The USA v Canada women’s Nations Cup match Sunday hinged on some huge plays
in giving the Eagles the 29-17 victory, their largest margin of victory
Each of these key plays could have resulted in the USA team folding its
tent and allowing the aggressive Canadians to take control. They never
Key play #1.... Read More
Hawkins was in discussions with USA Rugby CEO
Nigel Melville during the late spring regarding the job, and initially
intended to give up playing in order to be coach.
But over the last couple of months, discussions have included the prospect of
him continuing to play.
"As I've said previously, I will do whatever the program needs," said
Hawkins, who is 30 and sits behind only Shalom Suniula as... Read More
Following the Eagles’ 35-22 defeat of South Africa Tuesday, USA Women's 15s
Head Coach Pete Steinberg is making a few changes for the game against
With the squad facing a quick turnaround that is akin to what they will
face next year in France at the Women's Rugby World Cup, Steinberg said his
changes were "a bit of recognizing the work load over these next two weeks
and... Read More
As always happens, a few players are dealing with injuries, while we should
also see some of the players who were out with injury or suspension (Roland
Suniula, Mate Moeakiola) come back.
Tolkin has been looking at some of the USA 7s team players, and
one of the guys he's mentioned previously is Folau Niua. The Californian
flyhalf could provide cover at #10, whihc remains a position where the USA... Read More
According to reliable reports, Matt Hawkins has the job, and is
working with the team now, and Dave Williams had moved into a manager
Hawkins, 30, was the team captain this past season. It's unclear whether he
will continue to play.
But Canada won the series. Why? Because that
one good half for Canada was a really, really bad one for the USA,
resulting in a 24-0 halftime lead for the boys in red that the Eagles could
not overcome. That game featured weird turnovers becoming tries, a red card
for Paul Emerick (that he probably would like to forget) and even a botched
presentation of the National Anthem (for which... Read More
The USA has defeated South Africa in the opening match of the Nation's Cup.
They followed up Canada's 29-25 defeat of England.
Both matches were held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley,
South Africa was very dangerous with the ball in hand, but the USA size
advantage in the forwards helped control possession and secure a 35-22
victory for the Eagles.
USA... Read More
Tours for age-grade teams are mostly about education, and that certainly is
what the High School All Americans tour of Argentina was about.
Head Coach Salty Thompson went into the trip thinking his relatively young
squad (more than half were underclassmen and most... Read More
Lost in all the talk about the scrums and the mauls, the High School All
The HSAA threequarters have shown flashes of danger, but haven’t completely
come together, and need to in their final match Saturday against
this would be the toughest game,” captain Calvin Whiting said after
Wednesday’s loss to Argentina. “The big difference... Read More
The High School All Americans will finish their tour of Argentina with
their second game against the Argentina U18s Saturday.
The HSAAs are 1-2 so far, having lost a close one to Cordoba Academy,
beaten that same Cordoba Academy, and then lost big to Argentina U18s on
Wednesday. The forwards know they have a job to do.
“We just talk about being aggressive,” said Ignatius HS of... Read More