USA team drove in to New Plymouth last week, and on the bus ride in a group
of schoolchildren gathered by the roadside, waving USA flags.
“That blew a lot of guys away," said USA Coach Eddie O'Sullivan. "We didn’t
even get to stop at that school, but it really was extraordinary that this
school took the time to come out of class and wait for the bus to pass. For
me, that was... Read More
Several members of the USA Men's National Team stopped in at the Real NZ
Festival to plant some native New Zealand trees.
The event is part of a long-term effort by the New Plymouth Council to
remake the city into one that embraces its impressive and dynamic
The Eagles arrived at the Te Rewa Rewa reserve, which features several... Read More
So much expectation had been heaped on the Russian team, the pain of losing
was difficult to contain for some.
Being a good Russian, flyhalf Yury Kushnarev expressed his sorrow with a
“We are very, very disappointed,” he said, smiling a little. “It was not a
perfect game for us. USA play well on defense and we make a few... Read More
The USA v Russia match is set to kick off. It’s wet, windy and cold, but
the competition and the atmosphere are heating up.
Fans are dressed as Russian woodsmen, astronauts, and Uncle Sam; people in
Russian folk dress, stars and stripes bunny ears and Mohawks. This is one
of the best atmospheres this reporter has seen for a USA match.
The USA have had to turn around from one World Cup match to another in four
days, and Canada will have to do it now.
It’s something that all lower-tier teams have to deal with, but that
doesn’t mean they have to like it.
USA Captain Todd Clever certainly made it clear in his body language that
he didn’t like it. With his words, he was careful.
“It hasn’t been ideal,” Clever... Read More
head coach Nikolay Nerush has announced his team to play
their opening match in Pool C against USA at Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth
on Thursday, 15 September.
Led by captain and hooker Vladislav Korshunov, the lineup has only two
changes from the team that lost 32-25 to the Eagles in June.
Meanwhile the USA has changed seven players from that game.
“At all the matches... Read More
The Tukapa Rugby Club is now officially part of the United States.
Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Stadium Taranaki in New Plymouth, the
club is the official home of USA rugby fans, and has put out the red carpet
for the cranks from Yankdom.
Honing in on its 125th anniversary, Tukapa is one of the most
accomplished clubs in Taranaki, boasting... Read More
PLYMOUTH - Ireland head coach Declan Kidney on Friday announced his team to
play their opening match in Pool C against USA at Stadium Taranaki, New
Plymouth on Sunday, September 11.
Captain and center threequarter Brian O’Driscoll emphasised how much his
team is looking forward to their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011
against USA on Sunday at Stadium Taranaki.
“We... Read More
Ireland opens their World Cup on September 11 against a USA team with
nothing to lose that will also be playing on the 10th anniversary of the
9-11 terrorist attacks.
The Eagles will be fired up. Ireland, with many players facing their former
coach, USA Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan, will have their own motivations
above and beyond the need to win in a World Cup match.
"Eddie's... Read More
It's not all about the stats, but stats are fun anyway.
Here we look at some of the stats records in the World Cup, and who might
Points Career: Jonny Wilkinson, 249 Wilkinson has the all-time
record. He set it after scoring 67 in 2007 to pass the great Gavin Hastings
He will certainly have points-scoring opportunities playing... Read More