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

Samu Manoa announced his retirement from international rugby. He debuted with the Eagles in 2010 against Georgia. After nearly a decade with the U.S. Men’s National Team, highlighted by 22 caps, a captaincy during the South Africa game at Rugby World Cup 2015, and a historic victory over then No. 6 Scotland last year, Manoa has chosen to support the Eagles in the upcoming World Cup as a proud alumnus. Samu is from Concord, California, but spent several years in Tonga and then Hawaii in his youth. He played rugby for San Francisco Golden Gate from 2003-2011, winning the Super…

USA Rugby Head Coach Rob Cain has named the squad for the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019 which will be held June 28 to July 14 in San Diego, CA, and broadcast LIVE on FloRugby.com. Tickets for Women’s Rugby Super Series featuring No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 England, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 France and No. 5 United States are available at usarugby.org/superseries2019. The USA squad consists of 28 players with another seven injury reserves. Up to nine new caps may be awarded. The squad includes five players from the USA Women’s Sevens Residency program including Ashlee Byrge, Eti…

The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles have named their preliminary 50-man training squad which includes 40 players who will assemble next week in preparation for the Pacific Nations Cup. The squad consists of a pool of players who will be considered for the final 31-man roster traveling to Japan in mid-September. The upcoming camp in Colorado and Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) will be factors for Head Coach Gary Gold and staff to make final selections. The squad includes three uncapped Major League Rugby players in Rugby United New York’s Ross Deacon, Houston SaberCats Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz, and Seattle Seawolves Riekert Hattingh. Mike…

USA Rugby Release SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. – Head Coach Scott Bracken has named his match-day roster for the USA Men’s U20s’ first match of the World Rugby Trophy Qualifier Series against rival-Canada tonight. Kickoff is set for 8:10 PM ET on facebook.com/RugbyCanada. A total of 26 players will dress as part of the match-day roster, 15 starters, and 11 reserves, though only up to eight reserves will see playing time. 2018 Team USA Youth Olympians Inoke “Junior” Waqavesi and Lauina Falatea both earned starting positions at wing and center, respectively. The reserves feature three players not listed in the original…

USA Rugby has named 28 players to its Under-20s Women’s Performance Squad in fifteens and another 15 to its Hawk-Eye Player group in sevens. Both programs are part of the USA Rugby high-performance pathway and are a vehicle for Senior team selection. USA Rugby General Manager for Women’s High-Performance Emilie Bydwell said: “Having a U20 Performance Squad allows the national team to better support our top tier developing age grade players and providing them with additional resources to maximize individual growth and team performance in the annual summer competition. The model that we are currently implementing has a large net…

USA Rugby Release by Calder Cahill USA Rugby and Major League Rugby (MLR) finalize a strategic agreement and sanctioning between union and men’s professional league. The agreement emphasizes cohesive working relationship to foster the success of professional rugby and high-level talent in the United States. Professional Advisory Board: Committee to streamline communications and action items, ensuring alignment and development of professional standards. HOUSTON, TX – USA Rugby and Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced a finalized strategic partnership centered around the shared goal of developing the game of rugby in the US. Having worked closely through the league’s first season…

Rugby Canada announced that Ray Barkwill has retired from playing rugby. The rugby world has been fortunate to witness the warrior that he was on the pitch. Ray Barkwill was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and began playing rugby at Westlane Secondary School along with Niagara Wasp RFC of Rugby Ontario’s Senior Men’s League. He went on to play for the Niagara Thunder while continuing his education at Brock University in Ontario. In 2007, he captained Brock University team to its first OUA Rugby Championship while being named OUA Finals MVP. After graduation from Brock University with a BSc. in…

USA Rugby Release – Calder Cahill Young joined USA Rugby as Interim CEO in April 2018 after the departure of his predecessor, Dan Payne. A unanimous vote from Board of Directors and support of USA Rugby Congress in the appointment. The decision comes after performance evaluation from a fully seated board and review of candidates assembled by the executive search process. LAFAYETTE, CO – After careful consideration, The USA Rugby Board of Directors voted to officially appoint Ross Young as permanent CEO of USA Rugby. Young has been operating in the role on an interim basis since the departure of…

USA Rugby Release GLENDALE, CO. – The Women’s Eagles 15s will face the famous Barbarians F.C. (Baa-Baas) on April 26 in a double header with the Major League Rugby (MLR) matchup between the Glendale Raptors and Rugby United New York at Infinity Park, USA Rugby announced today. Taking place in the heart of RugbyTown USA — also home of the Glendale Merlins of the Women’s Premier League and the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens — this will be the first time a Barbarians side has ever faced a USA Rugby national team. Originally founded in 1890 with a women’s team launched…

USA Rugby Release – Calder Cahill Canterbury becomes official kit supplier to USA Rugby, beginning April 2019 Returning as an outfitter, The United States National Teams last wore Canterbury in 2014 Each national team from senior squads to All-Americans will be outfitted, along with coaches and training staff.  HOUSTON, TX – During the annual National Development Summit (NDS) hosted by USA Rugby, the organization announced a renewed partnership with global rugby brand, Canterbury. Last worn by the United States National Teams in 2014, Canterbury returns as the official kit supplier to USA Rugby and will begin the partnership in…

USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA. – 38 athletes have been named to the new Women’s Eagles (15s) 2019 Performance Squad, USA Rugby announced today. The Performance Squad serves as the top tier of a new player pool structure, to be announced at the beginning of each year and remain equivalent in status across both the Women’s and Men’s Eagles (15s) sides. Both programs will include an Extended Squad within their player pool — which sits junior to the top tier — while the Women’s National Team will also have a third tier called the Watchlist. Players who sit in…

The USA Rugby Men’s National Team Sevens and fifteens team and the Women’s Sevens Team had eleven achievements over the weekend. Three of them include the USA Men’s Sevens team being ranked No. 1 in the world, the Women’s Sevens team No. 2, and the Men’s Eagles XVs team 12th in the world. USA Rugby is a non-profit organization that relies on grants, fundraising, and philanthropy to achieve their goals. The National organization receives funding from membership dues, along with additional individual contributions designated for specific programs. Grants are received from World Rugby for rugby 15s and from the USOC…

USA Rugby Release LAFAYETTE, CO. – USA Rugby has today announced its campaign plan to help the Women’s National Team 15s maximize potential at Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2021. Following a comprehensive review throughout 2018, Women’s High-Performance staff have identified and addressed key issues to put the program and its players in the best possible position to succeed. With the first step of hiring a full time Head Coach fulfilled when Rob Cain was appointed in May, the program acknowledged three additional important needs: a set annual structure which includes more competition windows and a clear outline of development,…

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabini CHULA VISTA, CA. – USA Rugby has announced the names of 24 athletes who will train full-time as part of the Women’s Eagles Sevens Residency Program at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, CA. Players will be available for selection for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 and PanAm Games 2019 with the potential to also compete in developmental Falcons tours. The roster includes 19 players who have made appearances on the Sevens Series circuit with five who still seek their national team debut. Of those five are Kasey McCravey, Kate…

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