A winless World Cup is staring the United States National Team in the face at the moment, despite the fact that talk leading into the quadrennial tournament was of winning two games for the first time ever.
Still on the slate for the Eagles are South Africa Oct. 7 in London and Japan Oct. 11 in Gloucester. The South Africa match is a foregone conclusion, and the Japan tilt represents the last... Read More
Two months and a week after being sent home from the Pacific Nations Cup and 25 days after not being selected for the Rugby World Cup, Todd Clever broke his silence on his ouster from Team USA. Having declined interview requests throughout that time, Clever took to Facebook Saturday to get his message out.
"It is regrettable and unfortunate how the lead up to this World Cup has gone for me... Read More
A flurry of Scottish tries to open the second half undid the United States Saturday, as the Eagles surrendered a 13-6 halftime lead to fall 39-16 and drop to 0-2 at the Rugby World Cup. The win sees Scotland move to 2-0 as the only still undefeated team in Pool B.
After 40 minutes it looked as if the Eagles would deliver the pool’s second shocking upset of the tournament, but Scotland was... Read More
The United States fell 25-16 to Samoa in Sunday’s World Cup opener at Brighton Community Stadium. The Eagles were in the game until a missed conversion in the 75th minute, displaying spells of quality rugby, but too many penalties helped Manu Samoa secure the win.
Tusi Pisi put his team up 3-0 in the eighth minute with the first of what would be five successful Samoan penalty kicks, and Tim Nanai... Read More
USA head coach Mike Tolkin has made one change from the Australia game for Sunday's Rugby World Cup opener against Samoa. Hayden Smith, who has been nursing a minor injury, takes the place of Cam Dolan in the second row. Elsewhere, the lineup remains unchanged.
However, compared to the starting 15 that fell 21-16 to Samoa July 18 in San Jose, Calif., the second row is one of the few familiarities... Read More