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
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