Social Media WrapUp 3/6: Good News & Bad News

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.

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? 

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. 

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. 


WPL Teams Look To Build On Cracking Start

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Round 2 of the WPL season gets underway with three matches on Saturday, and one more on Sunday. 

Weekend Watch Guide: Two Massive NH Tests

It's week three of the Summer Test Series, and this weekend teams will look to ramp it up a notch.

Sirker, Prem 7s Breakout, Eyes Place In Wasps XV

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For young, up-and-coming players in England, the Premiership 7s is a primetime showcase to demonstrate their skills, abilities, and athleticism in front of upper management. 

Scotland Fans Have Faith--Poll

Scotland can turn it around at Murrayfield — or so FloRugby fans think.

Gold Happy With Eagles Despite Forced Personnel Changes

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USA Men's 15s head coach Gary Gold is feeling pretty good about his team's performance in the Pacific Nations Cup as he looks ahead to the final Summer Test Series game with Canada, and then the World Cup in Japan.

France Lineup For Scotland Rematch

Jacques Brunel has named his team for Saturday's rematch with Scotland at Murrayfield in the buildup to World Cup 2019.

Schmidt Gives Byrne Chance To Book World Cup Ticket

Ross Byrne has the chance to book his place on the plane to Japan for the Rugby World Cup as he starts at flyhalf for Ireland in their Summer Test Series clash with England on Saturday.

Jones Bringing In The Big Guns For Ireland Clash

Only two games stand between England and their first World Cup 2019 encounter. 

Center Te'o Joins Toulon As World Cup Cover After England Snub

England center Ben Te'o has joined Top 14 club Toulon as a Rugby World Cup cover, the French side announced on Wednesday.

Townsend Makes Wholesale Changes For France Rematch

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Scotland coach Gregor Townsend retained just one player, fullback Stuart Hogg, in the starting XV for Saturday's Test with France as the side bid to rebound from their 32-3 pasting by the French last weekend.