Team USA opened its title defense with a 26-10 defeat of Kenya Friday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. The Eagles never trailed, and posterboy Carlin Isles secured a brace in the opening half to secure the lead.
Kenya spent the first minute in attack. The Eagles won the first kickoff, but an errant pass from Folau Niua gave Kenya possession in the American end. After a darting run just... Read More
Anniversaries have a way of sending us on a road trip to the past. As I prepare to board my flight to the 10th USA Sevens, I’m taking both lanes.
A handful of months post-graduation, I was trying to string together enough work to credibly call myself a freelance sportswriter when I convinced my mom that if she would let me borrow a couple of hundred bucks to fly to a rugby tournament in Las Vegas... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. This week the guys discuss the Six Nations, college results, give a refresher course on why Eagle matches are on Flo, discuss the USA's squeaker against Brazil and next bout with Uruguay.... Read More
LAS VEGAS, NV. - The USA Women's Falcons have named their 12-player roster for the annual Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) taking place Feb 28 - Mar 2 alongside the senior men's HSBC USA Sevens tournament.
Led by Women's Sevens Head Coach Chris Brown and Head of Physical Performance Matt Long, the roster will feature three players who have yet to debut for the national team in Jazmine Gray, Eti... Read More
LAS VEGAS, NV. - The USA Men’s Falcons have named their 13-player roster for the Las Vegas Invitational taking place this week Feb 28 - Mar 2 alongside the senior HSBC USA Sevens tournament.
Captained by senior Eagles Sevens player Cody Melphy, the developmental USA side will feature three D1A athletes in Life University’s Maciu Koroi (injury reserve), Austin White and Harley Wheeler. Two 2018... Read More
Just one change will be made to the roster from the USA's silver-medal winning side in both Sydney and Hamilton. Marcus Tupuola is in and Ben Broselle is the 13th man and injury cover, replacing Anthony Welmers and Pat Blair, who covered the same roles the last leg of the World Series.
The rest of the team, sans Maka Unufe and Perry Baker, is back. Unufe remains unavailable, and Baker is... Read More
Saturday, a surging Brazil hopes to recreate the greatest upset in the history of World Rugby’s rankings by defeating a wounded USA at Dell Diamond in Austin, Texas. The Tupis are riding high, having upset Canada, 18-10, before the competition’s mandated bye week. The Eagles are reeling from a 45-14 loss to Argentina XV the same day.
In 2016, 42nd-ranked Brazil defeated 16th-ranked USA, 24-23.... Read More
In the first round of the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship, the USA Eagles romped over Chile. They scored 11 tries while conceding only one. Chile was never in the match. The second-round match against the Argentina XV side was never likely to be start-to-finish domination from the Eagles, but few people saw the 45-14 drubbing coming. Gary Gold named the same side in rounds one and two, with the... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. The guys lament the USA's lopsided defeat at the hands of Argentina XV, go over some college results, check in on The RFU Championship to see how our Eagles' teams are doing, we discuss... Read More
The Argentina XV served the USA a heaping helping of humble pie Saturday, beating the back-to-back Americas Rugby Championship champions 45-14 in a game that wasn’t even that close. Argentina’s onslaught started immediately and didn’t relent until midway through the second half.
The Eagles struggled to tackle on defense, handle the ball in attack, and they never found their footing. A first-half... Read More