USA head coach Mike Tolkin is emptying his bench against South Africa, putting everyone in the 31-man World Cup roster who hasn’t seen action yet on the menu for tomorrow’s clash with the mighty Springboks. The move is in an effort to keep legs fresh for a more winnable contest against Japan on Sunday, and it’s stirred mixed reactions.
South Africa, nipped by Japan in the largest upset in World... Read More
A winless World Cup is staring the United States National Team in the face at the moment, despite the fact that talk leading into the quadrennial tournament was of winning two games for the first time ever.
Still on the slate for the Eagles are South Africa Oct. 7 in London and Japan Oct. 11 in Gloucester. The South Africa match is a foregone conclusion, and the Japan tilt represents the last... Read More
The National Rugby Football League claims the Rough Riders, being referred to as America’s first professional rugby team, will play the Leicester Tigers Aug. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, in an exhibition match dubbed the Independence Cup.
This is the fledgling organization’s second run at the Independence Cup. In 2013, the NRFL claimed it was going to put... Read More
Another semester, another suspension. News got out on the weekend of Mary Washington’s men’s team being the latest on the chopping block. Reports have the Mothers being suspended indefinitely for singing raunchy, yet typical of rugby songs, lyrics. Apparently a recording of the songs from a party involving the rugby players made its rounds on social media and found itself in the earphones of... Read More
At first glance, the run-up to the World Cup looks fantastic for Team USA. The Pacific Nations Cup will provide four games in July and August, and a pair of friendlies with Canada and another possible test against Australia or a Premiership team will give the Eagles seven games in quick succession and over two months of assembly time.
However, it is quite possible they’ll be without their... Read More
There’s a lot to wrap your head around when it comes to the forcing out of Matt Hawkins, the most puzzling factor being the timing. I’m not saying I think Hawkins was the guy to lead the USA to the Olympics, and I’m not saying he wasn’t. I won’t pretend to know, but there are people whose job it is to know. It’s their job to make the right decision at the right time. My point is, even if letting... Read More