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

March 15, 2016 Nate Ebner Tries To Make Eagles 7s for Olympics Photo: Nate Ebner, New England Patriots Doug Coil Nate Ebner want to attempt to earn a spot on the USA Men’s Eagles Sevens team for the Olympics in Rio in August, 2016. His contact that he has signed with the New England Patriots allows him time off to train at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California and then to return to the team upon the conclusion of the rugby in the Olympics. Nate played rugby at St. Edward High School in Ohio, for the USA U19…

March 2, 2016 USA Falcons Women’s & Men’s Squad For Vegas Doug Coil At the Las Vegas Invitational on March 3-6th the United States Falcons Men’s and Women’s rugby will play in the Elite brackets. Between both sides there are fourteen capped players. USA Rugby Women’s Falcons The Women’s Falcons are coached by USA Women’s Sevens Head Coach, Jules McCoy. Hunter Griendling, Ashley Perry, and Naya Tapper just were debutants at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Brazil. Irene Gardner  and Hunter Griendling will co-captain the side. There are five stops for the series this year, at the United…

February 16, 2016 USA Eagles to take on Maori All Blacks in Historic Weekend Doubleheader Rugby Doubleheader Weekend Planned For Chicago Modified USA Rugby Press Release: February 16, 2016 USA Rugby and TLA Worldwide are teaming up again to promote rugby in the Windy City. Rugby will return to Chicago for “The Rugby Weekend” Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th for two international matches. On Friday, November 4th the USA Rugby Eagles will play the Maori All-Blacks at Toyota Park. The following night, November 5th, the current defending World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks will play Ireland at Soldier…

February 16, 2016 USA Rugby Women’s Eagles Player Pool USA Rugby Press Release: February 16, 2016 “BOULDER, Colo. – The 2016 player pool for the Women’s Eagles, comprised of 49 athletes, has been announced. The Women’s National Team pathway has been revamped since Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014, where the national team finished sixth with two victories. The WNT Pathway has combined all the age-grade teams with the Women’s Eagles, allowing for enhanced collaboration and accelerated player development. This is reflected in the number of players in the Eagle pool that are still eligible for age-grade programs. “The new structure…

February 14, 2016 USA Men’s Junior All-Americans  Beat Canada In U20 Trophy Qualifier Doug Coil USA MJAA v Canada U20-Trophy Qualifier: Round Rock, Texas – Feb. 13, 2016 The USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans defeated Canada 19-18 at Dell Diamond Saturday, earning a place in this spring’s World Rugby U20 Trophy in Zimbabwe. Fly half Ben Cima cemented the win for the United States with a last-second penalty kick from beyond midfield. It was a dramatic victory and one to remember for interim Head Coach JD Stephenson in his first match leading the under-20 national team. He said, “[The…

February 12, 2016 U20 World Rugby Trophy Qualifier: USA – Canada Doug Coil The USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans take on Canada Saturday in a winner take all World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier at Dell Diamond following the Americas Rugby Championship match pitting the USA Men’s Eagles against Canada. The match will be streamed on USA Rugby TV. Hanco Germishuys will captain JD Stephenson’s AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans side. Last year, USA lost to Canada during a two-leg qualification series by scores of 24-23 and 45-6. Canada then advanced to the 2015 World Junior Trophy where they finished in…

February 5, 2016 USA Rugby MJAA Team For U20 Trophy Qualifier in Austin Logo: USA Rugby Junior All-American JD Stephenson has selected the USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-American squad consisting of 26 young athletes to take on Canada’s under-20s Saturday, Feb. 13, at Dell Diamond in Austin, Texas. The MJAAs will face Canada in the World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier which follows the Americas Rugby Championship match between the United States Men’s Eagles against Argentina. The kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. CT with a live stream available on USA Rugby TV. The winner of this match will represent…

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…

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