If No. 13 were playing No. 2 in college football, prognosticators would likely expect a cracker of a game. But when the betting lines opened for 13th-ranked USA versus second-ranked Ireland, the Irish were nearly 40-point favorites.
The fact that Ireland has retained just one starter from Saturday’s epic defeat of top-ranked New Zealand hasn’t changed expectations much. All of the superstars are... Read More
Head coach Chris Brown has made two changes from the silver-medal finish in Glendale for the second tournament of the season in Dubai next week. The Eagles are paired with Australia, England and China in Pool B.
Veteran Joanne Fa’avesi and World Series debutant Ashlee Byrge replace Lauren Thunen and Tia Blythe, who helped the Eagles finish second in Colorado. Fa’avesi last appeared for the Eagles... Read More
Olympic qualification opens for the USA men next week in Dubai, with the Eagles drawing New Zealand, Spain and Wales in Pool C. Head coach Mike Friday has named 14 players who will travel to Dubai without delineating which 12 will be on the active roster to start the tournament.
The usual suspects are mostly all there. Regular starters Danny Barrett, Steven Tomasin, Ben Pinkelman, Madison Hughes... Read More
One injury has forced a change to the USA’s squad for the 10th and final test of the year against Ireland in Dublin Saturday. The second-ranked Irish, coming off an upset of top-ranked New Zealand, have sent six back to their professional clubs.
For the Eagles, Tony Lamborn is out with a leg injury. Chance Wenglewski, who earned his first cap against the Maori earlier this month, is back in camp... Read More
Saturday's 31-5 victory over Romania in Bucharest has boosted the Eagles to their highest rankings perch of all time. They entered the contest ranked 15th, but with Italy beating Georgia two weeks ago and then losing handily to Australia on the weekend, they've jumped two spots.
Tonga now sits one spot ahead of the USA, despite being pounded 74-24 by Wales Saturday. The opportunity to climb past... Read More
Team USA pushed its 2018 test record to 9-0 (10-1 overall) with a 31-5 defeat of Romania Saturday in Bucharest. The Eagles let several scoring opportunities go to waste in the opening half, but they buttoned up their performance in the second stanza, blanking Romania 19-0.
Romania dominated in one phase of the game, the scrum, but the Americans were better in every other facet. Romania’s defense... Read More
DUBLIN, IRE. - Women's Eagles' Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face No. 8 Ireland this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 AM ET, LIVE on Irish Rugby YouTube Channel.
In their final battle of the Autumn Internationals 2018 -- and after the Women's Selects achieved a hard-fought 25-24 victory over England Academy earlier this week -- the starting XV will feature seven changes from the Eagles'... Read More
The United States Men's National Team faces an old foe Saturday in Romania. The Eagles boast a 6-2 all-time record over the Oaks, with the rivalry dating back to 1919. At the 1924 Olympics in Colombes, France, the USA defeated Romania 37-0 en route to winning gold.
The last meeting went Romania's way, 23-10, back in 2016. Saturday marks the fourth-straight time the Eagles have played Romania in... Read More
The list of teams the USA has played and never beaten shrunk by two in 2018, down to eight. The firsts are a pair of 30-29 wins for the USA, over Scotland in June and Samoa Saturday. Both were delivered by deciding kicks at the death – the latter sealed by a missed Scottish conversion, and the Samoa victory captured by a 39-meter penalty by Will Hooley.
Combine those firsts with a 9-0 test record... Read More
(Editor's note: This story was originally published with an insensitive headline that has since been edited.)
Team USA earned its first-ever win over Samoa Saturday, with Will Hooley nailing a 39-meter penalty at the death for the 30-29 victory in San Sebastian, Spain. The test win marks the USA’s ninth in a row, making them a perfect 9-0 in test matches this year.
Joe Taufete’e opened scoring in... Read More