Expect to see some changes in the USA Selects lineup for the second round
of the Americas Rugby Championship.
The USA Selects will take on Canada Selects on Tuesday evening at Westhills
Stadium in Lasngford, BC, and Head Coach Mike Tolkin has... Read More
The USA Selects didn’t want Friday’s match with the Argentina Jaguars to be
like last year.
In 2012 the two teams were relatively close at halftime, but had spent all
their energy hanging with the South Americans and were blown out in the
This year, they not only hung... Read More
The United States started off about as poorly as a team can in Gold Coast,
conceding a 38-0 loss to New Zealand and a 31-5 defeat to Kenya. But they
showed some resilience, leveled the win/loss table (3-3) and ultimately
took home some hardware by winning the Shield.
Only once before has the United States won a trophy of any kind in the
World Series’ opening tournament – they... Read More
The Eagles put together their most complete game to down Portugal 22-0 in
the Shield Final and take home some hardware. They attacked with purpose
and fluidity, avoiding deficiencies at the breakdown and ball handling that
had plagued them earlier in the tournament.
19-year-old Steve Tomasin struck first in the game. Portugal
was pinged for offside on a kick, the US got the... Read More
The USA are into the Shield Final of the Gold Coast 7s after producing
their best effort of the tournament so far.
The Eagles were licking their wounds, figuratively
and literally, after losing to Scotland in the Bowl Quarters (see Brett
Thompson with the bash on his nose at right). But they toughed it out
against Spain. Folau Niua scored in the third minute to give his side a 7-0... Read More
USA Selects flanker Liam Murphy is out of the remainder of the Americas
Rugby Championship with a grade 2 shoulder separation.
University of Utah All American John Cullen will replace him.
Murphy, who plays for Boston RFC, left Friday's game against Argentina
after 13 minutes after blocking a Jaguars clearance kick. In the cold the
air ball can get... Read More
The United States fell to 1-3 at Gold Coast with a 19-10 loss to Scotland
in the Bowl Quarterfinals. The Eagles’ offense was stagnant much of the
first half, as they strung some passes together but made critical errors to
The Eagles made the first break of the game, with Brett Thompson streaking
up the touch line into Scotland territory. He pulled back when he... Read More
The Eagles fumbled their way to their first win of the season against Tonga
Saturday, 14-7. They couldn’t get out of their way in the first half, but
managed two tries in the second to pull out the victory.
After taking possession off the kickoff, the Americans nearly scored twice,
but both threats were ended by knock-ons. Tonga won its five-meter scrum,
but got tackled by Test... Read More
The USA Selects played a lot of rugby and worked very hard, but in the end
were undone by a more cohesive Argentina Jaguars performance in the opening
round of the Americas Rugby Championship.
Argentina scored four tries to earn the bonus
point and win 27-9.
The game started worryingly for the USA at Westhills Stadium in Langford,
BC. Argentina chose to attack out wide and the... Read More
Matt Hawkins’ Eagles started 0-1 at the Gold Coast 7s, losing 38-0 to New
Zealand. The USA were competitive at the start, and after that it was one
way traffic, with New Zealand dominating the Americans at the breakdown and
the Eagles hurting themselves with errant and dropped passes.
New Zealand won the opening restart, but the USA got possession early and
did well to hold onto... Read More