Three More Join Eagle Men's Squad

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USA Men’s National 15s head coach Gary Gold has added three more players to the Eagles squad for Chicago.

Watch The USA Men Take On The Maori All Blacks LIVE
Part of FloRugby's Coverage of The Rugby Weekend

Tony Purpura returns to the fold at prop. The former University of Maine standout is a big rock of a player who will be there to add scrum and maul power.

Nate Brakeley, who played his high school rugby at St. John’s in Massachusetts and then was an All American at Dartmouth (before earning his Cambridge Blue), is a smart, versatile forward who can line up as a lock or at blindside flanker. Tall and strong, he defends well and is useful in the lineout.

Mika Kruse was a High School All American while at Bullard HS in Northern California. His younger brother, Isaiah, just played for the USA at the Youth Olympics. Kruse the older (and there are two more younger brothers, by the way) came to notice back in 2015 https://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/bullard-finds-way-compete-tough-norcal-dii

He is a very elusive flyhalf/center who, at 20, was a key component of the Glendale Raptors MLR team. While the USA Selects didn’t play particularly well at the Americas Pacific Challenge, Kruse, who got a start against Argentina XV, was electric.

The selections are mostly about depth. Purpura fleshes out the front row; Brakeley can cover a large chunk of the pack; Kruse is adept at 10, 12, 13 and possibly more thanks to his quickness and skill set, and bravery in defense.

As FloRugby has said before, the USA is a little light in the centers, so who patrols the midfield will be an ongoing question.

Dan Carter To Return To Racing 92

Former All Blacks fly-half and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup," the only competition he's yet to win, club owner Jacky Lorenzetti said on Sunday.

PRP Roundup: League Tightens Up At Top

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Life West remains atop the Pacific Rugby Premiership after beating the Glendale Merlins Saturday, but the chase is on to catch the Gladiators.

Gaels Hammer Cougars In The Slop

Saint Mary's rode a strong defensive effort to defeat BYU 34-12 in a clash between two Top 10 D1A teams seen live on Florugby.

Laidlaw Leads Clermont To Top

Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 20 points to help Clermont return to the number one spot in the Top 14 after thumping Bordeaux-Begles 40-15.

Life Holds Off Arkansas State

New USA Callup Duncan Van Schalkwyk

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Life University defeated Arkansas State 27-13 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Mid-South D1A conference in a game seen live on FloRugby.

Massive D1A Weekend: Notes And Picks

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We've already made it plain that this is a pretty exciting weekend for D1A college rugby, and so it is. 

Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash

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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

15 Games And A Live Show To Watch This Weekend

FloRugby will show 15 live games plus a live show this weekend for rugby fans.

Spain's Redemption Tour Starts Sunday

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Spain is on a redemption tour in this year’s Rugby Europe Championship and their Sunday clash against Georgia is the biggest test the Spaniards will face.

'Brutal' Derbies Ahead as Super Rugby Becomes World Cup Trial

Springbok lock Lood de Jager expects "more brutal than usual" clashes to be at the core of the 2019 Super Rugby season, as it becomes a 21-week trial for the World Cup.