USA Eagles RWC 2019 : the American rugby landscape is developing rapidly. After a disappointing 2015 World Cup campaign, USA Rugby hopes for a better result this time around. But with a challenging pool, head coach Gary Gold and the Eagles will have their work cut out for them. It will be an accomplishment if they register even a single win in Japan. Happily, most of the recent and ongoing developments look positive.
Suffice it to say, the 2015 RWC didn’t go as hoped. Todd Clever, the most well-known American player, was dismissed from the World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons. The Eagles would go on to lose all four matches on offer, earning zero tournament points and losing by a cumulative differential of -106.
Looking at the opposition, 2019 could be just as ugly. The USA pool includes England (#4 in the global rankings), France (#8), Argentina (#9), and Tonga (#12). The Eagles currently sit at #15. But with all the momentum surrounding American rugby, the Eagles just might surprise the international rugby world.
There is plenty of rugby to come between now and Japan 2019. But the final descent begins now. This is where the World Cup squad is forged and sharpened into a blade. Eagles fans hope that blade will be sharp enough to cut.
- Match 12 England vs USA Eagles ; Local time kick off 19:45 in Kobe Misaki Stadium
- Match 19 France vs USA Rugby ; Local time kick off 16:45 in Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
- Match 30 Argentina vs USA ; Local time kick off 13:45 in Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
- Match 38 USA vs Tonga ; Local time kick off 14:45 in Hanazono Rugby Stadium