USA Men’s Rugby is coming to Aveva Stadium in Houston, TX this July! The Eagles XVs are set to face the French Barbarians on July 1, 2022. This will be the first game of the USA Men’s Eagles 2022 Summer Series. The French select side will compete against the United States for the first time in the club’s history!!!
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USA Men’s Rugby Game against French Barbarians – What to expect
USA Men’s Eagles XVs will host the historic French Barbarians on July 1, 2022 at Aveva Stadium in Houston, TX. As a warmup match to the Rugby World Cup qualifying fixtures against Chile the following weeks, this exhibition match will provide fundamental preparation for the Men’s Eagles against the exciting open play of a French Barbarians side.
USA Men’s Rugby Roster
The Roster includes Tokyo 2020 Olympian, Martin Iosefo. Lock Samu Manoa returns from an international hiatus following a strong season with the Seattle Seawolves. New England FreeJack Mitch Wilson has the potential to make his USA debut and earn his first cap during Chile matches.
For the full roster and additional details check out this link.
The French Barbarians are an invitational side of rugby players assembled to celebrate an open and exciting style of rugby. The club was founded in 1979, and in May 1980 they played their first game, which was against Scotland. The most recent assembly featured well-known internationals including Henry Chavancy, Joe Tekori of Samoa, and Joe Ravouvou, a New Zealand Sevens player, in a victory over Tonga in November 2021. The competing lineup has not yet been determined, however, this will be the club’s first trip to North America since competing against Canada in 2008. It will also be the club’s first match versus the United States.
USA Men’s Eagles Head Coach Says
Men’s Eagles Head Coach, Gary Gold said: “Rugby World Cup qualification is our number one priority this summer and we’re pleased to have this contest ahead of our fixtures against Chile. The Barbarians play a famously creative style of rugby, and we expect this match to be a unique and fast-paced preparation for the guys. It’s been some time since we last assembled in the Fall, but confidence and communication is high amongst the squad as we parlay lessons from the Uruguay series into this upcoming round of qualification.”
USA Men’s Rugby at Aveva Stadium in Houston
The city of Houston has always been a strong home market for the USA Eagles, last playing host to the Men’s Eagles in 2018 during their historic win over Scotland. Houston has also recently been included as a candidate host city for the proposed USA Rugby World Cup.
Home to the Houston SaberCats of Major League Rugby, Aveva Stadium is a first-of-its-kind rugby-focused sports complex, hosting its first-ever USA Rugby national team match.
“We are thrilled to bring this event to the Houston rugby community and Aveva Stadium,” said USA Rugby General Manager of Commercial & Events, Brandy Medran, “This incredible facility has been a target destination for USA Rugby since its opening in 2019 and we are delighted to partner with the SaberCats in bringing this special event to Houston.”
Houston SaberCats President, JT Onyett added: “When we built this stadium, there was a desire to host the Eagles and bring the highest level of international rugby to our community. This marks the first of what we hope is many games with USA Rugby.”
USA Men’s Rugby game against French Barbarians – Schedule, Tickets, Discounts & More!
When: July 1, 2022 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Aveva Stadium,12131 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77045
Use code ‘RUGBYHOUSTON‘ for 20% off certain seating sections.
Check out additional information about USA Men’s Rugby Game Against French Barbarians
USA Rugby: Men’s Eagles 2022 Summer Series Match Schedule
Chile vs USA | Santiago, Chile | Rugby World Cup Qualifier
July 9, 2022 Time 6:00 PM ET at Estadio Santa Laura Universidad
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