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World Rugby is the sanctioning organization for rugby. Rugby 15s, 10s and 7s are played. National Men’s and Women’s teams play in the Rugby World Cup, RWC Sevens, in the HSBC Sevens, & Women’s Sevens Series, and in competitions, like the Americas Rugby Championship, Americas Pacific Challenge, Rugby Americas North tournaments and U20 & U18 competitions.

The USA and Japan met at ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji on August 10 with the Brave Bloomoms gaining a 34-20 win for the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup Championship. Match Recap Japan had the first sustained attack. After nine phases the U.S. were penalized. The Brave Blossoms used that to attack from a 5-meter line and Michael Leitch mauled his way in-goal for a try. Yu Tamura then converted for an early 7-0 lead. Japan then extended the lead to 10-0 after a U.S. penalty for coming in from the side at the breakdown after a kick by Tamura. Japan…

Canada faces Tonga tonight in the final match for both teams in the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup. The match will take place at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji. Kickoff is set for Friday 3 pm local time, Thursday 8 pm PT, 11 pm ET. The match will be broadcast live on  tsn.ca, TSN Direct, and the TSN App. It will also be replayed on TSN2 on Friday, August 9 at It will also be replayed on TSN2 on Friday, Aug 9 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT and again at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT. In the U.S. the match will…

Japan and the USA remain unbeaten in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 which sets up a winner-takes-all meeting in Suva on August 10 at 12:30 am ET. The match may be viewed live on NBC Sports Gold in the United States. USA Head Coach Gary Gold made eight changes to the starting XV from last week’s 13-10 win over Samoa, resting some players, while providing others the opportunity to impress during the tournament finale. Mikey Sosene-Feagai will start at hooker in his first appearance with the Men’s Eagles since facing Uruguay in 2016. Nate Brakeley will start at…

The USA Men’s National Team XVs played their second match of the Pacific Nations Cup 2019 against No. 16 Samoa on Friday, Aug 2 coming away with a 13-10 win in Suva, Fiji. Last Saturday, the USA defeated Canada 47-19 in front of a sellout crowd in Colorado, and sit atop the tournament standings. Samoa opened their PNC with a 25-17 win over Tonga, their first over them in three years. Match RecapAfter a break by Martin Iosefo and a couple of phases, Samoa was penalized and AJ MacGinty slotted a penalty in the second mintue for a 3-0 lead.…

Canada faces Fiji at ANZ Stadium, Suva, Fiji on August 2. Kick-off is 5:15 pm local, 10:15 pm PT and 1:15am ET (Aug 3). Both teams are looking to rebound from opening round losses. Canada Head Coach Kinsley Jones indicated that “We were able to pull a lot out of that first test against USA. It didn’t go our way obviously, but it being the first time these guys have been put to the test out of camp—we’re focusing on the positives. We were able to find a lot out about each other and what we need to work on…

The USA Men’s National Team XVs will play their second match of the Pacific Nations Cup 2019 against No. 16 Samoa on Friday, Aug 2 at 10:30 PM ET on NBC Sports Gold in Suva, Fiji.  Last Saturday, the USA defeated Canada 47-19 in front of a sellout crowd in Colorado, and sit atop the tournament standings. Samoa opened their PNC with a 25-17 win over Tonga, their first over them in three years. Head Coach Gary Gold has made five changes in the starters and an additional four in the reserves from last week’s match against Canada. In the…

The USA Rugby Men’s National Team XVs beat rival-Canada 47-19 in their opening match of the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday, July 27 at a sold-out match at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. Following the match against Canada, the United States will face Samoa and Japan, while Canada plays Fiji and Tonga. Preceding the match between the USA and Canada, the Men’s Collegiate All-American XVs beat an All-Canadian University XVs 23-22. Match RecapThe USA capitalized on a clearance kick that was knocked on by Conor Trainor. After several phases and a Canadian penalty, Dylan Fawsitt scored a try from…

