Any discussion of last Saturday's USA Eagles triumph over Scotland must necessarily begin with undying admiration of the players and coaches involved. Once you get that out of the way, then two other items must be tended to - you've got to pay homage to every current and former Eagle who poured their blood and … Continue reading Eagles v. Scotland Aftermath – Raise One for the Eagles! Then Squint Your Eyes at USA Rugby
The USA Eagles, in the midst of their greatest run of form since I don't know when, will host Scotland on Saturday in Houston in what may be one of the Eagles' greatest opportunities to topple a rugby titan since I don't know when. Seriously, this is big stuff. The Eagles, winners of their last … Continue reading Eagles v. Scotland – The Biggest Rugby Game in the History of the World!
For the entirety of last week, the buzz around Super Rugby was that the Blue Bulls were going to give the Lions all they could handle. Closer to home, the buzz was about how Uruguay was going to push the Eagles to the limit in what amounted to the championship game of the Americas Rugby … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Fraudulent Contender Edition
Hey, didn't you used to be that team that was going to dethrone the All Blacks? As of last Friday, it seemed like England and Ireland were on a collision course toward a final-round Six Nations encounter with the winner taking both the competition and a Grand Slam. That final round fixture between Ireland and … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Huge Letdown Edition
Hey, didn't you used to be the USA Eagles? After dominating Chile on Sunday, the Eagles are 3-0 in this year's Americas Rugby Championship, with only road matches in Uruguay and Brazil standing between the US and a clean grand slam in this year's ARC. While the ARC is not exactly the Six Nations in … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The Grand Slam? Edition
Hey, didn't you used to be another US-Argentina XV draw? If you were familiar with Eagle Flanker Hanco Germishuys prior to the 95th minute (or whenever that game on Saturday finally ended), then your Eagle rugby knowledge is impressive or troubling, one of the two. Anyhow, it was Hanco (he's going to be one … Continue reading Tuesday Update – The It’s Always Sunny in California Edition
Gary Gold, a 50-year-old South African native and current Director of Rugby at Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, will become the next head coach of the USA Eagles. Eventually. Gold will complete the 2017-2018 season with Worcester before (supposedly) moving to Colorado and taking over the helm of the Eagles. While the Eagles have … Continue reading The Eagles (Eventually) Have a New Coach. Get Excited?
The All Blacks are again tops in the Rugby Championship after defeating the Pumas 36-10 in Argentina on Saturday. While the margin seems hefty enough (especially for those of you that laid the 23 or so with your sportsbook), some are criticizing the All Blacks for their seeming inability to string together two consecutive equally … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Half-Assed Edition
All Blacks Break out the Steamroller - For weeks, if not months, many have speculated that the All Blacks were coming back to the rest of the pack in World Rugby. They were all wrong. The machine that is the All Blacks stampeded all over the Springboks on Saturday in New Zealand, to the tune of … Continue reading What’d We Learn This Weekend? The Back in Black Edition
Saturdays this fall, you can tune in and watch the players that should be the future of USA Rugby. Now there are some caveats - for one, these players won't be playing rugby. For another, these players may have never even held a rugby ball. Nevertheless, what you will see are a tremendously deep pool … Continue reading The Future of USA Rugby – College Football!