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USA Rugby Eagles vs Russian Bears Preview: Players to Watch

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SACRAMENTO, CA –  The USA Rugby Eagles will face the Russian Bears at Bonney Field in Sacramento on June 26th at 7 pm PT (10 pm ET). This perennial rivalry match should bring intensity on the field and in the bleachers. The Cuban Missile Crisis, War Games, Miracle on Ice…Everyone loves a little America versus Russia […]

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Paris 7s Recap: Stunning Samoa Win, Eagles finish 11th

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PARIS, FRANCE – The 2015/2016 HSBC Sevens World Series continues to be filled with firsts. Once again, we had a team win a leg that hadn’t won one all year. Samoa was the winner of the 9th leg in Paris and it was their first win of a leg in years. On top of that, […]

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Paris 7s: @Eagles7s Preview And Tournament Analysis

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Paris, France – The HSBC Sevens World Series has reached its penultimate leg, this one taking place in a Rugby Romantics nirvana,  the beautiful City of Lights…  Paris. The choosing of Paris over the more historic 7s site of Glasgow, did ruffle feathers but it’s too late to get into that debate now because kickoff […]

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Wellington Outlook for USA 7s: “We Get the Ball, We Score”

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –  After two tournaments, the 3rd place standing seems exactly where USA deserve to be. Only Fiji and South Africa had squads that seemed better than USA, in terms of skill and athleticism. At halftime of the match against France in Dubai, Mike Friday said, “We get the ball, we score.” And he […]

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Rugby World Cup: What Now for USA?

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NEW YORK, NY – What lies ahead for the #bluenation2015, after a winless Rugby World Cup? It’s an interesting question. We will look at this year’s world cup performance overall. We will then analyze the state of the program, what we can build on for qualifying in 2019 and the search for a new coach. […]

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USA Eagles v Quins Analysis

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The USA Eagles’ Rugby World Cup roster is out with no big surprises.  The only player who was part of Sunday’s match against Halrequins to miss out is Matt Trouville.  Heading into the summer, Trouville was on the bubble but seemed ahead of Al McFarland.  As the analysis below helps to indicate, McFarland simply […]

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