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USA vs. Russia - The Match of the Day for Americans is the USA versus Russia at Bonney Field, Sacramento, Saturday, June 25 at 7 pm. PT. The game is available for viewing on Therugbychannel.tv and tickets from Ticketmaster, starting at $20.00. The Eagles lost to Italy last week 24-20, while Russia lost to Canada 46-21.
The USA are 6-1 all time against the Bears. The Eagles are working on a six-game victory skein. Past test matches follow:
Year Winner Loser Score
2003 Russia USA 30-21
2004 USA Russia 41-11
2010 USA Russia 39-22
2011 USA Russia 32-25
2011 USA Russia 13-6
2012 USA Russia 40-28
2013 USA Russia 28-7
Pro Rugby - Two games continue this Sunday, June 26, with Sacramento (2-5) playing away at Denver (6-1), game begins at 3 p.m. MT. In the other contest, San Francisco (2-5) visit Ohio (5-3) with the match starting at 3 p.m. ET. Last Sunday's NY Times Magazine section featured, probably, the longest US newspaper article about rugby, detailing much information about Doug Schoninger, the Pro Rugby League's owner and founder.
Test Matches This Weekend - Men's action continues worldwide with all eyes fixed on the third test between Australia and England Down Under. The English have won the first two games (first test series victory ever in Australia), and have a rare opportunity for a clean sweep. The Red Roses displaced the Wallabies as second in the World Rugby rankings. New Zealand look to beat Wales for the third time, the Welsh have not beaten the All Blacks since 1953. Argentina seek to go 2-0 against France. Ireland and South Africa are tied 1-1, the Irish win marking the first victory ever against the Springboks. Scotland will try to go 2-0 against Japan after winning the first test 26-13. And, finally, Canada host Italy.
U-20 Boys' Final - Ireland against England in Manchester, UK, on Saturday,
Women's 7s Olympic Tournament - Sixteen nations to compete two-days for the final Rio 2016 Olympic spot. Favorites are circuit experienced Russia or Spain. Upset possibility? Ireland.