All Americans shocked New Zealand Universities Saturday at the Little Q in
San Diego, defeating the tourists 60-17 in the first match of a three-game
series between the two teams.
The All Americans scored early with a 90-meter kick-and-chase by wing Peter
Tiberio, and then Ryan Roundy scored, set up by Loyola Marymount hooker
Zach Fenoglio. The Americans continued to put in the... Read More
All Americans squad is full of players who have at least a little bit of
But even those who are new to this level of rugby have jumped in with both
“It’s been a really good assembly,” said co-captain Blaine Scully, who
toured with the All Americans in 2009 and has played for the USA at 7s and
15s. “Playing rep side rugby, and coming... Read More
All Americans head coach Alex Magleby will be choosing his team to face New
Zealand Universities, and it will be a tough job.
The former Dartmouth All American and 7s and 15s Eagle told RUGBYMag.com
that the level of rugby ability in camp is the highest he’s ever seen in an
All American assembly. The players have shown up in shape and ready to
“It’s a tribute to... Read More
All Americans at SEALs
The Men’s All Americans visited the Navy SEAL training base in Coronado,
Calif. this week during their training for their three-game series with New
“That was a trip I’ll never forget,” said co-captain Ryan Roundy. “It was
one of the hardest things I have ever... Read More
of the breakout 7s players from last season was powerful forward Nu’u
The American Samoa-born 7s prop and former UTEP football player was a huge
part of the Old Puget Sound’s championship run last summer, and Punimata
then broke into the USA 7s team later that fall. He put in some outstanding
play in the first three tournaments of the season, before suffering a bad... Read More
national team manager Nikolay Nerush said some strange things today in a
release to the press.
Going against standard operating procedure for most test teams, Nerush went
public about injuries on the squad. He said the Russian team’s buildup for
the World Cup has been hampered by a series of injuries.
Nerush did not name the players injured, but did say they were not in... Read More
Eddie O’Sullivan has head coached two World Cup teams in his career:
Ireland in 2003 and 2007. His third RWC squad, the Eagles, takes the pitch
in New Zealand in just over three months.
O’Sullivan has whittled his potential squad down to 50 players, 20 of whom
will not make the final roster. I have taken a look back at the positional
makeup of O’Sullivan’s first two teams to get an... Read More
All Americans coach Alex Magleby has a tough job this summer, because as
well as selecting his All Americans and getting them ready for New Zealand
Universities, he has to scout, select and train a 7s team.
While All-Collegiate 7s teams have taken the field before (Emil Signes put
a team in the 7s NASC in the late 1990s), this... Read More
Looking at the list of names who played well for the USA in the recent
Churchill Cup, or who had good moments, one of the names conspicuously
absent was that of Kevin Swiryn.
former USA 7s and St. Mary’s team captain, and professional for Agen, had
probably his worst series for the Eagles, and the wing/center told
RUGBYMag.com that he knows it.
“No need to sugarcoat it, I... Read More