The Americas Rugby Championship kicks off in just over two weeks, and this is only the third year of the tournament as a full test-match event.
The ARC used to be for teams just below full-test status, but was elevated for the 2016 season (minus Argentina, whose Argentina XV is not a full international team, so no caps for those players and no caps for the team that plays them).
USA Rugby and the Worcester Warriors have announced that Gary Gold, who was expected to stay with Worcester through May, will join the Eagles January 1.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (USA Rugby Release) - Coming into the Americas Rugby Championship for the first time as defending champions, the United States Men's 15s team looks to kick off the 2018 competition with an opening match with Argentina XV.
USA Rugby is reportedly going to host six men's national team games, and possibly more, in 2018.
The Americas Rugby Championship is expected to be back in February, 2018, and the Eagles, the defending champions, will have three home games.
The USA defeated Canada 52-16 in the second leg of the two-game Rugby World Cup to take the series and qualify as Americas #1 for the first time ever.
In RuggaMatrix America Show #178, Alex Goff, Bruce McLane, and Pat Clifton look at the first USA v Canada Rugby World Cup Qualifier, and they're not happy.
Todd Clever has announced that he will be retiring from international rugby following the June 24 and July 1 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers against Canada.
University of California's Robert Paylor is currently at Colorado's Craig Hospital, where he is undergoing rehab for an injury sustained on the field of play May 6.
RuggaMatrix America is back with Alex, Bruce, and Pat running down the upcoming summer series for the Eagles, and the big news - Coach John Mitchell moving on after the games are done.
While clubs and colleges were looking to win some championships this weekend, the USA Men's National 15s Team was training in Madison, NJ.
Drew University has been hosting the Eagles as they prepare to face Ireland at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on Saturday.
The 18-month era of John Mitchell as Head Coach of the USA Men's National Team will come to an end July 2 as Mitch moves on to take a job with the Blue Bulls.