According to multiple reports, the North American Olympic rugby qualifier will be held WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., just outside of Raliegh, this June. The event, tentatively scheduled for June 11-14, will be hosted by NACRA, with the winners of each punching their tickets to Rio 2016.
“[USA Rugby] likes our area, they’re familiar with the soccer park and think that it would be a great... Read More
Newcomer Ahmad Harajly has been named to the roster for the next tournament on the HSBC Sevens World Series Feb. 6-7 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young Detroit Tradesman was discovered via the open recruitment camp a couple of weeks ago, asked to stick around for last week's High Perfomance camp, and selected for his World Series debut.
When the Eagles return to American soil following... Read More
Todd Clever is coming home. After capping off his career in Japan, the Eagles captain will be playing with his old club, OMBAC, in the Pacific Rugby Premiership this spring. Makes a lot of sense – he has a young family in San Diego, and his brother is an OMBAC stalwart.
Clever appears to be bringing former teammate Yoshio Kimishima with him. With Brian Doyle and a couple of Irish imports, Eoin... Read More
The USA Falcons capped off their South American tour with a Plate title at Vina del Mar 7s Sunday in Chile. The Falcons ended the tournament with a 4-2 record, splitting with Canada, falling to Chile and beating an invitational side twice, as well as eventual champion Argentina.
A three-try win over Argentina provided a great start to the tournament, but a narrow pool loss to the Maple Leafs saw... Read More
USA Rugby held its first open recruitment camp Saturday, welcoming about 60 players to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The watchful eyes of National Team coaches and staff were there to monitor and conduct the event.
The day was broke up into three blocks, with the first being dedicated largely to measurements and tests – notating wingspan, hand size, 40-meter sprint times and... Read More
The USA Falcons went 2-4 in Mar del Plata, Argentina over the weekend, finishing fourth out of six. They got impressive wins over the full Uruguayan National Team and the Canadian developmental side, crushing their northern counterparts 33-0. They lost narrowly to three Argentine club sides and 29-12 to Argentina.
“Overall, we were really pleased with the way the boys approached the week leading... Read More
Finding breakout performancer to reward is the easy part, but narrowing them down is much more difficult. That’s why we went with two. There are many more who could have been considered, like Tim Stanfill, Danny Barrett, Meya Bizer and Harley Davidson, but ultimately we felt these were the most deserving of mention – Jessica Javelet and Perry Baker.
The speedstick, as dubbed by his... Read More
USA Rugby has named the Falcons team set to play in Chile and Argentina laster this month. A handful of capped Eagles, including some training remotely on their own and some at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., are joined by some fresh faces from the academy and collegiate ranks.
“This is an important opportunity for some talented athletes to play their way into Coach Friday’s... Read More
Former Life All-American Colton Cariaga has been selected to tour South America with the USA Falcons and participate in the next high performance camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The Falcons will be coached by recently retired Nese Malifa and include several OTC-contracted players, as well as those on the Eagle radar. They’ll participate in CONSUR tournaments in Chile... Read More
Calling Zack Test America’s best 7s player used to elicit some debate. But the 25-year-old now comfortably claims that title, and it might be safe to say he, the USA’s all-time try leader on the 7s World Series, is the best 7s Eagle of all time.
It’s hard to rely solely on statistics to crown Test the best ever, because the Eagles haven’t always been core members of the circuit, the World Series... Read More