It was a quiet weekend for USA players overseas as many were rested barely
a week after returning from the Rugby World Cup.
Samu Manoa, who did not play in the World Cup, started at lock for
Northampton and helped lead them to a 33-3 pastinf of Exeter. Manoa has
been a revelation for the Saints.
On the sidelines included Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith for Saracens, Seta
Tuilevuka... Read More
Reader tedmunds leads the Rugby World Cup
Knockout Prediction Contest after a quarterfinal round that surprised many
of those entered.
The vast majority picked England and
Ireland to win their games - they didn't. So those who were brave enough to
choose Wales end up near the top. tedmunds was the only entrant in any of
the matches to get a margin of victory exactly right - Wales... Read More
Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Diccon Edwards has named his team for the
Championship clash against London Scottish this Saturday 8 October,
Michael Stephenson will return to the starting line up, having been out of
action for Leeds Carnegie through injury since his Man of the Match winning
performance against Bristol. USA all-time-leading cap-earner Mike
MacDonald, who... Read More
The Mexico 7s team took a trip to Southern California this past weekend to
get in some game training ahead of this month’s Pan-Am Games.
They took on Belmont Shore in three matches, winning two, a much improved
performance by Los Serpientas.
Under Coach Simon Pierre they showed better organization on defense and
more structure, but still lacked that need go-forward force on... Read More
Details on the Rugby 7s competition at the Pan-Am Games are becoming
The USA men’s national 7s team is competing in the Pan-Am Games October
29-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. RUGBYMag.com will be on-site to report on the
entire tournament. The team will reside in the Athletes Village, and will
participate in the Closing Ceremonies October 30 at Omnilife Stadium.
The Rugby... Read More
Behind an amazing, gritty performance, Tonga defeated France 19-14 Saturday
in Wellington at the Rugby World Cup.
The victory was a huge upset, made more amazing by the fact that Tonga
missed twice as many tackles as the French, but somehow hung on.
Flyhalf Kurt Morath scored 14 points with his kicking. The victory put
Tonga at 2-2 and past 1-2-1 Canada for third in Pool A. As a... Read More
Southern Hemisphere rugby nations have shocked the rugby world by saying
they may not want to be involved in the Rugby World Cup in future years
because it costs them money.
Simply put, nation teams do not tour New Zealand (the key union vocal about
this issue), Australia or South Africa during June and July in World Cup
years. Those tours bring crucial income to the host nations... Read More
The USA national team crossed the Cook Strait to play in tonight’s final
Rugby World Cup match.
This will be the Eagles’ only venture to New Zealand’s South Island, and
it’s a small trip, to the northernmost edge of the region, Nelson. The city
is named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, the British naval hero, and the
street names bear references to Nelson and his famous battles... Read More
Is the Italian team looking past the USA?
Comments from their outstanding captain and No. 8 Sergio Parisse,
perhaps prompted by questions by the press, indicate they might be.
Parisse spent much of today’s press briefing talking not about Tuesday’s
clash with the Eagles (live on Universal Tuesday, Sept 25 2:15am Eastern,
and on Monday, Sept 26 11:15pm Pacific – please note... Read More
The Australian national team got a more physical clash with the USA than
they bargained for.
A nasty-looking clash of Anthony Faingaa’s head on Chris Wyles’s knee saw
the Australian center down and out at the end of the game. Faingaa did not
look good and he will be out at least two weeks.
Meanwhile, center Pat... Read More