International Rugby News
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (USA Rugby Release) – USA Rugby today announced it is accepting nominations for two positions on its Board of Directors, to be seated in September 2017.
The USA Men’s National 7s team put together some good performances and some iffy performances at the Sydney 7s, and ultimately finished 6th in Australia.
The Eagles beat Argentina and Canada on Day One in one of the tougher pools of the tournament, but then lost to a Russian team they really should have beaten.
The Sydney 7s women showcased the seven best players in their Dream Team.
The USA, which finished 2nd to Canada in the tournament, has two players in this feature (if you don't see the embedded video, please refresh the page).
It of course wasn’t pretty, but rarely is a game against Uruguay pretty.
The USA Men's National 15s team has beaten Uruguay 29-23 in a tense Americas Rugby Championship game in San Antonio Saturday.
The USA Women's 7s team turned everything around this weekend, improving from an 11th-place finish in Dubai to a 2nd-place finish in Sydney.
The USA Men's National 15s team will kick off Saturday afternoon against Uruguay in San Antonio with history on their side.
The USA will be in the Cup Quarterfinals of the Sydney Women's 7s after the women's 7s Eagles beat England and Spain to go 2-1 in Pool Play.
USA Men's 15s Head Coach John Mitchell has named his lineup to face Uruguay, and it's a lineup with some new faces and the return of several old faces.
Wheeling Jesuit All American Peter Malcolm gets his first USA start at hooker, alongside Chris Baumann, and Anthony Purpura. Purpura was capped one time for the USA, against Russia in 2010, but remains an imposing figure at prop.
The USA Men's National 7s team finished tied for 11th in the Wellington 7s, and thus saw France, Australia, Argentina, and Kenya pull ahead of them in the overall World Series standings.
The Eagles now sit 11th with 23 points; South Africa leads with 63 points, well ahead of #2 Fiji and #3 England.
Here are the USA 7s team's total stats from the Wellington 7s.
The Eagles finished 2-2-1, losing in the Challenge Trophy semis to Kenya.
Their scores were:
USA 21 France 21
USA 24 Samoa 12
USA 12 New Zealand 24
USA 19 Japan 14
USA 12 Kenya 19
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In this latest installment of the RuggaMatrix America podcast, Bruce and Alex talk about Bruce's new plan for a huge college conference, and why it matters. Also - Alex checks in with All American coaches Gavin Hickie (College) and JD Stephenson (U20s) as they talk about player expectations.