No. Just, no. But it's fun to think about, and theoretically it's possible, as a much-talked-about eligibility loophole has pundits considering how unions might take advantage of special dispensation made for the Olympics.
If a previosuly capped player hasn't played for his country in the last 18 months, he is allowed to switch his national allegiance, so long as he carries the proper passport... Read More
Reports from the UK have England planning to bring a 50-man squad to Glendale's Infinity Park next July for two weeks of high altitude training ahead of the World Cup. England head man Stuart Lancaster coached the Saxons at the Churchill Cup in Denver in 2009.
The United States won't likely have a Tier One test next year, as is customary during World Cup years, despite England being Stateside.... Read More
Monday Saracens announced the short-term signing of Eagle hooker Phil Thiel. The Life University veteran and first-string USA hooker was brought in as cover for Schalk Brits, who is busy with South Africa in The Rugby Championship.
The signing gives Saracens five Eagles, as Hayden Smith, Chris Wyles, Thretton Palamo and Titi Lamositele are already with the club. Palamo who joined the team on a... Read More
The United States will call four training bases home during the 2105 Rugby World Cup. The Eagles' four pool matches have been spread all over England, and corresponding training bases have been selected, as announced by the International Rugby Board Tuesday.
"Simply put, our team bases offer the best opportunity for us to train well, see, and be a part of English culture so that everyone has... Read More
Team USA’s boys finished the Youth Olympic Games 1-4, in second-to-last place, and winless in the pool rounds. Their only win came against Japan after all hope of medaling, in other words finishing in the top half of a six-team event, were gone.
The girls went 1-2-1 in the pool rounds, scooping up their only win against in-over-its-head-Tunisia. The Americans ended up with a better point... Read More
The United States Men's 7s National Team is currently in its second high performance camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp began Wednesday and will conclude Tuesday. One more HP camp is scheduled ahead of selections for the World Series-opening Gold Coast 7s in October.
15s head coach Mike Tolkin, U20s head man Billy Millard and 7s development director Alex Magleby... Read More
Its preseason everywhere in professional rugby, except in France. The French Top 14 kicks off its long season Saturday, and Scott Lavalla is on the bench for Stade Francais' clash with Castres.
The big news of the weekend is Cam Dolan starting at No. 8 in Northampton's preseason-opening match against Rotherham. Dolan's only ever time pulling on the Northampton jersey was in the club's winning... Read More
If someone asked you to guess which recent University of Utah graduate was on the cusp of getting a contract with the 7s team at the Olympic Training Center, you’d probably say Thretton Palamo or Don Pati, right?
And if you had to guess which Seattle Saracens player might be under contract in a few weeks, you’d think it was any number of capped 7s Eagles, like Shalom Suniula, Rocco Mauer or Peter... Read More
While many in the American rugby community and those watching from outside the borders continue to be intrigued by male crossover athletes taking up 7s, like Carlin Isles and the prospects of an Ahman Green (he’ll never suit up for the Eagles, by the way), women's head coach Ric Suggitt is stockpiling real-deal crossovers on the women’s team.
Perhaps the most famous name to flirt with rugby was... Read More