The USA Rugby Men's Junior All-Americans defeated the Canada U20s 40-22 Saturday at Rice University in the 2nd game of a two-game Junior World Rugby Trophy qualifier, but Canada has qualified on aggregate 82-62.
HOUSTON, TX. - The Men's Junior All-Americans will face Canada's U20sat Texas A&M's PenberthyPlaying Field on June 12th and Rice University's Rugby Field on June 16thin their two match World Rugby Trophy Qualification Series. Taking place at 7 PM and 3:30 PM, respectively, admission to both matches will be free of charge.
(Jordan Maat photos)
With the USA U20 winter camp done, and with three games against the Men’s Collegiate All Americans in the books, it’s time to look ahead to the next job, which is a two-game qualification series with the Canada in June.
USA Rugby has named the list of players to attend two different camps to scout players for the Men's Junior All Americans (the USA U20 team).
The West Evaluation Camp is heavy on high school players from California, with the Danville Oaks, naturally, producing several athletes. The Central Evaluarion Camp drawas from all over the country, with a lightly more college-heavy group.
The USA Men's Under 20 program will hold evaluation camps starting in early December as Head Coach JD Stephenson works toward picking the team to play in the World Rugby U20 Trohpy Qualifier in June.
While several of the players from last year are expected to push for a return sport, but, as is the nature of the age-grade game, there will be plenty of holes to fill.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The USA U20s finished 5th at the World Rugby U20 Trophy with a 2-2 record after coming from behind to beat Uruguay 32-30 in extra time Sunday.
Disappointed to have lost a must-win game against Spain that would have seen the Junior All Americans win the pool, the U20s instead took 3rd in their pool and had to be content with a fight for 5th.
Spain’s U20s defeated the USA U20s 18-16 in a tough, defense-minded game.
The USA team had ample opportunities to score with the lion’s share of possession, especially in the first half, but didn’t play with much cohesion and couldn’t get the offloads they wanted.
We asked USA U20 coach some questions about what the players were doing in their off times in Zimbabwe, and our first question was this: Does everyone have a pet Zebra?
Stephenson, understanding of course that we’re just having fun, answered in kind: Yes, everyone has a pet Zebra!
With their 32-12 defeat of Hong Kong and Spain’s 40-22 defeat of Namibia, the USA U20s are in good position to take 1st Pool B of the World Rugby U20 Trophy.
Paced by two tries from captain Hanco Germishuys, the USA U20s came away with a 32-12 victory over Hong Kong at the World Rugby U20 Trophy Saturday in Harare, Zimbabwe.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The AIG Men's Junior All-Americans dropped their first match at the 2016 World Rugby U20 Trophy Tuesday, losing to Namibia 46-44-39 on a late try.
It was clearly not a match where the defenses were operating well, and as the game wore on the tries came thicker and faster.