Mike Tolkin has named his side for the USA's final World Cup match Sunday against Japan. The lineup includes nearly wholesale changes from Wednesday's South Africa loss, but looks a lot like the teams which took on Samoa and Scotland.
Blaine Scully will miss his first game of the World Cup. After starting the first three contests, he's not in the 23-man roster for Sunday. Zack Test will fill in... Read More
It happened. Head coach Mike Tolkin traded a chance at a competitive game with South Africa for a better chance of winning the USA’s final match of the Rugby World Cup Sunday against Japan, knowing annihilation at the hands of the Springboks was a potential consequence.
The Eagles acquitted themselves well for 40 minutes but were dismantled in the second half, falling 64-0. It’s a historic loss... Read More
50 second-half points saw the Springboks beat the United States 64-0 Wednesday at Olympic Park in London. The USA kept the game competitive the first 40 minutes, conceding just two scores to the heavily favored Springboks, but the floodgates opened after intermission.
The USA’s best chances to get on the board were missed penalty kicks by Folau Niua in the third minute and Niku Kruger in the 15th... Read More
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
Two months and a week after being sent home from the Pacific Nations Cup and 25 days after not being selected for the Rugby World Cup, Todd Clever broke his silence on his ouster from Team USA. Having declined interview requests throughout that time, Clever took to Facebook Saturday to get his message out.
"It is regrettable and unfortunate how the lead up to this World Cup has gone for me... Read More
A flurry of Scottish tries to open the second half undid the United States Saturday, as the Eagles surrendered a 13-6 halftime lead to fall 39-16 and drop to 0-2 at the Rugby World Cup. The win sees Scotland move to 2-0 as the only still undefeated team in Pool B.
After 40 minutes it looked as if the Eagles would deliver the pool’s second shocking upset of the tournament, but Scotland was... Read More