The Men’s Junior All Americans are 1-1 in the World Rugby Junior World Trophy, having fallen 46-44 to Namibia in the opener and beaten Hong Kong 32-12. Wednesday they play Spain in their final pool match, and they still have a chance to top Pool B and reach the championship match. Currently Samoa is in control of Pool A, but Uruguay is in a similar situation as the USA in that a win over Samoa... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans fell 40-39 to Namibia Tuesday in Harare, Zimbabwe to start the Junior World Trophy 0-1. The game was a cruel reversal of the USA’s dramatic win over Canada to qualify for the competition, as Namibia was aided some by questionable penalties to win on the last play of the game.
The Americans can definitely look at themselves to find blame in the loss, as several... Read More
Lorenzo Thomas and Deion Mikesell were called up to the Americas Rugby Championship literally minutes after debuting for the Men’s Junior All-Americans Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Both the senior men’s national team and the MJAAs beat Canada at Dell Diamond, with the U20s playing right after the ARC tilt, the Eagle coaching staff stuck around to watch the later game and apparently saw enough of... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans will return to the Junior World Trophy following a thrilling 19-18 defeat of Canada Saturday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. The Americans trailed 15-9 in the second half, letting multiple scoring opportunities go begging.
Flyhalf Ben Cima started the game three-for-three from the tee, including a 50-meter shot to open the game. He then missed three of his... Read More
The 26-man player pool for the U20s Feb. 13th winner-take-all match with Canada in Austin, Texas has been selected by interim head coach JD Stephenson. In total, 15 American college players, five high schoolers, four from domestic men's clubs and two from overseas were named to the traveling squad.
Stephenson called on four freshman from Lindenwood, where he is the director of rugby and head... Read More
32 Junior All American hopefuls capped off a weekend camp Monday with a pair of scrimmages against Lindenwood in chilly St. Charles, Mo. The Lions took both matches, winning the first 19-17 and the second 26-17.
The gathering was the second in as many months for the MJAAs, who are preparing for a one-off Junior World Trophy qualifying match Feb. 13 in Austin, Texas. The winner advances to... Read More
The Junior All Americans will assemble for the second time in as many months this weekend at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Interim head coach JD Stephenson has trimmed the list of potentials for the Junior World Trophy qualifier down to 32, who will be in camp through the weekend and play a pair of scrimmages against Stephenson's Lions Monday.
The MJAAs have their sights set on... Read More
The U20s are encamped in Casa Grande, Ariz. through Tuesday, with 52 players hoping to earn selection to the Junior All-American side set to face Canada Feb. 13 in Austin, Texas. The game will act as a curtain raiser for the Americas Rugby Championship bout between the two countries’ senior sides, and the winner advances to the Junior World Trophy set for Zimbabwe in April. Last year, it was a... Read More