You’ve all heard it. After being stuffed repeatedly, a scrum or lineout inside the attacking 22 provides a rare scoring opportunity. To make sure the sense of occasion isn’t lost or wasted, someone points out the newfound proximity to the try line, hoping to inspire hyper focus.
After 42 years of hard yards, the ‘look where we are’ moment for American rugby has arrived. The men’s Eagles have... Read More
(Special reporting from Kent Oszmanski)
The Women's Rugby Coaches and Referees Association (WRCRA) Conference took place at Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend. The meeting was attended by 117 people and featured three-days of informative lectures and breakout sessions.
The core speeches concentrated on the many variables that affect rugby play and rugby participation. Some... Read More
Sunday, Team USA finished second in Cape Town, winning its second silver medal in as many tournaments to move into first-place in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings for the first time ever. 20-percent of the way through the season, the Eagles are in pole position to finish in the top four and punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020 as a high seed.
Let’s go back a few months. The Eagles just... Read More
The Women’s Rugby Coaches and Referees Association (WRCRA) will stage its first conference December 7, 8, and 9 at Queen's University, Charlotte. This is a much-anticipated event that will bring together hundreds of American women who want to foster the growth and development of rugby in the United States. The three-day session will welcome coaches, referees, players, administrators, journalists... Read More
It wasn’t the busiest weekend for Americans overseas. Some were rested coming off a month with the Eagles. Some were rested because their team was involved in cup play. Of those that did see action Titi Lamositele saw good time again with the Saracens. Blaine Scully and Samu Manoa both started for Cardiff. Lastly, Andrew Durutalo and David Tameilau saw time for their respective squads.
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Despite picking up two yellow cards and leaking three tries during two power plays, the Eagles defeated Australia 22-17 in their pool finale Saturday in Dubai. The result sees them finish second in Pool B and advance to the quarterfinals, where they’ll meet France, which finished second in Pool C behind Canada and ahead of Fiji and Spain.
Kris Thomas opened scoring for the USA inside the first... Read More
Team USA opened with a 1-1 record Friday in Dubai, shutting out China 31-0 in the opening match before falling at the death to England by a conversion. The results set up an all-important pool finale against Australia, also 1-1 against China and England.
In the opening match, Abby Gustaitis and Ilona Maher dotted down in the first half to put the USA up 10-0 at the break, and debutant Ashlee... Read More
Head coach Chris Brown has made two changes from the silver-medal finish in Glendale for the second tournament of the season in Dubai next week. The Eagles are paired with Australia, England and China in Pool B.
Veteran Joanne Fa’avesi and World Series debutant Ashlee Byrge replace Lauren Thunen and Tia Blythe, who helped the Eagles finish second in Colorado. Fa’avesi last appeared for the Eagles... Read More
The Eagle Women won the inaugural Rugby World Cup of 1991 by defeating host nation England 19-6. The final was played in Cardiff, Wales, in front of 3,000 spectators at the Cardiff RFC grounds.
The USA dominated the tournament with an unbeaten run into the title game, and impressively, generating 76 points for with only six against. Canada secured the Plate by defeating Spain 16-9.
The USA... Read More
The ink was hardly dry on Rugby Today’s Friday column, stating that the French Women’s 15 had never beaten the Black Ferns, when, a day later, Les Bleues pulled off a major upset, winning 30-27. The loss contributed to New Zealand’s Black (pun intended) Saturday when that great rugby nation suffered a rare double Test disaster with the Men’s and the Women’s fifteens losing away games in Europe.... Read More