For the third year in a row, the USA’s lack of fortune at scrum time is a major story line coming out of the June test in Houston, Texas. In 2012, the gamesmanship of Martin Castrogiovanni helped the Italians upend the Eagles. In 2013 Ireland beat the USA by three, and six Irish points came as a direct result of scrum penalties. Saturday, Scotland got 10 points off scrum penalties, including a... Read More
Scotland beat the United States 24-6 Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 20,001 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. Scotland led 17-3 at halftime, with 10 of those points coming from penalties on the American scrum, an area the Eagles have repeatedly struggled in, especially the last three years in Houston against Tier 1 teams.
The loss extends the USA’s June losing streak to eight... Read More
The Eagles take the field at BBVA Compass Stadium for the third time Saturday. In 2012, 17,214 fans flooded downtown Houston to watch the USA fall 30-10 to Italy. The Eagles were undone by Martin Castrogiovanni and Italy’s scrum, but very competitive. In 2013, 20,181 turned up to watch Ireland escape with a three-point victory over the hometown team.
Saturday, another near-capacity crowd is... Read More
USA head coach Mike Tolkin has pared a 50-man camp down to a 28-man traveling squad for Saturday's test against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. There are few surprises in the selections.
Three players with recent caps were left off the traveling squad - hooker Zach Fenoglio and locks Graham Harriman and Brian Doyle. Fenoglio had been battling Coolican for the second-place spot on the... Read More
With a crowd of 2,500 fans and supporters, the final game of the club championship weekend showcased the best of Division I rugby at Breese-Stevens Field in Madison, Wisc., as Life downed New Orleans 41-7 to win its second DI National Title in as many years.
“(We) played well, stuck to the gameplan, and got rewarded. Possession was the key of this game. NOLA is a pretty good side, they kept in it... Read More