(Austin Brewin photo)
Northampton has signed San Francisco Golden Gate lock/No. 8 Samu Manoa for
the 2011-2012 season.
The Californian native has made an almost meteoric rise in the last eight
months. He was set to miss the Americas Rugby Championship because he
wasn't picked, and instead was playing in New Zealand. But John van der
Giessen's signing with Bath opened a... Read More
USA 7s team head
coach Al Caravelli is looking to hold a series of one-day combines around
the country this summer.
Caravelli’s plan is to leave the tryouts open to any athletes interested,
and apparently, with the NFL players locked out by the owners, there may be
many more football players (not established stars, but practice squad
players and free agents) interested in testing... Read More
Rugby World Cup will be broadcast in 3D technology for the first time after
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster
of RWC 2011 in New Zealand.
One of the pioneers of 3D production in New Zealand, 3DLive will deliver a
3D feed of the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-finals, Bronze Final and Final,
taking advantage of the latest next generation technology... Read More
USA fullback and Saracens starting back Chris Wyles
confirmed what Eagle Coach Eddie O'Sullivan said that he is hoping to be
the backup goalkicker for the Eagles in 2011.
O'Sullivan said he was looking at Wyles as his backup goalkicker during
Show #52 of the RuggaMatrix America podcast.
Wyles, who has not taken kicks at goal for the USA, and is not the
goalkicker for Saracens... Read More
By winning the Bowl
in Adelaide, the USA 7s team earned its first HSBC World Series points
since Dubai in December.
The four points for winning the Bowl vaulted them past Scotland, Portugal
and Russia into 10th place, just two points behind Kenya.
The move in the standings, while something Head Coach Al Caravelli doesn't
like to dwell on, is important. The top 12 teams in the... Read More
Two tries from
Colin Hawley and a concerted defensive display saw the USA win the Bowl at
the Adelaide 7s, finally showing a run of play worthy of earning HSBC
Sevens World Series points.
The Eagles started the game well, putting pressure on Kenya and working the
ball well in the rucks. A nifty backhanded pass from Roland Suniula found
his brother, Shalom, and the flyhalf put on... Read More
The Eagles looked like they could have pulled away a couple times in their
Adelaide Bowl Quarterfinal against Japan, but instead they needed a heroic
try from Paul Emerick just to pull out the victory.
USA jumped out to a 10-0 lead with two Zach Test tries within the first
five minutes. Both conversions were missed. Japan sneaked in a try just
before halftime (6:58) to pull... Read More
The USA faces Japan for the 5th time in three tournaments Sunday in
Adelaide, after not playing the Japanese more than two times in the last
couple of years.
They do so after showing something of an improvement in their last two
games. They had Australia near the ropes at least before letting the game
slip away, and were fairly comfortable winners over Tonga 24-12.
The... Read More
The Eagles got off to a shaky start against Tonga, and Marco Barnard had a
particularly suspect opening few minutes, as he bounced a poor pass to Matt
Hawkins in attack that led to a turnover and committed a silly penalty
shortly thereafter. However, Tonga had an even worse start, committing
numerous penalties at the breakdown and handling errors.
Tonga had possession deep in... Read More
prepares for a rematch with Bristol - a team they beat 54-9 last weekend -
as they shoot to make the RFU Championship final in the UK.
USA prop forward Shawn Pittman scored a try in that match and continues to
develop on a club that has benefitted from the young front-rower being in
the lineup every week.
"It's going really well," Pittman told RUGBYMag.com. "I'm... Read More