“We worked a lot on anaerobic fitness,” Magleby told RUGBYMag.com. “Getting
feedback from the players last year, they said their aerobic fitness was good
– they could get where they needed to be – but once they got there, they
didn’t have the energy to be effective. And by minute ten we had no power.”
That spoke to a need to train the body to perform in oxygen depth, which is
anaerobic... Read More
say first off how enormously difficult this is. Some teams have not come
together, others are waiting for key personnel to show up. We are not
ranking 2nd teams (such as we might have last year when Belmont
Shore qualified two teams to the national tournament); instead we pick any
club’s 1st side.
We will adjust this as time moves on, but here’s our first attempt.
Old... Read More
Paterson was the captain of the USA U19 team back in 2004, and later moved
to New Zealand (where his family is from), and worked his way up the ranks
in Canterbury. He made the Canterbury NPC team as a wing, and later moved
to the Otago Highlanders where, despite a couple of injuries, he has
performed well in the Super 15.
His experience as a back in the Super 15 is unique... Read More
After a few worrying moments early, Scully put in a strong performance in
the #15 jersey for the Eagles. His solidity under the high ball was
impressive, as was his running ability from deep.
Early on, the Eagles were put under pressure thanks to two kicks –
obviously Russia wanted to test the debutant fullback. Both times the ball
didn’t get caught even though Scully was in... Read More
Irish Independent News' Brendan Fanning followed the Eagles
during their Churchill Cup preparation in England, and Sunday, after a
44-13 loss to Tonga, his story ran.
Go here to read the full story. Fanning focused on the hurdles the
Eagles have to clear because of rugby's amateurism in the States, and the
resolve they show in clearing said hurdles.
"I started... Read More
Following the USA’s 44-13 loss to Tonga, a match that was 30-13 until the
Eagles seemed to disintegrate in the final minutes and give up two bad
tries, USA captain Todd Clever said the team was run down after a week of
Asked about the comment by RUGBYMag.com, USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan
agreed that he had worked the players hard, reasoning that they had a lot
to... Read More
Graduating Cal Senior Blaine Scully has joined the USA team in camp in
England after Mike Palefau had to return to the USA for personal reasons.
Scully, who has played for the USA 7s team before, does not have a USA 15s
Scully could well get a shot at that cap June 18 if Russia ends up being
their opponents in the Churchill Cup Bowl Final.
who will be joining Old Puget Sound Beach for the summer 7s season, wanted
to see in person the tournament that got him interested in rugby.
“I just wanted to come out, enjoy the festivities,” Craigwell told
RUGBYMag.com Premier. “This is what I saw on TV to get me started. It’s
been great; a great turnout. I have a lot of friends playing and a couple
of people coaching... Read More
USA 7s team coach Al Caravelli appears to be looking to make some changes
in his lineup and his approach going into the next season.
All players will need to re-earn their places on the squad after a somewhat
disappointing two tournaments in London and Edinburgh, and players will
likely have to make sure they play in the National All-Star Championships
(unless they are on the USA 15s... Read More