Eddie O’Sullivan has head coached two World Cup teams in his career:
Ireland in 2003 and 2007. His third RWC squad, the Eagles, takes the pitch
in New Zealand in just over three months.
O’Sullivan has whittled his potential squad down to 50 players, 20 of whom
will not make the final roster. I have taken a look back at the positional
makeup of O’Sullivan’s first two teams to get an... Read More
After day one, it appeared as though only one team could challenge the
Midwest's 1823 and Chicago Lions in the summer classic that is Cape Fear 7s
-- the Pacific Island Barbarians, a side full of Polynesian all-stars from
west coast clubs, including Old Puget Sound Beach star Isimeli Daveta.
The tournament field's other five competitors hadn'... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate won the inaugural Golden Gate Invitational
Saturday, defeating East Palo Alto 21-14 in the final.
Jordan Larson, Siupeli Sakalia and Jeff Colata all scored tries for SFGG,
with Neori Driu converting two and Mose Timoteo adding another.
Northern California has a vibrant 7s series in Palo Alto, but those
tournaments are not for a cup; more for game... Read More
All Americans coach Alex Magleby has a tough job this summer, because as
well as selecting his All Americans and getting them ready for New Zealand
Universities, he has to scout, select and train a 7s team.
While All-Collegiate 7s teams have taken the field before (Emil Signes put
a team in the 7s NASC in the late 1990s), this... Read More
The Midwest represented well on day one of Cape Fear Sevens,
with each of their teams winning their respective pools. 1823 defeated the
Kenya Exiles, Cape Fear Blue and Georgia All-Stars en route to a 3-0
record. The Chicago Lions downed the Pacific Barbarians and and the South
and Florida All-Stars to go undefeated, as well.
The Barbarians finished second in Pool A with a 2-1... Read More
Sidebar: USA Rugby Club 7s Eligibility Regs (emphasis ours).
9.1. Club Eligibility
a) A club must be in good standing by June 15th. Good standing
includes but is not limited to: completed CIPP registration of the
club with full payment; in good standing with the LAU, and in good
standing according to USA Rugby playing... Read More
the fact that the summer 7s season has hardly started, it’s time to
speculate where teams will fall in the national tournament.
The big news of late, of course, is that a team from Hawaii will be
accepted into the tournament and get the 15th seed. The
Northeast, which had three seeds in 2010, lost one of them after their
teams finished 10th, 11th, and in the bottom... Read More
Last updated 4:57 pm CST July 2
College Premier Division teams have been working with the understanding
that July 1 was the date by which they needed to declare their intent to
either stay in the CPD for its second season or return to DI. At time of
print, RUGBYMag.com had made attempts to contact every team that
competed in the inaugural CPD and not already announced their return... Read More
The USA backline has the potential to enter the World Cup confident,
effective, and worrying to other teams.
to do that, Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan has to straighten out some
questions (specifically, how the deep three gets put together, and whether
Chris Wyles moves into the centers). He also has to see a reduction in
errors. Inside center Andrew Suniula said the errors... Read More
USA Rugby is still hot on the trail of trying to host the eight-team Junior
World Rugby Trophy, which was held this past spring in Tbilisi, Georgia.
USA Rugby wants to host the tournament because a) they want to show they
can host an international tournament; and b) so they can control the
schedule more and hold it when colleges are out-of-season.
It can be done, of course, and... Read More