Archive for July, 2012

Hercus Still Top Scorer For Eagles

Posted by on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Retired American rugby star, Mike Hercus, still remains the USA Eagles top scorer. He holds that position by a considerable margin over the next several players. Hercus is not only the all-time leading scorer for the Eagles, but currently sits at 20th on the all-time international scoring list. Although Hercus is American, he mostly grew up in Australia, where Rugby has much greater support. In 2010, at the age of thirty-one, although never officially making the announcement, More …

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Eagles USA Rugby Team Competes In Last Churchill Cup

Posted by on Monday 16 July 2012

USA Rugby continues to build on its reputation, earning a bigger following in its home country and around the world by competing in top international tournaments such as the Rugby World Cup and the Churchill Cup.

The Churchill Cup was an invitational tournament that lasted from 2003 to 2011. The U.S., Canada and England were all permanent fixtures in the tournament, with top teams from other countries invited to vie for the top prize. The final event included teams from Italy, Russia and Tonga. The last Churchill Cup was held in several cities around England.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . America hosted or co-hosted the event a total of four times.

USA Rugby enjoyed a strong result in the final Churchill Cup, scoring the Men’s Bowl, essentially finishing in fifth place. The Eagles were able to defeat Russia to secure the trophy, the second such time the U.S. has bought home hardware from the event. America’s best showing occurred in the Cup’s first year, when the Eagles lost to England in the final. England has dominated the event since its inception, winning the tourney title six times.

After the 2011 tournament, the International Rugby Board decided to start including the U.S. and Canada in its international test schedule, thereby eliminating the need for the tournament.

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Will The Eagles Compete In The 2015 World Cup?

Posted by admin on Sunday 15 July 2012

The U.S.A. National Rugby Team, otherwise known as the Eagles, are internationally known. They belong to North American and Caribbean Rugby Association. Going into this year they were ranked 17 in the world after a strong showing in the 2011 World Cup, defeating Russia in their second match. Coached by Mike Tolkin, players like Chris Wyles, captain Todd Clever, and James Paterson are all known for their rugby prowess. Rugby has existed in the U.S. since the 1880′s and a national team was formed for More …

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Melville Goes From Player To CEO Of USA Rugby

Posted by admin on Friday 13 July 2012

The game of Rugby is one of the most competitive sports on the planet; but also one of the most grueling on the human body. So what does a professional rugby player do after they can no longer compete on the highest level due to age and/or injuries? Its hard to say what many players go on and pursue, but I can tell you about Nigel Melville; current CEO and President of Rugby Operations for USA More …

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USA Rugby Team Ranks 17th In The World

Posted by admin on Wednesday 11 July 2012

USA Rugby is reaching new heights as it looks to compete with the rest of the world in this exciting, intense sport. The team, nicknamed the Eagles, have reached 17th in the world rankings, its second highest position. The team ranked as high as 14th in 2007 after qualifying for that year’s Rugby World Cup.

Though rugby is considered a club sport in the U.S., the national team is trying to change that image, scoring a television contract that allows viewers from across the country to see the national team in action More …

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