But, they didn’t.
“We didn’t really celebrate,” said Folau Niua.
“There wasn’t much in terms of celebrating. We have another tournament to
The key for Glasgow was a superb start for the Eagles. After playing poorly
in the first tournament of a set of two three times in a row, they torched
Russia in their first game and went on from there, finishing 4-2 and winning
“We knew what... Read More
USA 7s team Head Coach Alex Magleby has made a change in his squad for the
Jack Halalilo sits for this weekend, and young prospect Pila
Taufa, the speedster from Hawaii, steps in.
Taufa was brought along with the USA team through the Glasgow buildup week,
but did not play. Malgeby wanted him in reserve in case the team had an
injury, and to make sure that any reserve... Read More
Originally, it was thought that the May Eagles might be considerably under
strength, but it doesn’t appear that will be the case any longer. The
overseas players contributing regularly at the top level – Chris Wyles,
Samu Manoa, Scott LaValla and Takudzwa Ngwenya – are all still expected to
Mike Petri is still recovering from injury, and he’s the best man in one of... Read More
The USA U20s officially start their Junior World Championship buildup with
a two-game series against the Canadian U20s this week.
The teams will meet at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., and
this is the final opportunity for players to push for a place in the JWC
“We have to balance training and games,” said USA U20 Head Coach Jason
Kelly. “In a lot of ways we... Read More
The USA men’s 7s team accomplished two massively-important tasks Saturday
afternoon in Glasgow as they beat France 21-14 in their final pool game at
the Glasgow 7s.
The victory ended a 2-1 day for the Eagles, and a place in the Cup
Quarterfinals, and in addition, barring a miracle, they will have
guaranteed automatic core status for next season.
Scotland is yet to play their... Read More
The Eagles are pretty deep at loose forward, but Head Coach Mike Tolkin is
looking for some talent and depth in the front row and in second row.
Those players will have to show grit and toughness - Tolkin likes players
who don't back down. But they will also have to be precise in their work,
especially... Read More
All are painfully aware that as many as a dozen players who have long USA
histories are not in camp, mostly due to pro rugby commitments, and as such
these men are pushing for an already-dwindled number of spots.
The rain his the players hard on Saturday, and in fact the threat of
lightning... Read More
One is Glendale No. 8 Zac Pauga, the brother of Raptor center Justin Pauga.
He played in high school before becoming the most decorated fullback in
Colorado State history and signing with the Houston Texans as an undrafted
free agent. Pauga has been back playing rugby for about a year, and he’s
dropped the excess football weight and is playing well.
“He’s really working really,... Read More
The entire USA coaching staff will be on hand to examine essentially two
teams' worth of players. Of those expected to attend, only a handful are
Eagles of any regularity. The USA captain, Todd Clever, is not expected to be
Most of the players at camp have been discussed
in some detail in these pages. Among those that were not mentioned are two
young props - Life University's Zach Walker,... Read More