USA fullback/center Chris Wyles will not be ready to play against Japan
this weekend. Wyles injured his ankle and was still in a cast on Saturday.
He is likely still a couple of weeks away from being able to play.
Meanwhile, James Paterson may well be healthy to play this weekend for
Japan. Paterson has been able to train without pain. The only restriction
is that Paterson has not... Read More
The USA v. Canada game was rife with USA scoring chances.
Here’s our count of the best scoring opportunities:
A box kick by Tim Usasz was well followed up on by Blaine Scully,
forcing a holding-on penalty. Nese Malifa took a short range penalty from
the right side, and missed.
The USA takes a lineout... Read More
George Vecsey of the New York Times recently ran
a story on rugby in America, talking about the Eagles underdog status,
the growth of the youth game and the impact the broadcasting of the Rugby
World Cup in the United States could have.
Andrew Suniula. Numina
van der Giessen. Numina
Todd Clever. Numina
Despite numerous threats at the Canadian try line, the Eagles mustered just
one touch down in their 27-7 loss to Canada Saturday at Infinity Park in
“I’m proud of the... Read More
The first half of the Eagles rematch against Canada Saturday in Glendale,
Colo. was reminiscent of the bulk of the game in Toronto a week earlier
-- the Americans got the better of possession and phase play, but
some critical errors led to a Canadian advantage.
Canada scored first when American hooker Chris Biller made a line break and
John van der Giessen bobbled the ball at the... Read More
Both the USA and Canada have made a few changes for Saturday’s
2nd-straight test match, and the changes can give us some
insight into what each coach is thinking and what the game will be
about.USA: Four starters from last week are out: Mate Moeakiola,
Phil Thiel, Mike Petri and Kevin Swiryn.
Three of these changes are obviously Eddie O’Sullivan wanting a direct
comparison... Read More
Utah Warriors and former Glendale loose forward Ryan Chapman has been asked
to finish the week in camp with the USA team, after a strong effort for the
Glendale Select XV Wednesday against USA Selects.
Chapman, who helped Glendale to a national DI final in 2008 before later
moving to the Utah Warriors in the Super League, is a hard-charging loose
forward. He played very well on... Read More
Can USA rugby fans get behind their team? Saturday night 7pm at Infinity
Park in Glendale, Colo. is the time to prove it.
Last week a few hundred brave American souls journeyed from Buffalo,
Rochester and Syracuse to join several fans of the USA women’s team who had
cheered the women Eagles on the night before. All converged on Toronto, and... Read More