2022 Pacific Four Series Set for New Zealand

After an abbreviated launch in 2021, the Pacific Four Series will make its proper debut in June 2022. World Rugby has announced that the Pacific Four Series will take place in New Zealand over three match days: June 5th, 11th, and 17th. The competition will see New Zealand and Australia join Canada and the USA … Continue reading 2022 Pacific Four Series Set for New Zealand

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)

Breaking Down the Pacific Four Series

https://youtu.be/at9ma9KL5IU Halfway through the Pacific Four Series, there's been one question on the minds of many casual USA Rugby fans. "Whats the Pacific Four Series?" First, thanks for asking. I do love a good breakdown. The Pacific Four Series is a new cross-regional test level women's competition. The Series pits USA Rugby (currently ranked 6th … Continue reading Breaking Down the Pacific Four Series

3 Things: Pacific Four – Round 1

Two long years after their last assembly, the USA Women’s Eagles were back in action in the new Pacific Four competition. While the result should be important, the biggest takeaways is that… Two Years off Creates More Than 80 Minutes of Rust If you wanted to see smooth gameplay and a flowing game, this want … Continue reading 3 Things: Pacific Four – Round 1

3 Things – Americas Rugby World Cup Qualification

Most weeks, we use ‘3 Things’ to highlight stories that deserve more attention but aren’t worthy of a full post. This week, the story’s probably each deserve multiple posts each. However, that’s not the editorial schedule, so here we are. Uruguay Dominates USA, Claims Americas 1 It was a day that felt inevitable. While the … Continue reading 3 Things – Americas Rugby World Cup Qualification

3 Things: 2021 RAN 1 Playoff Series: Second Leg

https://youtu.be/xREIWxRC0bs Gary Gold demanded a response from his side after they were handily defeated by Canada a week before. Boy, did the US meet that demand. Without further ado, the 3 Things that stood out. The Eagles have a Young Crop of Potential Stars For all the value that comes from experience, it was the … Continue reading 3 Things: 2021 RAN 1 Playoff Series: Second Leg

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

3 Things – USA v Canada: RAN 1 Playoff Series 2021

34-21. Canada. The statement was made. While no one necessarily expected a blowout, most observers expected an Eagles victory. While the Canadians deserve some credit, this was more of a US loss than a Canadian win. Match Roster Was... Odd If you listed the 23 for this game simply as a pool of players, it … Continue reading 3 Things – USA v Canada: RAN 1 Playoff Series 2021