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
Voldemort vaulted to the front of the class in the RUGBYMag.com's Rugby
He (or she) did this by getting the closest pick in the France v Wales
semifinal, a game most contestants had picked for Wales. And Voldemort was
also right on New Zealand.
Closest with the NZ v. Aus semi was scrumtrixie, but a rough quarterfinal
round kept scrumtrixie tied for 3rd.
Our top... Read More
The Pan-Am Games rugby competition has seen a change in the pools, as the
IRB asked for Argentina and the USA to be switched.
The Pools are now as follows:
The USA is now in a much harder pool, but as a result puts them in a likely
easier situation going into the quarterfinals.
The... Read More
In recent World Cups, USA players have been able to secure overseas
contracts right after their World Cup games are over.
That doesn’t seem to be the case this year. Clubs in Europe have planned
ahead of time for World Cup absences, and therefore don’t seem to be as
desperate this time around.
Perhaps as players come back and come back injured, that might change.
“The pro... Read More
Several USA players get back in action, or make debuts this weekend as
Aviva Premiership. The top league in England featuring 12
clubs. USA players: Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith (Saracens), Samu
Manoa (Northampton).RFU Championship. Second-tier professional league in
England.... Read More