Bonney Field will be put to the test once it opens with an opening night match between the hometown Sacramento Republic FC and Colorado Rapids Reserves before hosting the USA Eagles and Canada in the biggest North American rugby rivalry a night later.
Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 40 players for the upcoming Denver Camp ahead of the Summer Series, in which the Eagles will face IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 pool rival Scotland and potential pool opponent Japan before a match against Canada.
In just eight days’ time, 10 of the top club rugby programs in the country will descend on Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wis., for the 2014 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s & Women’s Club National Championships.
This past weekend saw 40 of the nation’s top senior rugby clubs converge at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Spring Trail Park in Irving, Texas, for the 2014 USA Rugby Emirates Airline National Quarterfinals & Semifinals event.
The reigning IRB Rugby World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks will play their first match in the United States since 1980 Saturday, Nov. 1, at Soldier Field in Chicago against the Men’s Eagles, USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby announced.