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

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…

No. 14 USA Men’s National Team XVs will face No. 21 Canada at 10 pm ET at Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium in the final match prior to the EAgles departing for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The match will be broadcast live on florugby.com.Tickets are still available at usarugby.org/tickets. Head Coach Gary Gold and his staff will finalize RWC selections on Sunday. Eric Fry, Joe Taufete’e, Olive Kilifi, and Mike Te’o return from injuries that kept them out of the Pacific Nations Cup. Others have one last chance to impress prior to final selections being made. Captain Blaine…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby’s Girls High School All-American XVs will assemble today in Canada for West and East camps running August 7-12 at Brentwood College (West) and August 20-24 at Brock University (East). Players in both camps will train jointly with under-18 teams from Canada allowing both sides to maximize development with a taste of international competition. From the summer assembly, Girls High School All-American staff will evaluate performances to select players for the December Winter Camp which includes full internationals against Canada’s U18s as part of the North American Four. Director of Girls High School All-Americans Martha Daines…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani Following the conclusion of Selection Camp 2019 and a strong collegiate rugby season, USA Rugby officially confirms Men’s Collegiate All-American honors lists in both XVs and 7s along with honorable mention. For years, the All-American program has served as a coveted honor for up-and-coming players throughout the collegiate game and also an important feeder to the senior national teams. Many Men’s National Team XVs and 7s players came up through the All-American program including Men’s Eagles Captain and two-time Rugby World Cup athlete Blaine Scully, as well as Men’s Eagles Sevens Captain and 2016…

 Women’s Collegiate All-American XVs Head Coach Katie Dowty selected her match day 26 player roster to face the WPL East All Stars on August 1 at 5 PM MT at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The match is part of a day one Women’s All Star Week doubleheader with the WPL West and D1/D2 All Stars facing each other at 3 PM MT,  which will be followed by the All-American game. Losers from Day One will face off at 9:30 AM MT on Day Two, followed by winners from Day One at 11:30 AM MT. All matches are…

The Men’s Collegiate All-Stars XVs edged Canada University All-Stars 23-22 prior to the USA Men’s National Team test against Canada at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on July 27. St. Mary’s College players Tavite Lopeti, Sean Yacoubian,  Payton Telea-ilalio, and Ronan Murphy each scored tries. The Men’s Collegiate All-Americans scored early with a penalty kick by Duncan Van Shalkwyk, 3-0. After some back and forth play, the Canadians Josh Engelbrecht scored a try to take a 5-3 lead. The USA answered back following a scrum with Tavite Lopeti try to regain the lead 8-5. The All-Americans then needed to defend…

The Women’s Collegiate All-American XVs have announced their full squad for All-Star Week  August 1st & 3rd at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. All-Star Week will feature four teams, the All-Americans, Women’s Premier League East & West All-Stars, and a D1/D2 All-Star team. On Day One, the WPL West and D1/D2 All-Stars will play each other first, at 3 PM MT, after which the All-Americans will face the WPL East All-Stars at 5 PM MT. On August 2, the All-Americans will play an exhibition game against the Glendale Merlins’ Division I team at 5:30 PM. On August 3,…

Following Selection Camp, the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans have been named for a final assembly and matchup with All-Canadian University XVs on July 27 at 3 pm at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. The match will be held prior to the Senior Men’s National Team’s test match against rival-Canada. Tickets are on sale now at usarugby.org/tickets with both games broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Head Coach James Willocks named 25 players for Glendale that were selected after last month’s camps held in Norco, CA and New Rochester, NY. After the contest, First, Second and Third-team All-American honors will be named. MEN’S…

Head Coach James Willocks and staff have identified 72 student-athletes for the second annual Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp 2019 that begins today. The 2019 assembly will consist of three phases with regional camps hosted on the West and East Coast United States at Silver Lakes Complex in Norco, CA from June 19-22 and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY from June 26-29, respectively. Both camps will be used to make selections for the final round in Glendale, CO from July 21-28 where the All-Americans will face a newly formed All-Canadian University XVs team on July 27 at Infinity Park.…

Samu Manoa announced his retirement from international rugby. He debuted with the Eagles in 2010 against Georgia. After nearly a decade with the U.S. Men’s National Team, highlighted by 22 caps, a captaincy during the South Africa game at Rugby World Cup 2015, and a historic victory over then No. 6 Scotland last year, Manoa has chosen to support the Eagles in the upcoming World Cup as a proud alumnus. Samu is from Concord, California, but spent several years in Tonga and then Hawaii in his youth. He played rugby for San Francisco Golden Gate from 2003-2011, winning the Super…

USA Rugby Head Coach Rob Cain has named the squad for the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 which will be held June 28 to July 14 in San Diego, CA, and broadcast LIVE on FloRugby.com. Tickets for Women’s Rugby Super Series featuring No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 France and No. 5 United States are available at usarugby.org/superseries2019. The USA squad consists of 28 players with another seven injury reserves. Up to nine new caps may be awarded. The squad includes five players from the USA Women’s Sevens Residency program including Ashlee Byrge, Eti…

The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles have named their preliminary 50-man training squad which includes 40 players who will assemble next week in preparation for the Pacific Nations Cup. The squad consists of a pool of players who will be considered for the final 31-man roster traveling to Japan in mid-September. The upcoming camp in Colorado and Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) will be factors for Head Coach Gary Gold and staff to make final selections. The squad includes three uncapped Major League Rugby players in Rugby United New York’s Ross Deacon, Houston SaberCats Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz, and Seattle Seawolves Riekert Hattingh. Mike…

USA Rugby Release SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. – Head Coach Scott Bracken has named his match-day roster for the USA Men’s U20s’ first match of the World Rugby Trophy Qualifier Series against rival-Canada tonight. Kickoff is set for 8:10 PM ET on facebook.com/RugbyCanada. A total of 26 players will dress as part of the match-day roster, 15 starters, and 11 reserves, though only up to eight reserves will see playing time. 2018 Team USA Youth Olympians Inoke “Junior” Waqavesi and Lauina Falatea both earned starting positions at wing and center, respectively. The reserves feature three players not listed in the original…

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