The first three matches of the inaugural Americas Rugby Championships were held in the United States, and the remaining two will be in Brazil and Uruguay. It will be informative to list the attendance of these US home games, and for all of the matches,
Round One Attendance
Chile v. Brazil 400
Canada v. Uruguay 1,123
USA v... Read More
The mark of a slow sports day today at the NY Times, make that a very slow day, are two articles about rugby, a Six Nation Men’s weekend analysis in print, and a US Olympic profile in the digital edition. The latter was written by Emma Stoney, the usually reliable stringer from New Zealand. However, she committed the sin of comission citing one of the Eagles’ main Olympic competitors as being “... Read More
Amidst the tri-continental test match activity this week with Round Two of the European Six Nations Cup and also the American Rugby Championships, falling under the media radar is the second weekend of the European Nations Cup (ENC).
The ENC features Georgia, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Russia, and Germany in European Division 1A, playing each other in what is also termed Six Nations B.
Georgia is... Read More
Like Camelot that burned brightly for but a short time, so did the N.Y. Aliens, an all-star side that played at least twice in the oldest sevens tournament in America, the venerated New York RFC event, held every Thanksgiving since its 1959 inauguration.
In the earlier beginning, the NYRFC tournament attracted the Ivies and other eastern colleges and clubs, expanding each year during a time (... Read More
The first weekend in the Men’s Six Nations Championship indicated that this could be the closest contest in years. The matches were competitive, one side won by two points, and there was one tie.
Ireland 16 – Wales 16: Wales won a pre RWC game against the Irish, spurring on fans to consider that Wales might do well in the World Cup, which did not occur. This first rematch saw Ireland go up 13-0... Read More
After going 2-1 in pool play, losing only to England, the Eagles lost the opening match of the Cup round to New Zealand, 24-7. The All Blacks won their second consecutive Sevens tournament over home nation Australia 27-24. Fiji beat South Africa for third place 26-12.
Facing Kenya in the first Plate game, the Eagles were up 21-0 at halftime and lost 24-21, scoring no points in the second period.... Read More
The Eagles advanced into the HSBC World Rugby Cup finals against New Zealand (11:35 p.m. today) by going 2-1 in the first day of the Sydney Sevens Tournament.
After strong wins over Wales 42-0, and Japan 33-17, the Eagles fell short against England losing 17-12 (12-7).
Cup Quarter Finals: NZL v USA, FIJ v KEN, ENG v AUS, RSA v ARG
A seven try spree with Palamo touching down twice, and seven... Read More
America's Rugby Championship.
Eagles games televised.
On ESPN3 Live Matches:
Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT: USA v. Argentina
Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT: USA v. Canada
Saturday, February 20 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT: USA v. Chile
Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT: USA v. Brazil
Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT: USA v. Uruguay
ESPN2 Re-... Read More
One swallow does not a summer make,” a quote attributed to Aristotle, means an event or incident does not constitute a trend. So, for the Eagles Sevens, one so-so performance (Wellington) does not call for panic with seven tournaments remaining.
The New Zealand result dropped the Eagles from third to sixth in the HSBC World Rugby standings with 39-points total, four ahead of Australia. The first... Read More
The new appreciation for women’s rugby in Europe stems from the successful Women’s Rugby World Cup that took place in 2014 when France hosted the tournament at the French Rugby Federation complex in Marcoussis, 20-miles south of Paris. The medal games were held at Stade Jean Bouin, a 25,000 seat stadium that was sold out for the final when England defeated Canada 21-9. (N.B. Jean Bouin will... Read More