The interim portion of Chris Brown's job title has been removed, as expected. The former men's assistant has spent about six weeks as the interim head coach after the ousting of Richie Walker. Ahead of the season opener in Glendale, Colo. this weekend, USA Rugby cast a vote of confidence in the man who helped turn the men's program into a contender.
"I'm excited to maximize the transfer of what I... Read More
Team USA kicks off its Youth Olympic Games campaign Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The six-team rugby portion of the competition runs Saturday through Monday with a full round-robin.
After two pool games Saturday and Sunday and the final group match Monday, there will be a single round of knockout matches. The top two teams after the group stage will face off for gold, third- and fourth-... Read More
In August of 2007, the 2006 European Cup winners, Munster from Ireland, visited Chicago to play in the inaugural Setanta Challenge Cup. The Irish squad came with a mix of first and second side players as those selected for Ireland's Rugby World Cup in 2007 stayed home.
Munster, founded in 1879, was a storied Irish club that played at two grounds, Thomond Park, Limerick, and Musgrave Park, Cork.... Read More
A wounded Falcons squad finished 2-4 in a series of scrimmages over the weekend in Manchester, UK. The Americans beat Germany and split with France, but fell to Spain, England and Ireland.
Eagles head coach Mike Friday led the Falcons. The idea at the beginning was to get some valuable international minutes for the guys who go on tour all season, but don’t necessarily log a lot of playing time,... Read More
The final shoe has dropped for the USA's fall tour, with a Nov. 10 meeting with Samoa filling the gap. The Eagles will play Manu Samoa at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain. The match is bookended by a non-rankings bout with the Maori All Blacks in Chicago Nov. 3 and an away test against Romania in Bucharest Nov. 17. The tour is capped off by a match with Ireland in Dublin Nov. 24.
The... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA. - The Women's National Team has officially named its 34 player roster to face No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England and No. 8 Ireland for the upcoming November Internationals 2018.
After last taking the pitch for their fourth-place finish at Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, a new wave of players were selected from recent age-grade, senior high performance camp and Women's Premier League... Read More
By 1997, the USA had only played a Wales Test once in 1987 in Cardiff, losing in a shutout 40-0. The 1997 side, coached by Jack Clark, was anxious to make a better showing in a four-match, away schedule, starting in January.
Confidence was high with the Eagle participation of eight players contracted to British professional clubs, including, Dan Lyle, the captain, who played for Bath.
The Eagles... Read More
It’s been an unusual offseason for the 7s Eagles. It was truncated by a home World Cup, and there have been some coaching changes. The Eagles assembled for preseason recently, with the women having already sent a Falcons team to Japan and the men’s Falcons having just arrived in England for a series of scrimmages.
The biggest change was the exit of women’s head coach Richie Walker. Men’s... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - Pools and schedules have today been announced for the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens 2018 tournament in Glendale, new opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
The international tournament, to be held at Infinity Park from October 20-21, will feature 11 core and one invitational women’s rugby sevens teams as they begin their journey to qualify for the Tokyo 2020... Read More
If Team USA’s clean sheet is to stay unblemished through the end of the year, it’s going to take some doing. There are two games in which the Eagles will be favored, and two in which they’ll be heavy underdogs.
USA Rugby confirmed the Nov. 17 match with Romania in Bucharest Wednesday. The Eagles last met the Oaks in 2016, falling 23-10 in Bucharest. All-time, the Americans are 6-2 in the series.... Read More