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
Few players pulled on a national team jersey more than Danny Barrett in 2014. Getting plenty of face time with fans by playing both 7s and 15s regularly, he’s becoming one of America’s favorite Eagles. His hard-charging runs, lethal stiff-arms and bone-crunching shoulder charges are trademark moves.
“I love his combination of he’s a hard-ass who can run over you or run around you,” Eagles coach... Read More
Newly minted Eagle lock Greg Peterson has signed on with Leicester. The 6'8" Australian second rower with American parents made his debut for the Eagles last month, playing well in the absence of the team's English-based professionals. The international cap helped free-up Peterson to be signed by a Premiership team, and he joins fellow Eagle Blaine Scully with the Tigers.
“We are looking for... Read More
Women from throughout the world rugby community came together to make a video in support of Jillion Potter, who is fighting cancer. Players from Canada, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, China, Ireland, France and Australia show their support.