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

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…

USA Rugby Men’s Head Coach Gary Gold selected his traveling roster for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England on July 4 at Twickenham and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium. Twenty-two of the thirty-player squad comes from Major League Rugby clubs, ten of which could earn their first test cap. AJ MacGinty will the squad as Captain for what will be the first time the USA side has assembled as a group since Rugby World Cup 2019. Since the World Cup, each athlete has been playing in a high-performance setting with quality competition. Coach Gold said: “It…

USA Men’s National Team will play two July internationals against England on July 4 at Twickenham in London and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium, in Dublin. Head Coach Gary Gold has selected a preliminary roster of 41 players for the July test matches before narrowing the team to 30 to travel. This will mark the first time the Eagles have assembled since Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Major League Rugby, whose season is in progress, will include 31 players or about 75% of the extended roster. All eleven of the U.S.-based MLR teams have players included on…

USA Rugby Release. LOS ANGELES, CA (May 12, 2021) – With the Tokyo Olympic Games quickly approaching, ‘Quest For Gold Sevens’ has confirmed international men’s and women’s teams to compete in an exhibition tournament at Dignity Health Sports Park, June 25-26. With a majority of the participating teams being regulars on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the exhibition sets a perfect stage for pre-Olympic trials ahead of the Tokyo Games. Similarly, following a challenging year for rugby and international competition, ‘Quest For Gold Sevens’ acts as an open opportunity for USA fans to watch and support the USA National…

US Rugby Foundation Release. The United States Rugby Foundation announced the US Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and special award recipients today. These awards celebrate those who have played a major role in the sport of rugby in the United States. The USRF hopes to honor these Hall of Fame inductees and special award recipients at a live US Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony later this year, subject to COVID-19 guidelines. Please stay tuned for updates and announcements. 2021 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ALATINI SAULALA From co-founder and player-coach of the San Mateo Rugby Club to the…

USA Rugby Release- Following an extensive two-month search and evaluation of applications, USA Rugby has appointed Men’s Eagle Alum, Dan Payne as General Manager of High Performance. Most recently seated as CEO of Rugby Americas and previously USA Rugby, Payne brings extensive understanding and bespoke experience to the dedicated role. Collaboratively with Director of Women’s High Performance, Emilie Bydwell, the General Manager position will lead and oversee all aspects of USA Rugby High Performance including the senior national teams, junior national team pathways and act as primary liaison to World Rugby, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Major…

USA Rugby Release By Aalina Tabani Head Coach Chris Brown has selected 15-players to attend a competitive training camp in Dubai for the first two weekends of April. At the event, the USA Women’s Sevens will face other senior national teams as part of their ongoing preparation for the Olympic Games Tokyo this July.  Alongside the USA, participating women’s teams include Brazil, Kenya, Canada, Japan, and France. The Emirates Invitational 7s will take place behind closed doors with no spectators in attendance. Tournament organizers have confirmed that a live stream will not be available and any updates will be shared…

USA Rugby Release USA Rugby High Performance Pathways has announced its coaching staff for Men’s U20 and U23 Junior National Teams. Both programs will be overseen by former Men’s XVs National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin who currently serves as the Director of Rugby for New York Athletic Club. The Under-20 program will be led by Eagle Alumnus Kyle Sumsion, also the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach for Army West Point. Sumsion is supported by Colton Cariaga who leads the USA Men’s U23 program in sevens. Central Washington University’s Todd Thornley will serve as Head Coach of the Men’s…

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