USA scrumhalf Mike Petri says the recent USA Selects results at the ARC
will have an effect on the full Eagles’ confidence.
“It’s good to
see any national team win,” Petri told RUGBYMag.com. “And that’s especially
true when you know you’re going to play with those guys. From watching the
games it looks as if the system’s starting to grab hold. The guys who came
back to the NYAC... Read More
USA 7s flyhalf Folau Niua is expected to have a very busy November.
While USA 7s Head Coach Matt Hawkins stopped short of saying Niua is a
shoe-in to return to the team for the World Series tournaments in Dubai and
South Africa, he did say “Folau is our #1 goalkicker and our #1 creator.
He’s our go-to guy at this point.”
Niua has also been selected to play for the
USA 15s team... Read More
The USA 7s program will send a Falcons team to the North American Caribbean
Rugby Association (NACRA) Championships in the Cayman Islands next week,
and that team is all but settled.
USA Head Coach Matt Hawkins has selected a team of players pushing for a
USA position in the Sevens World Series, or who just need more playing
time. Hawkins will not coach the team, leaving that to... Read More
The All-time Green Bay Packer rushing leader and a two-time National
Champion running back at Nebraska, Ahman Green, spent Wednesday and
Thursday with the 7s Eagles at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista,
Calif. He has flirted with the idea of playing rugby since the Al Caravelli
era, and the 36-year-old finally had his baptism in the sport.
“He’s very interested in... Read More
in addition, some other players who have been knocking on the door, plus a
few familiar faces, should get a look.
player availability is an issue for some because of their day jobs or
school. Look for a couple of other surprises, too.
But perhaps the most significant change in the Men's Eagles 15s team is in
the coaching staff. Justin Fitzpatrick may have been auditioning as... Read More
USA Rugby confirmed Wednesday what many in the American rugby community
have known for some time, that BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas would
host USA vs. Scotland next June. The game is slated for June 7, 2014.
“For the past two years we have enjoyed the incredible
atmosphere of Houston and BBVA Compass Stadium,” said USA Rugby CEO and
President of Rugby Operations Nigel... Read More
Green Bay Packers all-time rushing leader and former Nebraska Cornhusker
running back Ahman Green is at the Olympic Training Center to play 7s,
according to a tweet from USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville.
“Welcome to the Olympic Training Center @AhmanGreen30,” tweeted Melville.
“look forward to you playing Rugby 7's this week!”
While this will be Green’s first public foray into... Read More
A chunk of this team has already been picked – or picks itself. But there are
some questions to answer, namely:
What will they do at hooker, since it appears that Chris Biller is on his way
How many props will they take, and did anyone make enough of an impression to
be a serious Eagle candidate over the incumbents?
What’s going on at lock, given the fact that both Brian Doyle and Lou... Read More
The USA Selects team at the ARC performed about as well as could be
expected, and that’s good news.
They were in a position to beat Argentina, beat Canada soundly, and then
defeated Uruguay – well enough – to take 2nd.
Surely the Americans wanted to score four
tries against Uruguay to clinch 2nd without having to wait for
the Canada v. Argentina game, but the good news... Read More
The USA Selects kick off against Uruguay A at
3pm PT, 6pm ET. A bonus-point win clinches 2nd in the ARC for the Americans
(Argentina has already clinched 1st). If the USA and Canada (who kick off
against the Argentina Jaguars at 5pm/8pm) tie on standings points, then the
USA has the tiebreaker over the Canadians.
Injury time: USA turning over the ball and just waiting for... Read More