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The USA and Canada National Men’s and Women’s teams through all levels.

USA Rugby Release Head coach Rob Cain has selected 43 players for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s summer Daily Training Environment (DTE). Taking place June 17 to July 11 at the Rugby Town National Training Center in Glendale, CO, this will be the second extended residency for the Eagles this year. Gabby Cantorna, Joanne Kitlinski, Rachel Johnson, and Kate Zackary will all return for the DTE having spent the earlier part of the year overseas with the Exeter Chiefs. Coach Cain said:  “We are in a very exciting and very different place from when we started this journey. Huge…

USA Rugby Release & Photo USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has named Joel Bonnaud as Head Coach of the Women’s Under-20s and Katie Dowty as Head Coach of the Under-23s in XVs. Bonnaud and Dowty will be supported by Assistant Coaches Farrah Douglas (U20) and Ricardo Ramirez (U23). All four coaches have been embedded in the community game for years, having each served the junior national team pathway as a player, scout or coach at various points. Martha Daines, Manager of Women’s High Performance Pathways said: “The experience these coaches bring to their roles will help them provide the opportunities…

USA Rugby Men’s Head Coach Gary Gold selected his traveling roster for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England on July 4 at Twickenham and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium. Twenty-two of the thirty-player squad comes from Major League Rugby clubs, ten of which could earn their first test cap. AJ MacGinty will the squad as Captain for what will be the first time the USA side has assembled as a group since Rugby World Cup 2019. Since the World Cup, each athlete has been playing in a high-performance setting with quality competition. Coach Gold said: “It…

USA Men’s National Team will play two July internationals against England on July 4 at Twickenham in London and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium, in Dublin. Head Coach Gary Gold has selected a preliminary roster of 41 players for the July test matches before narrowing the team to 30 to travel. This will mark the first time the Eagles have assembled since Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Major League Rugby, whose season is in progress, will include 31 players or about 75% of the extended roster. All eleven of the U.S.-based MLR teams have players included on…

USA Rugby Release. LOS ANGELES, CA (May 12, 2021) – With the Tokyo Olympic Games quickly approaching, ‘Quest For Gold Sevens’ has confirmed international men’s and women’s teams to compete in an exhibition tournament at Dignity Health Sports Park, June 25-26. With a majority of the participating teams being regulars on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the exhibition sets a perfect stage for pre-Olympic trials ahead of the Tokyo Games. Similarly, following a challenging year for rugby and international competition, ‘Quest For Gold Sevens’ acts as an open opportunity for USA fans to watch and support the USA National…

US Rugby Foundation Release. The United States Rugby Foundation announced the US Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and special award recipients today. These awards celebrate those who have played a major role in the sport of rugby in the United States. The USRF hopes to honor these Hall of Fame inductees and special award recipients at a live US Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony later this year, subject to COVID-19 guidelines. Please stay tuned for updates and announcements. 2021 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ALATINI SAULALA From co-founder and player-coach of the San Mateo Rugby Club to the…

USA Rugby Release- Following an extensive two-month search and evaluation of applications, USA Rugby has appointed Men’s Eagle Alum, Dan Payne as General Manager of High Performance. Most recently seated as CEO of Rugby Americas and previously USA Rugby, Payne brings extensive understanding and bespoke experience to the dedicated role. Collaboratively with Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell, the General Manager position will lead and oversee all aspects of USA Rugby High Performance including the senior national teams, junior national team pathways and act as primary liaison to World Rugby, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Major…

USA Rugby Release By Aalina Tabani Head Coach Chris Brown has selected 15-players to attend a competitive training camp in Dubai for the first two weekends of April. At the event, the USA Women’s Sevens will face other senior national teams as part of their ongoing preparation for the Olympic Games Tokyo this July.  Alongside the USA, participating women’s teams include Brazil, Kenya, Canada, Japan, and France. The Emirates Invitational 7s will take place behind closed doors with no spectators in attendance. Tournament organizers have confirmed that a live stream will not be available and any updates will be shared…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has announced its coaching staff for Men’s U20 and U23 Junior National Teams. Both programs will be overseen by former Men’s XVs National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin who currently serves as the Director of Rugby for New York Athletic Club. The Under-20 program will be led by Eagle Alumnus Kyle Sumsion, also the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach for Army West Point. Sumsion is supported by Colton Cariaga who leads the USA Men’s U23 program in sevens. Central Washington University’s Todd Thornley will serve as Head Coach of the Men’s…

USA Rugby Release 40-players will assemble this Saturday for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s spring Daily Training Environment. The camp will run until May 2 at the RugbyTown National Training Center in Glendale, CO.  While Rugby World Cup New Zealand was recently postponed until 2022, the DTE still serves as an invaluable opportunity for ongoing preparation. As the program continues to finalize its fixtures and training blocks for the rest of 2021, time in Glendale is every bit as important to ensure coaches and players are ready when competition resumes.  Head Coach Rob Cain said:  “The players have worked…

USA Rugby Release As a culmination of the 2020 residency, USA Men’s Sevens training groups have announced lineups for an intrasquad scrimmage called the Golden Eagles Showdown Series. Scrimmages take place December 4-5 and 11-12, KO at 12 PM and 3 PM PT daily, with a FREE live stream on USA Rugby’s Facebook Page. The USA Women’s Sevens will play a similar Stars vs Stripes exhibition game on December 4, KO 12:30 PM PT, as a conclusion to their residency. Men’s team names were selected as the Rampaging Ridgebacks vs the Schnuggle of Schnauzers, originating from fan suggestions that poured…

USA Rugby Release As 2020 residency training comes to an end, the USA Women’s Sevens have announced lineups for an end of year scrimmage happening December 4 at 12:30 PM PT. The intrasquad game will be streamed LIVE and for FREE on USA Rugby’s Facebook. Teams are named Stars vs Stripes. The exhibition takes place within the team’s training ‘bubble’ which was established when the program re-assembled in mid-August. As such, fans will not be permitted to attend in-person at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista. Coverage will be part of the Golden Eagles Showdown Series which features…

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabini, Photo Travis Pryor The USA Women’s National Team XVs competed for the first time since November. In the Stars vs Stripes matchup, young players were on show as the USA Stripes walked away with a convincing 34-12 victory. Flanker Bitsy Cairns was named Player of the Match, presented by Thorne, as a result of her powerful runs and physical play that made a clear impact through all 80-minutes of play. “It was great to watch them play again, they’ve been working very hard on their playing philosophy,” said Head Coach Rob Cain. “We saw…

USA Rugby Release: AALINA TABANI • NOVEMBER 11, 2020 Photo: Travis Pryor Head Coach Rob Cain has announced a 49-player roster for the Women’s National Team XVs’ scrimmage series to happen November 18 and 21, KO 2 PM MT, at the Rugby Town National Training Center. The roster is split into two teams — USA Stars and USA Stripes — which feature athletes from the recently held daily training environment and mini camps, as well as the USA Sevens Residency Program. On match-days, teams will be led by Coach Cain and Assistant Coaches Kate Daley & Jamie Burke. Both games will be used to…

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