Men's Eagles summer venues confirmed

Men's Eagles summer venues confirmed

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has confirmed the dates and locations for two of the Men’s Eagles summer matches. The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., will host the Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga on June 14, while the first Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Canada on August 17 will be held at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

Just a week after the June 8 test match against Ireland in Houston, Texas, the Home Depot Center will be home to the Eagles' only match on U.S. soil of the Pacific Nations Cup. Tonga has taken the past two meetings against the Eagles – a 44-13 Churchill Cup win in 2011 and, more recently, a 22-13 victory last November in Wales.

Blackbaud Stadium, home field of USL PRO’s Charleston Battery, previously hosted the Rugby World Cup Qualifier between the Eagles and Canada on July 4, 2009, a 12-6 Eagles win. It will not be the first time the Eagles see Canada this summer, as the Pacific Nations Cup meeting between the two in Canada is set for May 25. Read more here.

"We have an interesting mix of test matches this summer with Tonga, Fiji, Japan, Ireland and Canada, all winnable games," Eagle Paul Emerick said. "They will give us the chance to move up in the IRB rankings. I'll be ready for Charleston in August."

Ticketing information for each match will be announced soon. Stay updated by following the USA Rugby Twitter account (@USARugby) and USA Rugby Facebook page.

To see the Men's Eagles full schedule, please click here.

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Comments (15)

  • Guest - @Frederated

    USA Rugby - Will we see some rugby in Glendale, CO this summer? CO the home of USA Rugby.

  • Guest - Sione

    What happened to the USA vs Tonga game being in Utah June 14?? Damn that change!

  • Guest - UNKNOWN

    CO Home of USA Rugby but CA has the most rugby players and fans to fill up a stadium. CO cant fill nothing

  • Guest - dewdrop

    we need a game in florida

  • Guest - Tonga

    The Rio Tinto would be a better place to play. The whole polynesian community would be there plus USA fans all over the nation.. California aint gonna do you any good. and thats a promise.

  • Guest - RUGBY MAN

    RIO TINTO! RIO TINTO! RIO TINTO! RIO TINTO! RIO TINTO! RIO TINTO

  • Guest - Palefau

    if utah could fill the byu vs arkansas state championship game at Rio Tinto, imagine what would happen if USA played Tonga in the Rio Tinto Stadium. sweet az! lol

  • Guest - 801stud

    the U.S. management doesnt like money i guess

  • Guest - Aloha

    they missed out huge not having a match on Oahu

  • Guest - Fan

    I like the choice of Charlston, SC as the location of the qualifier against Canada. Expect plenty of fan support for that one.

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