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
The USA Selects cannot win the Americas Rugby Championship, as Argentina
has recorded two bonus-point victories, leaving them six points ahead of
both the USA and Canada with one game to go.
But the Americans can indeed finish 2nd. All they need to do is
beat Uruguay and hope Canada doesn’t pass them by... Read More
You can’t really say Joe Cowley came out of nowhere to help the USA Selects
beat Canada Selects on Tuesday; Cowley has been a key performer for Life
University in their run to a 2013 DIA title and their 2nd-place
finish in the CRC.
But, after getting his first senior high
performance start on Tuesday, and after being asked to step in as the
goalkicker, whereupon he went 6-7 on... Read More
He'd seen it done enough on the other side of the ball, so he was happy to
see it happen for his team.
Former St. Mary's All American Tim Maupin knows what it's like to see Danny
Barrett thunder through defenses for Cal and break the hearts of his
On Tuesday, Barrett did that for the USA Selects.
"Yeah," laughed Maupin. "It was nice... Read More
The USA men's 7s program will be sending a team to several tournaments not
in the IRB Sevens World Series.
second team (although USA Head Coach Matt Hawkins does not care for that
term) will play as the Falcons and will serve as a proving ground for
players hoping to earn more time on the IRB circuit.
Hawkins said players who didn't make the USA team will be on the... Read More
Getting a chance to lift a trophy, even the fourth-tier trophy, the Shield,
is always nice, but perhaps the greater significance for the USA Men’s 7s
team was that they finished 3-3, and won a couple of games to earn more
than the minimum number of points.
But the trophy? That didn’t seem to
”Did we accomplish something? Yeah, we got three of our really young
players... Read More
USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin was very pleased to see one of his teams get a
For the USA Selects, this was the team’s first victory in the ARC since
2011, and a very welcome one.
“The boys played with passion, and had better width, launch on defense, and
better tackling,” said the coach.
They took the heart the admonitions from Tolkin and forwards coach Justin... Read More
The USA Selects defeated the Canada Selects 30-10 in Round Two of the
Americas Rugby Championship, putting both teams at 1-1.
This was undoubtedly one of the best performances by a USA senior men's 15s
team in some time.
Canada began the game on the front foot, pinning the Americans in their own
22 for most of the first ten minutes... Read More
USA Selects v Canada Selects Live Blog
Well Argentina just put it to Uruguay 34-0. So the Jaguars will be in 1st
place after tonight regardless of what happens here, as they have bonus
points from both wins.
The USA Selects and Canada Selects will be battling for 2nd.
Have to say, that Rugby Canada has in recent times done a really
nice job presenting the Star Spangled Banner.... Read More
USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin has made several changes to his USA Selects team
as they prepare to play Canada Selects in Round Two of the Americas Rugby
Props Nick Wallace and Chris Sullivan come in for Titi Lamositele
and Shawn Pittman. Phil Thiel returns as hooker and takes up the captain's
mantle as well. Also returning to the starting lineup is lock Graham... Read More