Consider on word, ruck, and you should consider the first guy in, the
decision whether the second guy goes in or not. You have to look at the
speed of the halfback to the ball. Is he too far? Does someone else jump
in? Does the second guy driving in detach and pass? And then you have to
look at the tackled player – how he engages contact, how he places the
ball. And we haven’t even... Read More
The Maori All Blacks are coming Stateside to play the Eagles this
fall, according to a report from
The New Zealand Herald.
AIG, an American company and the All Blacks' new sponsor, reportedly helped
sway the Maori All Blacks toward inking the fixture. AIG apparently wants
to use its sponsorship to expand its brand at home as well as abroad.
In the report, New Zealand Rugby... Read More
Palefau was ruled unavailable for the last couple of rounds of the HSBC
Sevens World Series because of his new job in Seattle.
However, he is back in the mix this time, in part because Blaine Scully
picked up a slight injury.
Head Coach Alex Magleby won't be using
Palefau the way he did last year, when the longtime USA star was RUGBY
Magazine's 7s Player of the Year.
"Last year... Read More
Petri injured his left thumb in the last
minutes of his team's match with BYU last week in Provo, Utah.
"I thought it was just jammed, but it was still swollen several days
later," Petri told RUGBYMag.com. He went to the doctor, and the thumb was
diagnosed as being broken. He was at the NYAC v. West Point game on the
sidelines, while Justin Hundley stepped in at scrumhalf.
This is... Read More
The High School All Americans 7s team will soon be going to England for the
Rosslyn Park 7s.
The HSAA squad will play in the HSBC National Schools 7s Open Division,
which begins play on Thursday March 21.
The American team is in Group C with Kirkham Grammar, London Oratory,
Robert Clark School, all from England, and Welsh... Read More
Early speculation and reports had the Eagles' Pacific Nation
Cup match against Tonga being played at Rio Tinto Stadium in suburban Salt
Lake City, Utah and the home World Cup Qualifier against Canada being
played in July in suburban Atlanta. According to USA Rugby's website,
things have changed.
USA is now slated to play Tonga June 14 at the Home Depot Center in Carson,... Read More
The USA U20 men culminated their regional camp in
Las Vegas with two practice games on Saturday.
In the first match, the U20s defeated their hosts, the Las Vegas
Blackjacks, 61-7. In the second game, the U20s scored at the death to win
22-17 over Southern California league leaders Belmont Shore.
Players expected to participate
Last... Read More
The USA U20 program is holding the third of its series of players camps
The Las Vegas Blackjacks, whose coach, Vaha Esikia, also coaches with the
USA U20s, have been hositng the Junior All Americans. The players have been
working hard, and on Saturday will play the Blackjacks and Belmont Shore,
who are both enjoying a bye weekend in Southern California DI play.
Team... Read More
Pila Taufa joined the Eagle setup for an 18-player camp back in
January. He stayed for the extended camp through the end of the month, then
Eagle head coach Alex Magleby said Taufa would stick around through the Las
Vegas Invitational on a trial basis. Now, Taufa should be considered a
resident, giving the men’s team 17 players training full time in Chula
“He’s a... Read More
Several Eagles suffered injuries while in Las
Vegas. All but two are back and healthy for selection for the Hong
Kong/Tokyo stretch of the World Series starting March 22.
Jack Halalilo took a blow to the head that sidelined him for the end of the
Vegas tournament, and the right side of his face was very swollen hours
after the conclusion of play. Luckily, he didn’t suffer any... Read More