A little look back in history and how it relates to current and future Old Blues. Reminder Hall Of Fame weekend is May 6th, 2017 RSVPs and Payment details will go out soon. In additional if you know any companies interested in sponsoring Old Blue on the jerseys or in Hall of Fame program let us know.Captions: 1993 US 7s Champions - OBRFC
HOUSTON – The John Mitchell regime began with a bang Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium as the Men's Eagles opened the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition with a 35-35 draw with Argentina XV.
Houston native Taku Ngwenya was all over the pitch in more than 80 minutes of gameplay in the team's first action of 2016, and was one of four try-scorers for Mitchell's side as the U.S. scored 35 points for the first time against a non-Canadian team since 2012. Veterans and first-time Eagles alike responded to each Argentina flurry to keep the match within a winnable distance, and missed penalty goals by both teams in the dwindling seconds assured the tie...
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A big congrats to Old Blue boys Ryan Matyas, Luke Hume and Fly half James Bird for making the 35 man Roster for the Rugby Championship.
BOULDER, Colo. – Men's Eagles coach John Mitchell will have a mix of veterans and youngsters in his first assembly with the national team, as 37 athletes have been made available for the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship.
Longtime U.S. captain Todd Clever returns to the fold with fellow Newcastle Falcon Eric Fry, while Cam Dolan, Taku Ngwenya, Greg Peterson, and Blaine Scully have also been released from their respective professional overseas clubs for at least one match of the groundbreaking competition. Each will be in Houston for the opening round of the tournament Saturday, Feb. 5, at BBVA Compass Stadium.
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OB Augspurger Starts In Lop-sided Victory Over The All Blacks.
The Eagles 7s side opened the 2015-16 World Sevens Series with a Final Four appearance that left them in 3rd place only because of a late rally by England in the Cup Semifinals that ended when England scored with no time emaining. It was historic for the Eagles because they defeated the New Zealand All Blacks for the first time ever...and did it twice.
When the two sides met for third place, the Eagles staff opted to give the reserves the chance to compete against the best and to show what they could do. And did they ever - The USA ran away from the Kiwis 31-12.
Saturday night saw the old blue boys stepping up to raise money for both the club and an Old Blue charity by stripping off, greasing up and selling themselevs all in the name of a good time. And a good time it was too! With the ears ringing from the screams of very satisfied women (and men) the old blue boys danced, grinded and chopped their way into the hearts of those present and helped the club to yet another hugely successful event.
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As the US Eagles prepare for something very new, the six-team Americas Rugby Championship they kick off against Argentina in Houston on Saturday, they will be guided by two men who first met under the auspices of something very old...
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Huge Congrats to Old Blue head coach Marty Veale for making the USA national team coaching staff.
BOULDER, Colo. – Men's Eagles coach John Mitchell will be flanked by professional internationals Phil Greening, Rob Hoadley, and Marty Veale during the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship competition this February and March.
The new Eagles lead man was appointed to the position at the beginning of the calendar year and will lead the program through the Rugby World Cup 2019 cycle, beginning with five matches against North and South American competition. The U.S. hosts Argentina, Canada, and Chile at home before traveling across the equator for matches against Brazil and Uruguay...
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Old Blue have put themselves in a good position heading into the spring season as they finished off the fall with a 35-28 win over their rivals NYAC. James Bird and Rick Kirkland led the way for Old Blue as they fell behind early only to come back and win. With three wins and one loss--which came to Life--in ARP play Old Blue have set themselves up in a position to face Life in a potential winner take all match in the spring on the final day of the season if things go according to plan.
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