How different is the assembly of the High School All Americans from the
Both squads are holding their winter camps in Tempe, Ariz., but while the
U20s team assembles without an announced Head Coach and a distinct lack of
continuity (no coach has been in place during the summer or fall since
2011), the High School All Americans are a model of consistency.
That’s because... Read More
SEATTLE – As part of the USA Rugby Academy, Serevi Rugby® (serevirugby.com) has
announced dates and locations for its 2014 series of High Performance
Training Camps aimed at identifying top players and providing a specific
development pathway to the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams.
On behalf of USA Rugby, Serevi will host a series of seven stops across the
country to find... Read More
The Classic Eagles over 33 USA team has just upset Australia 15-12 at the
World Rugby Classic in Bermuda.
Details to come, but the result puts the USA in the semifinals along with
Argentina (who beat Canada 33-20 Saturday) and the Classic Lions (who
beat Italy 21-0 on Saturday) and South Africa, who beat France 15-0
Those semis are to be held Wednesday.
The USA U20 men's team has been a source of intense questioning through
American rugby this fall.
The normal - or
at least most successful - cycle in previous years has been for a head
coach to be named and confirmed in the summer, allowing the staff to set up
schedules and team philosophy and recruit players. Given that players have
to give up time and money, as well as (often... Read More
Tours for age-grade teams are mostly about education, and that certainly is
what the High School All Americans tour of Argentina was about.
Head Coach Salty Thompson went into the trip thinking his relatively young
squad (more than half were underclassmen and most... Read More
Lost in all the talk about the scrums and the mauls, the High School All
The HSAA threequarters have shown flashes of danger, but haven’t completely
come together, and need to in their final match Saturday against
this would be the toughest game,” captain Calvin Whiting said after
Wednesday’s loss to Argentina. “The big difference... Read More
The High School All Americans will finish their tour of Argentina with
their second game against the Argentina U18s Saturday.
The HSAAs are 1-2 so far, having lost a close one to Cordoba Academy,
beaten that same Cordoba Academy, and then lost big to Argentina U18s on
Wednesday. The forwards know they have a job to do.
“We just talk about being aggressive,” said Ignatius HS of... Read More
The High School All Americans have selected their lineup to face the
Argentina U18s in the final match of the American team's four-match tour of
the Land of the Pumas.
Captain Calvin Whiting sits out with a
hamstring strain, which allows Jimmy Wolfer to slot in at flyhalf for the
first time. Head Coach Salty Thompson has made eight changes from the squad
that lost 57-9 to... Read More
Sobered somewhat by their 57-9 loss to the Argentina U18s, Salty Thompson's
High School All Americans prepare to retool for a second go-around on
"I think the guys just realized what the challenges are," said Thompson,
whose team went 1-1 against the Cordoba Academy before taking on los
Pumitas. "I think if you look at the principles of play, I think
possession-wise we... Read More