Browsing: USA/Canada National

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

USA RUGBY Release GLENDALE, CO. – USA Rugby today announced it has opened the nomination process to accept applications for Independent Director seats on its Board of Directors, to be seated upon election. Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby in the United States. It is charged with developing and maintaining high levels of quality for USA youth, collegiate, amateur, professional, and Olympic rugby programs. USA Rugby is a full-sport member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, along with World Rugby. The Nominating Committee is conducting an open-ended search and…

USA Rugby Release GLENDALE, CO – Following a call for nominations to all qualified USA Eagles and Alumni, 10 current and former International Athletes (IA) were elected to their respective Council within USA Rugby. Seated members on the Council consist of two sevens and two XVs representatives, along with three at-large Men’s and three at-large Women’s representatives. Ranging from current players to 30-year veterans, these elected individuals construct a reformed representation of International Athletes at the governance level of USA Rugby. Additionally, Shalom Suniula and Irene Gardner were elected as two of four seated IA on the USA Rugby Board…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby and the City of Glendale agree to a new partnership where the NGB headquarters will move to Glendale, Colorado, and assign Infinity Park as the National Training Center for USA Rugby Eagles XVs. Infinity Park to be preferred host venue for Men’s and Women’s National Team XVs test matches. Partnership aligned as part of the city’s redirection toward national rugby development builds the foundation for USA Rugby sustainability and mission towards progress. GLENDALE, CO – USA Rugby, and the City of Glendale have collaborated on a new partnership where the National Governing Body will relocate…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby High Performance has announced a verification process to officially recognize National Development Programs (NDPs) as part of its pathway. To have verification potential, organizations must provide development outside of scholastic or club programs to players aged 12-25.  Operations should run 6-12 months out of the year — with weekly or bi-weekly sessions — including rugby, strength & conditioning and nutrition programming. To achieve NDP status, applicants will be evaluated on the degree to which they meet set criteria under the following benchmarks: Organization and Planning Player Development Coaching Development Information, Reflection, and Growth DOWNLOAD NDP…

USA Rugby Release Head Coach Scott Bracken has named 33-players to the 2020 USA Men’s Under-20 team. Captained by Saint Mary’s freshman, Miles McCormick, the group is mostly comprised of U.S. collegiate and high school players with overseas clubs represented as well. Of the 33 players named: 20 represent U.S. universities and junior colleges 4 represent high school programs 3 represent Major League Rugby 4 represent European clubs 2 represent New Zealand clubs 1 represents an Australian club “Our staff’s main focus this cycle was athlete identification,” said Coach Bracken. “We solicited across the US and over the world for…

USA Rugby Release David Fee and Colton Cariaga have been named head coaches for USA Rugby’s Men’s Under-18 and Under-23 Sevens Junior National Teams. Fee has been embedded in the high-performance pathway for many years, both as a coach and an Eagle. Capped with the Men’s National Team XVs in 2002, Fee went on to make 28 test appearances and compete in Rugby World Cup 2003. As a sevens player, he logged 10 tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and appeared in Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005. Alongside his playing experience, Fee has held coaching roles at Indiana…

The 2019 CanAm Series between the USA Women’s Rugby National Team and Canada concluded on 24 October with Canada defeating the Women’s Eagles 52-27. Canada also won the first match on 20 October 19-0 to sweep the series. With the Canadian win, Canada moved up in the World Rugby rankings to third-place behind New Zealand and England, while the USA dropped to sixth-place behind Australia in fifth-place, while France is in fourth. The USA controlled possession and territory for the first quarter of the match and jumped to a 10-0 lead. Canada came back to take a narrow 19-15 lead…

The USA Women’s National Team XVs are set to begin their final test series of the year against rival Canada this Wednesday, November 20, KO 2 PM PT on florugby.com. Admission is open for all fans at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The teams will then meet again to conclude the mini-series on November 24. The USA could have up to five players earning their first cap on Wednesday. Life West’s Frieda Fetuu and Leti Hingano will start at lock and fullback, respectively, while Twin City Amazons’ Kathryn Johnson will play No. 8. Beantown Rugby’s Katherine Treder and…

USA Women’s National Team XVs Head Coach Rob Cain has named 27 players with two traveling reserves for a two-match test series against rival-Canada on November 20 and November 24 in Chula Vista, CA. Nine additional injury reserves have also been selected. Both matches kick-off at 3 PM PT at the Elite Athlete Training Center with a LIVE broadcast on FloRugby.com and open admission for all fans. The roster includes ten pool players who didn’t feature during the June Super Series, including seven who could earn their first cap. Two of the players include 2016 Olympian Kathryn Johnson and USA…

USA Rugby Release TOKYO, JPN. – USA Men’s National Team XVs hooker Joe Taufete’e has been nominated as World Rugby Men’s Player of the Year in the 2019 awards, the international federation announced today. The first USA Men’s 15s player to ever be nominated in the category*, Taufete’e earns the recognition after a record-breaking year. In March, Taufete’e scored a hat trick against Uruguay to pass Ireland’s Keith Wood as the highest-scoring hooker in international rugby history. Wood held the record for nearly 14 years while Taufete’e tied and broke the benchmark in what was then only his 21st test…

The USA Women’s National Team XVs will face Canada in a two-match test series at the Elite Training Center at Chula Vista, California on November 20 and November 24. Matches will kick off at 3 pm PT with open admission and games will be broadcast LIVE on FloRugby. The Women’s Eagles defeated Canada in their last meeting during the Super Series in July and are now tied at 19 wins apiece all-time. Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell said “With these two matches, our Women’s team will have played more games in a 13 month period than was played…

The No. 14 USA Men’s National Team XVs edged No. 21 Canada 20-15 at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium in the final match prior to the Eagles departing for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Captain Blaine Scully earned his 50th test cap with the United States, an honor shared by only 10 other Eagles in U.S. history. The USA Men’s National Team XVs 31-player squad for Rugby World Cup Japan will be announced on Sunday, Sept 8 by 12 PM Pacific Time. Match Recap Canada struck early after winning a breakdown as Gordon McRorie dots down and converts for…

1 2 3 16