The United States started shaky in Hong Kong, but erased a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Kenya 21-14 and open its account 1-0. Kenya starved the Eagles of possession in the opening seven minutes, but the Americans made the comeback look easy after the break.
Kenya had ascendency in the restarts early on, which led to Collins Injera opening scoring by slicing past Perry Baker, who was late... Read More
The Cardiff Blues announced Tuesday the signing of Eagle Blaine Scully. The Cal grad spent two seasons with Leicester in the English Premiership, and though he continued to show well, didn't quite reach the status of an automatic selection. The long-term deal with Cardiff, though we don't know the exact parameters of the contract, might mean more frontline minutes beginning next season.
"Blaine... Read More
Even though the United States hasn't played since November and won't lace up for a full rankings test until July, the Eagles have swapped spots with Romania, moving up to 16th in the world. They owe a thanks to rival Russia for the climb, as the Russians' 16-13 win over Romania on the weekend spurred the move.
Romania, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Portugal and Spain compete in the top division of... Read More
Olympic Qualification is breaking just the right way for the Men’s Eagles. If you’d asked an informed observer a year ago about the USA’s chances of qualifying for Rio, he or she would have cringed, saying it’d take either an upset over Canada in the North America qualifier or getting lucky and winning the repechage for the American men to be involved in 2016.
No one, at least no one being honest... Read More
BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby announced Thursday the dates and locations for the two World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup double-header match days to be held in the United States in 2015.
Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., and Bonney Field in Sacramento will host four matches of the Pacific Nations Cup – a World Rugby tournament designed to expose Pacific Rim teams and players to a greater number of... Read More
Through two days, the Eagles are enjoying an epic, and potentially historic, USA 7s. The Eagles have only made the semifinals of USA 7s once before – in San Diego in 2009.
The tournament is in rarified air when compared to the Eagles performances in not just the United States, but anywhere in the world. They have only been to the Cup semis three times before – Adelaide in 2010, San Diego in 2009... Read More
The United States are through to a third straight Cup Quarterfinal appearance after a 2-0 Friday night at Sam Boyd Stadium. After thrashing Japan, 52-12, in the opener, a performance that didn’t leave much room for criticism of the American side, the Eagles struggled to put down Portugal in a 19-7 decision that provided plenty of teaching moments.
The USA left points on the board early. After the... Read More