The New England Patriots named former Eagle Nate Ebner the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award Thursday. The honor is bestowed annually upon an inspirational player from each team who best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship. He and the other 31 recipients will receive their award at a ceremony in March in Baltimore, where the namesake of the trophy worked as an athletic... Read More
The end of the year is a time for reflection, and shortly after the men’s USA fifteen’s team wrapped up their year, Pat Clifton and others asked why 2018 was the best year ever. What follows here is a look at some of the how the men’s Eagles won 10 of their 12 matches.
In order to achieve a winning record in 2019, the Eagles will need to win all five Americas Rugby Championship matches, plus... Read More
They all have it. Like a class openside flanker launches a shoulder into a meaty hip, grappling the ball carrier to the ground only to spring up instantly, readying for another go with no regard for oxygen supply, trailblazers, pioneers and people compelled to do what no one has before, are driven by a supernatural tenacity.
Phil Knight struggled to secure loans and flirted with going out of... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. 56-cap Louis Stanfill comes on to reminisce about his three World Cup appearances, playing for accomplished coaches at Cal, NYAC and with the USA, the advances within the USNMT, playing Major League Rugby, Jiu Jitsu, and growing HS rugby in NorCal.
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Three of Team USA’s World Cup warm-up fixtures have been cemented for next summer, with the Eagles set to take on Canada, Fiji and Japan. They’ll host just one of those matches, July 27 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. against Canada.
The road fixtures are Aug. 3 against Samoa and Aug. 10 against Japan in Suva, Fiji. The matches are part of the rehabbed “Pacific Nations Cup”, which has taken... Read More
You’ve all heard it. After being stuffed repeatedly, a scrum or lineout inside the attacking 22 provides a rare scoring opportunity. To make sure the sense of occasion isn’t lost or wasted, someone points out the newfound proximity to the try line, hoping to inspire hyper focus.
After 42 years of hard yards, the ‘look where we are’ moment for American rugby has arrived. The men’s Eagles have... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Newly signed Glendale Raptor Malon Al-Jiboori comes on to talk about the next chapter of his career. From HSAAs and U20s through Lindenwood and USA 7s, Malon discusses it all. We also discuss the powerhouse Tulsa Union program, where Malon got his start, being the middle brother in a rugby family, and being... 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. On the third episode, Jake and Pat discuss the European Club Championships, Team USA picking up a second consecutive silver medal and No. 1 ranking in Cape Town, Global Rapid Rugby, and we... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA. - 14 USA Men's Falcons have been named for the annual Sudamérica Rugby Sevens 2019 taking place in South America this January. The full tournament will consist of two legs beginning with Punta Del Este in Uruguay Jan. 5-6 and followed by Viña del Mar in Chile Jan. 12-13.
Along with the USA, the full tournament will consist of teams from 12 nations including Argentina, Canada,... Read More
Sunday, Team USA finished second in Cape Town, winning its second silver medal in as many tournaments to move into first-place in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings for the first time ever. 20-percent of the way through the season, the Eagles are in pole position to finish in the top four and punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020 as a high seed.
Let’s go back a few months. The Eagles just... Read More