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


Recent Results

DateOpponentCompetitionResult
March 23, 2014 Canada World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier 24-23 L
April 19,2014 Uruguay IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 3rd Place Final 26-25 W
April 15, 2014 Tonga IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 28-22 L
April 11, 2014 Georgia IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 13-12 W
April 7, 2014 Hong Kong IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 37-0 W
June 23, 2013 Fiji Junior World Championship 12-46 L
June 18, 2013 Scotland Junior World Championship 3-39 L
June 13, 2013 England Junior World Championship 0-109 L
June 9, 2013 France Junior World Championship 3-45 L
June 5, 2013 South Africa Junior World Championship 0-97 L
May 11, 2013 Canada Pre-Junior World Championship Warm-up 19-32 L
May 8, 2013 Canada Pre-Junior World Championship Warm-up 16-26 L
June 30, 2012 Japan GRAND FINAL: IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 37-33 W
June 26, 2012 Russia IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 36-13 W
June 22, 2012 Chile IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 54-25 W
June 18, 2012 Tonga IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 22-11 W
May 26, 2012 Canada Pre-IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 34-28 W
May 23, 2012 Canada Pre-IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy 27-22 W

Formerly known as Men's Under-20 (U20), the AIG Men's Junior All-Americans consists of the best rugby players in America under the age of 20 and aim to compete in World Rugby’s Junior World Trophy / Championship.

Selection Process:

  1. Perform in competition
  2. Excel at a National Tracking Camp
  3. Admitted into National Training Squad (for u20s)
  4. Perform at Stars & Stripes
  5. Named to the Junior All-American team

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