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

USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA. – 12 Women’s Falcons have been selected to participate in the developmental Hokkaido Governor’s Cup tournament taking place in Japan Sept 22-24 (based on Eastern time). The competition — which includes 12 sevens teams — will allow emerging USA women’s players to gain valuable playing time ahead of selections for the opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2019 at the senior level. Drawn in pool A, the USA will face teams from New Zealand, Diana, and the Cook Islands. Australia, rival-Canada, Ireland and Japan will also bring teams to the…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles November Schedule The U.S. Men’s Eagles, ranked 15th in the world, will face the 17th ranked Romania in Bucharest on November 17. It will be the first time in more than 2 years that the team has met the Oaks. Initially, the Eagles will open their November schedule in Chicago against the Maori All Blacks on November 3 as part of The Rugby Weekend triple-header. The Eagles will travel to Europe for their first Fall test with an opponent to be announced later, then face Romania and close out their tour with 2nd ranked Ireland on…

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USA Rugby Women’s Eagles USA Rugby announced the final November 2018 fixture for The U.S. Women’s National team. The Women’s Eagles will play England’s Red Roses on November 9 at Allianz Park in London. The match is part of the Quilter Internationals 2018 and will kick off at 2:45 PM ET and serve as the Women’s Eagles’ first road test of their Fall tour. The Women’s Eagles will open their November tests against New Zealand on November 3 in Chicago as part of The Rugby Weekend’s triple-header at Soldier Field. The Women Eagles will then travel to England to play…

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USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani CHULA VISTA, CA. – Dates and a location have been set for USA Rugby’s Girls and Boys High School All-American (HSAA) winter camps, hosted at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Assemblies will take place from Dec. 27-31 on the Girls side and Dec. 26-31 on the Boys side, with invitations for both sent this September. The girls camp will see U18 and U19 teams compete in intra-squad play, allowing all teams to face the best players in their age-group. The boys camp will have two U18 teams and one U19 team…

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USA Rugby & Richie Walker Richie Walker has been an outstanding head coach for the Women’s Eagles Sevens program since he took over as coach prior to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Both in Rio and at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament last month, the team performed well against the best teams in the world, losing to both New Zealand and Australia in close matches. Walker has been accessible as head coach and has continued to build a cohesive national team. His departure comes as a surprise.  This leaves the interim coach and any new coach with two…

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Collegiate All-Americans Camp Collegiate All-American Head Coach James Willocks has pared his squad to 30 athletes. They will continue to compete for 1st or 2nd team All-American honors at the 2018 Men’s Collegiate All-American Camp. Seven additional collegiate players will join camp from the Club 7s National Championships, as all athletes prepare for a full match against the Glendale Raptors on Friday, Aug. 17. The game is free to the public with kickoff set for 7 PM MT at Infinity Park. Following the game, USA Rugby will announce 1st Team All-Americans in a special presentation featured on Facebook.com/USARugby. Details and…

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USA Rugby 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Rugby Team USA Rugby has named the squad of 12 athletes and two non-traveling reserves for the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Rugby Team. The team will participate at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games, a rugby sevens event, in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October. The Games Opening ceremony will be on October 6 with pool play commencing on October 13 and medal play ending on October 15. Head Coach JD Stephenson and his staff evaluated the performances of an extended squad of 16 athletes after the Can-Am Futures Sevens tournament before naming…

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Men’s Collegiate All-American Camp USA Rugby Release. GLENDALE, CO. – USA Rugby is excited to reveal the names of 83 of the nation’s top student-athletes who have been chosen to participate in the upcoming Men’s Collegiate All-American (MCAA) Selection Camp. Taking place August 9-17 at Infinity Park — home of the Glendale Raptors of Major League Rugby — the first four days will include a mixture of training and trial games; after which 30 athletes will stay on to work directly with the Men’s Collegiate All-American staff. The camp will conclude with a match against the Glendale Raptors on August…

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USA Rugby Women’s Eagles The USA Rugby Women’s Eagles, the National Team15s, are in the midst of their Summer 2018 training camp. Sixty two players assembled for the camp that is being held July 30-August 3 at the Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, California. Impacting the camp was the Women’s Premier League All-Star match was held at the University of Denver Pioneer Field on July 30 with the East beating the West 33-24. New Head Coach Rob Cain is onboard with his first official assignment with the Women’s Eagles. Both he and the 62 athletes will spend five days training…

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USA Rugby & James Willocks USA Rugby (Release) has confirmed that Dartmouth Rugby’s James Willocks will serve as Head Coach of the Men’s Collegiate All-Americans; while former Eagle and current St. Bonaventure University’s Head Coach Tui Osborne and Life University’s Blake Bradford have been named Assistant Coaches. Given the Men’s Collegiate All-American Selection Camp is quickly approaching, the trio will immediately continue preparations to work with 100 of the nation’s top men’s student-athletes. The selection camp will run from August 9-17 at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors of Major League Rugby. “It is a tremendous honor to contribute…

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USA Rugby Women’s Hawk-Eye Camp USA Rugby Release – The first event of a newly introduced Women’s Hawk-Eye Training Program began this week in conjunction with the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 preparation camp. Allowing Women’s High-Performance staff to develop a pool of 10 ~U20 athletes, the event supports the Hawk-Eye program’s mission of expanding the senior women’s player pool and tracking athletes for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Held at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, athletes will spend the next several days training alongside the senior Women’s 7s players; after which both age-grade…

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Martha Daines & USA Rugby’s Girls HS All-Americans USA Rugby Release – Martha Daines has been appointed Director of USA Rugby’s Girls High School All-Americans and Talent Identification, the organization announced today. Bringing extensive coaching experience, including significant time spent in the Women’s National Team pathway, Daines will focus on building the Girls High School All-American (GHSAA) player pool and program in both 7s and 15s. Additionally, Daines will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of talent identification initiatives across all age-grades. As her first assignment, Daines will look ahead to the upcoming USA Futures Sevens Tournament held…

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USA Rugby Women’s Junior All-Americans & James English USA Rugby Release: James English — Rugby United New York’s newly-named General Manager — has been appointed as Head Coach of the Women’s Junior All-Americans (U20s), USA Rugby confirmed today. Having previously spent time with the union as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Collegiate All-Americans, English will hit the ground running at this week’s Women’s Junior All-Americans’ (WJAAs) training and selection camp for two international games taking place later this Summer. English began his first official assignment as Head Coach today, using the camp which will run until July 1 to…

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Women’s Collegiate All-American Sevens USA Rugby Release: Chula Vista, CA. – The Women’s Collegiate All-American Sevens have assembled for a three-day training camp beginning today at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Set to undergo a rigorous schedule of activities in preparation for the Women’s Academy Tournament later this week, 12 athletes who possess the characteristics to excel in the senior program will be challenged to adapt together in a high performance (HP) training environment. During camp, graduating student-athletes will be evaluated for 2018-19 Women’s Sevens contracts. Younger players will be scouted for future senior HP training…

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