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 USA Team Autographed Jersey and a Todd Clever Signed Ball On Auction

San Diego, CA (August 17, 2011) - Own a piece of rugby history while supporting youth and high school rugby in the United States by putting in the high bid for a USA Rugby jersey autographed by the US Men's National Team as they make final preparations for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Not only will the high bidder receive a very unique piece of rugby history just prior to this year's Rugby World Cup, but he or she will receive the satisfaction of knowing that every cent from this auction will go towards the US Rugby Foundation's A Ball 4 All program. The goal of the A Ball 4 All program is to provide 50,000 youth and high school players in the US with their very own rugby ball.

The Eagles lost both their recent matches against Canada despite the fact that they dominated much of the play in both games. The Eagles will have one more chance for a test match win ahead of their trip to New Zealand as they take on Japan in Tokyo on Sunday, August 21, 2011.

Next month, thousands of young rugby players across the country will be glued to their television sets watching the Eagles perform on the rugby world's biggest stage, the Rugby World Cup. Many of these young players will have dreams of representing their country. You can help make that dream come true by putting in the highest bid and getting rugby balls into young player's hands at an earlier age.

The high bidder of the team autographed Eagles jersey will also receive a USRF leather ball signed by Eagles captain Todd Clever. Photos of the jersey and ball and more information about Eagles and their preparation for the 2011 Rugby World Cup can be found on eBay, item #180711937272. The bidding will conclude at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on Thursday, August 25, 2011.