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.
USA prop Mike MacDonald is back in action this weekend after being out
since early January with a hand injury.
broke a bone and tore a tendon on his hand. But after a ten-week layoff he
is back ready to play, and could be starting against the Bedford Blues in
the RFU Championship playoffs this weekend.
Coming back, said MacDonald, wasn’t too hard. He just had to... Read More
USA captain Todd Clever has signed a contract with the NTT Shining Arcs in
the Japan Top League.
signed after his contract with Suntory finished at the end of the regular
league season. As noted in a recent RuggaMatrix Podcast (Click Here), Clever said he was in a position
negotiate a more lucrative deal as befits a national team captain and
"I... Read More
Six Nations is done and back to the pitch for USA rugby players in Europe.
The big game perhaps was Saracens beating Sales 45-6. USA fullback Chris
Wyles started at outside center and scored a try in the game.
Saracens sit 2nd in the Aviva Premiership behind Harlequins. Those two play
Northampton beat Wasps 32-15 in Premiership play. Samua Manoa and Chris
Biller... Read More
Two USA players playing rugby in New Zealand have been picked to play in a
select side to face New Zealand Universities April 17.
Former Cal captain and tighthead prop Eric Fry and former University of
Oklahoma standout and USA U20 loose forward Taylor Mokate have been chosen
for the Wairarapa-Bush team to face the New Zealand Universities team.... Read More
The Golden Lions of Johannesburg, South Africa have brought in USA loose
forward JJ Gagiano on a short-term contract.
took a trial has joined the Golden Lions for the rest of the
He suited up at No. 8 for the Lions in last weekend's Vodacom Cup match
with Valke, won by the Lions 59-29. He is the second USA player, following
Todd Clever, to have played for... Read More
Shawn Pittman will start Saturday for London Welsh as they take on Bristol
in the RFU Championship playoffs, the 2nd tier competition in
The game will begin with a moment of silence
for the great Mervyn Davies, one of the all-time great No.8s and a former
London Welsh player, who died Wednesday.
"I'm working hard, enjoying being in London
and with the London Welsh,"... Read More