3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Contender List Runs Four Deep An expanded MLR playoff means that two more teams will have a chance at postseason glory. That may not matter. In the West, Austin and LA look well ahead of the pack. In the East, New England and Atlanta have a shot at the Shield. Everyone else is vying for … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Marcel Brache Could be the Key to Gary Gold’s Bench

https://youtu.be/xREIWxRC0bs With a 13 point deficient and a spot in the Americas 1 RWC playoff on the line, USA Rugby head coach Gary Gold selected his second consecutive non-traditional back line bench. After Nate Augspurger, AJ MacGinty, and Tavite Lopeti filled the reserves last week, MacGinty and Lopeti have found their way into the first … Continue reading Marcel Brache Could be the Key to Gary Gold’s Bench

USA Eagle’s Squad for RAN 1 Playoff: Second Leg

https://youtu.be/xREIWxRC0bs With a clear path to Rugby World Cup qualification on the line and a 13 point deficit to overcome, Gary Gold announced significant changes to his game day squad. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1436000741701861376 While the front line rotates, all 13 forwards return. The biggest note is that Cam Dolan is fit. His 38th minute departure for an … Continue reading USA Eagle’s Squad for RAN 1 Playoff: Second Leg