International Rugby News
The Boys HS All Americans has lost 26-5 to Portugal in the European U18 Championships.
The HSAA team will now play for 5th in the consolation brackt. The American team looks like a group that had just come together, which is indeed the case, and especially their passing and alignments in the backline were disjointed, resulting in a lot of dropped balls, and passes to no one.
Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff sat down with USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne to talk business, rugby, and the business of rugby in this in-depth RuggaMatrix America podcast.
Among the topics addressed:
Can USA Rugby afford what it pays national team coaches?
Is the USA Women's 15s team an after-thought?
What is the financial status of USA Rugby?
LAFAYETTE, Colo.(USA Rugby Release) - USA Rugby and adidas today announced a multi-year partnership in which the Portland, Oregon based company will be the official kit supplier for USA National Teams and representative teams.
The Boys HS All Americans are getting set to kick off U18 European Championships Friday in Brittany, France.
LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Irish Rugby Tours has partnered with USA Rugby to become the USA Women's Eagles' Official Rugby Tour Operator for Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland.
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.