The USA team is set to start their Pan-Am Games campaign on a sunny and
warm Guadalajara morning.
They will christen Estadio Tlaquepaque, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico.
Pan-Am Rugby press liaison Gabriele Nanni said he is excited to see the
stadium in use.
"This will be a tremendous tournament, but also... Read More
Saracens won their LV=Cup match 43-20 over the Exeter Chiefs, with Hayden
Smith starting at lock.
Leeds won their third in a row, 28-23 over Plymouth. Mike MacDonald started
Samu Manoa was inspirational coming off the bench in Northampton’s LV=Cup
win over the Ospreys.
Shawn Pittman came on as a sub at prop for London Welsh in their 35-33... Read More
Petri's spectacular try against Russia has been selected as one of the five
best tries of the Rugby World Cup, as chosen by former All Black captain
Tana Umaga during his weekly feature "DHL Delivery of the Week."To see the video and all five tries, go here.
More USA players are in action this week as they shake off World Cup bumps
Scott LaValla gets his second start at lock forward for Stade Francais as
the Paris club takes on Agen. Les Agenois will not be using Kevin Swiryn,
so no USA v. USA clash there.
Biarritz will start Takudzwa Ngwenya on the right wing against Lyon on
Saturday. And also in France, Montpellier... Read More
The team USA 7s coach Al Caravelli is taking to Guadalajara for the Pan-Am
Games is an intriguing one, as the coach has gone young, and gone fast.
One experienced head who might well have made the team was... Read More
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