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

USA Rugby Release Head coach Gary Gold has selected 31-players for the opening stage of Rugby World Cup qualification against rivals Canada. The first match takes place on Sept 4 (KO 3 PM NT) in St. John’s, NL with the second on Sept 11 (KO 7 PM MT) at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. Broadcast info will be confirmed closer to date. Tickets for the Glendale match are available at http://www.usa.rugby/tickets. A total of 24 players will return from the Eagles’ July tests against England (L 29-43) and Ireland (L 10-71) with Flyhalf AJ MacGinty returning as Captain. MacGinty recently…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani, Photo: Mike Lee / KLC Fotos TOKYO, JPN. (August 5, 2021). – Following the conclusion of rugby competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Chris Brown has decided to leave his position as Head Coach of the USA Women’s 7s National Team to pursue new professional opportunities. Along with Brown, USA Women’s Head of Physical Performance and Assistant Coach Matt Long has also decided to move on so he can be closer to his family in New Zealand. Coach Brown said: “I will always support this team and be cheering on each individual. I want to…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby to host New Zealand All Blacks in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 23 at FedEx Field Men’s Eagles to host New Zealand All Blacks for first time since 2014 in marquee matchup at FedEx Field in Washington DC.The match marks only the third visit for the world-renowned All Blacks on US soil in the last seven years.The tier one fixture rounds out Men’s Eagles fall schedule, paired with Rugby World Cup qualifiers in Glendale, CO. WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2021) – The USA Men’s National Team XVs will host the most successful rugby team in the sport’s history,…

USA Rugby Release Head Coach Rob Cain and staff have selected rosters for the upcoming Stars vs Stripes match presented by DAC. Following a 60-minute pre-scrimmage on Tuesday, Cain evaluated player roles for the intra-squad match with a few adjustments and settled on rosters for the Saturday, July 10 curtain call. Kate Zackary will captain the Stars side while Emily Henrich will captain the opposing Stripes squad. With a handful of uncapped players slated to play, the full 80-minute competitive setting will stage a positive opportunity for development towards Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand. The match is closed…

Rugby Canada Head coach Kingsley Jones has named his side to face England this Saturday, July 10th at Twickenham Stadium in London. Kick off at 10 am ET / 7 am PT.   Lucas Rumball (Toronto Arrows) continues as captain with Ben LeSage (Toronto Arrows) the vice-captain.  There are two changes in the squad which faced Wales in Cardiff.  In the forwards, Reegan O’Gorman (Austin Gilgronis) moves from the back row to start at lock in place of the injured Josh Larsen (New England Freejacks) with Cory Thomas (LA Giltinis) at flanker. Lachlan Kratz (NOLA Gold) makes his test debut at…

Head coach Gary Gold has made four changes to the starting XV with three new reserves as the USA Men’s XVs National Team faces Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, KO 2:15 PM ET, on florugby.com. Bryce Campbell will be the captain and the team enters the match against Ireland after an impressive performance against England on July 4 at Twickenham. The USA was rusty in the first half but came back in the second half outscoring England 26-17 for a final score of 43-29. Roster Changes Joe Taufete’e starts at hooker (previously on the bench vs England)…

USA RUGBY Release by AALINA TABANI – Photo Neil Kennedy Nearly two years since last taking the pitch, the USA Men’s XVs National Team met No. 3 world-ranked England in their home at Twickenham. After a disappointing first half where the English dominated at nearly every outset, the United States came back with an incredible energy to win the second half at 26-17, despite losing the match at 43-29. It stands, without question, that the second half performance against England is a testament to the growth of Major League Rugby. Where years ago the USA men would struggle to keep…

Wales vs Canada Rugby Canada Release Head coach Kingsley Jones has named his side to face Wales this Saturday, July 3rd at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.  Kick off at 10am ET / 7am PT. Lucas Rumball (Toronto Arrows) will captain the side and Ben LeSage (Toronto Arrows) has been named vice-captain.  Canada will field a young team against Wales that includes 7 uncapped players.  It will be a test match debut for Ross Braude, Quinn Ngawati, Cooper Coats, Tyler Rowland, Michael Smith, Donald Carson, and Siaki Vikilani. The squad assembled earlier this week in a training bubble in Bristol, England…

Head coach Gary Gold named his match-day 23 to face No. 3 world-ranked England on Sunday at Twickenham, KO 9 AM ET, which will be streamed live in the U.S. on florugby.com.  This is the first time the Eagles have assembled for a match since Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which was also the last time they played England in the opening match of group play. Gold has selected a squad comprised predominately of Major League Rugby talent with 351 cumulative test caps on the roster. Flanker Riekert Hattingh (Seawolves), flyhalf Luke Carty (Giltinis), and wing Mika Kruse (Warriors)…

USA Rugby Release USA Women’s XVs National Team looks to close the summer daily training environment on July 10 with a Stars vs Stripes intra-squad match presented by DAC. The match is will take place at Infinity Park, is closed to fan attendance, and will be streamed LIVE on USA Rugby Facebook at 5:30 pm MDT. The Women’s Eagles will depart their second extended training assembly of 2021 and look ahead to a fall test match series to be scheduled. GLENDALE, CO (June 30, 2021) – The USA Women’s XVs National Team are halfway through their second daily training…

USA Rugby Release Coach Gary Gold has confirmed changes for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England (July 4, KO 9 AM ET) and Ireland (July 10, KO 2 PM ET). Both matches will be streamed LIVE on florugby.com in the USA. STREAM USA VS ENGLAND » STREAM USA VS IRELAND » With AJ MacGinty out, Bryce Campbell has been named Captain. Campbell first debuted in 2016 against Romania and has since made 32 test appearances for the United States. Most recently, the center played in Rugby World Cup 2019, scoring the Eagles lone try against England in…

USA Rugby Release (LAS VEGAS, NV) – World-class international rugby will make its debut at the iconic Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in October 2021 with the announcement today of the inaugural Las Vegas Rugby Cup. The USA Men’s National Rugby team, the Eagles, will host Ireland in a landmark rugby event on Saturday, October 30, 2021. The event is expected to occur annually with Las Vegas as the host city. “It’s thrilling to host an international rugby event of this caliber in Las Vegas, and we can’t wait to welcome the teams and their fans to the Sports Capital…

USA Rugby Release Head coach Rob Cain has selected 43 players for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s summer Daily Training Environment (DTE). Taking place June 17 to July 11 at the Rugby Town National Training Center in Glendale, CO, this will be the second extended residency for the Eagles this year. Gabby Cantorna, Joanne Kitlinski, Rachel Johnson, and Kate Zackary will all return for the DTE having spent the earlier part of the year overseas with the Exeter Chiefs. Coach Cain said:  “We are in a very exciting and very different place from when we started this journey. Huge…

USA Rugby Release & Photo USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has named Joel Bonnaud as Head Coach of the Women’s Under-20s and Katie Dowty as Head Coach of the Under-23s in XVs. Bonnaud and Dowty will be supported by Assistant Coaches Farrah Douglas (U20) and Ricardo Ramirez (U23). All four coaches have been embedded in the community game for years, having each served the junior national team pathway as a player, scout or coach at various points. Martha Daines, Manager of Women’s High Performance Pathways said: “The experience these coaches bring to their roles will help them provide the opportunities…

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