Photos Ian Muir
Unable to get the ball, keep the ball, or prevent outside backs from
penetrating on a regular basis, the USA put in an overall poor performance
in losing 44-13 to Tonga Wednesday afternoon at the Esher RFC in Surrey,
The loss means the Eagles are 0-2 in their Churchill Cup pool, and they
didn... Read More
Tonga lead the USA 13-10 at halftime of their 2011 Churchill Cup match. For
much of the half the USA played quite poorly, and were unable to get or
retain much possession.
Flyhalf Kurt Morath kicked an early penalty for Tonga but missed two
others. Nese Malifa also missed a penalty kick for the USA.
The USA gave up a ton of silly penalties and were burned for one, was wing
Viliami... Read More
ever start a board game, make a lousy dice throw on the first roll and say:
“that was just for practice” ?
Would that we could do that a lot in life. Perhaps, though, it would be a
good idea for the USA Men’s National Team to call for a do-over. They got
hammered by the England Saxons on Saturday. It was not really even close.
Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan was trying out... Read More
The USA U20s defeated Zimbabwe 30-29 Sunday in Tbilisi, Georgia to finish
7th in the Junior World Rugby Trophy.
The game was close throughout, as the USA and the speedy Zimbabweans traded
scores all afternoon.
Fullback Joe Cowley opened the scoring early with a penalty goal, but
Zimbabwe pulled ahead ten minutes in when flyhalf... Read More
USA and Chicago Griffins center Andrew Suniula is reported to have signed
with the Cornish Pirates of the RFU Championship.
Suniula, who is with the USA team at the Churchill Cup, would be joining
the club this fall, most likely after the World Cup in September.
A young, inexperienced Eagles side was dominated in absolutely every facet
of the game in their 87-8 loss to the England Saxons Saturday in
Northampton, England in the first round of the Churchill Cup.
The Eagles opened scoring with a Tai Enosa penalty in the very early going,
but that would be one of few highlights on the day,... Read More
been on again, off again for Inaki Basauri, but right now he’s looking at
The former Maryland Exiles U19, who first put on a USA jersey in 2003 for
the USA U19s, Basauri was the starting openside flanker for the Eagles
through much of the 2007 World Cup. He wasn’t selected in 2008 until the
tour of Japan at the end of the year, and then once again wasn’t in the... Read More
sunk in by now that Saracens are Aviva Premiership Champions, and USA
fullback Chris Wyles, as well as Eagle lock Hayden Smith, was a big part of
Wyles started at outside center for Saracens in the final, a win over
Leicester, much as he has done for much of the late part of the
“It was an incredible day for Saracens,” enthused Wyles. “It really felt
like this... Read More
England Saxons team may be a young one, but they will still be a challenge
to the USA in Saturday’s opening match in the Churchill Cup.
And of all the challenges, the biggest one is the scrum. The USA has a new
scrum coach in Fiore Screnci and everyone working in the front row knows
that pack-down time will be important.
“Anytime you get a new scrum coach you get some new... Read More
USA U20s showed they can score from pretty much anywhere during their
five-try loss against Russia Saturday.
But their problem was, they had to score from anywhere. Russia played most
of the game in the USA end, and that, in the end, was the difference. Both
teams scored five tries and converted four. Russia got two more penalty
kicks that the Eagles because of that pressure... Read More