International Rugby News
Who is your MVP for the Americas Rugby Championship?
While we could nominate someone not from the USA, we won't, because this is a USA-based news outlet, and the USA won the tournament, anyway. We've made some nominations, and now want you to vote.
Here are the final ARC Standings and Box Scores for the 2017 season.
Round 5: Eagles Tie Argentina, Win ARC
Round 4: Eagles Fly Past Condors
The attendance at the USA 7s international tournament ticked up slightly from 2016, but was essentially unchanged from last year.
USA Falcons player Megan Foster says that getting together with a bunch of players you don't necessarily know well and creating a cohesive whole is a learned skill, and perhaps one of the harder skills to learn at the elite levels of rugby.
The USA Men’s 15s team only had to score a converted try at the end of their game with the Argentina XV to win the Americas Rugby Championship.
They did that, putting David Tameilau over under the posts and having Ben Cima slot to kick to get a bonus-point tie, just enough to win it all. The thing is, nobody knew that was going to be enough.
Day three started for the Eagles with a shot at the Cup as they faced South Arica.
While the Blitzbokke have been almost unbeatable all day. Well, they looked beatable against the Eagles on US soil, and only a very harsh call at the end of the game led to a South Africa win.
Saturday was Day Two of the USA 7s for the United States women’s team, and they started it by getting a little revenge, and ended it understanding they still have a ways to go.
The USA Men are in the semifinals of the USA 7s in Las Vegas after a resurgent performance by on Maka Unufe.
The USA Men’s 15s team seemed to have their game against the Argentina XV in hand, and then they didn’t.
Two yellow cards and two penalty tries turned a 15-3 lead into a 17-15 deficit … a deficit that ballooned to 27-15 before the Argentineans were done.
In something of a shock result, the USA has won the Americas Rugby Championship, taking the team's first major 15s international tournament win since the 1924 Olympics.
The USA 7s Men's World Series tournament started off very nicely for the Eagles, with two victories against relatively low-level opponents.
Samoa is struggling to find their rugby voice, and Chile is the 16th team for the event (the only team at the tournament that doesn't appear in every event), and rightfully so the Eagles powered past both.