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

USA Rugby Release For the first time since 2020, the USA Men’s Falcon’s Sevens will return to Sigatoka, Fiji for the Coral Coast Sevens, an international invitational the USA Men’s Sevens program has regularly sent pipeline prospects to for quality competition and growth experience. Led by Olympian and USA Eagle Alum, Ben Pinkelman and through the support of key donor Warren Spieker, 13 players will travel and compete from January 12-14, 2022. Per tournament organizers, overseas viewers can watch Coral Coast Sevens for $30 USD on the pay-per-view FBCPop channel via the Walesi App. Head Coach Ben Pinkelman noted on…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby named USA Assistant Coaches, Scott Lawrence, and Richard Ashfield as interim Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles, respectively. Lawrence has also been appointed interim General Manager of Men’s 15s High Performance, with Dan Payne stepping aside.  The USA Rugby Board of Directors has initiated a full review of USA Rugby High-Performance programs, and following the review, applications and recruitment for full-time head coaches of both programs will begin. Both Lawrence and Ashfield will be included in the process while remaining in interim roles through the first competitions of 2023. Those competitions are expected…

USA Rugby Release The year was centered around a second annual series of Talent ID Camps, with 14 camps spanning the United States over five months. In search of the next best Men’s and Women’s USA Eagles prospects, the camps were held in partnership with World Rugby, including a series of tests in a combine-style environment that creates opportunities for athletes from diverse sporting backgrounds to excel in rugby. With the annual ID tour meant to act as a marker for growing talent and opportunity for new names, USA Rugby pathways will soon confirm dates and locations for the 2023…

USA Rugby Release “USA Rugby announced today that Gary Gold will step away from his role as Men’s Eagles Head Coach with USA Rugby. At the same time, the USA Rugby Board of Directors has initiated a fully comprehensive High-Performance review process as the Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cup cycles reset, a review that will determine the next steps regarding coaching assignments and responsibilities. Gold will remain at hand in the short term and support the review.” Read more from USA Rugby CEO Ross Young about Gary’s departure. as well as  Gary’s comments. Gary Gold exits as the Eagles…

The second round of the World Rugby Final Qualification tournament for the final spot in the 2023 Rugby World Cup takes place on Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 AM ET live on The Rugby Network. The USA sits at the top of the tournament standings after a bonus point win and greater points differential after a 68-14 win against Kenya last Saturday in Dubai. Dylan Fawsitt was the Man of the Match for the USA and he and Christian Dyer both had hat tricks in the match. Portugal also gained a bonus point in beating Hong Kong 42-14. Portugal will…

Head Coach Shawn Pittman selected 26 Men’s Eagles prospects to travel and compete across two matches, the first against Uruguay XV on Thursday, October 13 and the second against Argentina XV on Tuesday, October 18. The tournament also acts as an extension of the development partnership between USA Rugby and Major League Rugby (MLR) as the large majority of those selected are currently competing or committed with MLR clubs for the upcoming 2023 season. Chris Bauman and Jason Damm will bring senior national team experience and leadership to the squad as capped USA Eagles, while Ethan McVeigh joins right after…

Gary Gold has selected a roster entirely comprised of Major League Rugby players for the USA Falcons match against the Toyota Cheetahs on Friday, October 14 at 12:00 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby. The Toyota Challenge falls outside test match rugby, so 30 Men’s Eagles pool players traveled to South Africa with the intent of impressing and being included to next month’s Rugby World Cup Final Qualification Tournament in Dubai. USA MEN’S FALCONS vs TOYOTA CHEETAHS 1. Jack Iscaro Glory DC 2 Dylan Fawsitt Rugby New York 3 Paul Mullen Utah Warriors 4 Keni Nasoqeqe Houston SaberCats 5 Nick Civetta…

