head coach Nikolay Nerush has announced his team to play
their opening match in Pool C against USA at Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
on Thursday, 15 September.
Led by captain and hooker Vladislav Korshunov, the lineup has only two
changes from the team that lost 32-25 to the Eagles in June.
Meanwhile the USA has changed seven players from that game.
“At all the matches... Read More
The Tukapa Rugby Club is now officially part of the United States.
Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth, the
club is the official home of USA rugby fans, and has put out the red carpet
for the cranks from Yankdom.
Honing in on its 125th anniversary, Tukapa is one of the most
accomplished clubs in Taranaki, boasting... Read More
PLYMOUTH - Ireland head coach Declan Kidney on Friday announced his team to
play their opening match in Pool C against USA at Stadium Taranaki, New
Plymouth on Sunday, September 11.
Captain and center threequarter Brian O’Driscoll emphasised how much his
team is looking forward to their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011
against USA on Sunday at Stadium Taranaki.
“We... Read More
Ireland opens their World Cup on September 11 against a USA team with
nothing to lose that will also be playing on the 10th anniversary of the
9-11 terrorist attacks.
The Eagles will be fired up. Ireland, with many players facing their former
coach, USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan, will have their own motivations
above and beyond the need to win in a World Cup match.
"Eddie's... Read More
It's not all about the stats, but stats are fun anyway.
Here we look at some of the stats records in the World Cup, and who might
Points Career: Jonny Wilkinson, 249 Wilkinson has the all-time
record. He set it after scoring 67 in 2007 to pass the great Gavin Hastings
He will certainly have points-scoring opportunities playing... Read More
Francisco Golden Gate lock and No. 8 Samuela Manoa will start for the
Northampton Saints against Gloucester Sunday in the Aviva Premiership
opening weekend and his professional debut.
The Tongan-born lock, who played quarterback at DII Lincoln University in
Jefferson City, Mo., made his debut for the Eagles last November against
Saracens in London.
Manoa would... Read More
The Tukapa Rugby Club in Taranaki is planning a rugby game pre-Ireland v.
USA in New Zealand.
However, their original opponents, Olympic Club, can’t make it, so they are
looking for American opposition.
Any American players in Taranaki are encouraged to come out and play. The
club is hosting USA supporters throughout the week and have decorated their
club in red, white and blue... Read More
The International Rugby Board is considering an idea to include coach
challenges and television match officials to help decide questionable tries
in the IRB Sevens World Series.
The idea was proposed by USA Head Coach Al Caravelli. (Note: change
from original article - there had been discussion regarding a challenge
flag such as used in the NFL. That part is not, at present, under... Read More
national team manager Nikolay Nerush said some strange things today in a
release to the press.
Going against standard operating procedure for most test teams, Nerush went
public about injuries on the squad. He said the Russian team’s buildup for
the World Cup has been hampered by a series of injuries.
Nerush did not name the players injured, but did say they were not in... Read More
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has dismissed the latest press speculation
that he is leaving USA Rugby for supposedly greener pastures in the
A heavy round of tweets and reports the past few hours have indicated that
Melville has applied for the CEO job at the RFU (meaning, the English Rugby
Football Union). Melville told RUGBYMag.com Monday morning that this is not
the case... Read More