The USA is settling into training time in Whanganui as they prepare to
clash with Ireland Sunday, Sept. 11.
Coach Eddie O’Sullivan would of course love to defeat his old employers,
Ireland, but clearly the Irish are favored.
"We're realistic,”O’Sullivan said Monday. “We've got three Tier 1 nations
in our pool and obviously Russia is the big game for us. That's the one
we... Read More
Francisco Golden Gate lock and No. 8 Samuela Manoa will start for the
Northampton Saints against Gloucester Sunday in the Aviva Premiership
opening weekend and his professional debut.
The Tongan-born lock, who played quarterback at DII Lincoln University in
Jefferson City, Mo., made his debut for the Eagles last November against
Saracens in London.
Manoa would... Read More
The USA Men’s National Team gets on an airplane in about five hours to fly
to New Zealand.
After a somewhat embattled year full of plenty of uncertainty for many, the
time has finally come.
the group of 30 that embarks, along with a staff of coaches and support
staff numbering 14, ten have World Cup experience. Of those, two, Mike
MacDonald and Paul Emerick, are headed to... Read More
USA Men's 7s team coach Al Caravelli now has some choices to make looking
ahead to his international 7s season.
Coming up will be the Pan-Am Games October 29-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
After that will be a nine-event IRB Sevens World Series. Caravelli wants to
name a player pool from which he will draw players for these events. That
pool, expected to be named in about a week, will... Read More
isn’t just a summer of goofing off on the rugby field for college students
anymore, but it’s still fun, as the members of the All American camp will
Fresh from a series of three-a-days at the Serevi Rugby Academy, Stanfill
and some of them other 7s All Americans went right into intense training at
the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
“It’s awesome,” said... Read More
The recent naming of the USA World Cup squad showcases in part what’s going
right in USA Rugby’s age-grade programs.
If the 30 players named to play in New Zealand, eleven have played for the
USA U19 or U20 teams, while six others had a look or were involved in
U19/HS rugby in some way.
Three of the players on the squad: Mike Petri, Scott LaValla, and... Read More
USA Box Scores Under Eddie O'Sullivan (2009-Present)
(*=non-cap games included in results summary)
(**non-cap friendly/scrimmage not included in results summary)2009 31-May USA 10 Ireland 27
Santa Clara, Calif.
Tries: R. Suniula
Convs: A. Malifa
Pens: A. Malifa
6-Jun USA 15 Wales 48
Tries: Gagiano, A. Tuilevuka
10-Jun USA... Read More
The Eagles had possession of the ball with a chance to beat Japan in the
closing minutes of their 20-14 loss Sunday in Tokyo. Coach Eddie O’Sullivan
believes that if his Eagles had more possessions in the second half, prior
to the final one ended by a knock, perhaps they’d have come away
“I think we defended very well, particularly in the second half,” he said,
“and if... Read More
Japan edged the USA 20-14 in the final pre-World Cup warmup for both teams
Sunday evening at Prince Chichubu Stadium in a heavy rain.
Both teams ran
out less than full-strength sides as they tried to test a few more players
just a few hours before the announcement of their final World Cup squads.
And both teams struggled with the wet ball on a rainy evening, but in the
end Japan... Read More
The USA leads Japan 14-8 at halftime of their Sunday evening match at
Prince Chichubu Stadium in Tokyo.
Despite Japan looking far more dangerous on attack, the USA has held much
more of the ball, and two broken play tries from Kevin Swiryn are the