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
The USA Selects kick off at 6pm PT against the Argentina Jaguars.
Go here for the live video feed.
We will run a game blog here.
Toby L'Estrange kicks off. Argentina look very relaxed. First attack goes
15 meters or so. USA defend, but penalties and turnovers hurting
Argentina get two attacking lineouts early, but USA challenges them
6 Mins. Penalty against USA... Read More
Cam Dolan returns as captain of the USA Selects, a year after the team he
led finished 0-3.
It was a rough tournament last year for the Life University loose forward,
as he also sustained a knee injury that kept him out of action for about
“I’d say it’s definitely much different,” said the former USA U20 captain
and Life... Read More
USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named his starting lineup to face the
Argentina Jaguars Friday evening in the opening round of the Americas Rugby
Live streaming starts at 6pm PT, 9pm ET Friday, October 11 –
The front row of Titi Lamositele, Phil Thiel and Shawn Pittman are all
capped Eagles, while Life University’s Cam Dolan will captain the squad... Read More
The overseas rugby press loves the story of the football player crossed
over to rugby, and they especially love the story of African American
sports crossovers, mainly because they know that the USA is full of
impressive athletes who didn’t make the NFL, the Olympic track team, or
some other level, but could be great for the athletic and cultural
diversity of one of the world’s... Read More
Matt Hawkins makes his Sevens World Series debut as a coach, and is already
fielding questions about his decision to be a player-coach.
But he's got bigger concerns than answering
those questions. He's got a mixed group of players, seven of whom were on
the squad the last time they played together, two of whom are back after
long absences, and three of whom are debutants.
"It's... Read More
Today we write in RUGBYMag.com about managing expectations for the USA 7s
But, the players have to take ownership of their performances now. With
some turnover, new and returning players alike have need to improve their
play to help the Eagles start well in the Gold... Read More
The USA Selects defeated Seattle-OPSB 17-0 in a 40-minute scrimmage Monday
at Magnuson Park in Seattle.
(Note, we missed a conversion earlier, this article has been updated to
reflect a little more detail)
The Selects scored two tries and added a penalty. But more important than
that, they corralled a strong OPSB team that included several... Read More
Much has changed for the USA Selects backs as they train in Seattle for the
Americas Rugby Championship.
With fewer experiments in the backline, and a new influx of talent, the
attack looks a little more cohesive.
This despite some last-minute changes, chief of
these being the coach. Brett Taylor could not make the trip, and was
replaced at short notice by former Australia 7s... Read More