The pressure obviously hangs on USA flyhalf Nese Malifa.
Despite some positive elements to his game – his passing has been accurate,
he has showcased some outstanding defense, and he can still sidestep his
way out of trouble – the USA #10 has not delivered in one of his primary
goals – placekicking.
Malifa missed two eminently makeable penalties... Read More
Pati as a 2010 All American. Ian
Kelm as 2010 All American. Ian
Lambert playing 15s for Life.
Pat Clifton photo
Jones in action for SMC. Mike
Dave Martini making a tackle for... Read More
Are there really answers?
the USA struggled to figure out how to convert line breaks, half-breaks,
pressure, and an outstanding platform in the lineout into more than one try
against Canada. USA captain Todd Clever was left shaking his head.
“We had the ball enough, we had territory enough, we put phases together
enough. We just didn’t break their defense, and... Read More
The USA v. Canada game was rife with USA scoring chances.
Here’s our count of the best scoring opportunities:
A box kick by Tim Usasz was well followed up on by Blaine Scully,
forcing a holding-on penalty. Nese Malifa took a short range penalty from
the right side, and missed.
The USA takes a lineout... Read More
Andrew Suniula. Numina
van der Giessen. Numina
Todd Clever. Numina
Despite numerous threats at the Canadian try line, the Eagles mustered just
one touch down in their 27-7 loss to Canada Saturday at Infinity Park in
“I’m proud of the... Read More
The first half of the Eagles rematch against Canada Saturday in Glendale,
Colo. was reminiscent of the bulk of the game in Toronto a week earlier
-- the Americans got the better of possession and phase play, but
some critical errors led to a Canadian advantage.
Canada scored first when American hooker Chris Biller made a line break and
John van der Giessen bobbled the ball at the... Read More
Both the USA and Canada have made a few changes for Saturday’s
2nd-straight test match, and the changes can give us some
insight into what each coach is thinking and what the game will be
about.USA: Four starters from last week are out: Mate Moeakiola,
Phil Thiel, Mike Petri and Kevin Swiryn.
Three of these changes are obviously Eddie O’Sullivan wanting a direct
comparison... Read More
Can USA rugby fans get behind their team? Saturday night 7pm at Infinity
Park in Glendale, Colo. is the time to prove it.
Last week a few hundred brave American souls journeyed from Buffalo,
Rochester and Syracuse to join several fans of the USA women’s team who had
cheered the women Eagles on the night before. All converged on Toronto, and... Read More
the National Club 7s Championships done and the All-Star Championships
upcoming, USA 7s Head Coach Al Caravelli is feeling somewhat optimistic
going into the international 7s season.
Caravelli will be scouting the NASC, which will be held at Chula Vista
August 26 (a Friday) and 27. Then he will choose a squad of Possibles and a
squad of Probables, and run them through games... Read More
The USA Selects led a Glendale Raptors XV only 19-10 at halftime in
Wednesday night’s friendly, and one could be forgiven for wondering what
the USA team’s problem was.
Selects team, after all, started only two players who are uncapped against
a club team, a good club team, but a club team. It was a little too close
for comfort, acknowledged USA Selects captain Scott LaValla... Read More