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

Why The MLR Can’t Produce Eagles… Yet (Video/Podcast)

The second edition RFT Mic'd! is live. This week, a look into why the MLR isn't ready to produce test level stars on its own and why that's a necessary growing pain. Either give it a listen or watch. whichever you prefer. A click is a click. https://youtu.be/at9ma9KL5IU https://anchor.fm/collin-smith6/episodes/2-Why-The-MLR-Cant-Produce-Star-Eagles----Yet-e19h203

USA Rugby Names Roster for Americas Pacific Challenge

With the Americas Pacific Challenge 9 days away, USA Rugby has named its 29 player squad. https://twitter.com/USARugby/status/1448357935126650896 Several names on the list may be familiar. 18 named members of the squad are affiliated with Major League Rugby sides, including 2021 first overall draft pick Eric Naposki. Other named members are currently playing at university level … Continue reading USA Rugby Names Roster for Americas Pacific Challenge

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

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