"We are all feeling positive for the Japan game," said Wyles, who sets a
USA record with his 30th start at fullback Sunday. "Obviously we are aware
the tour so far hasn't gone as planned in terms of results but we are
massively motivated to put in a good performance. The atmosphere amongst
the group is still brilliant - everyone wants to work for each other."
The USA is 0-4
so... Read More
USA Men’s National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin has made only two changes
from the USA team that lost to Tonga June 14 as he names his starting
lineup to take on Japan Sunday (local time) in Tokyo.
Taku Ngwenya is not in the 22, and Seamus Kelly will not start, and instead
will be on the reserves... Read More
flanker John Quill, who was helped off the field in the second half of the
Eagles' 35-10 loss to Fiji on Wednesday, has avoided a long-term injury.
Quill tweeted today that he "dodged a bullet" on his knee injury, saying
there was no ligament tear. He is in a knee brace, however, and will not
play on Sunday's test match against Japan.
Whether he will be available for... Read More
Fiji downed the Eagles 32-10 in Japan Tuesday. The Eagles trailed 10 at
halftime and had more than a couple of prime scoring chances go
Luke Hume put the Eagles on the front foot from the opening kickoff,
gashing Fiji’s defense and carrying the ball deep into the attacking end
before the possession was cut short by Robbie Shaw’s grubber into the try
zone... Read More
Scotland's U20s have defeated the USA U20s 39-3 at the Junior World
means that the USA will play Fiji for 11th on June 23, with the losing team
being replaced by Italy in next year's competition.
Fiji lost 19-18 to Samoa.
USA fullback Dylan Audsley provided the only points for the USA, kicking a
penalty eight minutes into the 2nd half.
But 22 points... Read More
RUGBYMag previously reported Carlin Isles was set to sign a
contract with Toulon in July, following the 7s Rugby World Cup. Isles has
since had a change of heart and decided not to sign with the European
Isles said previously that the team and he had agreed in principle to a
two-year deal that could be extended for a second year. However, some
details of the... Read More
USA Men's National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named a very changed
side to face Fiji in Japan, just four days after his team lost 18-9 to
Tonga in Carson, Calif.
After running out the same squad to face Ireland and Tonga, Tolkin
is resting a large portion of that lineup this week.
Nick Wallace comes in for Shawn Pittman at loosehead prop, while Zach
Fenoglio starts at... Read More
“It’s really frustrating, especially in a game like that, it’s disappointing
because we knew we are a lot better than we played,” L’Estrange told
RUGBYMag.com. “It wasn’t so much the losing as it was the way we lost.”
L’Estrange is painfully aware that this is three games now with no tries
for the Eagles.
“Of course we’re frustrated that we’re not scoring tries... Read More
Scotland and USA have named their U20 squads to face off Tuesday at the
Junior World Championships.
The two teams are playing in the 9th-place semifinals, as are Samoa and
Fiji. The winners of those games will play June 23 for 9th place. The
losers will play June 23 for 11th, with the team that finishes 12th being
relegated to the Junior World Rugby... Read More
The USA Men’s National Team flight to Japan had to have been a long and
No one on the team felt anything went well. Head Coach Mike Tolkin, told
that Scott LaValla said he was embarrassed by the performance, and that
Todd Clever was clearly angry at how the team played, nodded his head.
“Those two emotions are running through the club right now,” said Tolkin... Read More