LAFAYETTE, Colo. (USA Rugby Release) - Coming into the Americas Rugby Championship for the first time as defending champions, the United States Men's 15s team looks to kick off the 2018 competition with an opening match with Argentina XV.
USA Rugby is reportedly going to host six men's national team games, and possibly more, in 2018.
The Americas Rugby Championship is expected to be back in February, 2018, and the Eagles, the defending champions, will have three home games.
USA Rugby has named its squad to play for the USA Selects at the Americas Pacific Challenge.
The games will be played in Montevideo, Uruguay, the same venue for last year. The USA will play Samoa A, Uruguay A, and Canada A. Also in the competition are Argentina XV and Tonga A
With the Girls HS All Americans on their way to the European U18 7s championships this coming weekend in France, we we wanted to look at where we are as an age-grade program overall.
Will Snape Rogers, who heads up the Women U20s and worked closely with the Girls HS All Americans spoke with Goff Rugby Report's Alex Goff about the programs.
the Girs HS All Americans Powered by Atavus will travel to France to play in the Women's European U18 7s Championships this month.
The HSAA team lost 34-24 in the final last year, and bring a much changed team to this tournament.
The USA Women's National Team is in Ireland now for the Women's Rugby World Cup, and they've arrived early.
Obscured within all the other rugby news this summer was the small fact that the USA U20s, after being thoroughly beaten by Canada in their opening clash June 13, won their second game.
The victory was somewhat pyrrhic as Canada easily won the two-game series (1st score was 46-12, second 25-27, leaving the aggregate scoreline 71-39).
The USA defeated Canada 52-16 in the second leg of the two-game Rugby World Cup to take the series and qualify as Americas #1 for the first time ever.
The HS All Americans defeated Ontario's U19s Thursday evening at the University of Guelph northwest of Hamilton and southwest of Toronto.
It was a wet evening in Guelph. It rained hard until kickoff and while the rain eased off, it was still there during the game and made for some handling errors by both teams.
The Boys HS All Americans are on tour in Ontario hoping to repeat their two-game sweep of the Blues in 2016.
The lineups for Thursday's game is here. The teams play again on Saturday.
The USA Women's Junior All-Americans have assembled for a camp to select the squad to play a two-game U19 series against Canada in August.
Head Coach Wil Snape said the goal is, as always, to prepare young athletes to be full internationals, and that means handling the rigors of assembly as well as the demands of playing at an international level.