December 7, 2016
Men’s Eagles Take On Brazil in Texas in Americas Rugby Championship
The Americas Rugby Championship begins on February 4, 2016. The USA will be hosting Uruguay in San Antonio, Texas. The following week, on February 11th, the Men’s Eagles will host Brazil which is ranked 36th at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. This will be Brazil’s first ever match on U.S. soil. This past February the Eagles lost to Brazil 24-23.
JJ Gottsch, COO of Ryan Sanders Entertainment said “We’re excited to host USA Rugby in the Americas Rugby Championship for the second consecutive year. Bringing in events like this one not only showcase the versatility of Dell Diamond on an international level but really help grow the game of rugby here in Texas. We’re looking forward to growing this match and welcoming even more fans through the gates this year.”
Pre-sale tickets for the game against Brazil will be available Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. CT, while the general sale of tickets begins Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. CT. Fans hoping to get early seats to the final home game before the summer months are encouraged to sign up for the USA Rugby Ticket Pre-Sale Email list if they have not done so already to receive relevant pre-sale information. Upon release, tickets can be purchased via Tickets.com.
USA Rugby International Events Director Kellie Cavalier said “It may not look like your typical rugby stadium, but Dell Diamond was a great home for the Eagles for a match that was a success on and off of the field. We knew we had to bring international rugby back to Round Rock, and we couldn’t be more excited to be doing it so soon.”
Dell Diamond has previously been involved in hosting USA Rugby events. It hosted last year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier match between the AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans and their under-20 Canadian counterparts.
Venue and ticketing details for the Feb. 4 match in San Antonio will be announced in the near future. Each of the five Eagles fixtures during the Americas Rugby Championship competition will be broadcast live on The Rugby Channel (subscription required). Follow the Eagles on USARugby.org.
To apply for media credentials, visit USARugby.org/media-credential.
Americas Rugby Championship Schedule
Fixture for 2017
Saturday, February 4
Canada v Argentina XV – Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC. Kick-off: 5PM
Brazil v Chile
United States v Uruguay
Saturday, February 11
Argentina XV v Uruguay
USA v Brazil
Canada v Chile – Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC. Kick-off: 5PM
Saturday February 18
Chile v Argentina XV
Uruguay v Brazil – Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo
Canada v USA – Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC. Kick-off: 5PM
Saturday February 25
Argentina XV v Brazil
Uruguay v Canada – Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo
Chile v USA
Saturday, March 4
Argentina XV v USA
Brazil v Canada
Uruguay v Chile – Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo