Saturday, a surging Brazil hopes to recreate the greatest upset in the history of World Rugby’s rankings by defeating a wounded USA at Dell Diamond in Austin, Texas. The Tupis are riding high, having upset Canada, 18-10, before the competition’s mandated bye week. The Eagles are reeling from a 45-14 loss to Argentina XV the same day.
In 2016, 42nd-ranked Brazil defeated 16th-ranked USA, 24-23.... Read More
In the first round of the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship, the USA Eagles romped over Chile. They scored 11 tries while conceding only one. Chile was never in the match. The second-round match against the Argentina XV side was never likely to be start-to-finish domination from the Eagles, but few people saw the 45-14 drubbing coming. Gary Gold named the same side in rounds one and two, with the... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. The guys lament the USA's lopsided defeat at the hands of Argentina XV, go over some college results, check in on The RFU Championship to see how our Eagles' teams are doing, we discuss... Read More
The Argentina XV served the USA a heaping helping of humble pie Saturday, beating the back-to-back Americas Rugby Championship champions 45-14 in a game that wasn’t even that close. Argentina’s onslaught started immediately and didn’t relent until midway through the second half.
The Eagles struggled to tackle on defense, handle the ball in attack, and they never found their footing. A first-half... Read More
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SYDNEY, AUS. - The Women's Eagles Sevens are bronze medalists at HSBC Sydney Sevens 2019. In the final match of the tournament, the United States showed powerful offensive movements to command possession and beat Ireland 26-10.
Having now concluded the third round of the season with their second medal, the USA women have reached No. 2 in the world rankings with three stops remaining to clinch... Read More
Four-straight finals has resulted in four-straight silver medals for the USA, as the Eagles fell 21-5 to the All Blacks in the Sydney title match. The Kiwi defense and physicality at the breakdown, coupled with a series of unforced American errors, prevented the Eagles from ever getting out of the gates.
The result is that the USA will remain atop the World Series standings, tied for first with... Read More
Team USA has made a historic fourth-straight final with a 14-7 win over England. The Eagles will face New Zealand, 36-14 winners over Fiji in the other semifinal, for the Sydney 7s title. Win or lose, Team USA will arrive on home soil in first place. A victory will set the Eagles alone atop the leader board. A loss will see them and Fiji remain deadlocked.
In the semifinal, the Eagles started... Read More
Team USA led Chile to the slaughter in their Americas Rugby Championship opener, beating Los Condores 71-8. The Eagles led 38-3 at the half. The emphatic bonus-point win sees them to 1-0 with five points atop the ARC table, where they’ve finished the last two years.
In total, nine Eagles accounted for 11 tries. Upon return from injury, flyhalf AJ MacGinty scored three of them, chipping in six... Read More
Team USA made it a clean sweep in Pool B, throttling Canada 34-14 in their final match of day one. The Eagles accounted for 75 points in their final two pool matches after an anemic 7-0 win over France to start the day. Up next is a quarterfinal bout with Spain at 9:22 p.m. ET Saturday.
In the pool finale, Carlin Isles and Kevon Williams scored hat tricks to push the Americans past their rivals... Read More