Matyas, Hume and Bird make Eagles rugby championship roster

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.