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Men's USA Rugby Eagles

Having qualified for the Rugby World Cup, it’s an exciting time for the Eagles; rugby is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S, and the World Cup provides the team with a great opportunity to showcase American talent on British soil.

Todd Clever, Eagles Captain, commented on the teams’ successful qualification for the Rugby World Cup in England, 2015: “We knew what we needed to do and things started clicking. We caused our own luck and you could see in our try celebrations how much it means to us and how much we wanted it at the end of the game.”

Another highlight of the 2014 calendar will be the All Blacks visit to Chicago on November 1st,. The Eagles will meet the All Blacks in Soldier Field, Chicago, for the first time since 1980, when an exhibition was held against the Eagles in San Diego, Calif. The Eagles have only met the two-time and reigning IRB Rugby World Cup champions, three times since their inception more than 100 years ago.

 “We have taken big steps to increase the profile of rugby in the United States with our international games drawing record crowds, but nothing on the scale of a match against the New Zealand All Blacks,” USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Nigel Melville said. “The Maori All Blacks offered a taste of the rugby tradition one can expect from New Zealand and we have no doubt the All Blacks will raise the level of play for the Eagles as they prepare for the World Cup and create a special event for rugby supporters around the world.”

“The meeting of these two teams for only the third time in one hundred years on U.S. soil represents a tremendous milestone for the sport of rugby, and is an embodiment of AIG’s ongoing global commitment to the sport,” Joseph Fitzpatrick, President, Midwest Region for AIG Property Casualty, said. 

USA Rugby Eagles Sevens

With new coaches on board, the USA Eagles Sevens are looking ahead to strengthen their ongoing campaign to become a contender on the Sevens circuit. With new Head Coach, Mike Friday, teaming up with new Assistant Coach Chris Brown, the USA Eagles Sevens are set for a great few years.

Road to Rio

There are three events from which the Eagles can qualify for the Olympics: the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, the 2015 IRB Regional Association Sevens Championship, or the Final Olympic Qualification Tournament.

A top-four finish in the HSBC World Series would see the Eagles book an early trip to Brazil.

“Unfortunately, nothing’s a guarantee in this life,” Head Coach, Mike Friday said. “The boys have got to work hard, apply themselves, minimize errors, and win rugby games. We’ve got to give ourselves the best opportunity to do that. Conditioning’s a big part, technical application is another, tactical understanding third, and mental resolve the fourth. If we exhibit all of those and we excel in all of those, then we give ourselves the best opportunity to get Olympic qualification.”

“That will not be easy, and the characters of individuals will be stretched. Nothing worth having in life is easy. I think we need to get a collective belief, we need to get a clear understanding and all get on the same page on the pitch and off the pitch in the way that we conduct ourselves and the way we go about our business. Then we need to win some rugby games. If we do that, we stand every chance of getting that Olympic qualification.”

The Regional Association Sevens Championship will see one team qualify from each of the 6 International Rugby Board regions: Asia, Oceania, North America & Caribbean (NACRA), South America, Africa, Europe. Currently the USA is the highest ranked 7s team in the NACRA region, but will have to keep Canada at bay. Other men’s teams competing include Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and St Vincent and The Grenadines.

USA Rugby Eagles Fifteens

Having qualified for the Rugby World Cup, it’s an exciting time for the Eagles; rugby is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S, and the World Cup provides the team with a great opportunity to showcase American talent on British soil.

Todd Clever, Eagles Captain, commented on the teams’ successful qualification for the Rugby World Cup in England, 2015: “We knew what we needed to do and things started clicking. We caused our own luck and you could see in our try celebrations how much it means to us and how much we wanted it at the end of the game.”

Another highlight of the 2014 calendar will be the All Blacks visit to Chicago on November 1st,. The Eagles will meet the All Blacks in Soldier Field, Chicago, for the first time since 1980, when an exhibition was held against the Eagles in San Diego, Calif. The Eagles have only met the two-time and reigning IRB Rugby World Cup champions, three times since their inception more than 100 years ago.

 “We have taken big steps to increase the profile of rugby in the United States with our international games drawing record crowds, but nothing on the scale of a match against the New Zealand All Blacks,” USA Rugby Chief Executive Officer Nigel Melville said. “The Maori All Blacks offered a taste of the rugby tradition one can expect from New Zealand and we have no doubt the All Blacks will raise the level of play for the Eagles as they prepare for the World Cup and create a special event for rugby supporters around the world.”

“The meeting of these two teams for only the third time in one hundred years on U.S. soil represents a tremendous milestone for the sport of rugby, and is an embodiment of AIG’s ongoing global commitment to the sport,” Joseph Fitzpatrick, President, Midwest Region for AIG Property Casualty, said. 

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