International Rugby News
A large invitational tournament is returning to Las Vegas, with some of the same people who ran the Las Vegas Invitational back in the saddle.
Losing is losing, but USA Head Coach Gary Gold has to look past the scoreline when his team faces off against major contenders in the Rugby World Cup.
To lose 33-9 to France after being as close as 12-9 as late as 65 minutes in is worth something, and now the USA must look to Argentina and Tonga and hope for at least one victory, and, ideally, two, to finish off Japan 2019.
France defeated the USA 33-9 in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and maybe when people look at this score well in the future they will think it was a relatively easy win for the French, but it wasn't.
Eric Fry was an All American at Cal as a flanker, and then when he was switched to prop, he was an All American again; that switch has sent him on a journey all over the world, and now, in Japan, he is going to be playing against the nation he has called home for the last three years—France.
Representing your country in a World Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements in any athlete’s career — regardless of the sport, regardless of the outcome.
And when Hanco Germishuys first picked up a rugby ball as a baby in South Africa, little did he know his journey would bring him to the highest peak of American rugby.
USA Men's 15s Head Coach has named his squad to face Paris on Wednesday in Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.
The USA Women’s National Team 7s will open their Olympic season at home with the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens Glendale. As the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-20, the tournament takes place from Oct 5-6 with all matches broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Tickets are available at usawomens7sglendale.com.
Rugby Americas North is fielding a North American U21 team at the Aspen Ruggerfest this coming weekend.
The team is designed to fill the gap between U19/HS select sides and professional or international rugby, and gives players some higher-level experience under top coaching.
The USA Men's National 15s team has selected its 31 players to go the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Those 31 are:
The pools and match schedule have been announced for the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens, the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2020.
The USA 7s is going back to Carson, CA, where it began back in 2004.
That 2004 event lasted two days and drew about 11,000 fans in total. Expect it to be a bit better attended this time around.
USA Rugby’s Girls High School All-American XVs will assemble today in Canada for West and East camps running August 7-12 at Brentwood College (West) and August 20-24 at Brock University (East). Players in both camps will train jointly with under-18 teams from Canada allowing both sides to maximize development with a taste of international competition.