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
In their final tune-up before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the USA Eagles fell to the Australian Wallabies 47-10 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The Eagles kept it close in the first half with a try from Mike Petri, but a lot of mistakes and turnovers cost them in the second half, as most of those blunders led directly to Wallabies points.
The Wallabies got out to a strong start, as they put continuous... Read More
Mike Tolkin has named about as strong a side as his roster allows for Saturday's pre-Rugby World Cup clash with Australia at Chicago's Soldier Field. One quirk within the lineup sees Wyles start at wing instead of fullback, where he's been a stalwart for the Eagles for several years. Blaine Scully will don the 15 jersey.
Wyles is known by his professional club Saracens for versatility, switching... Read More
Matt Trouville has replaced an injured Scott LaValla on the World Cup roster. LaValla fractured his elbow in training Wednesday, two days after being named to the USA's 31-man squad for the upcoming festivities, ruling him out for longer than the duration of the World Cup.
Trouville was not a part of the Eagles plans most of the summer, not being named to the Pacific Nations Cup 31-man squad or... Read More
One of the major takeaways from the series of summer tests, including Saturday's loss to the Harlequins, was AJ MacGinty’s presence at flyhalf. While the Irish-born product and current Life rugby standout struggled with the boot a bit on the weekend, his continued development as the orchestrator of the offense has the coaching staff and opponents singing his praises.
“AJ MacGinty played very good... Read More