Nick Wallace may want to look ahead to Saturday's game against Russia in
London, but first we have to look back.
There is the little matter of that astonishing try against
Georgia that put the Eagles up 22-13 on the way to their dramatic 25-23
"I got a great ball from Cam Dolan who put me into a gap," said the prop.
"I wanted to pass to Drew [Andrew Suniula] but... Read More
The Eagles lineup has undergone some significant changes
again for the third and final match of the fall tour Saturday against
Russia at Allianz Park in London. Titi Lamositele, Scott LaValla and Tai
Tuisamoa are into the starting pack and Robbie Shaw is in at scrumhalf.
LaValla was held out of the Maori All Black and Georgia games with an
injury, Tuisamoa started against the... Read More
It's been a light week for the USA team as they look toward playing Russia
at London's Allianz Park on Saturday afternoon (kickoff 3pm
For some of the players, the international
assembly has been the daily order of things since early October and the
ARC. Others have been playing pro rugby only to jump in with the Eagles.
It's draining, and Head Coach Mike Tolkin has... Read More
Looking ahead to Matt Hawkins naming his squad to play in Dubai and Port
Elizabeth, it's hard to think that many players on the USA Falcons raised
The team won the games you'd expect them to
win, but didn't progress, as the players in Fiji seemed to repeat physical
and mental errors made at the beginning of the NACRA 7s a week before in
Yes they... Read More
The Eagles are in Ealing and preparing to face Russia this weekend at
Allianz Park in London, and they have put behind them an exhausting few
After Saturday's tense 25-23 defeat of Georgia in Tbilisi, the team flew to
London and ran a light workout on Monday before testing themselves a little
harder on Tuesday.
The session on Tuesday was probably the toughest of the week,... Read More
Injuries, fatigue, and a drastic change in time zones may have undercut the
Shangri-La USA Falcons at the Coral Coast 7s in Fiji, but such an
experience is also what the Sevens World Series is like.
Eventually, the Falcons finished far down the rankings, losing the Bowl
Quarterfinal to 20-5 to Ratuva Horse Riding, and thus leaving the islands
in the bottom half of the standings... Read More
It's interesting to note that after Blake Burdette and Patrick Latu proved
not fully fit to play for the Eagles, Ollie Kilifi came in as a late
replacement and has not only traveled with the team, he got capped on
Saturday against Georgia, coming in as a late sub.
Kilifi is another beefy prop (like Latu) who has been criticized for being
not quite trim enough for high-level play. But his coaches... Read More
USA captain Todd Clever had time to catch his breath after his team
defeated Georgia 25-23 Saturday in Tbilisi, but still it was difficult for
him to be heard as his teammates celebrated in the locker room.
The Eagles, after all, hadn't won a game since Romania a year ago, and won
this one in dramatic... Read More
Going into the final seconds of their match against Georgia, the Eagles
forwards gathered around their captain, and Todd Clever told them what’s
“The referee had clearly told us we had four
minutes, so we knew the game wasn’t over when Georgia kicked to touch,”
Clever told RUGBYMag.com, referring to the Lelos’ choice to kick to touch
with time up on the stadium clock, but... Read More
A last-second penalty goal from flyhalf Adam Siddall produced an astounding
victory for the USA 25-23 over Georgia Saturday in Tbilisi.
The game went down to the wire and was physical and contentious, and the
USA had to overcome a huge disparity in penalty count, but somehow they
pulled it out.
Perhaps as important, the Eagles scored... Read More