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

August 29, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Squad Named For Harlequins Match Doug Coil The Eagles are now two matches away from leaving for the Rugby World Cup. The Eagles play against the Harlequins Sunday, one of Aviva Premiership Rugby teams at PPL Park in Chester, PA, and they will then play against the Wallabies,  Australia’s National team, on September 5th at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Eagles 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup will be announced on September 1st. For the Eagles-Harlequins match there will be an extended bench, as this is not considered a test match or…

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August 29, 2015 Harlequins Squad against USA Rugby Eagles Doug Coil The match between the USA Rugby Eagles and the Harlequins, a Aviva Premiership professional team, will kick off tomorrow, August 30th at PPL Park, Chester, PA. The excitement for this match has been building for some time. The USA Rugby Eagles have this last match as a tune up prior to submitting their 31 man roster for the Rugby World Cup. For the Harlequins, this is their first pre-season match. Under these conditions, the match will be played with an expanded roster, over the traditional 23 man one. The…

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August 24, 2015 Harlequins Support Philadelphia Rugby Doug Coil The Harlequins, are one of twelve members of Aviva Premiership Rugby, the English Professional League. They also play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Their visit to the United States is significant, as it is the first time the USA Eagles will be playing one of the Premiership teams. The Harlequins are setting the stage in helping the Eagles prepare for the Rugby World Cup, as well as, prepare for their own season. The August 30th match should be exciting. Kick off is at 3pm at PPL Park, Chester, PA. It…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 More Info On The Eagles-Wallabies Match By Doug Coil The USA Rugby Eagles, currently ranked 16th in the world,  play the Australia Wallabies, ranked 3rd,  September 5th at 6:30pm CT. This is the first match v Australia in almost 40 years. The Eagles finished 5th in the recent Pacific Nations Cup and have three more test matches prior to leaving for the Rugby World Cup. On August 22nd they play Canada in Ottawa (4pm ET), the Harlequins August 30th at PPL Park, Chester, PA (3pm ET, Streamed ESPN3) and finally, Australia in Chicago September 5th. The…

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USA Rugby Eagles 7s Men & Women Look Toward Winning NACRA 7s & Qualifying for the Olympics Doug Coil June 9, 2015 The North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Sevens rugby tournament will be held this weekend, June 13-14th, at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC. The tournament serves as North American Regional Olympic Qualifier, one of 6 Regional qualifiers for teams that did not finish in the top 4 standings after the World Rugby Sevens Men’s- HSBC series or the Women’s series. At the end of the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Men’s top 4 teams were Fiji,…

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Q & A with Phaidra Knight By Doug Coil & Bryan Cornelis Feb 28, 2015 RTS: What drives you to excel and make the tremendous sacrifices that you do? PK: Purpose and positivity are what drive me to excel. Many things fall under those umbrellas – my immediate family, my friends, the younger generation that, collectively, have not quite realized the power of hard, persistent work. I sacrifice because that’s naturally what happiness is to me. I believe it’s what we are all meant to do – to give of ourselves for the greater good. RTS: What has contributed to…

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Phaidra Knight, The Journey and Return of a USA Women’s Rugby Eagle By Doug Coil & Bryan Cornelis, Rugby Journalists, Real-time Sports Feb 2, 2015 Phaidra has been described as a Renaissance woman. She is a professional athlete, scholar, lawyer, coach, mentor, television analyst and commentator, businesswoman, philanthropist, advocate, leader and motivational speaker. She is engaging and her spirit is inspiring. Some describe her as intimidating, while once you talk with her this quickly dissipates and mutual respect is established. She is an articulate speaker, as well as a rugby advocate, who gives back to the community through volunteer work…

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USA Falcons – Plate Winners at Viña del Mar Sevens, Chile January 18, 2015 Doug Coil, Journalist, Real-time Sports The USA Falcons gained valuable experience at the Viña del Mar Sevens in Chile this weekend. The Falcons won the Plate Final 29-0 vs. Canada and finished with a 4-2 record. The tournament had two main brackets. One Pool served as the CONSUR Hong Kong Qualifier Bracket, while the other was an International one. In the Hong Kong Bracket, Uruguay and Brazil finished the Pool first and second, respectively, and both qualified for the World Rugby Sevens, Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.…

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