USA Rugby roster announced for USA v All Blacks

VIA USA RUGBY   CHICAGO – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin has selected 23 players to face the New Zealand All Blacks in a historic match at a sold-out Soldier Field Nov. 1. Making his 60th appearance in an Eagles shirt, Todd Clever will captain the side wearing No. 6 alongside Scott Lavalla. The... Read more »

All Blacks name their starting XV

All Blacks team named to play historic Test against USA Record American crowd to see team take on US Eagles VIA ALL BLACKS MDIA- The All Blacks team to play the United States this weekend has been named, with the All Blacks selectors unveiling a team combining young All Blacks talent and experienced heads for the... Read more »

My Perfect Day

So, my dream day is coming up soon. Getting to see the New Zealand Al Black play is just days away. Being able to afford great seats at Solider Field and see an elite game in my home town, along with 62,000 other of my closest rugby friends and co-fans. IF I could choose how... Read more »
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Practice makes perfect for Eagles and All Blacks

Saturday is expected to be cold, possibly snowy, and very windy. Yesterday both teams were out practicing and though the sun was out, the wind was definitely blowing! Both teams are using local fields, before getting a chance to be out on Soldier Field to prepare for this weekend’s game. The had long sessions to... Read more »

Eagles give advice to future ruggers

Three of the USA Eagles came out to the south side to speak with current High School rugby players. Tom Coolican, Mike Petri, Sevens player Zack Test and Rookie the Eagle visited the Mount Carmel rugby team to answer questions and share their experiences about being an Eagle. Tom Coolican was asked by a student, how... Read more »

All Blacks Week Youth Rugby

So this is the week we have all be psyched up about for months. Friends are flying into town, finalizing what to wear to Saturday’s big game, and trying to fit a bit of Halloween into it all. One group that is already finding the benefits of rugby is Chicago area youth! This past Saturday,... Read more »
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USA v All Blacks is officially SOLD OUT!

  BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Eagles’ historic match against the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field, sponsored by AIG, is officially sold out, USA Rugby announced Friday. Tickets for the Nov. 1 match at the 61,500-seat home of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears were first released to registered fans June 13 through... Read more »

It's Official, Premiership Eagles will be at USA v All Blacks

Earlier in the week, it was a lot of hearsay about USA Rugby’s CEO getting the top Eagles back for the USA v All Blacks game, and who was mad, and why it is wrong. The official info is now out, and how it is fully ok-ed.   VIA USA Rugby BOULDER, Colo. – USA... Read more »

USA v ALL BLACKS, Game Day Details

USA Rugby has released game day details to make planning your Halloween weekend a bit easier. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Friday the Chicago Griffins will be playing Arkansas State at noon, The CARFU Masquerade Ball ends after midnight, but you will want to make sure you rest up for the big day! You can... Read more »
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Grow the game, by ref-ing!

Are you 18-25? Love rugby? Want to grow the sport? Travel internationally? Have a once in a life time opportunity and maybe let me live vicariously through you in your youth??? BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is now accepting applications for scholarships from the Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund. The Shanagher Morrison Referee Fund provides scholarships... Read more »
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