Emirates Airline Summer Series: USA Eagles vs. Georgia Preview

By June 16, 2017Rugby

Following Team USA’s test match against Ireland, the men now rally together to face off Georgia in their upcoming game located at Kennesaw State University’s Fifth and Third Bank Stadium. Team USA faced a tough match against Ireland, so it will be interesting to see what strategies they have developed in preparation for Georgia. With Todd Clever returning as number 12 center and as captain for the game on June 17th, we hope to see an exciting performance coming from USA. Engaging the second mix of players for the championship, some unique strengths will be brought down to the pitch. Several other names appearing in this match include Ben Cima, Nate Augspurger, John Quill, AJ MacGinty and more. Almost every player for the Eagles has had a chance for glory on the pitch so far in the Emirates Airline Summer Series. The fresh team for USA Eagles will give Georgia a run for their money with newly implemented tactics that fans are dying to see.

Georgia is well known for its forward strength and tactical game play. Georgia ranks #12 internationally amongst World Rugby, whereas USA ranks at #17. After facing Ireland, Team USA has been humbled by their defeat of 55-19. Ireland was ranked third in World Rugby, so the Eagles have had a fair shot at playing some of the top competition. Now that they have a feel for where their strengths and weaknesses lie in this tournament, they should be revved and ready to jump into their upcoming game. Their match against Georgia will show how much USA’s men have learned from their time within the Summer Series and how they have reflected on their experiences so far. Coach John Mitchell and captain Todd Clever will surely give some positive results and feedback. If USA can overcome Georgia, they will be one step closer to winning the championship title for the Series.

From the previous match, it appears evident that the USA Eagles have abundant stamina. Endurance is going to be needed for the forward heavy team of Georgia, which has an excellent defensive strategy. USA loves to make use of long range kicks which will give them an advantage against Georgia. If they can utilize their cardio endurance, they should be able to break through Georgia’s strong defenses. USA is going to have to come at Georgia with a powerful offense and a sly defense if they are going to prevail.  Above all, Team USA’s desire for healthy competition and dedicated work will make this match fun and spirited for both teams no matter what.

Kennesaw’s Fifth and Third Bank Stadium is home to an impressive pitch that the men will be playing on, where tickets will be on sale for $20. Those who are interested in coming to the game as a group of 15+ can contact the Fifth and Third Stadium box office at 1-470-578-4849. Furthermore, Crabbie’s is holding a tailgate from 3:00-6:00 pm ET for those who want to try their patented ginger beer. Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm ET.  Get your tickets now, this is going to be a game you do not want to miss.

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