MacGinty, Germishuys out for Americas 1 Second Leg

With a spot in Rugby World Cup 2023 on the line this Saturday in Montevideo, the USA Eagles will be without both their biggest name and an emerging star. Gary Gold announced the line up 23 on Thursday. Flyhalf AJ MacGinty remains out due to injury, while loose forward Hanco Germishuys stayed back due to … Continue reading MacGinty, Germishuys out for Americas 1 Second Leg

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