How to Represent the US at Rugby

To represent the United States at the international level an athlete must be dominant at the club level, with a command of the core skills of catch and pass, tracking and tackling, evasive running and separation, and support at the tackle contest.

USA Rugby is looking for athletes that as a baseline have the physical attributes at some stage to star on the world stage with speed, agility, size, and / or other physical attributes that set one apart. More importantly, though, we are looking for athletes who have a proven track record of learning quickly, can become students of the game, relish decision making in a multi-dimensional environment, have self-control, manage adversity well, and have a growth mindset.

Talent Identification

Eagle Eye Scouts and National Team Coaches will identify players who should be in the respective National Training Squad based on performance in competition or standing out in a USA Rugby Academy event, followed by an outstanding performance at a National Tracking Camp.

The goal of all players should be to gain admittance into the National Training Squad. The National Training Squad is an annual development program aimed at enhancing the athleticism, rugby core skills, and individual specialty skills needed to successful perform on the international stage.

The best performers in the National Training Squads will assembley annually at the Stars and Stripes festival national development camp to compete for final spots on the pertinent national development team. Following the Stars and Stripes the All-Americans will be named.

To be identified for National Team selection at the Junior, Collegiate, and senior club level:

  1. Perform in competition and / or a USA Rugby Academy event
  2. Attend National Tracking Camp
  3. Admitted into National Training Squad
  4. Perform at Stars & Stripes

To be identified for National Team selection at the High-School level:

  1. Perform in competition and / or a USA Rugby Academy Event
  2. Perform at the R.C.T.
  3. Admitted into National Training Squad
  4. Perform at Stars & Stripes


Upcoming Events

DateOpponentCompetitionLocation

Recent Results

DateOpponentCompetitionResult
June 28 Ontario Blues Summer Tour 16-31 L
June 25, 2014 Cambridge University Summer Tour 22-12 W
June 21, 2014 Cambridge University Summer Tour 27-15 W
June 22, 2013 New Zealand Universities New Zealand Tour 34-11 W
June 18, 2013 Wairarapa Bush RFC New Zealand Tour 23-30 L
June 16, 2013 New Zealand Universities New Zealand Tour 10-17 L
August 14, 2012 Leinster Academy Ireland Tour 14-29 L
August 11, 2012 Connacht Rugby Development XV Ireland Tour 19-17 W

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