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
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville has reportedly expressed
interest in the same job within the Rugby Football Union (England). The job
became open last week when former CEO John Steele was relieved of his
Melville, a former English captain, sent a Twitter message to RFU council
member Andrew Sarek saying, "I will apply for the ceo job, its what I have
been doing for the last 4... 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.
Serevi remembers what it was like to be an amateur rugby player
representing Fiji. He remembers what it was like when the game went
professional, and still Fiji struggled to support its team.
The all-time rugby 7s great sees now, in 2011, despite rugby being the
national sport of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, that their national teams are
still strapped for cash, and 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
before playing for the Premiership title for the second year in a row,
Saracens announced the re-signing of several players, including Eagles
Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles.
“I have never been happier in my career,” said Wyles. “There is a special
plan at this club, and I am very pleased to be part of that plan.”
Wyles is set to make his 50th appearance for Saracens in Saturday’... Read More
Three Americans could play in overseas
playoff matches over the next few days, while another will be rooting from
Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles both played in Saracens’ 16-13 win over the
Harlequins -- the club’s 11th straight victory -- in the last week of the
Aviva Premiership regular season.
Wyles will almost certainly be in the starting 15 when Saracens boots up... Read More
a long and oft-interrupted comeback from injury, previous USA scrumhalf
Robbie Shaw is back to full fitness and will start for Bristol in the
British & Irish Cup Final Saturday at 5:15 PM local time.
Four weeks ago he started and played the full game in Bristol’s win against
Nottingham in the championship playoff, a key event for the
scrumhalf. Bristol wanted to bring... Read More
a lot of victories for USA players overseas this weekend.
In Italy, two USA No. 8s went at it (see picture) as Lou Stanfill’s
Mogliano defeated Nic Johnson’s L’Aquila 30-16. Mogliano is 7th
and L’Aquila 9th in the 10-team league. L’Aquila is not in
danger of dropping to 10th, while Mogliano kepts pace with Roma
and inched closer to Parma in the hopes of getting to the top five... Read More
Dublin University’s Trinity team surprised all the experts by pulling out a
31-22 upset of rivals University College Dublin Saturday in Donnybrook,
USA player Scott LaValla captained Trinity from the blindside flanker
position and was named Man of the Match in this, the annual Colours Match
for both teams.
UCD entered the game undefeated in... Read More