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24dReuters

Second-string Ireland cruise past USA

A second-string Ireland ended a stellar year by scoring eight tries to beat the United States 57-14.

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92dESPN Staff

Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019

With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.

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155dMartyn Thomas

Carlin Isles: More than fastest man in rugby

The U.S. Eagles superstar wants to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francsico, but the "fastest man in rugby" has designs also on the Olympic 100m gold medal at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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161dReuters

Los Angeles gets pro rugby as Coast join MLR

Professional rugby will come to Los Angeles next year when LA Coast Rugby joins Major League Rugby, bringing the sport to a city where interest in it has been steadily growing.

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218dESPN Staff

U.S. Rugby name first full-time women's coach

The United States women's national team will have a full-time head coach for the first time after Rob Cain accepted an offer to join the Eagles.

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245dESPN Staff

Major League Rugby: What you need to know

As the Houston SaberCats and NOLA Gold prepare to kick-off Major League Rugby at Dyer Stadium Saturday, ESPN takes a closer look at the sport's newest competition.

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243dTom Hamilton

MLR: Inside rugby's latest attempt to crack America

As Major League Rugby (MLR) gets underway on Saturday there is an air of optimism the game may have found a formula rooted in sustainability, development and promise.

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286dPerry Baker

Baker: U.S. confirm status as sevens 'big dawgs'

We have always talked as a United States squad about winning one of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series titles on home soil with our family and friends there to cheer us on and now we have actually achieved that goal and Las Vegas was truly amazing.

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286dNate Augspurger, USA Eagles captain

Eagles build spirit, depth en route to ARC title

USA Eagles captain Nate Augspurger reflects on the end of a great ride, as Gary Gold's first tournament in charge ends in a second successive Americas Rugby Championship triumph.

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289dAP

USA claim first title on home soil

Danny Barrett scored two tries to lift the United States to a 28-0 win over Argentina in the final of the Las Vegas Sevens on Sunday, giving the Americans only their second title in rugby's World Sevens Series and first on home soil.

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290dAP

Blitzboks, USA into Vegas Sevens semis

LAS VEGAS -- World series leaders South Africa are into the USA Sevens semifinals after beating Australia 29-17 on Saturday.

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292dGary Gold

Gold: Toughest test awaits U.S. in Uruguay

The USA Eagles are within touching distance of the Americas Rugby Championship title, but in-form Uruguay stand between Gary Gold's squad a place in the record books.

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293dPerry Baker

Baker: U.S. aim to hit jackpot in Vegas

In his latest exclusive column, USA Sevens star Perry Baker explains why the Las Vegas leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is so important for him and his teammates.

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294dNate Augspurger, USA Eagles captain

Augspurger: 5-0 still on, but Eagles must stay on script

The USA Eagles pulled away from Brazil late on last Saturday to banish the painful memories of 2016. As they chase Americas Rugby Championship history in Uruguay this weekend, though, captain Nate Augspurger says they need to stick to their game plan.

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298dGary Gold

Gold: Historic warning for U.S. in S. America

This is my first time with the United States rugby team on the road, and it's a pretty important trip to South America in terms of the Americas Rugby Championship (ARC).

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303dNate Augspurger, USA Eagles captain

Augspurger: Experience told in Chile victory

Nate Augspurger urged his USA Eagles teammates to "get the party started" at half-time of their Americas Rugby Championship clash with Chile. They responded by completing a 45-13 win, their third in this year's competition.

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306dGary Gold

Gold: Eagles must be clinical vs. Chile

USA Eagles coach Gary Gold admits that if his side plays against other teams the way they did against Canada last weekend, they are going to be in for a hiding.

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308dBlaine Scully, USA Eagles captain

Scully: Eagles will finish off ARC job

USA Eagles captain Blaine Scully enjoyed a hometown farewell as Canada were beaten convincingly in Sacramento. He now heads back to his Cardiff, UK club confident his teammates can finish the job in the Americas Rugby Championship.

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315dBlaine Scully, USA Eagles captain

Blaine Scully: Argentina win just the beginning

Going into the game against the Argentina XV, the USA Eagles felt there was a chance of victory but the team didn't have a "we've done it" feeling until the final whistle blew.

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320dGary Gold, USA Eagles head coach

Gary Gold: Eagles' enthusiasm infectious

USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold admits did not know many of his new players when he took the job but their preparations for the Americas Rugby Championship have impressed.

2015 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • USA18th
    TRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 25 Tries Scored
    NZL1st
    5
    25
  • USA19th
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 125 Points Difference
    NZL1st
    -106
    125