International Rugby News
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.
The road to the Wheelchair National Championships goes through Bellevue, Wash. this weekend as the Seattle Slam take on the Portland Pounders.
A little over a year ago a very green USA team tied a pretty young Argentina XV 35-35 in the opening round of the new-look Americas Rugby Championship.
Nate Augspurger made the decision after not making the Olympic Games first 12 to leave the USA 7s program, return to the Old Blue club, and concentrate on 15s.
It is generally recognized that black men have been playing rugby since as early as 1900, when James Peters played for the Knowle Rugby Club in England. That is a long time ago. Speed up to present day, even a casual viewer would recognize that the top tier teams have all featured black athletes in their starting 15. On the flipside, USA lags woefully behind.
The question is why?
As we go into the big North American Rugby Party that is the USA 7s and the Canada 7s a week later, it’s worth thinking about how rugby can be a chance to let loose and let your hair down, and also something that makes you grow up.
The USA Women's 7s team and the USA Falcons 7s team have been named for Las Vegas.
The Eagles will play in the Women's World Series event at Sam Boyd Stadium. kicking off on Friday morning. The Falcons will play in the Las Vegas Invitational Women's Elite 7s.
Going into the USA 7s in Las Vegas this week, the USA Women’s 7s program is finally feeling the confidence of some good news.