Eagle center and current Chicago Griffins Head Coach Andrew Suniula has
signed with Wasps and will join the team once his visa is sorted out,
probably in about two weeks.
Suniula has, despite the USA's poor record of late, enjoyed perhaps
his most consistently strong period of play for the United States. That form
has not gone unnoticed, and Director of Rugby Dai Young is looking for some
power... Read More
In an effort to make finding the news you care about easier, we have
created a new way to see the scores and schedules of separate competitions.
Under the Schedules & Scores tab atop our home page, you can now select
a division of play to see the scores and schedules of that division, as
organized by conference, league or competitive region. Just a Big Ten fan?
Now it's... Read More
Seattle-OPSB Head Coach Justin Fitzpatrick, who also coached the forwards
during the Collegiate All Americans during their tour of New Zealand, was
in attendance at the USA v. Canada match in Toronto, and apparently was
there is an educated observer.
Fitzpatrick, the former Ireland prop, has had his name bandied about as a
candidate to take over the USA forwards coach position. No... Read More
For many, his voice may have been the first iconic voice anyone heard
Cliff Morgan, the longtime BBC rugby commentator has died at 83. Morgan is
best known for his announcing of the lauded 1973 Barbarians v All Blacks
match. But, oddly, while his enthusiastic call of "This is Gareth Edwards,
a dramatic start ... what a score!" might be seared into our minds, he... Read More
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville is in England for talks with the Aviva
Premiership about holding a game or two in the USA.
Premiership Rugby CEO Mike McCafferty will be meeting with Melville to
discuss a game event - one not unlike the NFL playing in London or Mexico
"We are looking to extend our ties with American rugby and open up the US
market commercially," McCafferty... Read More
Head Coach Mike Tolkin will likely sit down with attack coach Tony Smeeth
and work up a better offensive approach. Eighty points in seven games will
not do the job, and Smeeth has to be under scrutiny for how the offense -
usually with a lot of possession - has performed.
Smeeth has to find something that gets the ball over the line - and it
seems obvious that getting more runners... Read More
The question is, who will be moved? Give the fact that the team as a whole
performed poorly, you might wish to switch out the entire team. That's not
going to happen, and certainly some players still did their jobs against
Canada in Charleston.
The lineouts and scrums were solid enough, but offensively and in some
defensive issues the team lacked.
So ... first look for Seamus Kelly to be off the... Read More
According to USA captain Todd Clever, a leadership group of players has taken
it upon themselves to ensure things get better.
“We’re at a point where we’re not making it acceptable to make those
mistakes,” said Clever. “The players group, Coach Tolkin, and I had a good
conversation about training and how we can approach it better.”
They talked about getting more efficient and using... Read More
This weekend will see two tributes to the late Dave Sitton, who died
suddenly Monday morning at his home in Arizona.
Sitton was the Head Coach of the University of Arizona men’s rugby team for
39 years, as well as a longtime rugby TV broadcaster.
A public Celebration of the Life of late USRFF Director Dave Sitton is
planned for 6pm on Sunday, August 18 at the McKale Center on... Read More