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.
Todd Clever has announced that he will be retiring from international rugby following the June 24 and July 1 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers against Canada.
USA Men's Under 20s Head Coach JD Stephenson has named his starting lineup to face Canada Tuesday at Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton, Alb.
Former Union HS standout Malon Al-Jiboori will captain the team, with Little Rock Junior Stormers HS All American Ruben de Haas as the vice captain.
There’s the little matter of the USA Under 20 team having to play Canada this week in a two-game series in Edmonton, and it’s going to be a tough series.
While clubs and colleges were looking to win some championships this weekend, the USA Men's National 15s Team was training in Madison, NJ.
Drew University has been hosting the Eagles as they prepare to face Ireland at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ on Saturday.
The 18-month era of John Mitchell as Head Coach of the USA Men's National Team will come to an end July 2 as Mitch moves on to take a job with the Blue Bulls.
Canada hosts the next Women's World Series event the host team is probably the favorite to win in Langford, BC, as well.