VISTA, Calif. – The 12-man rugby sevens squad heading to Guadalajara,
Mexico on October 24 to join Team USA at the 2011 Pan-American Games, will
be engrained with a mantra that will help it maintain focus in the
quadrennial tournament: 'Play in the moment.'
“Playing in the moment helps every athlete and staff member focus on the
task at hand. Not to get distracted by the... Read More
It’s back on the field for USA captain Todd Clever as he and Suntory
Sungoliath prepare for another season in the Japan Top League.
is in an interesting competition for playing time. Katsu Nishikawa remains
a key leader on the squad at loose forward, and Head Coach Eddie Jones has
also brought in former Australia star George Smith, and former Springbok
Danie Roussouw... Read More
All American and former Cal captain Derek Asbun is tearing it up at Oxford
University, where he is pursing further study.
Asbun started at openside flanker for Oxford this past Saturday against a
combined lineup from the Henley Hawks and London Wasps Developmental
program. Asbun was mentioned in reports for his aggressive play, and the
flanker scored a... Read More
USA 7s team is going through a series of three-a-days this week to get used
to the demands of the Pan-Am games October 29-30.
Not lost on the players is the importance of this tournament. It is the
first venture for American rugby into the chilly waters of the Olympics.
And this could be a crucial first step. Coming away with a medal is
basically expected, but won’t be a... Read More
Voldemort vaulted to the front of the class in the RUGBYMag.com's Rugby
He (or she) did this by getting the closest pick in the France v Wales
semifinal, a game most contestants had picked for Wales. And Voldemort was
also right on New Zealand.
Closest with the NZ v. Aus semi was scrumtrixie, but a rough quarterfinal
round kept scrumtrixie tied for 3rd.
Our top... Read More
Eighteen players are in camp in Chula Vistal, Calif. to prepare for the
The players scrimmaged a group of local players Sunday as they started
their ten-day camp in anticipation of their October 29-30 Pan-Am Games
tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico.
PRE PAN-AMERICAN GAMES CAMP ROSTER | CHULA VISTA, CALIF. | OCT.
Mark Bokhoven (Denver Barbarians... Read More
In recent World Cups, USA players have been able to secure overseas
contracts right after their World Cup games are over.
That doesn’t seem to be the case this year. Clubs in Europe have planned
ahead of time for World Cup absences, and therefore don’t seem to be as
desperate this time around.
Perhaps as players come back and come back injured, that might change.
“The pro... Read More
Several USA players get back in action, or make debuts this weekend as
Aviva Premiership. The top league in England featuring 12
clubs. USA players: Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith (Saracens), Samu
Manoa (Northampton).RFU Championship. Second-tier professional league in
England.... Read More
It was a quiet weekend for USA players overseas as many were rested barely
a week after returning from the Rugby World Cup.
Samu Manoa, who did not play in the World Cup, started at lock for
Northampton and helped lead them to a 33-3 pastinf of Exeter. Manoa has
been a revelation for the Saints.
On the sidelines included Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith for Saracens, Seta
Tuilevuka... Read More
Reader tedmunds leads the Rugby World Cup
Knockout Prediction Contest after a quarterfinal round that surprised many
of those entered.
The vast majority picked England and
Ireland to win their games - they didn't. So those who were brave enough to
choose Wales end up near the top. tedmunds was the only entrant in any of
the matches to get a margin of victory exactly right - Wales... Read More