Day one in Glasgow was a mixed bag for the United States, with a worrying 40-0 loss to Canada to open the day and a couple of big wins to secure a record fifth Cup Quarterfinal appearance on the season. The 2-1 record was good enough for second in the pool, setting the Eagles up with a quarterfinal match with Australia Sunday at 4:48 a.m. ET
In the day's opener, Canada held onto possession for... Read More
Mike Tolkin made wholesale changes for the USA Selects' second game of their three-match tour of South America, resulting in a 54-6 loss to the Argentina Jaguars Tuesday. Though the opponent wasn't a full-fledged National Team, it did boast a handful of guys that started in Argentina's last full test against France and another handful of capped Pumas.
Starting at prop for the USA were a couple... Read More
USA Rugby announced Wednesday an exhibition match between the Eagles and the English Premiership's Harlequins Aug. 30 at Philadelphia's PPL Park. This will be Team USA's second such match at PPL, as the 2013 test with the Maori All Blacks sold out the 18,500-seat Major League Soccer stadium.
“We have been working on this with USA Rugby for some time and everyone at the Club is hugely excited... Read More
The United States Selects opened their South American tour with a 13-3 defeat of Uruguay Thursday in Montevideo. The game was fairly unattractive, with plenty of mistakes and penalties on both sides of the ball. Several points were left on the field via missed penalty kicks, but the Americans scored the game’s lone try and managed to stroke one more penalty through the uprights than Los Teros.... Read More
Mike Tolkin has named his starting lineup to face Uruguay Thursday in Montevideo. He went with an experienced lineup which includes most of the capped Eagles on the tour. Seamus Kelly has been tabbed as captain, and he'll start at outside center.
The Seattle Saracens are well represented in the lineup, with Olive Kilife starting at tighthead, John Cullen and Louis Stanfill in the second row,... Read More
The two halfback positions are on the forefront of American rugby’s collective conscious heading into the World Cup, partially because the Eagles are unprecedentedly strong in a lot of other position groups, and partially because there are some intriguing story lines surrounding the guys who wear, or may wear, the nine and 10 jerseys.
Flyhalf is in so much flux largely because of injury. Adam... Read More
The USA Selects kick off a three-game tour of South America Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay, playing the host nation first before heading over to Salta, Argentina to face the Jaguars Tuesday and May 2. The team gathered for a short camp in Florida before flying to Montevideo, with players from three distinctive tiers coming together.
One group is full of established Eagles who are fully expected... Read More
Jessica Javelet and Amelia Villines have left the 7s setup at the Olympic Training Center. Villines chose to walk away prior to Atlanta 7s last month, and Javelet left following the tournament.
Javelet joined the team ahead of the inaugural Atlanta 7s in 2014, exploding onto the scene with seven tries in her first-ever rugby tournament. She competed in Brazil that season, but missed the final two... Read More
Eagle prop Titi Lamositele is reportedly set to play for the famous Barbarians April 21 against Scottish club Heriot's in Edinburgh. Lamositele is contracted with Saracens currently, where he is anticipated by some to become a breakout star.
Lamositele joins the exclusive club of Americans to have appeared for the Barbarians, which already includes the likes of Mike Petri, Paul Emerick, Tim... Read More