US Eagles face Ireland in Dublin with both teams at an all-time high The USA have won nine straight Test matches. That they will in all likelihood not make it 10 on Saturday is arguably of less importance to the rugby world than the fact their last game of 2018 is against Ireland in front of a sellout Dublin crowd. The Irish capital is still buzzing after the men in green beat the All Blacks, leading the New Zealand coach, Steve Hansen, to anoint Ireland as the best in the world. But the Americans will not face the first-choice Irish XV. After wins against Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Canada (twice), Russia, Scotland, Samoa and Romania, Gary Gold’s Eagles have a fine stage on which to showcase their striking improvement. “We know this weekend will present our greatest challenge yet,” the head coach said, in a release from USA Rugby. “Ireland will be relentless as ever and our guys have spent the last week ensuring that they approach Saturday’s game with the level of intensity that will put us in the best position to meet the fight.” I am currently watching them playing the world number one Ireland. They are doing ok and are only 10 points adrift. There are 70000 watching this in Dublin but I detect zero interest in the States. You should get behind them, they are doing your country proud.