The Eagles kick off in Wellington in handful of hours, and returning to the squad for this leg of the World Series is Nick Edwards. The most veteran member of the current player pool, Edwards made the team for the first tournament under Mike Friday, the Gold Coast, but was dropped for Dubai and Port Elizabeth.
Edwards has led the Eagles in tries in seasons past, and he was a regular selection... Read More
Wellington 7s kicks off Thursday evening American time. First up for the Eagles at 6:21 p.m. ET is Japan, then it’s France at 9:14 p.m. and South Africa at 12:10 a.m.
The pool is manageable, as the Eagles are 2-0 against Japan this season, 1-1 against France and 0-1 against South Africa. Conventional wisdom would have the Japan game being a win, the France tilt being a 50/50 proposition, and the... Read More
Ahmad Harajly is set to make his international debut this weekend at Wellington 7s in New Zealand. His addition to the Eagles roster was one of two changes, and by far the most surprising, for the fourth stop of the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Hrajly made his way out to USA Rugby’s open tryout at the United States Olympic Training Center last month, mostly with the goal of turning the heads of the... Read More
USA Rugby has reportedly tendered a bid to host the British & Irish Lions en route to their tour of New Zealand in 2017. The Guardian’s Martin Pengelly broke the news, though nothing appears settled.
“If we have an extra game they’d certainly be one of the better bets,” Lions chief executive John Feehan told the Guardian.
There is some precedence for an extra match ahead of a Lions tour, as... Read More
According to multiple reports, the North American Olympic rugby qualifier will be held WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., just outside of Raliegh, this June. The event, tentatively scheduled for June 11-14, will be hosted by NACRA, with the winners of each punching their tickets to Rio 2016.
“[USA Rugby] likes our area, they’re familiar with the soccer park and think that it would be a great... Read More
Newcomer Ahmad Harajly has been named to the roster for the next tournament on the HSBC Sevens World Series Feb. 6-7 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young Detroit Tradesman was discovered via the open recruitment camp a couple of weeks ago, asked to stick around for last week's High Perfomance camp, and selected for his World Series debut.
When the Eagles return to American soil following... Read More
Todd Clever is coming home. After capping off his career in Japan, the Eagles captain will be playing with his old club, OMBAC, in the Pacific Rugby Premiership this spring. Makes a lot of sense – he has a young family in San Diego, and his brother is an OMBAC stalwart.
Clever appears to be bringing former teammate Yoshio Kimishima with him. With Brian Doyle and a couple of Irish imports, Eoin... Read More
As part of Rugby Today’s coverage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which will take place in England from September 18th through the final on Halloween, our site will have several pieces previewing the event.
While most of the coverage will focus on the Eagles and their progress leading up to Pool B competition, some of the attention will deal with the rest of the tournament.
In the first installment... Read More
This was a no-brainer. It had everything – the game itself was significant, it had a picturesque setting, the underdog won, the hometown kid was the most valuable player, an unsung hero came out of nowhere to make a game-changing play, there were comebacks by both teams, and it was a photo finish.
The significance of the game can’t be understated. Canada had owned the United States coming into... Read More
2015 is going to be an incredibly busy year for the men’s Eagles, both 15s and 7s, with the Rugby World Cup in the fall and the Olympic Qualification ongoing through June. We have lined out a rough schedule below.
Impressive in this schedule is the Eagles’ long lead up to the World Cup. In 2011, they had just three full-fledged matches to get ready for the quadrennial tournament. This time around... Read More