GRR: Eagle Men
It's no surprise that the USA team to face off with the All Blacks on Saturday at the 1874 will be a domestic team.
This test match is being played outside the World Rugby test match window for the fall, and so professional clubs in Europe are under no obligation to release their players to a national team.
Uruguay will be going to the Rugby World Cup as Americas #1.
Los Teros took care of business against the USA, beating the Eagles 34-8 in a game where the USA was in it for, really, about 40 minutes. Uruguay was more physical, clinical in the red zone, and built early momentum.
The coming weekend is a big one, of course, for the USA Men’s 15s team, and Head Coach Gary Gold says his players need to be tough on themselves in order to come away victorious.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay—USA Men's 15s Head Coach Gary Good has made two changes to his match-day 23 for Saturday’s finale of the Americas 1 Rugby World Cup Qualifier.
As the Eagles look to face Uruguay tomorrow there have, of course, been a few hiccups.
Key among those is an injury AJ MacGinty picked up in his team’s tie with London Irish last week. Asked if it was true that MacGinty would be out some weeks, USA Head Coach Gary Gold just shook his head, adding that the flyhalf might rejoin the team for next week’s game in Montevideo.