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

April 30, 2016 USA Men’s Eagles Series Against Russia and Italy USA Rugby Press Release: April 29, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The USA Men’s Eagles rugby union national team’s Summer Series matches against Italy and Russia in northern California this June will be broadcast exclusively live to viewers in the United States on TheRugbyChannel.tv, the groundbreaking, over-the-top video platform created by Rugby International Marketing. TheRugbyChannel.tv was launched in early April with live broadcasts of matches from the Guinness PRO12 competition, the World Rugby U20 Trophy and the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, along with highlight shows and classic matches…

April 14, 2016 Salt Lake City To Host Women’s Rugby Super Series Doug Coil USA Rugby, along with Rugby Utah and the Utah Sports Commission, will host the second year of the Women’s Rugby Super Series. The Series features the USA Women’s Eagles, Canada, England and France in Salt Lake City. The four international teams will train at University of Utah prior to the matches being held on July 1, 5, and 9 and played on the at the Regional Athletic Complex. USA Rugby Director of Operations Jennifer Gray said, “we are excited to bring international rugby back to Salt…

April 8, 2016 AIG Men’s Junior All-American Travel Squad Selected For World Rugby U20 Trophy Photo: Travis Prior (USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-American at Qualification Match v Canada) Doug Coil AIG Men’s Junior All-American Head Coach JD Stephenson travel quad for the World Rugby U20 Trophy has been selected. Twenty six athletes will travel to Harare, Zimbabwe for the April 19 to May 1, 2016 to vie for the Trophy. The Junior All-Americans will join hosts Zimbabwe, Fiji, Hong Kong, Namibia, Spain, Uruguay and Samoa in this event JD Stephenson enters the Trophy competition with the interim head coach of the MJAA designation…

April 7, 2016 USA Women’s Rugby World Cup 1991 Champions Reunite at Atlanta 7s Photo: Ann Barford – USA Women’s Eagles Rugby 1991 Rugby World Cup Championship team, in Cardiff, Wales Doug Coil The initial Women’s Rugby World Cup was held in Wales April 6-14, 1991 when 12 teams vied for the title. The Final held in Cardiff and featured England and the United States. The teams that failed to qualify for the semi-finals took part in a Plate tournament between April 11-13. The winners of each of the four Pools met in the Cup Semi-finals, while the other eight…

April 1, 2016 First Eagles Elite Training Squad Named Photo: Travis Prior USA Rugby Press Release: Chad Wise, April 1, 2016 LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The first Eagles Elite Training Squad (EETS), incorporating more than 50 capped and non-capped U.S.-eligible athletes, has been announced. Following the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition in which first-time Men’s Eagles Head Coach John Mitchell capped 24 new players in five matches, the coaching staff and high performance staff convened to enhance the program’s approach to elite athlete development. “Congratulations to these athletes, selected to the first Eagles Elite Training Squad,” said USA Rugby Director of…

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.…

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