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
USA forward Nic Johnson has been hitting good form for L'Aquila in Italy,
at just the right time.
Johnson scored a try for his club Saturday against Mantovani Lazio and was
named Man of the Match in L'Aquila's 31-24 victory. Johnson's try put his
side up 17-13 in the first half.
Johnson joined L'Aquila midway through the Eccellenza league season. At the
time they were just... Read More
It was a big weekend for several Americans playing rugby overseas.
Topping the list were Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith, who started for
Saracens at outside center and lock, respectively. Wyles scored a try as
Saravens won 33-12 over Exeter and moved to within two points of first
place in the Aviva Premiership in England.
Also notable, Scott LaValla... Read More
(Austin Brewin photo)
Northampton has signed San Francisco Golden Gate lock/No. 8 Samu Manoa for
the 2011-2012 season.
The Californian native has made an almost meteoric rise in the last eight
months. He was set to miss the Americas Rugby Championship because he
wasn't picked, and instead was playing in New Zealand. But John van der
Giessen's signing with Bath opened a... Read More
Rugby World Cup will be broadcast in 3D technology for the first time after
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster
of RWC 2011 in New Zealand.
One of the pioneers of 3D production in New Zealand, 3DLive will deliver a
3D feed of the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-finals, Bronze Final and Final,
taking advantage of the latest next generation technology... Read More