Argentina survived a bit of a scare to book their place in the final of the
Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s competition in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The highly-touted Puma 7 were under a huge amount of pressure by Uruguay,
and lucked out when they managed to foil a quick tap attempt without
retreating ten. That led to an Argentina attack that just didn't quite
take. The final pass went behind its... Read More
Winning isn’t everything – or, more to the point, winning can be measured
in different ways.
The Mexico national 7s team lost all three pool play matches Saturday at
the Pan-Am Games, but there was still plenty to mile about.
was the crowd at Tlaquepaque Stadium, cheering lustily for Mexico all day,
wearing Mexico shirts (and Serpientes hair adornments) and waiting to... Read More
The Quarterfinal matchups for the 2011 Pan-Am Games are set.
Pool A winners Argentina will play Pool B fourth-place Chile, while Pool B
winners Canada get Mexico.
Schedule for Day 2. All times MOUNTAIN Time (Mexico turned their
clocks back Saturday night)
Argentina... Read More
Saracens won their LV=Cup match 43-20 over the Exeter Chiefs, with Hayden
Smith starting at lock.
Leeds won their third in a row, 28-23 over Plymouth. Mike MacDonald started
Samu Manoa was inspirational coming off the bench in Northampton’s LV=Cup
win over the Ospreys.
Shawn Pittman came on as a sub at prop for London Welsh in their 35-33... Read More
Petri's spectacular try against Russia has been selected as one of the five
best tries of the Rugby World Cup, as chosen by former All Black captain
Tana Umaga during his weekly feature "DHL Delivery of the Week."To see the video and all five tries, go here.
More USA players are in action this week as they shake off World Cup bumps
Scott LaValla gets his second start at lock forward for Stade Francais as
the Paris club takes on Agen. Les Agenois will not be using Kevin Swiryn,
so no USA v. USA clash there.
Biarritz will start Takudzwa Ngwenya on the right wing against Lyon on
Saturday. And also in France, Montpellier... Read More
Here's a quick look at Tlaquepaque Stadium, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico, and the site of the 2011 Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s
Estadio Tlaquepaque has a capacity of 1,360 fans.
It’s back on the field for USA captain Todd Clever as he and Suntory
Sungoliath prepare for another season in the Japan Top League.
is in an interesting competition for playing time. Katsu Nishikawa remains
a key leader on the squad at loose forward, and Head Coach Eddie Jones has
also brought in former Australia star George Smith, and former Springbok
Danie Roussouw... Read More
All American and former Cal captain Derek Asbun is tearing it up at Oxford
University, where he is pursing further study.
Asbun started at openside flanker for Oxford this past Saturday against a
combined lineup from the Henley Hawks and London Wasps Developmental
program. Asbun was mentioned in reports for his aggressive play, and the
flanker scored a... Read More