With the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 shifting from years to months, it should be time for the draw of fixtures. Instead, we're stuck looking at some strange groupings. A quick refresh: the men's Rugby World Cup features 20 teams divided into 4 pools of 5 teams. Those teams qualify via the following paths: … Continue reading Improving the Rugby World Cup Draw
One path to France has passed. Two more remain. After an exciting exhibition win over the French Barbarians, the USA Eagles are back in official Test action this weekend with the Americas 2 World Cup Qualifier playoff all set. We'll break it all down here. What's at Stake? A guaranteed spot in Rugby World Cup … Continue reading USA Eagles’ Path to Rugby World Cup 2023
World Rugby convinced USA Rugby to focus their bid on the 2033 World Cup instead of the intended 2029 competition. Now, we know why. Rugby Australia announced additional government support for a bid for the 2029 women's competition. This comes after government support for the 2027 men's competition. When World Rugby nudged the USA to … Continue reading Australia Gaining Momentum for Rugby World Cup 2029 Hosting Duties
Hopes for a future Rugby World Cup in the USA have moved a bit further into the future. After a three day summit with World Rugby, including World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin, the sides mutually agreed to shift the bids focus to a 2031 Men's Cup and a 2023 Women's Cup. https://twitter.com/USRugbyWC/status/1504835914849140743 The initial World … Continue reading USA Rugby World Cup Bid Focusing on 2031/2033
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
https://youtu.be/uQG1fSZEcb0 With Canada in the rearview, USA Rugby is set to take on Uruguay for a spot in the Rugby World Cup. While a loss would not not eliminate the Eagle's, we took a quick look at why the Americas 1 berth is about more than just 2023. Its about building for the future.
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