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

USA Rugby Release – Calder Cahill Young joined USA Rugby as Interim CEO in April 2018 after the departure of his predecessor, Dan Payne. A unanimous vote from Board of Directors and support of USA Rugby Congress in the appointment. The decision comes after performance evaluation from a fully seated board and review of candidates assembled by the executive search process. LAFAYETTE, CO – After careful consideration, The USA Rugby Board of Directors voted to officially appoint Ross Young as permanent CEO of USA Rugby. Young has been operating in the role on an interim basis since the departure of…

USA Rugby Release GLENDALE, CO. – The Women’s Eagles 15s will face the famous Barbarians F.C. (Baa-Baas) on April 26 in a double header with the Major League Rugby (MLR) matchup between the Glendale Raptors and Rugby United New York at Infinity Park, USA Rugby announced today. Taking place in the heart of RugbyTown USA — also home of the Glendale Merlins of the Women’s Premier League and the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens — this will be the first time a Barbarians side has ever faced a USA Rugby national team. Originally founded in 1890 with a women’s team launched…

USA Rugby Release – Calder Cahill Canterbury becomes official kit supplier to USA Rugby, beginning April 2019 Returning as an outfitter, The United States National Teams last wore Canterbury in 2014 Each national team from senior squads to All-Americans will be outfitted, along with coaches and training staff.  HOUSTON, TX – During the annual National Development Summit (NDS) hosted by USA Rugby, the organization announced a renewed partnership with global rugby brand, Canterbury. Last worn by the United States National Teams in 2014, Canterbury returns as the official kit supplier to USA Rugby and will begin the partnership in…

USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA. – 38 athletes have been named to the new Women’s Eagles (15s) 2019 Performance Squad, USA Rugby announced today. The Performance Squad serves as the top tier of a new player pool structure, to be announced at the beginning of each year and remain equivalent in status across both the Women’s and Men’s Eagles (15s) sides. Both programs will include an Extended Squad within their player pool — which sits junior to the top tier — while the Women’s National Team will also have a third tier called the Watchlist. Players who sit in…

The USA Rugby Men’s National Team Sevens and fifteens team and the Women’s Sevens Team had eleven achievements over the weekend. Three of them include the USA Men’s Sevens team being ranked No. 1 in the world, the Women’s Sevens team No. 2, and the Men’s Eagles XVs team 12th in the world. USA Rugby is a non-profit organization that relies on grants, fundraising, and philanthropy to achieve their goals. The National organization receives funding from membership dues, along with additional individual contributions designated for specific programs. Grants are received from World Rugby for rugby 15s and from the USOC…

USA Rugby Release LAFAYETTE, CO. – USA Rugby has today announced its campaign plan to help the Women’s National Team 15s maximize potential at Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2021. Following a comprehensive review throughout 2018, Women’s High-Performance staff have identified and addressed key issues to put the program and its players in the best possible position to succeed. With the first step of hiring a full time Head Coach fulfilled when Rob Cain was appointed in May, the program acknowledged three additional important needs: a set annual structure which includes more competition windows and a clear outline of development,…

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabini CHULA VISTA, CA. – USA Rugby has announced the names of 24 athletes who will train full-time as part of the Women’s Eagles Sevens Residency Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Players will be available for selection for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 and PanAm Games 2019 with the potential to also compete in developmental Falcons tours. The roster includes 19 players who have made appearances on the Sevens Series circuit with five who still seek their national team debut. Of those five are Kasey McCravey, Kate…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabini LAFAYETTE, CO. – USA Rugby has named former Springbok Jaque Fourie as the new Defense Coach for the Men’s National Team 15s. Fourie owns 72 test caps and a Rugby World Cup 2007 title as a player, having spent the 2018 season coaching for Western Force of Global Rapid Rugby. During his time as a national team player, Fourie participated in coaching clinics; using his expertise as an athlete to help guide and direct up-and-coming players. He then played for the Kobelco Steelers in Japan from 2011-2017 where he helped with the defense of…

USA Rugby Women’s Selects vs. England Academy USA Rugby Aalina Tabani LONDON, ENG. – The USA Women’s Selects (15s) have been named for a developmental game with England Academy Tuesday, Nov 13 at 2:30 PM ET at Newbury RFC in England. The Selects will be led by Senior Women’s Eagles Head Coach Rob Cain in a game designed to boost preparation ahead of the Women’s National Team’s test match with Ireland Sunday, Nov. 18. USA players for the developmental game have been selected from the Eagles’ traveling roster for the Autumn Internationals 2018. Veteran Women’s Eagle Katy Augustyn will serve…

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Face Samoa Updated Nov. 9th with Samoa squad. Head Coach Gary Gold has made seven changes to his starting XV for the match against Samoa. The match falls within the November test window, so there is now access to the team’s European professionals for the three international tests. The Men’s Eagles face 16th ranked Samoa in their first test match of November this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:30 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby. The front row will include Joe Taufete’e at hooker and Titi Lamositele at loosehead prop. Greg Peterson moves in a lock. The backs…

Team USA: USA Women’s Sevens & Ilona Maher Finalists U.S. Olympic Committee announces Best of October finalists for Team USA Awards presented by Dow USA Rugby Release COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of October, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awardsthrough midnight Tuesday, Nov. 6. A total of 10 sports – including archery, beach volleyball, figure skating, rugby sevens, surfing, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, weightlifting and wrestling…

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Squad – November 2018 UPDATE 10/25Chance Wenglewski, Alex Maughan, Tim Maupin, Psalm Wooching, Luke Hume, Marcel Brache and Gannon Moore added. Olive Kilifi out due to injury. UPDATE 10/28Mika Kruse, Anthony Purpura and Nate Brakeley added. USA Rugby Release CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Men’s National Team (15s) has added seven players to its squad for the November Internationals 2018, with one serving as an injury replacement.   The additions include 2018 Collegiate All-Americans Chance Wenglewski and Alex Maughan, Tim Maupin, Psalm Wooching, Luke Hume, Marcel Brache and Gannon Moore. Olive Kilifi who was named in…

USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Squad – Nov. Internationals The U.S. Rugby Men’s National Team Eagles have been named for the November 2018 Internationals. The team will play four international fixtures against New Zealand’s Maori All Blacks, Samoa, Romania, and Ireland. Men’s Eagles Hanco Germishuys, Ryan Matyas and Dylan Audsley have joined the team fresh from the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge. Germishuys and Audsley played with the Eagles in the June tests, and Matyas rejoins the team since playing in the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship. Paul Mullen will also be back with the team after earning 3 caps in the June…

USA Rugby & Chris Brown USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani CHULA VISTA, CA – Following a comprehensive search, USA Rugby has formally appointed Chris Brown as Head Coach of the Women’s Eagles Sevens. Brown assumed the position of Interim Head Coach in August having previously served as the Assistant Coach for the Men’s Eagles Sevens. Overall, he’s spent more than four years ingrained in the USA Rugby Sevens program with assistant coach, strength & conditioning and coach development roles. He’s also led as Head Coach for Falcons tours at the developmental level. Through his time, Brown has been a…

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