Photo USA Rugby Head Coach Shawn Pittman has selected 26 Men’s Eagles prospects to travel and compete across two matches, the first against Uruguay XV on Thursday, October 13 and the second against Argentina XV on Tuesday, October 18. The tournament acts as an extension of the development partnership between USA Rugby and Major League Rugby (MLR) as the majority of those selected are currently competing or committed with MLR clubs for the upcoming 2023 season. Chris Bauman and Jason Damm will bring senior national team experience and leadership to the squad as capped USA Eagles, while Ethan McVeigh joins…

The USA Men’s Eagles held a camp in Glendale, Colorado ahead of their Rugby World Cup Final Qualification Tournament preparations in South Africa as they compete under the USA Falcons name on October 14 and 21 as part of the Toyota Challenge at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The Toyota Cheetahs compete in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Airlink Pumas in the Currie Cup. Streaming details for the Toyota Challenge matches and Final Qualification Tournament will be announced shortly. USA MEN’S FALCONS MATCH SCHEDULE Friday, October 14, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET: Toyota Cheetahs vs USA Men’s…

USA Rugby modified release – Photo Travis Prior USA Men’s Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold has named 30 players to the traveling roster for the Summer Series and Rugby World Cup Qualifiers this July. The USA Men’s National Team XVs kick off this summer with a match against the French Barbarians in Houston on July 1st, before traveling to Santiago for the first of a home-and-away series against Chile to compete for Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification. The squad named is the result of Gold and the Men’s Eagles coaching staff visiting and scouting MLR clubs over the past few…

The USA Women’s Eagles squad for the Pacific Four Series 2022 was named by Head Coach Rob Cain. The team will compete in the regional tournament against Canada, Australia and hosts New Zealand. Twenty eight players will assemble in New Zealand six days ahead of their June 5 kick off against Canada. USA WOMEN’S EAGLES TRAVELING ROSTER | PACIFIC FOUR SERIES 2022 FORWARDSCatie Benson (Sale Sharks, UK), Charli Jacoby (Loughborough Lightning, UK), Nick James (Sale Sharks, UK), Maya Learned (Gloucester-Hartpury, UK), Hope Rogers (Exeter Chiefs, UK), Joanna Kitlinski (Sale Sharks, UK), Kathryn Treder (Beantown), Evi Ashenbrucker (San Diego Surfers), Jenny…

USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain named 42 players to the Rugby World Cup player pool for New Zealand this coming fall. Rosters will be selected for the Pacific Four Series 2022, a Rugby World Cup preseason assembly, and a UK preparatory tour ahead of a finalized traveling roster for the Rugby World Cup in October. Position Group Player Name Club Prop Hope Rogers* Exeter Chiefs Maya Learned Gloucester-Hartpury RFC Catie Benson* Sale Sharks Erica Jarrell Beantown RFC Nick James* Sale Sharks Charli Jacoby Loughborough Lightning Jett Hayward Life West Gladiatrix Hooker Joanna Kitlinksi Sale Sharks Saher…

The Nextgen Women’s Sevens tournament will be held in Langford, BC on April 29-30 in conjunction with the HSBC Canada Sevens Tournament. The USA Women’s Falcons team will mainly consist of players aged 18-23 who have been identified through USA Rugby Talent ID, National Development Programs, along with fifteens and sevens competitions and camps. The team will play against three Canadian developmental sides: Canada East Selects, Canada West Selects, and the Maple Leaf Academy. USA WOMEN’S FALCONS SEVENS ROSTER | NEXTGEN 7s LANGFORD Player Name Club Simone Bautista Los Alamitos High School (CA) Autumn Czaplicki West Chester University Summer Harris-Jones…

USA Rugby modified release with photo by Mike Lee USA Women’s Sevens named former USA Eagles 7s/XVs back, Zack Test, as Assistant Coach. The selection panel included Head Coach Emilie Bydwell, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Coaching Director Chris Clements, and International Athlete Representative Kelly Griffin. Test served in an interim role since the opening rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. His appointment will be through the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Test was one of the leading players in USA sevens history, with…

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