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 the 1920 Olympics where the Americans defeated the French for the gold medal.
The Eagles have participated in every World Cup that has been except for the 1995 competition in South Africa. They are currently competing in qualifying matches to participate in the 2015 games in England. If they defeat Canada, they will automatically qualify as the Americas 1 team. If they lose, they have to defeat the winner of Consur A in order to qualify as the Americas 2 team. If they lose that game as well, they will have one more chance to qualify through the Repechage competing against teams from around the world for the final qualifying spot in the Rugby World Cup. This will all take place in 2013-2014.Take a look here to learn more: Italy beats USA rugby at BBVA Compass

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