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

January 21, 2016 Wil Snape & Brandon Sparks Named  USA Rugby Women’s All-American Head Coaches Photo: Atatus – Wil Snape & Brandon Sparks View Brandon Sparks by DJCoil Rugby after the article. USA Rugby: Jan. 19, 2016 – “Wil Snape and Brandon Sparks were hired as AIG Women’s Junior All-American Head Coach and AIG Women’s Collegiate All-American Sevens Head Coach, respectively. The two led their teams to undefeated tours in 2015 with ‘interim’ tags as the age-grade programs helped begin the post-Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 cycle, and applied for the permanent positions as they opened in the fall. Snape…

January 19, 2016 Chris Wyles Retires From USA Rugby Eagles XV Photo: Chris Wyles Doug Coil USA Rugby announced yesterday that Chris Wyles has retired from international XVs duty with the Men’s Eagles and will focus on his contract with Saracens RFC in England. He also plans on joining the USA Eagles Sevens in Chula Vista, California at the Olympic Training Center, after the Saracens end their season. Last year he did the same thing, helping the Eagles Sevens to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games at the NACRA Sevens. This year he wants to become an Olympian.…

January 17, 2016 USA Rugby Falcons Finish 5th at Viña del Mar Sevens, Chile Photo: USA Falcons at previous week’s American Sevens Doug Coil The USA Rugby Falcons finished fourth in the American Sevens at Mar del Plata, Argentina on Jan. 9-10, 2016 and play in the Viña del Mar Sevens, Chile on January 16-17, 2016. Essential to the USA Rugby Eagles Sevens team’s development is creating an expanding pool of players that can challenge for a position and step into the Eagles Sevens, as needed. The Falcons have an opportunity to learn from last week and are in a…

January 14, 2016 USA Rugby Junior All-American Camp Logo: USA Rugby All-Americans The USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans Camp for the upcoming World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier against Canada begins Friday, Jan. 15, at Lindenwood University. Interim Head Coach JD Stephenson and Lindenwood Rugby’s Director of Rugby and his staff will conduct the camp in preparation for the February 13 match with Canada’s U20 side. The winner of the one-off playoff will represent North America in the U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe. A Camp was held last month and invitations were sent out for this vamp based on performance. Some…

January 11, 2016 USA Rugby Falcons 4th at American Sevens, Mar del Plata, Argentina American Sevens -Mar del Plata, Argentina Jan. 9-10, 2016 Doug Coil Essential to the USA Rugby Eagles Sevens team’s development is creating an expanding pool of players that can challenge for a position and step into the Eagles Sevens, as needed. This is the group that played in the American Sevens, Mar del Plata, Argentina on Jan. 9-10, 2016 and will play in the Viña del Mar Sevens, Chile on January 16-17, 2016. The USA Falcons spent only a few days together prior to leaving on…

January 6, 2016 USA Falcons Travel To Mar del Plata & Viña del Mar Sevens Doug Coil Modified from USA Rugby Chad Wise article Jan. 6, 2016 The USA Falcons development, comprised of Men’s Eagles Sevens pool players, will play in international sevens tournaments in Mar del Plata, Argentina Jan. 9-10 and Viña del Mar, Chile Jan. 16-17. Andrew Locke, who is part of the U.S. Army’s World-Class Athlete Program, will coach the team on this South American tour. At the end of August, he coached both the Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams at the Elite City Sevens.…

January 4, 2016 USA Rugby Hires Former All Black Coach John Mitchell As Men’s Eagles Head Coach . USA Rugby Press Release: Nick Sero Jan 4, 2016 Boulder, Colo. – USA Rugby has announced the hiring of John Mitchell as Head Coach of the Men’s Eagles. Mitchell has been signed to a four-year contract, effective immediately. Born in Hawera, New Zealand, Mitchell appeared in six matches with the All Blacks, captaining the team on three occasions. Mitchell also played in 134 matches as a member of Waikato on the North Island of New Zealand. Mitchell’s storied career with Waikato consisted of…

December 29, 2015 Eagles 7s Development To Mar del Plata, Argentina & Viña del Mar, Chile Doug Coil Essential to the USA Rugby Eagles Sevens team’s development is creating an expanding pool of players that can challenge for a position and step into the Eagles Sevens, as needed. This is the group that will be playing in the Mar del Plata Sevens, Argentina on Jan. 9-10, 2016 and the Viña del Mar Sevens, Chile on January 16-17, 2016. In the Mar del Plata Sevens Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA will participate. In the Viña del…

December 23, 2015 Women’s Rugby National All-Star Competition  Logo: USA Rugby Doug Coil Modified from USA Rugby Release: Chad Wise, Dec. 21, 2016 The Women’s National All-Star Competition is being held December 28th through January 3rd at Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida. This is the third year of this competition and the largest with 215 athletes in the Women’s Rugby National Team Pathway. “This will be the best gathering of domestic women’s rugby players ever,” Women’s Eagles Head Coach Pete Steinberg said. “We have spent the last year focused on player identification and almost all the players have been seen at…

October 14, 2015 ARPTC And USA Rugby Player Pathway Development Doug Coil ARPTC Press Announcement: American Rugby Pro Training Center Launches Additional Full-Time Residency Offerings Focused on Accelerated USA Rugby Player Pathway Development and NASC Preparation “LITTLE ROCK, Ark., American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC) announced today the opening of additional rugby development programs tailored to prepare athletes for the USA Rugby National All-Star Competitions (NASCs) in December 2015 and January 2016. ARPTC is the only USA Rugby Sanctioned National Development Academy with a women’s full-time residency program. The additional development opportunities will be available as six and eight week specialized…

September 16, 2015 Jules McCoy Takes The Reigns As USA Women’s Rugby 7s Head Coach Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby Press Release written by Chad Wise, September 16, 2015. History repeats itself as Jules McCoy returns as Head Coach of the USA Women’s Eagles 7s, a position she held from from 2006 to 2009. During that time she won the USA Sevens 3 times, as well as the Hong Kong and Dubai 7s. In 2009, the USA finished 4th in the World Rugby 7s Series. Alex Magleby, USA Rugby Director of Performance, acknowledged that “Coach…

September 15, 2015 Ric Suggitt’s Time As USA Rugby Women’s 7s Coach Ends Doug Coil According to a press release yesterday by USA Rugby, Ric Suggitt is no longer the Head Coach of the USA Women’s 7s. His contract was to end at the end of December, but it was felt that a new coach needed to be in place prior to the World Rugby 7s Series began. Ric became Head Coach of the team in January, 2010. This past year his team finished 5th in the World Rugby 7s Series, qualified for the Olympics by winning the NACRA 7s…

September 7, 2015 Eagles Gain Confidence in Loss to Australia Photo: Getty Images Doug Coil The USA Rugby Eagles gathered at Solider Field in Chicago for an historic match against the Australia Wallabies. This was the last match for both and allowed both teams to work on a particular aspect of a game plan in preparation for the Rugby World Cup. The Eagles provided playing time for Blaine Scully at Fullback. Chris Wyles, who normally plays Fullback, played Wing in obtaining his 50th cap in an international test match. This change provides some insurance entering the Rugby World Cup. Australia…

September 6, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles and Australia Wallabies Post Match Press Conferences Doug Coil USA Rugby Eagles Post Australia Wallabies Press Conference with Mike Tolkin, Head Coach and Chris Wyles, Captain. Soldier Field, Chicago, IL., September 5, 2015. Australia Wallabies Post USA Rugby Eagles Press Conference with Michael Cheika, Head Coach and James Slipper, Captain, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL., September 5, 2015.  http://djcoilrugby.com/

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