While the Men's 15s are in Europe, the Men's Sevens team is gearing up for the HSBC IRB Sevens World Series. Head Coach Al Caravelli will be running a camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista to narrow down a pool of talented players to only 12 who will travel to Dubai for the first stop of the season.
(Denton RFC picture) Ben Outland of the Denton Rugby Football Club in north Texas is a man of action. Outland is in the insurance business himself and knew a good deal when he saw one, that’s why he signed his club up for the Rugby Accident Insurance offered by USA Rugby in conjunction with Zurich North America.
The Eagles fell at the hands of Scotland ‘A’ in the third match of their November Tour. Scotland ‘A’ put 25 points on the board against the visiting Americans at Netherdale Stadium. The Eagles will look to gain experience from the Scotland loss and focus on the IRB ranking test against Georgia on November 27.
To help offer rugby players peace of mind in the event of an accident during gameplay, USA Rugby and Zurich North America Commercial have created an affordable Voluntary Rugby Accident Policy available exclusively to USA Rugby’s registered members.
The USA Rugby Networks on Movember.com have raised more than $12,000 to help accelerate cancer research. So far, the Chiacgo Riot Rugby Football Club has raised the most of any team in the USA Rugby Network, so three cheers for the effort coming out of the Windy City!
The USA will leave Lisbon with a win over home team Portugal. With tries from Takudzwa Ngwenya, Andrew Suniula, and Paul Emerick and the well-trained boot of Nese Malifa the Eagles tallied their first win of their November Tour.
Following a tough fought Tour-opening loss to professional English club Saracens, the USA is prepared to take on Portugal in the first ranking test of the November Tour. A different look Eagles squad will take the field on Saturday at University Stadium in Lisbon.
FieldTurf, the world leader in artificial turf, and USA Rugby, the country’s authority for all levels of Rugby, have formed a one-year partnership where FieldTurf becomes the exclusive technical advisor for artificial turf to USA Rugby.