Certainly they should expect better weather, and that will help them. But
they also have a lot of work to do in the coming days to polish their
offensive teamwork. Little things, like passing so a player runs onto the
ball, or making a pass before your clock is cleaned, need to be nailed down.
In addition, that pesky 8-9 move off the back of the scrum, which ended with
a dropped ball twice, needs... Read More
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No one had a better week than Gerhard Veit, Central Florida captain and No.
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In late March it all looked worrisome. People would ask me – do you think now
the USA 15s team has surpassed the 7s team? Will Alex Magleby be fired
if/when the USA doesn’t regain core status? Will Nigel Melville deserve to be
fired if that happens? Isn't the Olympic Training Center plan is a failure?
Don’t you think Magleby is overwhelmed? Shouldn’t they ditch most of these
players and start... Read More
Obviously the first one, and the most important one, was to secure core
status for 2013-2014. They did this, however, in almost the best manner
That was the second thing – they didn’t just get what they wanted, they got
it by the end of the first day.
The third thing? They kept playing, and kept playing better. Face with a
situation where they could now phone Sunday in –... Read More
So did RWC Ltd. listen?
The biggest criticism of the 2011 Rugby World Cup was the schedule – lesser
teams were given uneven schedules (long layoffs and then two games in five
days), and because the schedule was designed to put the marquee teams on
the stage during the weekend, the lesser teams were relegated to the middle
of the week.
This was in part because RWC Ltd.... Read More
Starting with the 2010/2011 season, RUGBY Magazine has named its own All
Americans, recognizing outstanding student-athletes from different
divisions of competition. RUGBY Magazine is the only entity that names DII
All Americans. Below is the all-time breakdown of those All American
As the collegiate competitive landscape has changed, so has the makeup of
our lists.... Read More
Alex Goff and Pat Clifton have filled out DI-A, DI-AA and DII men's
brackets, and we'll release their picks from a division leading up to
Saturday's kicking off of the DI-A Quarterfinals and the DI-AA and DII
The DI-AA playoffs are a mess. There’s really no other way to put it.
They’re a mess, and the fact that they’re a mess is holding up the
announcement of the Sweet 16 fields for both DI-AA and DII.
Pat Clifton writes his Cliff's Notes opinion column for RUGBYMag.com
and RUGBY Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @Pat_Clifton
The most glaring... Read More