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
Philadelphia, Pa. – The world’s third largest international multi-sport
sporting event – The Maccabiah Games – is held in Israel every four years
and sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Many notable
athletes have competed in the Maccabiah Games including: Mark Spitz, Corey
Pavin, Lenny... Read More
Back to work for everyone playing overseas. Here’s a rundown of which USA
players did what:
Chris Wyles and Samu Manoa started for Saracens and Northampton,
respectively in the 18-12 Saracens victory Sunday.
It was the end of a two-game Saracens losing streak.
“The last two games have been difficult losses but we are still in a
brilliant position,” Wyles told RUGBYMag.com. “... Read More
A spokesman for the Northampton Saints has confirmed that former Cal All
American and SFGG star Chris Biller is training with the English
Premiership club and will be doing so for the rest of the season.
Biller went to England earlier in the season to play with Bath on a
short-term deal. He found little playing time as the injured players has
was replacing got better, and Bath... Read More
Rumors that Chris Biller is signing with the Northampton Saints in the
Aviva Premiership appear to be true, as Biller just changed his city of
residence on Facebook to Northampton.
Biller, who was signed on a short-term deal with Bath, is a friend and
former SFGG teammate of Northampton star Samu Manoa. The former Cal All
American made a few appearances for Bath, but once... Read More