LAFAYETTE, CO. - The Men's Junior All-Americans (U20s) will seek qualification in the World Rugby Trophy tournament (WRT) during a two-match series against Canada's U20s in Houston June 12th and June 16th. While a location for the series will be announced closer to date, both games will take place in the same week as the senior Men's Eagles' test match with Scotland (hosted at BBVA Compass... Read More
EDMONTON, Alberta - The U.S. match-day squad for Tuesday's World Rugby U20 Trophy Qualifier between the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans and host Canada has been selected.
Head Coach JD Stephenson's under-20s will open the two-match series against the border rival at Ellerslie Rugby Park June 13 at 9 p.m. ET. U20 Trophy veteran Malon Al-Jiboori will captain the side, with Rugby Canada's live stream... Read More
The Exchange is a regular Q&A put together by Jake Feury that features interesting people in the American rugby community. Jake, a recent graduate from Middlebury College, has been involved in rugby for a number of years now. Some of his playing experience includes the Morris Lions (NJ), the GPS Gallopers (Australia), Middlebury College (VT), Trinity College (Dublin), Atlantis, the Northeast... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans fell 18-16 in a hard-fought battle with Spain Wednesday, seeing them end pool play 1-2 and in third place. They’ll face Uruguay Sunday for fifth place in the Junior World Trophy.
Spain was impressively physical, often winning the one-up contests. The Spaniards, who went 3-0 in Pool B, beating Namibia and Hong Kong comfortable before being tested by the USA, also... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans are 1-1 in the World Rugby Junior World Trophy, having fallen 46-44 to Namibia in the opener and beaten Hong Kong 32-12. Wednesday they play Spain in their final pool match, and they still have a chance to top Pool B and reach the championship match. Currently Samoa is in control of Pool A, but Uruguay is in a similar situation as the USA in that a win over Samoa... Read More
The Men’s Junior All Americans fell 40-39 to Namibia Tuesday in Harare, Zimbabwe to start the Junior World Trophy 0-1. The game was a cruel reversal of the USA’s dramatic win over Canada to qualify for the competition, as Namibia was aided some by questionable penalties to win on the last play of the game.
The Americans can definitely look at themselves to find blame in the loss, as several... Read More
The 26-man player pool for the U20s Feb. 13th winner-take-all match with Canada in Austin, Texas has been selected by interim head coach JD Stephenson. In total, 15 American college players, five high schoolers, four from domestic men's clubs and two from overseas were named to the traveling squad.
Stephenson called on four freshman from Lindenwood, where he is the director of rugby and head... Read More
The Junior All Americans will assemble for the second time in as many months this weekend at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. Interim head coach JD Stephenson has trimmed the list of potentials for the Junior World Trophy qualifier down to 32, who will be in camp through the weekend and play a pair of scrimmages against Stephenson's Lions Monday.
The MJAAs have their sights set on... Read More
The U20s are encamped in Casa Grande, Ariz. through Tuesday, with 52 players hoping to earn selection to the Junior All-American side set to face Canada Feb. 13 in Austin, Texas. The game will act as a curtain raiser for the Americas Rugby Championship bout between the two countries’ senior sides, and the winner advances to the Junior World Trophy set for Zimbabwe in April. Last year, it was a... Read More
The Junior All Americans lost the first leg of a two-game series against Canada in heartbreaking fashion Monday in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. The Americans led until the death, but they surrendered a 12-point second half lead to fall 24-23.
With spitting rain causing sloppy play, most every score seemed to be one team capitalizing on an unusual mistake by the other instead of as a result... Read More