Several sporting celebrities and international dignitaries will be
attending the USA 7s in Las Vegas this week.
Many are attending as part of the Paul Solaii Foundation, a non-profit
started by the Miami Dolphins nose tackle to maximize opportunities for
American Samoan student athletes.
Soliai will be at the tournament, alomg with several Miami Dolphins
teammates, such... Read More
USA center Paul Emerick reports through Facebook that he
has signed with London Wasps of the Aviva Premiership in England.
Emerick joins a Wasps squad hit hard by injuries, and desperately trying to
Earlier this week Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young discussed the
difficulty of compensating for the club's rash of injuries.
“Of course it is very difficult... Read More
A report from the National Football Post has
Saracens and Eagle lock Hayden Smith pursuing an NFL contract.The report
says Smith has already worked out for the New York Jets and was scheduled
to work out for the New Orleans Saints Thursday.
The report says teams are unsure at what position Smith might best fit,
mentioning tight end, defensive end and linebacker as possibilities.
“... Read More
Glendale Raptor lock forward Casey Rock is off to play in Australia.
Rock will be joining the University of Queensland program, and hopes to use
that experience as a springboard into USA contention.
“I obviously haven't been guaranteed a spot, and the club fields four men's
sides, so I'm preparing for a lot of hard work in order to work my way up
the ladder,” Rock told... Read More
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