With less than a month to go before the Pan-Am Games being, reports are
that several new venues are not ready.
The Guadalajara Reporter reports that the new athletics stadium is only 85
percent complete, and venues for handball, karate, Basque pelota, rowing,
canoeing and rugby are all incomplete.
The deadline for the athletics stadium is very tight, as the opening
ceremonies... Read More
Wolfpack captain Matt Pace in the final.
Kyle O'Donnell photo
Dominick Goldstein breaking for score.
Kyle O'Donnell photo
North Carolina State won its second consecutive Atlantic
Coast Invitational 7s Championships Sunday in Greensboro, NC, defeating
Virginia 24-17 in the tournament final. The... Read More
The New York Rugby Club opened their MetNY DI season with a tough 16-7
defeat of Long Island Saturday.
Labelled a big win by the NYRFC players, the game was decided by three
penalty kicks from Badger Denehy for New York. Benehy also converted his
team's only try, scored by Clark Bond on debut.
Long Island captian Lance Rea said he was disappointed with the loss, but
not the l;... Read More
Was it really 11 years ago?
It sometimes seems like Mike MacDonald only just got started playing
international rugby. As it is, the former Cal All American prop is in his
third World Cup, and looking at garnering his 65th cap Friday in
Wellington against Australia.
The selections are by no means assured, but certainly we expect to see Big
Mac again... Read More
USA team drove in to New Plymouth last week, and on the bus ride in a group
of schoolchildren gathered by the roadside, waving USA flags.
“That blew a lot of guys away," said USA Coach Eddie O'Sullivan. "We didn’t
even get to stop at that school, but it really was extraordinary that this
school took the time to come out of class and wait for the bus to pass. For
me, that was... Read More
The Buffalo Rugby Club got a tough road win 37-22 over Indianapolis in
Midwest DI action Saturday.
It was a big day for Buffalo, but early on it looked as if the Impalas
would emerge victorious.
Indy answered Buffalo flyhalf Nick Kusmierski's penalty with two tries (one
converted) for a 12-3. Buffalo inched back later in the first balf. Mike
Hall turned the ball over and a long... Read More
Purdue University scored twice late to defeat Ohio State University 22-15
Purdue punished the Buckeyes twice on long-range tries, but OSU Head Coach
Tom Rooney was philosophical about the loss.
"We don't like losing but I thought overall we played pretty well," Rooney
told RUGBYMag.com. "We were over their line three times and didn't get the
try awarded. The forwards... Read More
Plenty of scoring in Midwest DI action this weekend as teams worked their
way into the meat of the season.
The Chicago Blaze defeated the Milwaukee Westside Harlequins in dramatic
fashion. Brian Lubacz scored at full time to push the Blaze ahead 31-29.
More scoring as the Detroit Tradesmen edged Scioto Valley (Columbus) 45-38
in Ohio. It was a relatively sloppy game, but the... Read More
The Norfolk Blues came back from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat
the Raleigh Vipers in Mid-Atlantic DI action Saturday.
Home team Raleigh started out strong and led 15-10 at halftime. But Norfolk
Head Coach Chris Porter ran on the subs, including most of his tight five,
and the changes paid off.
“We have a lot of depth,” said Porter. “And we were able to take advantage... Read More
Arkansas State University won the collegiate 7s tournament at Middle
Tennessee State University Saturday, defeating Tennessee 25-5 in the final.
ASU got by UT II, MTSU II and MTSU I in pool play before defeating Ole Miss
in the semis. Tennessee provided the sternest test to a polished Red Wolves
Head Coach Matt Huckaby, who played for the USA at 7s, said he enjoyed... Read More