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Six years' ago in 2010, Rugby Magazine published a list of the USA Men's National team's ten greatest games. The matches listed were comprised of only fifteens.

  • 2004 - France 39 v. USA 31: Eagles led 17-14 at the half in Captain Dave Hodges' last game. A great performance by flyhalf Mike Hercus.
  • 2001 - South Africa 43 v. USA 20: Largest crowd at that time to see the Eagles play. USA led at the break 15-12. Flyhalf Link Wifly kicked three penalty goals.
  • 1996 - USA 74 v. Japan 5: A complete rout against a long-standing rival. Wing Vaea Anitoni notched four tries.
  • 2003 - Fiji 19 v. USA 18: In the World Cup of that year. Kort Shubert scored as time ended but Hercus' conversion went wide.
  • 1999 - USA 30 v. Tonga 10: A terrific victory in the Epson Cup. Match saw an opening score by Kevin Dalzell and, later, Dan Lyle carried Brian Hightower across the try line.
  • 1924 - USA 17 v. France 3: The gold medal Olympic victory captured in the book "Try For The Gold." The inspiring win in Paris of Babe Slater and Rudy Scholz.
  • 1976 - Australia 24 v. USA 12: Played in Anaheim, California, to a crowd of 12,000. The first official Test of an Eagle team after, finally, formation of the USRFU.
  • 1984 - USA 21 v. Canada 13: At that time, it was the biggest margin of victory against the North American rivals. Ray Nelson hit five penalties.
  • 1994 - Argentina 16 v. USA 11: The second match in the 1994 RWC qualifier, where Los Pumas won the first game 28-22. Front row heroics from Tom Billups, Chris Lippert, and Don James.

To amend the list currently with one sevens contest, we would include the victory in the 2015 London 7s Cup Final, which gave the Eagles their first ever HSBC World Rugby tournament championship. That undefeated run of six games witnessed the USA go 3-0 in pool play, and then beat Canada (29-10), host England (43-12), and Australia (45-22) in the final.

In 2020, RugbyToday  will update the list to add games from the previous decade.