International Rugby News
Can the Eagles make a move?
Well, they can try, but really the next few World Series tournaments are about holding steady.
The United States sits 5th in the World Series, which is a pretty nice place to be. But they are 17 points out of 4th, and 33 points out of 3rd.
How hard will it be to move up? Well, think of this way:
The US Rugby Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2017.
The Class includes two crucial women's selections - longtime star Candi Orsini, and the long overdue selection of the 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup team, which won the inaugural event. Former USA captain Dave Hodges, 7s impresario Tommy Smith, and current Saint Mary's College Head Coach and former Eagle Tim O'Brien.
After losing to Canada 39-5 on Tuesday, a young USA Women’s national team will take on Canada for a second time Saturday at Chula Vista.
This game will kick off at 6pm ET, 3pm PT, and will be broadcast on The Rugby Channel behind the pay wall.
Patrick Madden was the MVP for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U18 team that won the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational over Taniwha of New Zealand.
A HS All American and now playing for the San Diego Aztec Warriors, Madden is a flyhalf or center who reads the game supremely well, and one who scored a try in the LVI final.
USA Rugby has announced the location for the second of the two-game Men's Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Canada.
The first leg will be played in Canada, and that venue has not been released yet. But the July 1 second leg will be played at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif. The Americas 1 seed will be decided based on aggregate score from those two games.
USA and Canada is set for a Saturday afternoon women's 15s test match at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center.
The game will kick off at 3pm PT, and will be an hugely valuable warmup for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland.
World Rugby has released its summer Test Match list, and this has confirmed the Rugby World Cup Qualifier games for the USA Men's National 15s team.
The last side from the United States of America to compete in the HSBC Rosslyn Park 7s was the High School All-Americans (HSAA) in 2014 where they played into the top 16 before bowing out of the Championship bracket, and now this year it's the Utah Cannibals who will compete.
LAFAYETTE, Colo.(USA Rugby Press Release) – The 12th-ranked national rugby union team of Georgia will visit Kennesaw, Ga., for a June 17 test match against the USA Men's Eagles as part of the Emirates Airline Summer Series.
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Day Two out of five competition days covering nine days on the calendar isn't easy for any international 7s team, and the USA did pretty well, considering.
The Eagles ended up 1-2 in Vancouver on Sunday, winning that crucial quarterfinal game to make the semis, but losing the next two to finish fourth.
The USA Men’s 7s team is 3-0 after Day One at the Canada 7s at BC Place in Vancouver.
Unlike in recent tournaments, when the Eagles would put in ten minutes of strong rugby, and the occasional four minutes of trouble, the USA team was fairly consistent on the turf at BC Place, hammering Japan, defeating their bete noir, France, and then dominating Australia to close out the day.