After the final whistle went in the USA’s hard-bitten 13-6 win over Russia
last Thursday, Eagle players threw their arms in the air, some jumped on
each other. Lock John van der Giessen, who had put in as much physical
effort as anyone, dropped to the ground, and stayed there, staring at the
The whistle... Read More
In 2008 American rugby coach Tim Lewis won his first New Zealand
premier club championship in the Bay of Plenty with Tauranga Sports,
and this year, as American fans swarm through New Zealand during the World
Cup, he has won another.
Lewis helped coach the Napier Pirates during their 125th anniversary year,
and was part of the staff that led them to the final of the Bay Premier... Read More
Sullivan joining in LMU fight song.
Michael McCullough photo
Sullivan chatting during a pregame
stretch. Michael MucCullough photo
The award Sullivan won as Most
Inspirational Player in '84
The Loyola ruggers at Sullivan's... Read More
Gillenwater saw some strong performances, and although he didn’t want to
get into specific players, it’s clear MVP Brian Maxwell of NC State and
Virginia speedster Evan Burch were among those who must have stood out.
very impressed with how far rugby and collegiate rugby and collegiate 7s
has come,” said Gillenwater, who is finishing up his final year of law
school at Duke... Read More
Samoan rugby star Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu tweeted earlier this week that he
thought the disparity between rest period for his team (three days) and
Wales (six) was unfair and contributed to the 17-10 Welsh victory.
likened the situation to slavery, the holocaust and apartheid. Hyperbole
certainly, but his point was made – it’s an injustice.
As we’ve seen in... Read More
NELSON, NZ - Italy coach Nick Mallett was relieved to see his side sweep
past Russia 53-17 to leave them on course for a Pool C showdown with
Azzurri ran in nine tries, including two apiece for Tommaso Benvenuti and
Giulio Toniolatti, to secure a bonus point in a pool thrown wide open by
Australia’s defeat against the Irish.
"This was a nervous game for us... Read More
Australia isn’t taking the USA likely, especially now as they are right in
the middle of a physical World Cup, and have lost to Ireland.
Coaching coordinator David Nucifora said the video analysis of the Ireland
came wasn’t pleasant.
not pretty viewing,” Nucifora said. “It's not the most enjoyable part of
the job for the players or the coaches to review those sorts of... Read More
Nick Johnson with ball. Dropkick
Metropolis slid into second place in the Midwest West with a
27-24 defeat of the Chicago Lions in Chicago Saturday. With both teams
entering the bout with a los to Palmer already in the books, it was a swing
game, as the loser lost its winning record and the winner
poised itself for a favorable... Read More
opened their league season just about as badly as they could have expected
on Sept. 10, falling 49-8 to St. Bonaventure. Sunday, they bounced back
with about as good a result as they could have expected, beating reining
New York State champ Buffalo 30-5.
With an extra day to prepare
for Buffalo and the chance to restore some pride, Syracuse opted for two
extra... Read More
Does the USA Men’s National Team have a legitimate shot at securing an
automatic place in the 2015 World Cup?
And if so, what do they do about it?
Those are the overriding questions dogging the Eagles as they go into what
is most likely their final two matches of Rugby World Cup 2011.
while it’s true that the USA lost to Ireland by 10, and Australia lost to
Ireland by... Read More