Originally posted by buffalobill You can't be much of a fan, then. The USA also competed in the Rugby World Cup proper.
You're right. Look at this! We've already won two Olympics. We are long and storied.
The USA Men’s National Team, nicknamed the Eagles, has a long and storied history. Gold Medal Winners in Olympic rugby in 1920 and 1924, the Eagles resumed playing international matches in the modern era in 1976 and compete against the top rugby nations in the world.
The Eagles are currently ranked 19th in the world out of the 95 test playing rugby nations. Although the USA went winless in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, its strong performances against the World's powerhouses - England and South Africa - has really expanded its fan base and built some much needed momentum. CEO Nigel Melville recently hired Scott Johnson as the new head coach to bring the Eagles through the next four years.