Italy is going to send a slightly less experienced lineup on their summer
tour of the USA, Argentina, and Canada.
Jacques Brunel on Monday named seven new caps in his squad of in a
30-strong squad for a summer tour that comprises Test matches against
Argentina, Canada and the United States.
Brunel originally named No. 8 Sergio Parisse, a teammate of USA’s Scott... Read More
It’s not been an exceptionally busy spring so far for Americans overseas,
but there have been some highlights.
This past weekend, Taku Ngwenya scored a key try for Biarritz as his club
won 22-13 over Racing Metro. At the time, with eight minutes to go,
Biarritz led by just a point, 14-13.
Also in action in France was Scott LaValla, who got five minutes at the end
of the Stade... Read More
Two USA players will be leaving Leeds Carnegie at the end of the season,
following the club’s elimination from the RFU Championship
change is part of a wholesale housecleaning Head Coach Diccon Edwards, as
the club will not be resigning several veteran players.
All-time top USA caps-earner Mike MacDonald and
previously-capped scrumhalf Robbie Shaw will leave... Read More
Defending champions University College Dublin - Smurfit opened their
account at the MBA/Graduate Schools World Championships with a 33-5 defeat
of hosts Duke University - Fuqua.
Smurfit has won the championship the last nine times. For much of the
contest, Duke maintained long periods of possessions and although their
pack was significantly larger, Smurfit’s defense never... Read More
Chris Wyles and Saracens were eliminated from the Heineken Cup
quarterfinals Easter Sunday, falling 22-3 to Clermont Auvergne.
The French Top 14 side dominated the run of play with their forwards.
Clermont bullied Saracens in the scrum, forcing multiple penalties for
collapsing. The Sarries saw little ball, thus Wyles, who started at left
wing, saw little ball.
Reserve flyhalf... Read More
Paul Emerick was slated to start at inside center for Wasps last weekend,
but was pulled out at the last minute with an injury.
For the American, it was horrible timing.
"I needed [the start] to show the Wasps and other clubs I can play at this
level," said Emerick. "I was very gutted, but that's life sometimes."
Emerick will be back fit in two or three weeks, but that one... Read More
Things are looking up for former Oklahoma University All American Taylor
The 15s loose forward has suited up for the USA at every level from age
grade to All Americans to senior 7s, but not the 15s team ... yet.
he is enjoying life in Wellington, New Zealand, playing with Old Boys
University, along with current Eagle prop Eric Fry.
"It is a great chance to... Read More
This week in players overseas:
Chris Wyles started at center for Saracens as they helped set a record for
attendance at a club game. Saracens went down 24-19 to Harlequins before
almost 84,000 at Wembley.
Saracens remains 2nd in the Aviva Premiership in England.
Samua Manoa was not used by Northampton in their 26-6 defeat of Bath.
Neither was Chris Biller. However, fans should... Read More
After being out of action for most of the season, Seta Tuilevuka seems
ready to finally come back to the field.
Tuilevuka had been dealing with a supposed groin pull, but it turned out
later to be a sports hernia. He underwent surgery and is now three weeks
away from playing.
The center/wing, who played for the USA during the Eagles’ 2010 November
tour and hopes to be... Read More
Reports are that USA lock Hayden Smith may be close to signing with the
NFL's New York Jets.
Smith's agent announced earlier this year the Australian-born former
basketball player was going to try playing tight end in the NFL.