Capped Eagle, Houston Sabercats captain, former Sacramento Express captain, former BYU captain and four-time national champ, two-time MVP and five-time All-American Kyle Sumsion, as well as Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton, talk rugby from time to time and record, constituing the Monday Morning Halfback (MMHB).
This time, they discuss Kyle's irrational hatred for the All Blacks, Scott LaValla... Read More
Arrive Sunday, typically from all over the world. A prop might fly in from France, a flanker from Ft. Lauderdale and a hooker from Bloemfontein. No matter how many hours of travel they’d just endured, they've got to boot up for training as quickly as possible, because they’ll be asked to play international test rugby in five days.
That’s what an Eagle assembly usually looks like. This June,... Read More
Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
Team USA notched a 62-13 win over Russia Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The win is the Eagles’ largest ever over Russia, and it improves the USA’s record under first-year head coach Gary Gold to 5-0.
Pumping in nine tries was an impressive feat, considering the Eagles managed just one against the Bears in 2016. They’re averaging 48 points a game under Gold.
Russia struck first in the... Read More
Gary Gold's starting side for Saturday's match against Russia includes 244 international caps, 101 of which have been earned by players making their debuts under Gold - Eric Fry, Samu Manoa, John Quill and AJ MacGinty. They're joined by debutant Paul Mullen, a former Munster age-grade and USA age-grade player starting at tighthead.
The team is decidedly large, with Paul Lasike and Bryce Campbell... Read More
The Women's Sevens World Series is coming back to the U.S.A this fall, as Glendale's Infinity Park has been tabbed the newest stop for the now six-tournament series. Glendale will kick off the 2018/2019 season, which will serve as the first qualification vehicle for the 2020 Olympics, Oct. 20-21.
The USA has hosted a stop on the women's circuit every season since the inaugural in 2012/2013,... Read More
Gary Gold’s team is in its second week of training at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. in preparation for the summer test series, which kicks off Saturday at Denver’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against Russia. A couple of changes have been made to the assembly roster, but the team as a whole is strong, marking the first time in history the USA will field an entirely professional side.
The changes... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - Following an extensive search process, Saracens Women's Head Coach and Director of Rugby Rob Cain has accepted an offer for Head Coach of the United States Women's National Team (XV), USA Rugby announced today. Cain, who possesses a wealth of experience in developing athletes, will take on a full time role based at the Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Pending visa... Read More
Former Ulster prop and recently-inked Worcester Warrior Callum Black has pulled himself out of the Eagles player pool for June. The 32-year-old American-born, Irish-bred prop committed to suit up for former Worcester head coach Gary Gold and the USA this summer. He was announced last week as a member of the June squad, but he won’t be earning an international cap after all.
“It’s quite a... Read More
Reeling from back-to-back disappointing finishes, Team USA takes the field for the penultimate stop on the HSBC Sevens Series Saturday in Langford, B.C. with several changes to the lineup from their last tournament. The Eagles kickoff against Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET, France at 4:46 p.m. and Japan at 7:16 p.m.
After starting the Series off with a silver medal in Dubai, the Eagles have struggled,... Read More