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

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…

USA Rugby Release 40-players will assemble this Saturday for the USA Women’s XVs National Team’s spring Daily Training Environment. The camp will run until May 2 at the RugbyTown National Training Center in Glendale, CO.  While Rugby World Cup New Zealand was recently postponed until 2022, the DTE still serves as an invaluable opportunity for ongoing preparation. As the program continues to finalize its fixtures and training blocks for the rest of 2021, time in Glendale is every bit as important to ensure coaches and players are ready when competition resumes.  Head Coach Rob Cain said:  “The players have worked…

USA Rugby Release As a culmination of the 2020 residency, USA Men’s Sevens training groups have announced lineups for an intrasquad scrimmage called the Golden Eagles Showdown Series. Scrimmages take place December 4-5 and 11-12, KO at 12 PM and 3 PM PT daily, with a FREE live stream on USA Rugby’s Facebook Page. The USA Women’s Sevens will play a similar Stars vs Stripes exhibition game on December 4, KO 12:30 PM PT, as a conclusion to their residency. Men’s team names were selected as the Rampaging Ridgebacks vs the Schnuggle of Schnauzers, originating from fan suggestions that poured…

USA Rugby Release As 2020 residency training comes to an end, the USA Women’s Sevens have announced lineups for an end of year scrimmage happening December 4 at 12:30 PM PT. The intrasquad game will be streamed LIVE and for FREE on USA Rugby’s Facebook. Teams are named Stars vs Stripes. The exhibition takes place within the team’s training ‘bubble’ which was established when the program re-assembled in mid-August. As such, fans will not be permitted to attend in-person at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista. Coverage will be part of the Golden Eagles Showdown Series which features…

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabini, Photo Travis Pryor The USA Women’s National Team XVs competed for the first time since November. In the Stars vs Stripes matchup, young players were on show as the USA Stripes walked away with a convincing 34-12 victory. Flanker Bitsy Cairns was named Player of the Match, presented by Thorne, as a result of her powerful runs and physical play that made a clear impact through all 80-minutes of play. “It was great to watch them play again, they’ve been working very hard on their playing philosophy,” said Head Coach Rob Cain. “We saw…

USA Rugby Release: AALINA TABANI • NOVEMBER 11, 2020 Photo: Travis Pryor Head Coach Rob Cain has announced a 49-player roster for the Women’s National Team XVs’ scrimmage series to happen November 18 and 21, KO 2 PM MT, at the Rugby Town National Training Center. The roster is split into two teams — USA Stars and USA Stripes — which feature athletes from the recently held daily training environment and mini camps, as well as the USA Sevens Residency Program. On match-days, teams will be led by Coach Cain and Assistant Coaches Kate Daley & Jamie Burke. Both games will be used to…

Rugby Canada & Rugby Ontario Release Whitby, ON – Rugby Ontario, in partnership with Rugby Canada, are pleased to announce the expansion of the Rugby Canada Development Academy (RCDA) for the 2020-2021 program. Starting this year, the RCDA will operate in three regional centres to provided targeted athletes with access to strength and conditioning and technical/tactical training. These three regional centres will operate out of the University of Guelph (West), the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – Scarborough (Central), CAN AM Strength & Conditioning (East) and provide athletes weekly touch points with provincial and national team coaches. The Rugby Canada Development Academy is a joint partnership between Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario, and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. The goal of…

Rugby Canada Release English, French Rugby Canada is pleased to confirm coaching appointments for two former Canadian international players, Dr. Maria Gallo and Phil Mack. Dr. Maria Gallo was capped 55 times for Canada over an 11-year international XV’s playing career. She played in 2002, 2006, and 2010 RWC’s, as well as captaining the Canadian team at the 2009 RWC Sevens. She was elected to the Rugby Canada Hall of Fame in 2018 in the player category, and since the conclusion of her playing career has served as an assistant coach with the National Women’s XV team and the head…

USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani The USA Women’s National Team XVs has named rosters for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE) and two 8-day mini-camps to be held through November in Glendale, CO. Both assemblies will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles in XVs. Players for the DTE will assemble this Saturday, Sept 19, and remain in Colorado until mid-November. Those unable to attend the DTE due to work commitments will engage in the 8-day mini-camps happening at various points through October. The DTE and each mini-camp will focus…

USA Women’s National Team XVs players Gabby Cantorna, Kate Zackary, and Jennine Duncan have signed one-year contracts with the Exeter Chiefs’ new professional women’s team. They will depart for England in the coming weeks as soon as their visas are approved. “The signings mark an important milestone for the Women’s XVs program as a whole, as the growing talent within the United States has led to an increased demand for American women within the global professional game.” “Cantorna, Duncan, and Zackary join the ranks of just four other players who have competed for overseas professional teams in the last Rugby…

Rugby Canada Release August 28, 2020 (Langford, BC) – Rugby Canada announced the launch of revised men’s talent identification programs in both Canada and the UK/Ireland targeting potential players for national age-grade and senior teams. Originating in late 2019, both programs share the common goal of identifying elite Canadian eligible players to enter performance pathways and contribute to the growth and development of Canada’s National men’s rugby teams. Domestically, the National Talent ID Program will be led by former Canadian International, Adam Kleeberger. Kleeberger will lead a team of 50+ scouts, nominated by Provincial Unions, across Canada searching for elite…

Captain’s Knock is delighted to support XV Foundation’s virtual gala, Building the Champion Mindset, on Friday, September 18 at 8:30 pm ET. Exactly one year to the Women’s Rugby World Cup in NZ, the XV Foundation created by current Eagles, Alycia Washington & Kristine Sommer will be holding a virtual gala to raise vital funds for their pursuit of a World Title. The Women’s USA XV is largely self-funded so please be a supporter and ally of women’s rugby in America by joining the event on Sept 18th. Hosted by World Rugby Hall of Famer, Phaidra Knight, you will learn what it takes to…

USA RUGBY Release GLENDALE, CO. – USA Rugby today announced it has opened the nomination process to accept applications for Independent Director seats on its Board of Directors, to be seated upon election. Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body of the sport of Rugby in the United States. It is charged with developing and maintaining high levels of quality for USA youth, collegiate, amateur, professional, and Olympic rugby programs. USA Rugby is a full-sport member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, along with World Rugby. The Nominating Committee is conducting an open-ended search and…

USA Rugby Release GLENDALE, CO – Following a call for nominations to all qualified USA Eagles and Alumni, 10 current and former International Athletes (IA) were elected to their respective Council within USA Rugby. Seated members on the Council consist of two sevens and two XVs representatives, along with three at-large Men’s and three at-large Women’s representatives. Ranging from current players to 30-year veterans, these elected individuals construct a reformed representation of International Athletes at the governance level of USA Rugby. Additionally, Shalom Suniula and Irene Gardner were elected as two of four seated IA on the USA Rugby Board…

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