The Bombers were protesting the CIPP Waiver given Glendale Raptors player
Nese Malifa, who had been out injured for the better part of a year. Malifa
recovered earlier than expected, and then registered with USA Rugby after the
March 15 deadline.
This deadline refers to eligibility to play in USA Rugby’s playoffs. USA
Rugby’s rules allow, however, for territorial and geographic unions to... Read More
In late March it all looked worrisome. People would ask me – do you think now
the USA 15s team has surpassed the 7s team? Will Alex Magleby be fired
if/when the USA doesn’t regain core status? Will Nigel Melville deserve to be
fired if that happens? Isn't the Olympic Training Center plan is a failure?
Don’t you think Magleby is overwhelmed? Shouldn’t they ditch most of these
players and start... Read More
Life's almost-Eagle lock Tom Katzfey is unavailable because he has to take
the MCATs this weekend - he had scheduled the test long before he knew what
the Elite Cup schedule would be.
Meanwhile, Al McFarland is getting married, and with Mike Petri his best man,
neither will be playing a rugby game this week.
The player-absence issues keep coming for the AC. James Denise's groin is
still bothering... Read More
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
First of all, a thank-you. Second of all, an apology.
April and May were by far RUGBYMag.com’s
largest months ever, as we jumped well into the six figures on unique
This is wonderful news for us and we want to thank you, the readers, for
So it’s with some embarrassment that, right after confirming those numbers,
I saw we started to have problems with... 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
Obviously the first one, and the most important one, was to secure core
status for 2013-2014. They did this, however, in almost the best manner
That was the second thing – they didn’t just get what they wanted, they got
it by the end of the first day.
The third thing? They kept playing, and kept playing better. Face with a
situation where they could now phone Sunday in –... Read More
The University of California is back playing in a championship game, and
playing against BYU, this weekend, in the Varsity Cup final. A year ago,
Cal played in no 15s championship, as their decision to pull out of DI-A
and no DI-AA at-large invitation put them squarely on the outside, looking
in. It was a tough thing for the team, especially as they were on the
outside when it came... Read More
APRIL PREVIEW: This month, Rugby Magazine looks at various issues
around one thought - why do we play.
FEATURESSamu and Daphne Manoa: US star
Samua Manoa talks about celebrity life in Northampton, and his sister,
Daphne, who is leaving the new Danville girls program to great heights. We
also check in with Daphne for her take on brother's influence.
History: Allyn Freeman looks... Read More
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You get access to each new RUGBY Magazine, plus uploaded back issues. The
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