2017 Emirates Airline Summer Series
The Emirates Airline Summer Series is a two-week home series for the USA Rugby Men's Eagles. The two marquee matchups, presented by Emirates Airlines, will begin with USA v. Ireland at Red Bull Arena outside of New York City, followed by USA v. Georgia at Fifth Third Bank Stadium outside of Atlanta. This past November, both the Men's Eagles and Ireland played in Chicago as part of a back-to-back rugby weekend series. Both matches were met by capacity crowds, totalling over 80,000 ticket sales in two days. This year, Ireland returns to play the United States in Harrison, NJ.
The Eagles qualified for Rugby World Cup 2015 the last time they were in Kennesaw, Ga., where they will finish the Emirates Airline Summer Series June 17 against 12th-ranked Georgia. The U.S. is 3-1 against the Lelos, who hosted the last matchup in the fall of 2013.
USA v. Ireland
June 10 - Red Bull Arena
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- Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
- Location: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
- Kickoff: 4:00pm ET
- Broadcast: TBD
The Ireland Rugby team is returning to the United States to face the USA Rugby Men's Eagles at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey for the first match of the "Emirates Airline Summer Series" on Saturday, June 10. These two nations have not faced off since June 2013 when Ireland narrowly defeated the Eagles 15-12 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX.
Both nations were part of history during this past November's "The Rugby Weekend," when over 80,000 faithful rugby fans travelled the globe to view two international matches in Chicago, IL. As part of "The Rugby Weekend," the Men's Eagles hosted the New Zealand Maori All Blacks in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,007 in Toyota Park and Ireland defeated the New Zealand All Blacks for the first time in 111 years of fixtures between the two nations, in front of a record-setting, Irish-friendly crowd of 62,300.
USA v. Georgia
June 17 - Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Pre-sale tickets for USA v. GEORGIA will be available from Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. ET to Thursday, March 23, at 11:59 p.m. ET! Join the USA Rugby Ticket Pre-sale Email List to access this exclusive opportunity. Tickets will be released to the public starting Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. ET.
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- Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
- Location: Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
- Kickoff: TBD
- Broadcast: TBD
The 12th-ranked national rugby union team of Georgia will visit Kennesaw, Ga., for a June 17 test match against the USA Men's Eagles as part of the Emirates Airline Summer Series. The Eagles will face Georgia in an international rugby match for the first time since the fall of 2013, and for the fifth time overall in Georgia's 201st test match.
Holding an overall record of 122-7-71 and an automatic qualification spot for Rugby World Cup 2019, Georgia will be coming off of an international encounter with Canada June 10 when it arrives in the state of Georgia. Head Coach John Mitchell's Eagles are currently on a five-match unbeaten run, having won the Americas Rugby Championship with four wins and a draw, and will look for a fourth all-time victory over their European opposition in Kennesaw. The June 17 Emirates Airline Summer Series clash will be the final preparatory match for the U.S. ahead of a Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifier series with Canada slated for June 24 and July 1.