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
U18 team defeated the High School All Americans 57-9 Wednesday in Cordoba.
The teams will meet up again on Saturday.
HSAA flyhalf Ben Cima kicked three penalties for the tourists. The
Americans worked to impose their physical dominance, and at times they did.
But Argentina did well to play strong defense and turn the ball over.
Flyhalf Matias Ferro scored... Read More
And that's just what they are, rumors. We have no confirmation on most of
the short list, but we have enough multiple sources that we feel confident
putting the list out for our subscribers:
These are, as far as we know, the individuals who interviewed for the job
with USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville:
Waisale Serevi. The head of Serevi Rugby and the all-time greatest 7s
player is... Read More
Last weekend, the women’s club 7s championship saw the majority of its
seeds decided, with very few surprises. One team that didn’t make the cut,
however, was Emerald City. Presumed to take one of the Pacific Coast’s
three spots, until ORSU burst onto the scene, the omission from nationals
might be in the team's best interest.
First and foremost, the Mudhens are... Read More
The High School All Americans seem to have picked up a few pointers since
their 2012 tour of South America.
The biggest improvement? The maul. The young Eagle hopefuls beat Cordoba
Academy in part because they maul superbly well, an aspect of play that
favored Uruguay and Argentina in 2012. One such maul led directly to a try,... Read More
The High School All Americans left the field against Cordoba Academy
frustrated, because they felt they could, perhaps should, have won.
“We had a lot of possession and territory in the first half, and we were
stopped just short several times,” said Head Coach Salty Thompson. “And
we’re disappointed. We gave up ten... Read More
The U17 Academy of Cordoba defeated the High School All Americans 25-18
Thursday at the Cordoba Jockey Club in the first match of the HSAA team's
four-match tour of Argentina.
Despite the intense cold, a large crowd came out to see the tourists, and
the Americans did not disappoint. They did very well at the breakdown and
spent a large portion of the game in the Cordoba half. That... Read More
The High School All Americans play their first game of their Argentina tour
on Thursday against the Cordoba Academy.
For the players this will be the first big
shot at their peers from a Tier I country.
That is the attraction for United HS star Zach Webber.
“Playing in a Tier I country will be a challenge,” Webber told
RUGBYMag.com. “When we played Chile and Uruguay we made a... Read More
USA 7s player Andrew Durutalo has been sentenced for assault stemming from
an incident when he was a player for the Seattle-Old Puget Sound Beach
Durutalo pled guilty to a charge of assault,
stemming from an incident where he struck teammate Nolan Allen during a
training session in Seattle about a year ago.
Allen was badly injured in the incident, requiring surgery... Read More