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
The USA Men’s National Team has inserted an extra warmup game along with
its three test matches scheduled for August.
The Eagles are already scheduled to play Canada August 6 in Toronto and
August 13 in Glendale, Colo. They are then scheduled to fly to Japan to
play the Cherry Blossoms on August 21 in Tokyo.
But Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan wants to squeeze one more non-test game... Read More
High School All Americans won their opening match in South Africa with
ease, but Head Coach Salty Thompson said he expects a sterner test this
The Kwazulu-Natal Development
team that faced the Americans was fast, committed, and hard-working, and it
was a great moment for the tourists to play an all-black team in South
Africa. But KZN gave up a lot to the Americans in... Read More
star Ryan Roundy will be out for at least two months after breaking his
fibula in Saturday's match between the All Americans and New Zealand
Roundy started at No. 8 and captained the All Americans in the game, but
was helped off the field after 30 minutes after collapsing to the ground.
"I can't remember [the incident]," Round told RUGBYMag.com. "I am pretty... Read More
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Losing the final match of the three-game series between the All Americans
and New Zealand Universities was tough to take for Head Coach Alex Magleby,
but the coach was quick to look at the big picture.
“You’ve got to look at where we started this thing,” said... Read More