that was interesting. Old Puget Sound got the #1 rating all summer because
they were the defending champs, looked better than last year, and kept
But maybe we overestimated the strength of the (often Canadian) teams OPSB
was crushing. And maybe we underestimated how tough the somewhat informal
tournaments in Northern California and Utah have been... Read More
The USA All Americans program is expected to name its 7s team to compete in
the 2011 National All-Star Championships in the next few days.
Head Coach Alex Magleby, who was captain of the USA 7s team before he
retired to coach, and who also coached Dartmouth to the CRC championship,
has worked closely with USA 7s team coach Al Caravelli to identify players
with 7s potential... Read More
Marymount player Zach Fenoglio was something of a revelation, playing some
impressive defense, working hard in the rucks, and being fairly steadfast
in the set piece.
Being one of the very few DI players who made the All American touring
squad, Fenoglio had some work to do to get up to speed, but he embraced the
“Being on the junior national team I had... Read More
High School All Americans won their opening match in South Africa with
ease, but Head Coach Salty Thompson said he expects a sterner test this
The Kwazulu-Natal Development
team that faced the Americans was fast, committed, and hard-working, and it
was a great moment for the tourists to play an all-black team in South
Africa. But KZN gave up a lot to the Americans in... Read More
Twiddle your thumbs just a little longer, because Rugby Challenge is not quite ready.
Below, though, is proof that it will be. The game's website says it'll be
released in the third quarter of 2011 and in time for the Rugby World Cup,
so you should have to wait just a little while longer, as it sounds like
it'll be out just in time to allow you to procrastinate getting in shape
for... Read More
Everyone hates penalty kicks to decide games
in soccer, and few are fans of the solution in rugby, either. Penalty kicks
to decide rugby matches in the USA usually occurs when U19 or High School
games reach an impasse. Because U19 players are limited under IRB
guidelines to a 70-minute game and 90 minutes in a day, team really cannot
Usually at the National... Read More
New Orleans has had a good couple of months.
In June they won the DII National Championship, the club’s first, and
Saturday, they finished second to Atlanta Old White at the South 7s
Championships in Marietta, Ga., earning the club’s first trip to 7s
Getting to the South final wasn’t an easy trip for NOLA, who advanced by a
In their three-team pool... Read More
star Ryan Roundy will be out for at least two months after breaking his
fibula in Saturday's match between the All Americans and New Zealand
Roundy started at No. 8 and captained the All Americans in the game, but
was helped off the field after 30 minutes after collapsing to the ground.
"I can't remember [the incident]," Round told RUGBYMag.com. "I am pretty... Read More
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Losing the final match of the three-game series between the All Americans
and New Zealand Universities was tough to take for Head Coach Alex Magleby,
but the coach was quick to look at the big picture.
“You’ve got to look at where we started this thing,” said... Read More
Old Blue with ball. Ian Durrant
Boston scoring on NYRC. Johnna
Boston with ball. Ian Durrant
Old Blue New York won New Haven 7s Saturday, defeating both of Boston's
sides en route to their first qualifier title of the summer.
Old Blue... Read More