Mike MacDonald, Luke Gross Comparison
Position: MacDonald, Prop - Gross, Lock
Original Team: Lamorinda U19s - Cincinnati
College Team: California - Played basketball for Indiana St.,
USA Caps: 60
Tries for USA: 6... Read More
USA and new Northampton Saints lock/No. 8 Samu Manoa defended his absence
from the USA team in the current assembly and the World Cup in a post on
his Facebook page Monday.
Manoa wished the Eagles good luck and said "unfortunately due to some
misunderstandin[g] an miscommunication yo boy can't make it."
Manoa also indicated that those judging his decision to stay with the... Read More
It's no secret that the Eagles will be entering the World Cup this fall
with minimal time together. They assembled in Denver Monday for their first
full day of prep for the upcoming Canada and Japan tests, but many were
dispersed throughout the country and the world before arriving
However, eight Eagles put up their own money and sacrificed
the last few weeks to converge on... Read More
The USA Women’s National Team have just a short time to come together with
a group of new players and a new coach and face the World Cup Runners Up,
England on Tuesday.
New Head Coach Pete Steinberg knows it will be a tough road, but has some
thoughts as to how to address it.
“We have some principles of how we will attack and... Read More
Robbie Shaw entered 2008 feeling full of optimism. The scrumhalf, who
qualified for the USA through his American mother, looked to be poised to
break in as one of the Eagles #9s.
did that, starting against Ireland A and Canada, but after that he was on
the outside looking in. That November, Shaw was made captain of the USA
Selects that played the New Zealand Heartland XV,... Read More
The High School All Americans defeated Durbanville HS in Cape Town 26-17 on
the final match of their four-match tour.
The HSAA team finished the tour 3-1, scoring 136 points and allowing 53.
However, 71 of those points were scored in their first game; the final
three were all very competitive.
High School All Americans 71 Durban Development (KZN) 0
High School All... Read More
The High School All Americans are set to play Glenwood High School near
Durban, South Africa.
It will be a sterner test than Tuesday’s fairly comfortable win over
Kwazulu Natal Development, and captain and prop Henry Hall knows it.
“I’ve held a few players-only meetings with the forwards to talk about what
we need to take care of,” Hall... Read More
USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan read RUGBYMag.com’s article about Kevin
Swiryn, and the wing’s very frank assessment of his play in the Churchill
was certainly below form, and O’Sullivan gave the former St. Mary’s All
American much kudos for being honest.
“I give a ton of credit to Kevin for what he said and how he assessed
himself,” O’Sullivan told RUGBYMag.com... Read More
Zack Test has made the 36- man USA squad to play Canada and Japan, but the
young wing has a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to make the World Cup
Coach Eddie O’Sullivan will likely take 14 backs to the World Cup,
including two scrumhalves, one dedicated flyhalf and five centers (of which
at least one can slot in at #10). That leaves six spots for wings,... Read More
lock/loose forward Samu Manoa has not been named in the 36-man squad for
the two August Canada tests, and it appears he will not be in the World Cup
squad, despite strong form this past year.
According to multiple sources, Manoa has essentially agreed to forgo the
World Cup in order to solidify his position with his new pro club,
Contract clauses that prevent... Read More