Having notched up their first win of this year's Pacific Nations Cup campaign against Japan in dramatic fashion, the Eagles will now set out to right the wrongs of November 15th 2014 for this final match of the competition.
Andrew Durutalo scored his first international try and AJ MacGinty recorded 18 points with his boot as the Men’s Eagles defeated Japan, 23-18, Friday in a World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup doubleheader at Bonney Field.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will help grow rugby commercially in the United States after becoming a minority shareholder and strategic partner in USA Rugby’s new commercial subsidiary, Rugby International Marketing (RIM).
Of course, rankings won’t determine the final outcome at Bonney Field – or indeed at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium when they meet for the World Cup in October – but they suggest a close encounter lies in wait between two nations very much in the ascendant in the world game.
The USA Men’s Eagles – along with the rugby union national teams of Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga – will contest the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup on four separate match days in the next month.