The second week of Major League Rugby’s sophomore season ushered in the Americas Rugby Championship era. For about six weeks, all nine teams will struggle to replace players lost to international duty. The dynamic is one of the bigger storylines to follow as the league settles into its chosen window.
Couple the ARC absences with early injuries and teams still waiting on some of their foreign... Read More
The United States Rugby Foundation has begun a multi-million-dollar campaign to benefit grassroots rugby across America. The Foundation has been supporting domestic rugby in the United States since its founding in 1963. Over the years, this non-profit organization has poured more than two million dollars into United States rugby at the grassroots level. Now it looks to multiply its efforts... Read More
The television airing of the HSBC Sydney Men’s Sevens on Sunday showed a final in the stadium of half-empty seats. The question was why?
The answer, derived from empirical reasoning of the past three tournaments, Cape Town, Hamilton, and Sydney, indicate two factors: (1) when the home team is not in the final, attendance drops off, and (2) in the two, Down Under events, if Fiji are not in the... Read More
SYDNEY, AUS. - The Women's Eagles Sevens are bronze medalists at HSBC Sydney Sevens 2019. In the final match of the tournament, the United States showed powerful offensive movements to command possession and beat Ireland 26-10.
Having now concluded the third round of the season with their second medal, the USA women have reached No. 2 in the world rankings with three stops remaining to clinch... Read More
Four-straight finals has resulted in four-straight silver medals for the USA, as the Eagles fell 21-5 to the All Blacks in the Sydney title match. The Kiwi defense and physicality at the breakdown, coupled with a series of unforced American errors, prevented the Eagles from ever getting out of the gates.
The result is that the USA will remain atop the World Series standings, tied for first with... Read More
Team USA has made a historic fourth-straight final with a 14-7 win over England. The Eagles will face New Zealand, 36-14 winners over Fiji in the other semifinal, for the Sydney 7s title. Win or lose, Team USA will arrive on home soil in first place. A victory will set the Eagles alone atop the leader board. A loss will see them and Fiji remain deadlocked.
In the semifinal, the Eagles started... Read More
Team USA led Chile to the slaughter in their Americas Rugby Championship opener, beating Los Condores 71-8. The Eagles led 38-3 at the half. The emphatic bonus-point win sees them to 1-0 with five points atop the ARC table, where they’ve finished the last two years.
In total, nine Eagles accounted for 11 tries. Upon return from injury, flyhalf AJ MacGinty scored three of them, chipping in six... Read More
Team USA made it a clean sweep in Pool B, throttling Canada 34-14 in their final match of day one. The Eagles accounted for 75 points in their final two pool matches after an anemic 7-0 win over France to start the day. Up next is a quarterfinal bout with Spain at 9:22 p.m. ET Saturday.
In the pool finale, Carlin Isles and Kevon Williams scored hat tricks to push the Americans past their rivals... Read More
For the first time in team history, the 7s USWNT booked its third-straight trip to the semifinals Saturday, beating Russia 7-5 in the quarterfinal round in Sydney. That sets up a meeting with New Zealand at 4:34 p.m. CT Saturday.
The Eagles reached the top eight as the second-place team out of Pool C, sandwiching a loss to Spain with wins over China and Australia. Highlighting the effort was the... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. Houston Sabercats (and future Eagle?) flyhalf Sam Windsor comes on to discuss life as a player/coach in the MLR, the progress on and off the pitch heading into season two, and his rugby journey that's led him from Australia to England, Ireland and eventually the USA.
Listen to the full episode here.