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
The United States bounced back from a disappointing Day One to win the Bowl Sunday in Tokyo. The Eagles went 4-2 in the effort, claiming some pretty big scalps from Samoa and Australia on Day Two. They decimated Portugal, 39-0, in the quarterfinals, soundly defeated Samoa, 22-5, in the semifinals, and edged Australia, 17-12, in extra time in the final.
Impressively, the deed was done with the... Read More
Pool play came to a crashing close for the USA with a 24-15 loss to South Africa in Tokyo Saturday. The Eagles led at halftime, but a stretch of lost kickoffs saw that gap erased and more than reversed by the Blitzbokke just after intermission. As a result, the Eagles will be relegated to the Bowl Rounds for the first time since Dubai back in December.
Danny Barrett nearly scored in the 18th... Read More
The United States got back on the right track with a 22-14 win over Canada Saturday in Tokyo. The USA started in the hole once again, but took a two-score lead right after halftime. The win makes Mike Friday 3-0 against Canada as the Eagles' head man.
Madison Hughes’ game-opening restart didn’t go 10 meters, giving Canada a free kick at midfield. Zack Test won a penalty with his efforts in the... Read More
A 27-5 loss to Kenya opened the Eagles’ Tokyo 7s campaign Saturday at Prince Chichibu Stadium. The offensive theme of the match for the United States was apparent from the get-go, as a misfired offload from Maka Unufe to Zack Test resulted in a turnover and a Kenyan try. Bush Mwale was the benefactor. The USA would squander most of its own possession with similar mistakes throughout the match. ... Read More