Gary Gold has named his most experimental lineup since the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship. That said, it’s still a strong lineup filled with overseas and domestic pros that should be expected to the job done Saturday against Chile. Wing Marcel Brache takes on the captain's role in the absence of injured skipper Blaine Scully.
There’s just one new cap on offer, that of reserve flyhalf Tadhg... Read More
For the USA women, Sydney marks the end of a season. At least, that’s how head coach Chris Brown sees it. He’s split the six-top series into two seasons, as more than 70 days separate this week’s tournament and the next. He’ll give the players some time off between, and they’ll have another "preseason" before starting back up in Kitakyushu, Japan. The goal is to enter the next "season", read last... 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. This week, we talk about the 7s USMNT's third-straight silver medal performance in Hamilton, look ahead to Sydney for both the men and women, have quick glance at the USA's ARC opener... Read More
Fiji opened the floodgates on Team USA in the final of Hamilton 7s Sunday, thrashing its way to a 38-0 victory. Jerry Tuwai set up two tries and scored two more, leading Fiji from the front. Despite the loss, the Eagles leave Hamilton ranked first in the world.
In the final, the Eagles won the opening restart and caught the first break, when Fiji was pinged in the breakdown for not releasing.... Read More
For the third time in as many tournaments, Team USA has reached the gold medal match. Wins over Scotland and host New Zealand in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, see the Eagles face Fiji in the final of Hamilton 7s at 2:10 a.m. ET live on ESPN+.
This marks the second tournament in a row the USA and Fiji will meet in the final. Fiji beat the Eagles 29-15 in Cape Town last month. No... Read More
Sporting black armbands to honor the late Jon Prusmack, Team USA began its defense of first place with a 3-0 performance in pool play at Hamilton 7s Friday. The Eagles downed Tonga and Samoa with relative ease before putting England to the sword to claim the group. Up next is a quarterfinal meeting with Scotland at 6:42 p.m. ET Saturday.
Though the team got the results it wanted, it did suffer a... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This week, newly-inked Utah Warrior and newly-capped Eagle Gannon Moore talks about his path to international and professional rugby. From Sioux Falls, SD to Southwest Minnesota State football to the Kansas City Blues to PRO Rugby to New Zealand to Utah, it's been a long, winding road for Moore. Also hear about... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA. - USA Rugby has announced the names of 24 athletes who will train full-time as part of the Women's Eagles Sevens Residency Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Players will be available for selection for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 and PanAm Games 2019 with the potential to also compete in developmental Falcons tours.
The roster includes 19... 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. They are back to take a look at the USA's rosters for the ARC and Hamilton, and they're giddy over the start of MLR's sophomore season. They pick the full slate of week 1 games, and make... Read More
The first-place Eagles return to action Jan. 25 in Hamilton, New Zealand, and head coach Mike Friday has named a 13-man squad to make the trip. He’ll finalize a 12-man roster, designating one as injury replacement, before the start of the tournament.
The team is largely unchanged, with Matai Leuta being the only man missing from consecutive silver-medal performances to start the season. He was... Read More