Seven games stand between the Eagles and the World Cup. Rugby Canada made the long-rumored August friendly with the Eagles official this week. Add that to four Pacific Nations Cup matches and the Harlequins and Australia games, and you have a great lead-up to the big show.
Also announced this week was the Eagles’ 50-man training squad for the RWC. Putting that list together is somewhat a moot... Read More
Eagle Cam Dolan will be a Cardiff Blue next season, the Welsh club announced Wednesday. Dolan wrapped up his second season with Northampton recently, and after the World Cup he’ll be headed to Cardiff.
The former Life All-American will join Blaine Scully in Cardiff, where ex-USA Rugby staffer Billy Millard is now the general manager. Millard’s time in the States apparently left him with an... Read More
Sunday’s Olympic qualification was a win to be shared by everyone in American rugby, but the taste of victory was perhaps sweetest for Carlin Isles. In 2012 he made the bold, and according to many in his circle at the time, crazy decision to walk away from track and pursue a sport he’d never played.
Isles had qualified to sprint at the 2012 Olympic Trials ahead of the London Games. His chances of... Read More
That. Just. Happened. After sweeping the North American Caribbean Rugby Association Championships, both the men's and women's national teams will be representing the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games, defending the back-to-back gold medals won by the USA men in Belgium in 1920 and France in 1924.
It’s hard to put this moment into historical context, but I think it’s fair to say it’s the... Read More
The United States Women’s National Team defeated Mexico, 88-0, to win the NACRA 7s Championship and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lopsided nature of the win was fitting for an American side that conceded just one try over the two-day event.
The USA asserted its dominance in the first minute. Mexico was called for a breakdown penalty a couple of seconds after... Read More
The United States defeated Canada, 21-5, Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park to win the NACRA 7s Championship and qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Eagles stormed out to a 21-0 lead in the first half, and scrappy defense and Canadian mistakes helped the USA overcome two yellow cards and a flurry of penalties to hold on for the win.
Canada committed a penalty in the... Read More
Though the exact game-day roster still needs to be trimmed by one from the 13-man traveling squad named earlier this week, when the Eagles take the field Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. there’s a fair chance Chis Wyles will be kitted out and ready to contribute. With 45 appearances for the 15s team, making him the most-capped American fullback of all time, Wyles is creeping towards... Read More
Team USA coach Mike Friday has named a 13-man squad to travel to Cary, N.C. for the Olympic Qualifier Saturday and Sunday, and Canadian coach Liam Middleton named a 14-man team. Both will only be able to suit up 12 on Saturday. In total, six overseas pros have been drafted into the ranks of the heavy favorites for the weekend.
There's still pool play and some semifinals, but the ticket to Rio... Read More
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Carmen Farmer and Richelle Stephens will make their Women’s Eagles Sevens debuts at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships as Ric Suggitt’s team fights for Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games qualification June 13-14.
The Eagles will play Barbados, Cayman Islands, and Jamaica in pool play at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., Saturday, June 13, before three additional matches Sunday... Read More