# USA Rugby

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# coming to america
USA Rugby 'confident' as they launch bid to host World Cup using NFL venues
Of the 28 venues under consideration, 20 already comply or have plans to widen their pitches.
Ireland v US Eagles, Summer Series
Relieve all the action as it happened from the Aviva Stadium.
# New blood
Harlequins out-half to pilot side as England name eight uncapped players for USA clash
There are four more uncapped players on the bench for Sunday’s Test.
# viva las vegas
Ireland set for October Test game against USA in Las Vegas
The game will be held at the 65,000 capacity Allegiant Stadium.
# america ruck yeah
USA Rugby exits bankruptcy as reorganisation plan approved
The American national governing body declared bankruptcy in March, citing Covid-19 as the main factor after shutting down activities indefinitely.
# Money matters
USA Rugby files for bankruptcy due to 'insurmountable financial constraints'
Their men’s and women’s senior national teams will continue to compete as normal when rugby returns.
# canuck
Irishman Shane O'Leary to play for Canada in crunch Rugby World Cup qualifier against the US
The Cork native recently left Connacht after three years with the province.
# New Face
Cork man Ryan in line for USA debut after being added to squad to face Ireland
The sides meet in New Jersey next Saturday.
# Church
'I wasn't complaining' - Cian Healy on Andrew Porter's switch to tighthead
The Ireland international is keen for lots of gametime over the coming weeks.
# Stateside
Major League Rugby on the way as the US looks to fulfil its vast potential
The new competition launches next year, with teams in Texas, Seattle, New Orleans and Austin.
# letter from america
USA Rugby opens door to possible expansions from abroad, but 'reiterates support' for domestic league
‘Any outside competition would have to align within the strategy and plan we are developing.’
# frontier man
The Irishman leading the mile-high rugby revolution in sports-mad Denver
Sean O’Leary is head coach of the newly-formed professional side in the city.
# Irish Abroad
'Declan Kidney used to say, 'It could be worse, we could be working for a living''
Limerick man Ray Egan has been appointed head coach of the new San Diego team in PRO Rugby.
# New Man In
Former All Blacks coach to take charge of USA team ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup
John Mitchell has been hired as the new head coach.
# strong words
Michael Cheika's half-time blast pushes struggling Wallabies to warm-up win over USA
Australia struggled in the opening period and only led 14-10 at the break.
# Irish Abroad
Two Irishmen have been named in USA's squad for the Rugby World Cup
AJ MacGinty and John Quill have both made the 31-man squad.
# Try time
Japan lost to the USA last night, but this try was backline perfection
Nothing beats a perfect first phase try.
# Not too clever
USA captain Todd Clever thrown out of squad less than two months before Rugby World Cup
Did somebody say Saipan?
# Race Is On
One of Ireland's expected RWC2023 hosting rivals has decided not to bid
USA Rugby have confirmed they will not proceed with a formal bid.
# Ouch
Not even a broken nose could stop this rugby player from smashing her opponent
Georgia Page is tougher than you.
# sightseeing
Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower
When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.
# coast to coast
World's fastest rugby player scores epic 90-metre try
The man that beat the Irish Sevens ladies in hotel sprints was in electric form in London.
# lucky charms
Simon Zebo: I thought the USA Rugby leprechaun was Paul Marshall
The winger believes his Ireland teammate may be hiding a crock of gold up in Ulster.
# On the road (again)
O'Sullivan flies the Eagles' nest
Eddie O’Sullivan confirmed today that he is stepping down as head coach of the US Eagles rugby team.
Australia v USA
A rampant Australia put the ghosts of Eden Park to bed with a rout against America. Catch up with the details in our minute-by-minute report here.
USA v Russia
Find out what happened when Ireland’s group rivals re-enacted the Cold War on a wet and windy field in New Plymouth.
# Reaction
Poll: How do you feel about Ireland's prospects now?
Are Declan Kidney and co better off packing their bags now? Or is everybody overreacting massively? Have your say in our poll.
# Tactics Board
Lineout Coach: How Ireland spurned their set piece dominance
Gavin Hickie, the Lineout Coach, takes an in-depth tactical look at Ireland’s win over the USA.
# Ruck
Ireland v USA: the online debate
Ahead of Ireland v USA clash in New Plymouth, we asked two bloggers from either side of the Atlantic to log on for discussion on gchat. Heave
# Memorial
USA plan 9/11 remembrance before Ireland opener
US coach Eddie O’Sullivan says his team will need no motivation on Sunday.
# decisions decisions
O'Sullivan: Game against Russia is our World Cup final
However, the Corkman said that he won’t be putting out a second team for the game against Ireland on 11 September.
Column: I've learned lessons of last Rugby World Cup
Next up for Ireland? Eddie O’Sullivan’s USA side in New Zealand next month. It will be ‘a little strange’, the former Irish head coach writes.
# Rugby World Cup
Revamped Americas Rugby Championship announced
A Churchill Cup-esque competition for Americas announced.