GRR: National Teams
Georgia defeated the USA 22-7 Saturday evening in Tbilisi, capping off a 1-2 summer tour for the Eagles.
The performance by the USA overall was hit and miss. Several issues from last week’s loss to Portugal saw improvement, including better intent with ball-in-hand, better kick chase and defense on counterattacks, and fewer mistakes.
The USA Men's 15s team caps off its summer tour with a very challenging test match against Georgia in Tbilisi.
This meeting has traditionally been very close but this is young and rebuilding USA team facing a seasons Lelos side that just beat Romania 56-6 (the same Oaks side the Eagles beat 31-17).
As the RAN 7s Olympic qualifier gets set to kick off on Saturday, the gravity of the situation is something the USA team has to appreciate … and forget about.
“For us, it means the world,” said USA captain Kevon Williams. “We know we’re supposed to be here. We know qualifying is really important.”
All-time USA great Gary Lambert sits down with Bruce McLane in this latest RuggaMatrix America podcast.
Lambert, who played 21 times for the USA (back when five test matches was a really busy year), shares his views on the 1987 World Cup, playing for a World XV, and the value of touring.
GLENDALE, Colo. – The US Rugby Foundation and USA Rugby have developed present a partnership with the USA Rugby Eagle Alumni Association, a collective group of former USA Eagle Rugby players that focuses on re-engaging former USA Rugby National Team players.