The final shoe has dropped for the USA's fall tour, with a Nov. 10 meeting with Samoa filling the gap. The Eagles will play Manu Samoa at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain. The match is bookended by a non-rankings bout with the Maori All Blacks in Chicago Nov. 3 and an away test against Romania in Bucharest Nov. 17. The tour is capped off by a match with Ireland in Dublin Nov. 24.
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CHULA VISTA, CA. - The Women's National Team has officially named its 34 player roster to face No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England and No. 8 Ireland for the upcoming November Internationals 2018.
After last taking the pitch for their fourth-place finish at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, a new wave of players were selected from recent age-grade, senior high performance camp and Women's Premier League... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode features Amy Rusert, one of the architects of the NCAA rugby initiative, who is back on the front lines as the commissioner of the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA). She comes on the pod to advocate and educate on the effort to make rugby a fully-sponsored NCAA championship sport.... Read More
The continuing interest in Major League Rugby both at home and abroad bodes well for the USA's second attempt to launch a professional rugby league that is both popular and profitable.
The inaugural season witnessed seven clubs participating, all west of the Mississippi River. The final was held in San Diego where Seattle defeated Glendale in front of a crowd of 2,800.
New city-based teams have... Read More
By 1997, the USA had only played a Wales Test once in 1987 in Cardiff, losing in a shutout 40-0. The 1997 side, coached by Jack Clark, was anxious to make a better showing in a four-match, away schedule, starting in January.
Confidence was high with the Eagle participation of eight players contracted to British professional clubs, including, Dan Lyle, the captain, who played for Bath.
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DIA is now in full swing and some conferences have started taking playoff shape. Rugby East, the Big 10 and Liberty are all more than half way through while several other conferences are early on in the season.
Rugby East is set for a battle royal later this season. Army took down Kutztown 24-17 to remain undefeated in conference play and is on a collision course with Penn State later... Read More
There were a number marquee games over the weekend. Several games saw ranked teams match up and others see teams headed for a collision course in the coming weeks.
In the Great Midwest, Whitewater, Illinois State Marquette all remain undefeated. Marquette continues to raise eyebrows, this time beating a ranked Northern Iowa team convincingly 73-10.
Marquette and Illinois State will face off in... Read More
It’s been an unusual offseason for the 7s Eagles. It was truncated by a home World Cup, and there have been some coaching changes. The Eagles assembled for preseason recently, with the women having already sent a Falcons team to Japan and the men’s Falcons having just arrived in England for a series of scrimmages.
The biggest change was the exit of women’s head coach Richie Walker. Men’s... Read More
Additional reporting from France reveals that the leading professional organization, the League National of Rugby (LNR), has formed a new partnership with Major League Rugby in the USA. The article from Midi-Olympique, the bi-weekly rugby newspaper (88,000 circulation), contained interviews with Alain Tinguad, director of the LNR, and Dean Howes, commissioner of the MLR.
The affiliation will... Read More
The All Blacks clinched their third successive SANZAAR Rugby Championship title with a decisive victory against Los Pumas in Argentina. The score was 35-17, with the Kiwis up 21-3 at the break.
The victory gives New Zealand a total of 21 points (16 regular off four wins, and five bonus points). The All Blacks cannot be overtaken even if they lose to South Africa away next Saturday. Although both... Read More