3 Things: MLR Round 10

Each week brings too many story lines to cover in depth. 3 Things is our weekly feature to rectify that, taking a shallow dive into three story lines that deserve more coverage. LA Has Fully Returned When the Giltinis entered the MLR in 2021, they built a roster that was head and tails above the … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 10

What’s Next for Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz?

Old Glory DC has been dreadful to start the year. Their best player hasn't helped. Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz's five game ban is the latest in a long line of issues for the talented back row forward. DC's number eight has seen more cards than a blackjack dealer over the last several years. The accumulation of incidents … Continue reading What’s Next for Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz?

Don’t Complain About American Players Going Abroad

Complaining about the state of your country's rugby union is a unifying theme around the globe. One American complaint needs to stop. A prominent rugby pundit in the States took to Twitter last week to rant about players going abroad instead of staying in the MLR. Since I don't personally know him, I'll leave him … Continue reading Don’t Complain About American Players Going Abroad

Jack Carty Appears for Ireland, Conceding Potential Eagles Call Up

Earlier this week, Jack Carty was named as a replacement for Ireland against France in the Six Nations. Today, he took the field. The Connacht flyhalf didn't have a particularly notable appearance, with the biggest moment being a forward pass that put France in position to seal the win. However, the cap will restart the … Continue reading Jack Carty Appears for Ireland, Conceding Potential Eagles Call Up

Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

After a shock two week unemployment, Scott Lawrence has landed in the Eagles' nest. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1492257581108117509 The former Rugby ATL coach will take over the Eagles' defense. His time in Atlanta saw him develop the top defense of 2021. He'll spend the year working with the Eagles player pool and developing the defensive system. For Lawrence, … Continue reading Scott Lawrence Rejoins Eagles Staff

Jack Carty Set For Ireland Return

The Six Nations continues in Europe this weekend, but the USA Rugby is still set for a loss. The shock announcement that Irish captain and flyhalf Johnny Sexton will miss the heavyweight clash against France due to a hamstring injury prompted changes at 10. As a result, Munster's Joey Carbery will work the pivot, while … Continue reading Jack Carty Set For Ireland Return

Welcome (Back) to RugbyFootballTalk

Its the first match week of the 2022 Major League Rugby season. Now you have a reason to care about us again. We recognize that many of our readers only keep up on the American game during the MLR season and Eagles campaign. We have the web traffic numbers. The hurt when you leave after … Continue reading Welcome (Back) to RugbyFootballTalk

3 Things: Return of International 7s… and Covid

We've reached the tiny part of the year where there's a lot happening off the field in American rugby, but there isn't too much happening on it. While MLR signings are starting to heat up, Major League Rugby plays little role in the top stories this weekend. After all, not much could be bigger news … Continue reading 3 Things: Return of International 7s… and Covid

MLR 2022 to Kick Off February 5th; Championship Weekend is July 25/25

When Major League Rugby started teasing us about a big news dump today, they undersold themselves. https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1458146621242298372 MLR's 5th season moves back to its February start. Prior to the 2021 Covid-delayed season, the League regularly started the weekend after the Super Bowl. This year, the League is moving in front of the Big Game and … Continue reading MLR 2022 to Kick Off February 5th; Championship Weekend is July 25/25

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