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
Todd Clever has ended his time with Suntory in Japan on a positive note,
coming on as a sub Saturday as part of his club’s 47-28 victory over
Panasonic in the Japan Top League final.
This comes on the heels of his team’s All-Japan title last spring. Clever
is now expected to announce soon a fairly lucrative signing with a new
club, possibly still in Japan.
It was a... Read More
It was a difficult week for USA players playing overseas as their teams
struggled to find victory.
Paul Emerick almost made a huge splash for Wasps when he came on off the
bench for his debut. Wasps lost 15-12, and were behind by that margin when
Emerick almost made it to the line for what would have been the
As it was, he was stopped short. Still it was an... Read More
Paul Emerick could well make his debut for Wasps this weekend as they take
on Exeter in Aviva Premiership action.
Emerick, who recently signed with the London team is in training and
expected to be used in the game if only to get his feet wet.
Emerick did not play in last weekend’s 22-17 loss to Saracens. Two USA
players, Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles, did start. Smith’s... Read More
Several football stars and budding stars showed up at the USA 7s this
weekend to support a game they love.
Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu made a low-key visit, and several
other football players, including Paul Soliaia, were there.
who plays for the Miami Dolphins, was there to see the rugby and talk about
his charity, the Paul Soliai Foundation, which is... Read More
Samoa has returned to USA Sevens glory, winning its second Cup title in
Scoring the game-winning try at the death of the 26-19 Cup final against
New Zealand was Alafoti Faosiliva, the tournament MVP in 2010, the last
time Samoa won in Las Vegas.
USA Sevens was just Faosiliva’s second tournament back with the Samoan 7s
program since... Read More
Over 23,000 fans came to Sam Boyd Stadium Sunday for the action at USA 7s,
putting the event over 60,000 for the three days.
On Friday evening, 10,323 attended the tournament.
Saturday was the most-attended rugby event ever in the USA, with 30,112.
Sunday was slightly smaller, as it has tended to be in Las Vegas, with
Total attendance for the event was 64,107.