Both the USA and Canada will field markedly inexperienced national teams Saturday in Austin, although the USA team is slightly less experienced.
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Men's Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell has named Todd Clever captain of the team to take on Canada in the second Americas Rugby Championship match Saturday, Feb. 13, at Dell Diamond.
The USA MNT has been waiting for Saracens to notify them if Titi Lamositele to be made available, but injuries in the front row at that pro club has meant that the USA prop will remain in the UK, for now.
Lamositele could conceivably be available to play for the USA against Chile, but it depends on injuries at Saracens.
The USA v Argentina Americas Rugby Championship game was not a full test match.
Argentina is being billed as an Argentina XV, and certainly most of their players were very young and were not experienced internationals. The rest of the games in the ARC will be full test matches, but no player playing for or against the Argentina entry will get a cap.
In a result that was at once a pleasant surprise and, in the end, achingly frustrating, the USA tied Argentina 35-35 in the Americas Rugby Championship opening weekend.
HOUSTON (USA Rugby Release) – The first Men's Eagles starting XV under new head coach John Mitchell has been announced, with nine Rugby World Cup veterans set to complement a slew of talent new to the senior setup Saturday, Feb. 6, against Argentina in the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship.
The Americas Rugby Championship will be broadcast live online on ESPN3 with USA games replayed on ESPN on actual TVs.
To see ESPN3 content go to: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/
The schedule is as follows:
Feb 6 8pm EST - USA v Argentina LIVE ESPN3
Feb 7 8:30pm EST - USA v Argentina replay ESPN2
The squad for the USA Men's National 15s Team set to play in the Americas Rugby Championship is what you'd expect - a whole bunch of new guys hoping to make this the start of a long career, peppered with veteran.
BOULDER, Colo.(USA Rugby Release) – Men's Eagles coach John Mitchell will have a mix of veterans and youngsters in his first assembly with the national team, as 37 athletes have been made available for the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship.
BOULDER, Colo.(USA Rugby Release) – Men's Eagles coach John Mitchell will be flanked by professional internationals Phil Greening, Rob Hoadley, and Marty Veale during the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition this February and March.
The inaugural Americas Rugby Championship is taking off this February, and the USA will host three games in quick succession in February.
The USA Men’s National 15s team needs a new coach, and word is that USA Rugby is getting close to making its choice.
While we’ve heard plenty of rumors as to who has applied, we’ll leave all of that up to the decision-makers. We do know that Mike Tolkin re-applied for the job.