineup remains unchanged.
However, compared to the starting 15 that fell 21-16 to Samoa July 18 in San Jose, Calif., the second row is one of the few familiarities... Read More
With every major sporting event these days, the viral video being the king of media and all, comes a cadre of short online clips. From hype videos to profiles to humorous ads, they're all looking to tap into our excitement for the big game. The Rugby World Cup is no different, and on the eve of the tournament, we've compiled some of the best videos relating to the RWC in one place. What better... Read More
Eight years ago this month Takudzwa Ngwenya scored the most famous try in American rugby history. After a Todd Clever interception made its way through the hands of Alec Parker and Mike Hercus, the relatively unknown winger stepped and outraced South Africa’s Bryan Habana, widely considered the fastest man in rugby at the time, to score on the game’s biggest stage – the Rugby World Cup.
Ngwenya... Read More