The Cardiff Blues announced Tuesday the signing of Eagle Blaine Scully. The Cal grad spent two seasons with Leicester in the English Premiership, and though he continued to show well, didn't quite reach the status of an automatic selection. The long-term deal with Cardiff, though we don't know the exact parameters of the contract, might mean more frontline minutes beginning next season.
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Newly minted Eagle lock Greg Peterson has signed on with Leicester. The 6'8" Australian second rower with American parents made his debut for the Eagles last month, playing well in the absence of the team's English-based professionals. The international cap helped free-up Peterson to be signed by a Premiership team, and he joins fellow Eagle Blaine Scully with the Tigers.
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The long-rumored move of Samu Manoa to Toulon was confirmed by Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal Sunday. Manoa will remain with Northamption through the end of the season and join the back-to-back defending European champions next year.
Manoa is one of four players recently revealed to be joining Toulon after the World Cup. New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu, Australia's Salesi Ma'afu and Fiji's Napolioni ... Read More
Rumors have had Samu Manoa leaving Northampton for greener pastures in the French Top 14 for weeks now, but Wednesday Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder added weight to them when he admitted Manoa could well be headed for France at the end of the season. Mallinder spoke with the Northampton Chronicle on the matter.
"He's going to be sought after, is Samu," said Mallinder. "I do know the... Read More
Blaine Scully's Leicester Tigers fell 22-19 to the London Irish Saturday, but the Cal Bear started on the wing. Scully has been named to a Leicester 22 for only two of the Tigers' four games so far this season, but both were starts. Lots of Leicester Academy players got run on the weekend, as several Tigers were unavailable.
Since Scully joined the team last season, the press he's received has... Read More
Brett Thompson's move to Edinburgh was made official Tuesday, with the RaboDirect Pro 12 club announcing his acquisition. Thompson, 23, spent the last year playing with the 7s Eagles and earned his first 15s cap last month.
"Brett [Thompson] has already showcased his talent on the international stage and we believe there is much more to come from the him, which is exciting for the competition in... Read More
Two USA players (not
the two mentioned in this article) are about to sign with another
Toby L'Estrange of NYAC and Tai Tuisamoa of OMBAC are set to sign with the
Green King IPA Championship club.
The signing will be a good thing for L'Estrange, as he will get out of the
snowy weather of New York and be able to train full-time... Read More