The Breakdown

In just a few days the Junior World Championship will come to an end. England and South Africa both topped their group and survived tough semi-finals to reach the final while other teams are battling for position. At the bottom of the table both Fiji and Italy ...
The U.S.A. Eagles opened their 2014 campaign with a 37-29 loss to Japan in the Pacific Nations Cup at the StubHub Center on Saturday.  Blaine Scully scored 3 tries in the losing effort. “The performance was miles above last week’s,” Eagles head coach Mike Tolki...
The chance to see the New Zealand All Blacks in person is a rare opportunity, especially for fans in the U.S. where the All Blacks last toured in 1980.  But that changes in November when the Eagles host the All Blacks at Soldier Field on November 1. Tickets wen...
The USA Eagles open their IRB Pacific Nations Cup campaign against Japan on Saturday, June 14, at StubHub Center and aired on Universal Sports. The match gives the Eagles a chance to continue to prepare for next year’s Rugby World Cup against a traditional toug...
With Rugby World Cup qualification booked, the USA Eagles are looking to the summer test series as a chance to prepare for the Rugby World Cup next year.  Head coach Mike Tolkin named his starting XV for the sides preview match against Scotland at BBVA Compass ...
Sonny Bill Williams is accustomed to making headlines.  The New Zealander is known from jumping back-and-forth between rugby union and rugby league and has spent some time in the boxing ring as well.  The all-around athlete signed on with adidas earlier this mo...
The Olympic Games in 2016 may seem in the distant future but rugby 7s teams are turning their focus to Rio.  And the battle to qualify starts in October with the 1st stop on the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series Tour. “We’re building our foundation,”...
Rugby players are known for leaving it all on the field and that includes the play and the occasional punch from an opponent. In the recent Aviva Premiership semifinal between Northampton and Leicester Tigers, the Saints Salesi Ma’afu his shown a red card...
New Zealand won their 12th IRB Sevens Series title this last weekend with a win at the London 7s. We’re not saying that their win is a result of their cleats….but you can’t rule out their importance. Here are a few of the cleats used by different players throug...
After rumors over the last months, USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the All Blacks will travel to the US to face the Eagles on November 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago.  This will be the first time the All Blacks have played in the U.S. s...