Derek Asbun was pleased that his team won handily 38-0 over Ohio State, but
he and his team are not satisfied.
"We did some things well and some things not so well," said Asbun, whose
team keyed effectively on Ohio State's Nate Ebner, and who punished OSU
with several breakaways.
"Nate's a big athletic guy and he gave us some trouble," Asbun said. "All
credit to them;... Read More
Who will win: Arizona
The Wildcats are the only Pool D team who competed in the 2010 CRC. While
that doesn't guarantee them victory, it does mean they've played under the
bright lights and in front of the big crowd and cameras before. They should
have less jitters.
They should also have more playmakers. In Peter Tiberio, Arizona has the
only player in the entire competition who's... Read More
our pool predictions for the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships at PPL
Park in Chester, Pa., we look at a real pick 'em group.
Who will win: Central Washington This is clearly the most
competitive pool in the CRC. All four teams are capable of winning all of
their pool games, but the key for CWU isn’t so much the players, although
Kellen Gordon, Tim Stanfill, Ryan... Read More
our look at Pool B of the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship this weekend
at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Who Will Win: University of Utah Who they Have: OK, enough about
who they don’t have. Thretton Palamo isn’t on the team. Who is: Don Pati,
who is an electric attacking player, tireless Danny James, last year’s
captain Blake Miller, new-to-rugby speedster Winston... Read More
USA 7s Collegiate Rugby ChampionshipPool A
Who will win: Cal. Who they have: Who don’t they have? A backline
of Connor Ring, James Bailes, Seamus Kelly and Dustin Muhn means Blaine
Scully gets put in the forwards (?). Wow. Add Danny Barrett and Derek Asbun
up front and you’ve got power, speed, dedication, and skills. Yes you
Cal’s teamwork is legendary, and the only thing... Read More
The Oklahoma Sooners won't have capped 7s Eagle Taylor Mokate at the
Collegiate Rugby Championship, as he is nursing a torn ACL. Still, the
Sooners have enough talent to be one of the CRC's surprises.
Arrynn Wilkinson is perhaps the most rugby-seasoned of that talent. A
fullback and utility backline player for the Sooners' 15s squad, Wilkinson
is a dangerous runner with a smooth... Read More
of Cal's 12 players making the trip to Philadelphia for the Collegiate
Rugby Championship are Are members of RUGBYMag.com's All-Collegiate Team,
and three, Dustin Muhn, Blaine Scully and Seamus Kelly, were named to the
inaugural CRC All-Tournament Team, making the Bears' roster the most
accomplished, by far, of any in the CRC.
The most accomplished 7s player in that bunch?... Read More
The USA 7s team ended their HSBC Sevens World Series campaign with a
discouraging eight-game losing streak, finishing the streak off Sunday in
Edinburgh with two close losses.
The Eagles were taken down 17-15 by Kenya in the Bowl Quarterfinals, in a
game where they finally, at least, took an early lead.... Read More
The USA finished Day One at the Edinburgh 7s 0-3, after losing 45-7 to
They will take on Kenya Sunday in the Bowl Quarterfinals.
Zack Test did not play at all Saturday as he deals with an injury. Nese
Malifa accounted for all of the USA's points with a try at the end of the
This has been a tough final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series for the
USA, as... Read More
For the second time Saturday, the Americans
pushed a favored Pacific Island side to the brink, but fell short in the
upset bid, losing 21-14 to Fiji. Livai Ikanikoda opened the scoring for
Fiji in the first minute with a converted try. Justin Boyd leveled things
with his own a couple minutes later, and Nese Malifa converted.
Fiji was able to take a lead into intermission with a... Read More