GRR: Eagle Men
World Rugby has confirmed the formation of a new competition for teams in the Pacific.
This new competition is familiar to those who know their rugby history as it is the same as the latter iteration of the old Pacific Rim championship, which ran from 1996 to 2001.
World Rugby confirmed an end-of-year tournament for teams that did not compete in this year's Rugby World Cup.
Playing their first home game in over a year, the USA Men's 15s National Team beat Stade Toulousain 24-21 in a very entertaining, end-to-end game in Sandy Utah.
Played in front of a loud and enthusiastic crowd, the game was back-and-forth throughout—imperfect in its precision but played with a sense of endeavor that was certainly crowd-pleasing.
Having had a couple of weeks to reflect, and with the Rugby World Cup coming up as a stark reminder that the USA is not attending, USA Men's 15s Head Coach Scott Lawrence spoke with GRR about the last three test matches and what's on the horizon.
The promoters' decision to move the USA vs Stade Toulousain from Sunday, September 17 to Saturday, September 16 was based fairly heavily on fan and partner requests.