Team USA opened the new season with a 22-14 loss to Argentina in the tournament opener in Dubai Friday. The Eagles struggled with their handling throughout the contest, while Argentina committed fewer errors. The game was marred by the loss of World Rugby 7s Player of the Year Perry Baker in the first minutes.
Baker got his hand on the opening kickoff, and Ben Pinkelman gathered it on the ground... Read More
Both England and USA came into their final pool match of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2-0, each with the maximum 10 points claimed from the matches against Italy and Spain. Currently ranked best in the world, the matchup against England was always daunting for the Eagles. The match was never close, but the Eagles scored four tries and, therefore, a bonus point in the 47-26 loss.
Early on, Katy... Read More
At the UCD Bowl in Dublin on Sunday, the USA Eagles made it two bonus-point wins from two tries in the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 43-0 defeat of Spain keeps them tied with England at the top of Pool B with 10 points.
In the second half, the Eagles were simply too strong and scored 31 points. Like the win against Italy, the match against Spain showcased the Eagles’ ambition and potential, as... Read More
The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup started on Wednesday in Dublin. The USA Eagles played Italy first, and earned the needed result: a bonus point win. The final score was 24-12, though the Eagles had plenty of chances to put even more points on the board.
The first quarter of the match was dominated by the Eagles, as the match started in close to an ideal fashion for them.
Early on, Italy kicked... Read More
It is past time to get excited for the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Wednesday. I am more than ready. My excitement comes from the fact that I was entirely captivated by the last Women’s Rugby World Cup. There are reasons to think this tournament will be as good, and maybe better. An additional excitement boost comes from the fact that to get ready, I’ve re-watched some recent USA... Read More
The United States played Canada to a 28-28 draw in the first leg of World Cup Qualification in Hamilton, Ontario. The Eagles squandered a 10 point lead late in the match and barely came away unbeaten as they head to San Diego for the second leg of the qualifier next weekend.
Canada opened the game on the front foot, camped in United States territory. The Maple Leafs missed a penalty early in the... Read More
At the Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo outside of Santiago, Chile hosted USA in Round Four of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship. The Eagles secured the result they needed—a bonus point win that keeps them on target for the chance to win the ARC. The final score was 57-9.
In contrast to the sharp start last weekend against Canada, USA opened the match in a relatively sloppy, if ambitious,... Read More
In the third round of the Americas Rugby Championship, Canada hosted USA at Swangard Stadium Burnaby, British Columbia. The Eagles secured another bonus point win, 51-34.
The Eagles started well and scored two tries in the first six minutes. While Canada did have several strong passages, the Eagles never gave up the lead.
Mike Te’o handed Phil Mack’s first box kick cleanly, giving USA possession... Read More
When the USA Eagles play Uruguay in San Antonio this weekend, it will be the start of year two for both John Mitchell and the Americas Rugby Championship. 2016 was not a great year for the Eagles. If the matches against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks and Argentina XV are included, they won three, lost six, and drew one.
Two important factors to how well the Eagles will do in the 2017 ARC and... Read More
Team USA went 1-1-1 on the opening day in Wellington, tying France, beating Samoa and losing to New Zealand. The performance wasn't good enough to see the Eagles through to the top eight, as they are relegated to the Challenge Trophy bracket. Awaiting them in the quarterfinals is Japan at 5:22 p.m. ET.
Against France, the Eagles got on the board first through Martin Iosefo in the third minute.... Read More