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
It was a quiet weekend for USA players overseas as many were rested barely
a week after returning from the Rugby World Cup.
Samu Manoa, who did not play in the World Cup, started at lock for
Northampton and helped lead them to a 33-3 pastinf of Exeter. Manoa has
been a revelation for the Saints.
On the sidelines included Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith for Saracens, Seta
Tuilevuka... Read More
Reader tedmunds leads the Rugby World Cup
Knockout Prediction Contest after a quarterfinal round that surprised many
of those entered.
The vast majority picked England and
Ireland to win their games - they didn't. So those who were brave enough to
choose Wales end up near the top. tedmunds was the only entrant in any of
the matches to get a margin of victory exactly right - Wales... Read More
Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Diccon Edwards has named his team for the
Championship clash against London Scottish this Saturday 8 October,
Michael Stephenson will return to the starting line up, having been out of
action for Leeds Carnegie through injury since his Man of the Match winning
performance against Bristol. USA all-time-leading cap-earner Mike
MacDonald, who... Read More
The Mexico 7s team took a trip to Southern California this past weekend to
get in some game training ahead of this month’s Pan-Am Games.
They took on Belmont Shore in three matches, winning two, a much improved
performance by Los Serpientas.
Under Coach Simon Pierre they showed better organization on defense and
more structure, but still lacked that need go-forward force on... Read More
Details on the Rugby 7s competition at the Pan-Am Games are becoming
The USA men’s national 7s team is competing in the Pan-Am Games October
29-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. RUGBYMag.com will be on-site to report on the
entire tournament. The team will reside in the Athletes Village, and will
participate in the Closing Ceremonies October 30 at Omnilife Stadium.
The Rugby... Read More