selected its starting lineup to face the USA Saturday at Infinity
forward remains from the starting pack that beat the USA 19-17 18 months
ago in Tbilisi. Giorgi Chkhaidze was the openside flanker in that game, and
now starts at No. 8.
almost the entire pack plays professionally at some level in France.
Captain Irakli Abuseridze... Read More
Georgia's squad for their North America tour is a slghtly rebuidling one,
as many are just coming off a World Cup.
The Lelos have left three props home due to injury, and the same goes for
hooker Jaba Bregvadze. Two more props are not with the team for other
reasons (Davit Kubriashvili just finished playing for Toulon in the French
championship, and has mandated rest time due... Read More
Reports that Todd Clever was close to signing a short-term contract with
the Stormers in Super 15 were correct. Clever told RUGBYMag.com that had
his agent and the team been able to figure out what to do about insurance
on his Japanese club contract, it would have happened.
“You always want to play at the highest level, and while I’m very happy
with my contract with NTT, to play... Read More
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