Samu Manoa's time with the Cardiff Blues has come to an end, as the club has granted the 33-year-old forward a compassionate release. Manoa signed with Cardiff in July, started the season late due to a lingering injury, played sparingly for the Blues, as well as the Eagles during the November tests, and has returned to his home in California.
Manoa signed his first international contract with... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. On this week's episode, the guys discuss the weekend of rivalry games in the Pro 14 and a dust-up between Ireland's flyhalves, Greg Peterson's move to France, some observations from the... Read More
It wasn’t the busiest weekend for Americans overseas. Some were rested coming off a month with the Eagles. Some were rested because their team was involved in cup play. Of those that did see action Titi Lamositele saw good time again with the Saracens. Blaine Scully and Samu Manoa both started for Cardiff. Lastly, Andrew Durutalo and David Tameilau saw time for their respective squads.
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The origin of his story is run of the mill – played multiple sports growing up and found rugby in college. The rest, how his career in professional sport actually began with British basketball and morphed into authoring one of the great rags-to-riches tales in European rugby, is anything but.
In Mendon, Mich., like many small towns in America, football is king. The Hornets have enjoyed multiple... Read More
Andrew Durutalo's signing with the new Japanese Super Rugby franchise, the Sunwolves, has been made official. The Sunwolves' coaching staff and squad was announced Monday. The majority of the team is made up of former Japan Top League and National Team players, and the Fijian-American is among just a handful of foreigners on the roster.
Japanese is one of the multiple languages in which Durutalo... Read More
London Irish operations director Bob Casey is in New York this week laying the groundwork for the Aviva Premiership club’s groundbreaking match with Saracens March 12, 2016 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The game marks the first Premiership regular-season match to be played off English soil, but it won’t likely be the last.
Casey said London Irish, the Premiership and The Legacy Agency, the... Read More
Eagle flyhalf AJ MacGinty has earned a contract with Guinness Pro 12 club Connacht. The native Irishman has returned to the Emerald Isle and already joined his new club.
"We’re delighted to welcome AJ to Connacht Rugby," said Connacht CEO Willie Ruane. "He has made a name for himself as a young Irish man playing for USA in the Rugby World Cup but has been doing very well in the States for the... Read More
The Newcastle Falcons of the Aviva Premiership announced the signing of former Eagle captain Todd Clever Thursday. Clever, who was released from the National Team in July and not selected for the Rugby World Cup, makes it four continents on which he's now played professional rugby, having been contracted by USA Rugby before playing professionally in New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.
“We’re... Read More
American center Thretton Palamo will stay in London for the 2015/2016 season, but he's switching clubs. The former Saracens center has been picked by the London Welsh.
"Thretton is an exciting talent and we are grateful to Saracens for releasing him to us," London Welsh director of rugby Steve Lewis said of Palamo in the club's announcement of the signing.
"He is 6ft 3in and 116kg with pace and... Read More
Eagle Cam Dolan will be a Cardiff Blue next season, the Welsh club announced Wednesday. Dolan wrapped up his second season with Northampton recently, and after the World Cup he’ll be headed to Cardiff.
The former Life All-American will join Blaine Scully in Cardiff, where ex-USA Rugby staffer Billy Millard is now the general manager. Millard’s time in the States apparently left him with an... Read More