Despite numerous challenges and setbacks, the USA Eagles finished the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup at 2-2, with victories over Japan and Canada. The second victory came in dramatic fashion, as AJ MacGinty kicked a drop goal with less than a minute to go in the match to seal a victory over Canada on their home turf.
Going into the PNC, it was unclear how the Eagles would look, considering they hadn’t... Read More
The USA Eagles squeaked out a 15-13 victory over North American rival Canada in the final match of the Pacific Nations Cup.
AJ MacGinty was the hero for the Eagles, kicking the winning drop goal in the final minute following a Canadian try with just 10 minutes to play. He had all of the USA points in this one, including four penalty goals in the first half. Both teams were seeing yellow... Read More
Following a disappointing effort against Tonga in the final game of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup, the USA Eagles will look to finish the tournament on a high note against North American rival Canada on Monday in Burnaby, British Columbia.
The Eagles’ effort was futile against a strong Tonga team in a 33-19 loss on Wednesday. Ahead of the match, Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin changed up... Read More
The USA Eagles were outmatched and outperformed by the Tonga Sea Eagles, and fell 33-19 in their final match of group play at the Pacific Nations Cup.
Fetu’u Vanikolo scored two tries for Tonga, and Kurt Morath added three penalty goals. The Eagles did not get across the try line until very late in the match, but got some help from Folau Niua, who kicked three penalty goals. It was the hottest... Read More
The USA Eagles earned their first victory of the Pacific Nations Cup with a 23-18 win over Japan on Friday.
AJ MacGinty kicked six penalty goals, and Andrew Durutalo got the lone Eagles try in the 68th minute with a great team effort in a maul. Japan fought back in the final minutes, only to come just short of the try line thanks to a strong USA defense and a reckless penalty.
The Eagles got off... Read More
USA Rugby announced the release of former captain Todd Clever from the Pacific Nations Cup team Sunday, citing multiple squad conduct violations. The move comes a day after the Eagles fell 21-16 to Samoa in the tournament opener at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
The violations were Clever's absence at two mandatory sessions in the lead-up to the Samoa game, one the morning of the match and the... Read More
After the USA Eagle women wrapped up the Super Series, the Eagle men start their warm-up for the Rugby World Cup in the 2015 Pacific Nations Cup, a six-nation tournament held right here in North America. The competition will feature a three-stage round-robin bracket followed by finals between the first and second-place finishers.
The Eagles will hit the field again after about a seven-month break... Read More
Mike Tolkin has named an experienced squad for Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup opener agaisnt Samoa at 7 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Only one new cap is guaranteed, and it's flyhalf AJ MacGinty who will claim it as he gets his first start for the full national team. Zack Test and Chris Baumann could claim caps should they come off the bench.
The entire Pacific Nations Cup... Read More