The Elite 7s bracket has grown tremendously this year to
include not only some of the best American clubs, but several true National
Teams and international touring sides. The level of competition is of such
quality, the final will be played Saturday inside Sam Boyd Stadium for IRB
World Series fans to watch.
Chile and Guyana are teams who've played inside the stadium in the real... Read More
Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles both came on
as subs to help Saracens avoid an upset against Treviso and clinch a
quarterfinal spot in the Heineken Cup.
Smith came on at 32 minutes for captain
Steve Borthwick, and Wyles slotted on at 50 minutes to help Saracens
rebound from a 17-13 halftime deficit.
Saracens, the only Heineken quarterfinal
team with USA players on the roster,... Read More
Heineken Cup Quarterfinals started today, only one club boasting an
American on its roster would be playing: Saracens. However, there’s still
one round left, this weekend, and a couple of more clubs are holding on to
a slim chance to reach the knockout rounds.
Saracens is not ensured a quarterfinal bid, but a win over Benetton Treviso
or a bonus point would put the defending... Read More
The schedule for the USA 7s international rugby tournament won’t be known
until February 4, as the draw and pools are decided in the final hour of
the New Zealand 7s in Wellington the week before.
But the bare bones timing of the Las Vegas event February 10-12 is indeed
On Friday, February 10, the first pool games... Read More
Here's what happened to USA players overseas this weekend:
Saracens (Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith) v. Biarritz (Taku Ngwenya).
Thanks to five Owen Farrell penalties, Saracens won 20-16. Wyles and
Ngwenya played on the wing against each other, and neither scored.
Hayden Smith didn’t play.
With the victory, Saracens is 4-1 in Pool 5 of the Heineken Cup. They... Read More
Cup marches on this weekend, and several Americans are in action.
Takudzwa Ngwenya of Biarritz and Chris Wyles of Saracens line up directly
across from each other Sunday to decide first place in Pool 5. Read more
about the matchup
here, and tune into Fox Soccer Plus Sunday at 7pm ET to catch the game.
Samu Manoa gets a start at lock Saturday against the Scarlets... Read More
Takudzwa Ngwenya, the 2010 Rugby Magazine American Overseas Performer of
the Year, will line up at right wing for Biarritz in Heineken Cup action
Sunday, and he will face Chris Wyles, the 2011 Rugby Magazine American
Overseas Performer of the Year, who starts at left wing for Saracens.
It's an outstanding matchup of two players who burst onto the... Read More
prop Shawn Pittman carries with him one of the great battle scores of
prop-dom, a nicely broken nose courtesy of the Rotherham Titans.
The Eagle prop forward was outstanding for London Welsh last weekend, even
after having to leave the pick for a broken break 20 minutes in. He was
clogged up and back on the field six minutes later, and played a huge role
in the one-point win... Read More
Shawn Pittman was a monster for London Welsh Saturday as he helped his club
in a RFU Championship win over Rotherham 21-20.
The USA and former Chuckanut U19 prop helped spark London Welsh to a
13-point comeback by being in the middle of the action throughout the
latter part of the game.
His thundering runs and high work rate forced Rotherham to scramble in
defense, and they... Read More
Scott LaValla ran on with 20 minutes to go to help Stade Francais beat
Castres 38-21 in French Top 14 action Saturday.
LaValla is still basking in the good feelings of extending his contract
with the club from one year to three years.
“I’m just delighted that I had enough opportunities to kind of prove what I
could do,” LaValla told RUGBYMag.com, adding that being able to start... Read More