USA fullback Chris Wyles says his club, Saracens, wants to make a serious
run at the Heineken Cup.
reigning Aviva Premiership champs, who boast two Eagles, Wyles and Hayden
Smith, as regulars, won their opening Heineken Cup match Sunday 42-17 over
Benetton Treviso. Wyles scored a try in that match, and Smith started at
lock and played all 80 minutes.
“The bonus point win... Read More
USA captain Todd Clever started at flanker and scored a first-half try to
help lead the Suntory Sungoliath to a 17-10 victory over the NTT
Communications Shining Arcs in Japan's Top League.
With Nicholas Ryan's conversion, Clever's try put his side 10-0 up, and
they held on in a tough league match.
The Sungoliath are 2nd in the Top League, just behind Brave Lupus.
Guayana won the men's North American Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) 7s
championships, defeating Cayman Islands 31-0 in horrible conditions.
The two-day tournament suffered heavy downpours on Saturday, making the
main field a muddy mess for all of Sunday, especially the final. Guyana's
ball handling and speed were better than anyone else's, however, and led by
Claudius Butts,... Read More
Today was a big day for USA wing Kevin Swiryn, as he came off the bench to
score a try for Agen in their Amlin Challenge Cup match against La Vila.
Agen won 50-10. This was Swiryn’s first game in some time for Agen, and
could be the start of more playing time for the former St. Mary’s captain.
Also this weekend in European Cup action, Stade Francais won, but did not
use Scott... Read More
Cup, which pits the best European clubs against one another, begins Friday.
The best teams from France, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales
compete for the most coveted club title in the Northern Hemisphere, and
four Americans have been selected to their clubs' 22-man roster for the
Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith are both slated to start for... Read More
Fifteen men’s teams and 11 women’s teams will clash this weekend at the
2011 DHL NACRA 7s tournament, which covers this weekend at the Garrison
Savannah in Barbados.
Of the 32 teams (including women’s 2nd teams) participating, six
are developmental teams from the Caribbean, one is the Canada development
women’s team, and two are teams from USA Rugby South – men and women –... Read More
The adjustment of the HSBC Sevens World Series seeding process is a welcome
development for teams and coaches.
The previous seeding system, which alternated between seeding teams based
on the current World Series standings and seeding teams based on their last
two tournament finishes, was not popular among many teams as it often
locked teams into the same pools or similar pools... Read More
Chris Wyles returned to a starting position for Saracens this past weekend,
lining up at wing and leading the team with 50 meters gained on the run.
Wyles helped Saracens to a 23-10 win over Sale in Aviva Premiership play.
USA lock Hayden Smith came off the bench.
Also in the Premiership, Samu Manoa came off the bench to make four tackles
in Northampton’s 24-13 win over Wasps... Read More
Beth Coulter runs the HSBC Sevens World Series for the International Rugby
She is in Hong Kong and Wellington, where tickets sell out in minutes. She
is in Las Vegas, where the game is making a huge leap into the American
consciousness. She is in London and Edinburgh, in massive stadiums.
And she was in Guadalajara in a stadium that seated barely over 1,000 fans,... Read More