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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.

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabani AUSTIN, TX. – The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil. After receiving a red card during the USA’s previous match against Argentina XV, center Paul Lasike’s appeal to the judicial decision was upheld, reducing his original suspension from four weeks to one week. Lasike fulfilled the suspension when he sat out from playing with his professional club (Harlequins) during the ARC 2019 bye week. The athlete will now be available for selection to the…

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The USA Rugby Men’s National Team faced two-time runners-up Argentina XV in the second round of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 on Saturday, Feb 9 in Argentina. Match Recap AJ MacGinty kicked to open the match and Felipe Ezcurra executed a box kick that was tapped back into Argentinan hands. The ball went wide left with Julian Dominguez racing down touch and offloading to Santiago Carreras for a try. Martin Elias slotted the conversion to a 7-0 lead. Argentina XV attacked from a lineout after a penalty, taking the ball inside and Lucas Favre finished the attack with a try…

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The USA Rugby Men’s National Team will face two-time runners-up Argentina XV in the second round of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 this Saturday, Feb 9 at 3 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby. Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold has made no changes from the previous week’s roster, who beat Chile 71-8. The team has a cumulative total of 365 test caps with 13 of the 23 players having played in last year’s first ever 17-10 win over Argentina XV. Against Chile, nine USA players scored tries with AJ MacGinty scoring three tries and five conversions for 25 points and earning…

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The 2019 Americas Rugby Championship began on Saturday, February 2 with the USA beating Chile 71-8 at Estadio Santiago Bueras. The match against Chile was broadcast  LIVE on FloRugby. As reigning two-time Champions, the Eagles have secured their first win in 2019 as they chase their third consecutive title in the opening of a Rugby World Cup year. Match Recap AJ MacGinty kicked off to begin the match and Hanco Germishuys stripped a Chilean player of the ball. After a lineout after a penalty, the Eagles mauled over the line with Joe Taufete’e grounding the ball for the record-tying 14th…

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The 2019 Americas Rugby Championship begins on Saturday, February 2 with Chile hosting the USA Men’s Eagles at Estadio Santiago Bueras. The match against Chile will be broadcast live at 1 pm ET LIVE on FloRugby. As reigning two-time Champions, the Eagles will begin the chase to secure their third consecutive title in the opening of a Rugby World Cup year. Backs for the USA include Marcel Brache with 12 caps at wing. he takes the place of Blaine Scully, who is out due to injury. Gannon Moore, who recently earned his first cap in the team’s historic first ever…

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Premiership Rugby Release THIRTY COACHES from 23 American states have won Premiership Rugby Scholarships and will visit England for a once in a lifetime opportunity this March. Emerging from more than 200 applications the lucky 30 will now spend a week in England as part of a multi-year initiative between USA Rugby and Premiership Rugby. This unique programme will support the development of the game in the US by empowering coaches through immersive professional development experiences in the UK. The Premiership Rugby Scholarship winners will experience what it’s like to coach professional rugby in the UK visiting Saracens, Harlequins and…

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A The U.S. Men’s National Team Eagles include a squad of 35-players for the annual Americas Rugby Championship 2019 that begins on Saturday, February 2. The Eagles, the reigning two-time champions, will open on the road against Chile and Argentina XV before coming home to play Brazil, Uruguay, and rival-Canada. All but the match against Argentina XV will be test matches. The USA had their most successful year during 2018, winning all five matches in the Americas Rugby Championship 2018 and claiming first-ever wins over then-No. 6 Scotland and Samoa. The ARC is the first competition of the year with…

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Canada’s Men’s Head Coach Kingsley Jones named a 28 man roster for the first two 2019 Americas Rugby Championship matches in Uruguay and in Brazil on February 2 and 9, respectively. Veterans Ciaran Hearn, Hubert Buydens, Nick Blevins and Ray Barkwill, each have over 50 caps and helped the team earn the final spot for 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan by winning the repechage in November in France. The team includes some new faces with Justin Blanchet, who is originally from Quebec playing for the Bedford Blues, and former Canada Under-20s flyhalf Will Kelly and Will Percillier playing for…

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USA Wheelchair Rugby Release by Jen Remick USA Wheelchair Rugby is pleased to announce the 16 athletes that have been named to the 2019 USAWR Training Squad. The sixteen, selected from 37 who attended the four day tryout camp, will have a busy 2019 with six camps and three international competitions. “This team will have a lot of opportunity coming up in 2019,” said Head Coach James Gumbert. This will set the table for how we spend the next 18-19 months as we look toward Tokyo.” After a training camp in April, the team will next come together for the Four Nations Invitational May…

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USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabani LAFAYETTE, CO. – World Rugby has today announced the schedule for the Pacific Nations Cup 2019 taking place over three rounds from July 27 to August 10 of the new year. The competition is part of a readiness program for Rugby World Cup 2019 with the Men’s Eagles hosting rival-Canada at in their opening match at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on July 27. Along with rival-Canada, the United States will also face Samoa and World Cup hosts Japan at Anz Stadium in Suva, Fiji on August 3 and August 10, respectively. In total,…

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World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada defeated Hong Kong 27-10 in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France and to win the repechage. In the other match, Germany defeated Kenya 43-6 and finished in second place in the repechage, with Hong Kong third and Kenya in fourth. As the result of winning the World Rugby Repechage, Canada will advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in Pool B alongside defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, and Namibia. Match Recap Hong Kong controlled the majority of possession during the first 12 minutes. The team…

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World Rugby Repechage: Canada vs. Hong Kong Canada and Hong Kong will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at 3 pm ET. Last week, Canada defeated Germany 29-10 and Hong Kong’s strong second half resulted in a 42-17 win over Kenya. Canada now has the inside track to advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup either with a win over Hong Kong or a draw. They can also advance in they get a bonus point. Hong Kong win needs a bonus point win and to deny Canada obtaining a bonus point.…

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Germany vs Kenya Preview Germany and Kenya will face each other in the final World Rugby repechage match in Marseille, France this Friday at Noon ET. Neither team can win the repechage, but Germany can still finish second should Hong Kong lose against Canada. Germany has made six changes in the starters with Jörn Schröder and Matthias Schösser the props and Ayron Schramm gaining his first start at No. 8. In the backs, the wings have been swapped with Marcel Coetzee and Steffen Liebig starting and Hagen Schulte gaining the start at inside center. Kenya has made five changes to…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles vs. Ireland The 13th ranked USA Rugby Men’s Eagles will face the 2nd ranked Ireland in their final Fall international match on Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The match will kickoff at 6:30 pm local (1:30 pm ET) and will be broadcast live in the U.S. on ESPN+. Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold has made three changes to the starters and two in the reserves. Shaun Davies has been cleared to play after his HIA protocol. Hanco Germishuys moves to a starting role with the injury to Tony Lamborn against Romania. Will Hooley will…

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