Robbie Shaw entered 2008 feeling full of optimism. The scrumhalf, who
qualified for the USA through his American mother, looked to be poised to
break in as one of the Eagles #9s.
did that, starting against Ireland A and Canada, but after that he was on
the outside looking in. That November, Shaw was made captain of the USA
Selects that played the New Zealand Heartland XV,... Read More
The High School All Americans defeated Durbanville HS in Cape Town 26-17 on
the final match of their four-match tour.
The HSAA team finished the tour 3-1, scoring 136 points and allowing 53.
However, 71 of those points were scored in their first game; the final
three were all very competitive.
High School All Americans 71 Durban Development (KZN) 0
High School All... Read More
No, really, Pittsburgh Harlequins? Did anyone have the Pittsburgh
Harlequins on their radar? No, really, no one outside of Pittsburgh did.
But the Harlequins finished second in the Mid-Atlantic, and while some
might crow that the Mid-Atlantic isn’t as strong as it has been, it’s
unwise to dismiss the Harlequins simply because they aren’t well-known.... Read More
Rugby clubs are always looking for ways to legitimize themselves. Their own
field, their own clubhouse, a regular source of income can all attract
players and, ultimately, dollars.
But not every club looks to get into the landlord business. In Chicago, the
Chicago Lions have done just that. The club operates a small apartment
complex on the Northwest side of the city, providing... Read More
The American rugby rumor mill has churned out whispers that the Dallas
Harlequins are dropping from the Super League. It's been speculated since
the end of the spring season, and even before, by some in the American
rugby community that the Quins may wish to take some time in DI to rebuild
both competitively and financially, but that speculation has picked up
"As... Read More
Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan field his top side? That is the big question.
He will be running on his rested pros, that’s for sure.
Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith, Taku Ngwenya, Junior Sifa and Mike MacDonald are
all expected to get starts or significant playing time. O’Sullivan feels
it’s imperative to get them back in the USA jerseys quickly.
But in other positions, we... Read More
USA 7s coach Al Caravelli was in Denver Sunday to take in the West all-star
tryouts and run some fitness tests. RUGBYMag's Pat Clifton caught up with
him to discuss the upcoming Pan-Am games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mark Bokhoven is still sidelined with a torn ACL, but RUGBYMag's Pat
Clifton caught up with him at Denver 7s to talk about recovery, the Pan-Am
games, a high school 7s camp in Iowa (Mark went to Iowa State) and his club
the Denver Barbarians.
Exiles posing with
Aspen's Jake Bower's charging
down Nathan Rogers (Exiles) kick
Aspen's Paul Golding offloading
while being taken down by Shae Tamati of Glendale
Dewon Reed looking to juke Cory
Big... Read More