Written By: Adam McQueen The USA Eagles will kick off their Summer Test Series this Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver as they take on Russia in the first of their three game June tour. After a handful of personnel changes, the Eagles have settled on a 31 man squad that has been based out of Denver since May 27th. The two weeks of preparation has allowed overseas players to reintegrate with the seventeen domestic members plying their trade in Major League Rugby (MLR) as the Eagles look to earn two comprehensive victories with an eye on upsetting...
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Story and Photos: Mark Janzen Playing in front of a red and white clad, Maple Leaf-waving crowd in Langford, B.C., Canada’s Bianca Farella made a statement.  In the voice of the in-house announcer at Westhills Stadium on Langford Parkway in the Victoria suburb, “bee-YAWN-KA fuh-RELLLL-ahhhhh” (for full effect, say it out loud in the most stereotypical Italian accent you can muster…it’s kind of fun) is back. The much-beloved Farella, 26, who was playing in just her second World Rugby Sevens Series tournament since returning from shoulder surgery in late March, was embraced by both announcer and supporters, as her name...
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Written by: Doug Crosse  The summer of 2018 is a high-pressure period for first-year coach Kingsley Jones of Canada. The three test series in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Halifax are his biggest opportunity to dial in his squad ahead of the last gasp of World Cup 2019 qualifiers in the repechage which takes place in November. In a normal year, a coach looks to the summer series as a chance to get his team ticking over, staying with combinations to see how they rate and to get some wins for the fan base. This year, the matches against Scotland, Russia, and the USA...
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