The day has finally come.
The United States have the number one rugby team in the world.
The rest of the world noticed. Put that 'sleeping giant' talk aside because the Eagles made it. But only in sevens.
The Barstool guys don’t quite understand, but they’re excited! That’s what counts.
World Rugby showed the United States some love in the form of four Dream Team selections, and maybe. More importantly by including the Eagles to the early rumors of a proposed 12-team World League.
Seven top players make up your @HSBC_Sport Dream Team at the #HSBC7s in Vegas. Who'd want to play against this team? AWESOME!@AllBlacks7s Sione Molia@fijirugby's Jerry Tuwai@USARugby's Carlin Isles, Martin Iosefo, Steve Tomasin & Ben Pinkelman @manusamoa David Afamasaga pic.twitter.com/n78k2ML6Cn— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) March 4, 2019
Big Week from Nick Feakes
Nick Feakes, the rookie from Australia, a stranger to snow not the try zone. Against Utah, the 23-year old out of Lindenwood put together a hat-trick, man of the match, player of the week, and the play of the week. That may be the single best MLR performance to date. Has Feakes done enough to win rookie of the year?
❄️ Try of the Week | Out of your comfort zone and into the in-goal area. Nick Feakes dots down the game-winner on the road for @nolagoldrugby at the close, securing his 3rd try of the match— Major League Rugby (@usmlr) March 4, 2019
Worst Timing Welsh
The rumors didn’t stop there! They just shifted leagues.
Sudden withdrawal of the proposed Ospreys/Scarlets merger has left multiple Welsh Internationals in contractual limbo while the team attempts to remain focus on a Six Nations Grand Slam.
Scarlets have released a statement saying their proposed merger with Pro14 west Wales rivals Ospreys "is off the table".— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) March 6, 2019
They say heads of terms for a merger were agreed and signed by both regions on 1 March, but Scarlets say Ospreys "changed their mind" yesterday. pic.twitter.com/p37ZOhA8Mm
STATEMENT FROM OSPREYS RUGBYhttps://t.co/qx9QbDtDSk— Ospreys (@ospreys) March 5, 2019
USA Fifteens Falter
Good news and bad news.
The good news is USA 7s is number one in the World. The bad news is the fifteen-a-side squad has suffered another loss in the Americas Rugby Championship.
Bad news, the Eagles are sliding only a few months from the World Cup. The good news is the Eagles have Joe Taufete’e.
On Saturday, Taufete’e broke the record for most tries by a front rower with a hat-trick performance.
Tip your hat Joe Taufete'e.🎩 USA hooker records a hat-trick in 47 minutes, and tthe here's still time remaining against Uruguay in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/gci05BwNvZ— FloRugby (@FloRugby) March 3, 2019