The USA Women’s Under-20s lost 24-7 in the team’s final match of Tri-Nations Cup 2019 against Canada on July 24 at Loughborough University. In the opening match, the USA lost 62-0 to England. The Series will conclude on Sunday, July 28 with England facing Canada. Canada opened the scoring with a try by Brogan Mior and another by Angie Olukunmi, with Shoshanah Seumanutafa adding a conversion to take a 12-0 lead. The USA answered back with an Allison Koenig try and a conversion by Angie Olukunmi to cut the lead to 12-7 at the break. Canada scored two half tries…

The USA Women’s Under-20s Head Coach Ricardo Ramirez has made four changes to the starting XV for the team’s final match of Tri-Nations Cup 2019 against Canada on July 24, Kickoff 12 PM ET, at Loughborough University. Kapoina Bailey in at No. 8, Mary Jane Pasioles in at scrumhalf, Karissa Postula in at center and Clara Lemal-Brown suiting up at wing. In the opening match, USA lost 62-0 to England. The Series will conclude on Sunday July 28 with England facing Canada. Squads Canada: 1 Idia Ihensekhien (Oakville Crusaders) 2 Claudia Fulton (Valley Bulldogs) 3 Hanna Nicholl (Toronto Nomads) 4…

England rolled to a ten try 62-0 victory over the USA U20 Women to open the Tri-Nations at Loughborough University. England led 22-0 at the break, scoring four tries by Phoebe Murray, Lucie Skuse, Carys Cox, and Cara Clarke, as well as one conversion. In the second half, the team added six tries by Akina Gondwe, Clarke, Detysha Harper, Cox, Ebony Jefferies, and Jess Cooksey. The USA will face Canada on Wednesday 24 July, while England will conclude the Series against Canada on Sunday 28 July. Squads England: 1. Akina Gondwe, Worcester Warriors Women/ University of Worcester 2. Bryony Field,…

USA Women’s Under-20s head coach Ricardo Ramirez selected his match-day roster to face England U20s in the opening game of the Tri-Nations Cup Saturday at 10 AM ET at Loughborough University. Following England, the USA U20s will face Canada in the final match of the annual international competition on July 24 with Canada facing England on July 28. Ramirez indicated that “After our scrimmage against Canada and England, the staff was able to see players step into the roles needed for their first match. Players have been pushing both themselves and each other which has allowed us to see the…

USA Rugby U20s Head Coach Ricardo Ramirez named his touring squad for the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup that will be held at Loughborough University in England July 20-28. The USA U20s will face England on July 20 and Canada on July 24. After the Canada vs England match on July 28, a winner of the round-robin tournament will be decided. A selection camp was held in June with the NSCRO All-Stars. Four U20s from last year’s Tri-Nations Cup moved to the Senior National Team including Tiana A’au, Emily Henrich and Olivia Ortiz in 15s and Lauren Thunen in 7s. USA…

The USA ended the Super Series 2019with a 53-14 loss to France at Torero Stadium in San Diego on Sunday. France capitalized on USA mistakes and dominated the second half. The Women’s Eagles scored twice in the second half when the outcome was decided. France scored first with a penalty by Trémoulière and pushed the lead to 6-0 with another. Madoussou Fall scored from close range with Trémoulière slotting the conversion, 13-0. France added a second try prior to the break as an Ashlee Byrge box kick was blocked by Emeline Gros and then gathered and run in for a…

The USA defeated No3 ranked Canada 20-18 in the Super Series 2019 at Chula Vista, California on July 10. It was the first time that USA women had defeated Canada since 2015, tying the overall record at 19 wins a piece. Canada struck first with a try by Olivia DeMerchant from a pick-and-go for a 7-0 lead after Sophie De Goede’s conversion. Alev Kelter slotted a conversion to cut the lead to 7-3 before DeMerchant crossed the line again to push the lead to 12-3. De Goede then added a penalty goal for an 15-3 lead. A strong run by…

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