International Rugby News
We're getting ready for Day Two of the three-day Men's Olympic 7s in Tokyo and here's where everything stands right now.
WASHINGTON, DC (USA Rugby Release) — The USA Men’s National Team XVs will host the most successful rugby team in the sport’s history, the New Zealand All Blacks, for the first time ever in Washington, DC when they square off on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the inaugural 1874 Cup, at FedEx Field. It will be the first time the All Blacks have played in the United States since 2016.
The USA won their second pool game in the men's Olympic rugby competition; it was rough sledding but they did it, and are now 2-0 and in good position for the rest of the competition.
The USA is 1-0 in Men's Olympic Rugby pool action but it wasn't easy, or pretty.
The Americans seemed in control after about four minutes, but then started making silly errors that put themselves under pressure. Eventually, however, they needed just a couple of big plays, and they got them.
With the injury to Ben Pinkelman every USA forward on the Olympic 7s team will have to raise their game to compensate.
Some of the load will fall on the admittedly broad shoulder of Joe Schroeder. The powerful, long-striding Schroeder has slowly been getting more and more minutes with the USA team, and he brings an extra offensive dimension team. He is also an intriguing story.