Monday, June 12, 2017

Q&A: The Call For Questions

It's been a little while since we had our last Q&A and in that time the Eagles have started their summer series with a loss to Ireland, the Women Eagles are prepping for the World Cup and the last 7s stop of the year, the Eagles 7s team has wrapped up their season. Additionally, the college and club playoffs have concluded. Even more, Major League Rugby has continued on a slow burn and Super 7s has announced their intentions for next year. With all that in mind we thought it was time to take your questions once again.

You can ask about anything you'd like as long as it is reasonable. You can submit your questions either on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments here. The deadline for questions will be Thursday at 11:00 p.m. et/8:00 p.m. pt.


  1. Does MLR intend to have corporate investment or any capital investment or selling of franchises to investor's. In other words how are they planning on funding this in the long term.

  2. Niku Kruger seems to have disappeared since the 2016 ARC. Any idea what he's doing?

  3. How is Zach Test doing? Will he be back?

  4. What about James Bird? (Old Blue) I know he was injured - is he back?

  5. Coverage (in Ireland) of the USA v IRL game seemed to suggest that they really want to establish a Pro12 franchise here.
    Yes, old news.
    BUT with the new stadium for DC United going up in Washington, owned by Will Chang (do I have that right?) , and other amenities available there, if there was an East Coast franchise, what are the odds of it being in DC?
    Be gentle!

  6. More of a comment than a question but something I think will be helpful in explaining the shellacking the Eagles receive every time they play a Tier 1 nation. Whilst # of caps provides a bit of information in terms of how long a player is in the tooth it would be far more telling to identify the age in which each player first started playing organized rugby. That number (call it Rugby IQ) would be close to 15 or 16 for the American born players we just watched and 5 or 6 for their Irish counterparts and it always shows on the scoreboard. Until this 10 year gap is shortened or matched USA Rugby will simply be shovelling sh*t against the tide. I don't care how good our athletes are, how well they are coached, or how much professional experience we can get them (or they can get for themselves around the world) - we have a Rugby IQ deficit that needs to be clearly identified and addressed.

    Watching hard working players that are 2 steps and 3 thoughts behind their International professional counterparts is downright embarrassing.

  7. I'd be curious to see the actual year over year numbers for youth, high school and college rugby over the last 3-5 years. We talk about how fast its growing but would like to see actual registration numbers for age groups. Also, if available, which parts of the country are growing fastest.

  8. Question that I know gets asked a bit, but is tomuch rugby to much. Most likely we are looking at with in a 1-3 year span the start of MLR, Super 7s, and most likely a pro12 team.also mix in the fact that if things continue to go right for the wolfpack there is talks of a Rugby League team also starting in the USA, with talks of a USA based Super rugby team down the road. Not just the rugby community but can the USA sports fan base support all those competitions coming down the pipe line.

    And 2nd question, if there had to be a choice for USAR and we the fans to chose to support only a few of the coming attractions, which do you think will survive and which will fade away.

  9. Does David Sternberg really exist?

    Or is RIM paying $360,000 a year to a bank account in the name of that person so they can sit on their hands and do bumpkiss to market the USA home test matches?

    Just curious...