Browsing: USA/Canada National

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

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/

September 4, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles Play Australia Wallabies: Squads Doug Coil Today is the calm before the storm as the Captain’s run and press conferences are over and the players can concentrate on the task at hand. Tomorrow is the big event. The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles play the Australia Wallabies at 6:30pm CT at Solider Field in Chicago. The match will be on national television on NBC Sports Network. The Eagles enter the match ranked 16th in the World, while the Wallabies are 2nd. This is the last match before both teams travel to England for the Rugby…

August 31, 2015 USA Rugby Eagles and Harlequins Post Match Press Conferences Doug Coil The match between the USA Rugby Eagles and Harlequins was an exciting one. It helped to prepare the Eagles for the Rugby World Cup and the Harlequins for the beginning of their season. This venue also served to announce an agreement between the Harlequins and USA Rugby to help to grow the game. This press release was published yesterday, and may be viewed by clicking on agreement above. Spectators often don’t see what occurs after a match at press conferences. Both the Eagles and Harlequins press…

August 31, 2015 USA Women’s Rugby 7s Tour To Alaska Doug Coil The USA Women’s Rugby 7s National Team is soon traveling to Anchorage, Alaska and will visit Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds September 5th.  The trip is designed to promote rugby in the schools and will be funded by Alaska Rugby. Over the course of a week, the team will visit over 25 schools in an effort to grow the sport. A youth camp and a demo match by the team will also be held. Alaska Rugby takes pride in having two members of the team from Alaska. Lorrie Clifford…

August 30, 2015 Eagles Narrowly Lose To Harlequins Doug Coil Brief recap of Eagles – Harlequins match It was only a minute into the match when the Harlequins did not release a tackler. This resulted in an AJ MacGinty penalty kick inside 22 meters for a 3-0 lead. He slotted another penalty kick from 50 meters to increase the lead to 6-0 after 4 minutes. Five minutes later, AJ MacGinty  executed a pop kick and immediately tackled his opposite number, Nick Evans. Held after the tackle, he now had another penalty kick 35 meters out. His kick was wide, as…

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…

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…

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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