It’s a big weekend for high school rugby in California, as the Dennis
Storer Classic at UCLA hosts a high school bracket and the top two teams in
Southern California clash in a league match.
In SoCal, the week’s marquee match is in the Red Division, where 3-0
Cathedral goes up against 2-1 Fallbrook, with the winner most likely taking
control of first place in the table. The... Read More
High School All American Head Coach Salty Thompson said goodbye to over 100
players as his winter camp wrapped up Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.
For Thompson and the program, this is the beginning of a busy 2014 that
includes a trip to the Las Vegas Invitational again, a tour of the U17s to
Portugal and France in... Read More
The USA U20s are back home after the initial camp of the 2013-2014 season,
and things are looking up, somewhat.
A new Head Coach is set to be named very soon, and all indications are that
the person in charge will be Billy Millard, newly-installed as the USA
Men’s 15s attack coach in October. Millard was not at the camp, in... Read More
How different is the assembly of the High School All Americans from the
Both squads are holding their winter camps in Tempe, Ariz., but while the
U20s team assembles without an announced Head Coach and a distinct lack of
continuity (no coach has been in place during the summer or fall since
2011), the High School All Americans are a model of consistency.
That’s because... Read More
SEATTLE – As part of the USA Rugby Academy, Serevi Rugby® (serevirugby.com) has
announced dates and locations for its 2014 series of High Performance
Training Camps aimed at identifying top players and providing a specific
development pathway to the men’s and women’s U.S. National Teams.
On behalf of USA Rugby, Serevi will host a series of seven stops across the
country to find... Read More
The Classic Eagles over 33 USA team has just upset Australia 15-12 at the
World Rugby Classic in Bermuda.
Details to come, but the result puts the USA in the semifinals along with
Argentina (who beat Canada 33-20 Saturday) and the Classic Lions (who
beat Italy 21-0 on Saturday) and South Africa, who beat France 15-0
Those semis are to be held Wednesday.
The USA U20 men's team has been a source of intense questioning through
American rugby this fall.
The normal - or
at least most successful - cycle in previous years has been for a head
coach to be named and confirmed in the summer, allowing the staff to set up
schedules and team philosophy and recruit players. Given that players have
to give up time and money, as well as (often... Read More
Tours for age-grade teams are mostly about education, and that certainly is
what the High School All Americans tour of Argentina was about.
Head Coach Salty Thompson went into the trip thinking his relatively young
squad (more than half were underclassmen and most... Read More
Lost in all the talk about the scrums and the mauls, the High School All
The HSAA threequarters have shown flashes of danger, but haven’t completely
come together, and need to in their final match Saturday against
this would be the toughest game,” captain Calvin Whiting said after
Wednesday’s loss to Argentina. “The big difference... Read More