USA flyhalf Toby L'Estrange is done for the rest of the year, as ligament
damage in his foot qill require surgery.
The NYAC outside half will have to work hard to get back into full fitness
for the start of the NYAC's spring 2014 season.
"Very disappointing personally to have missed
out on the end of the game on Saturday," said L'Estrange, who came off in
the second half of... Read More
The chickens came home to roost for the USA Falcons as they struggled to
finish off good possession in the final of NACRA 7s, and fell to the
Canadian Maple Leafs 27-5.
The Falcons almost secured the opening kickoff, but the crashing to the
ground, Jack Halalilo couldn't hold on, and that was a harbinger of the
game. Canada attacked down the weakside from the ensuing scrum, and... Read More
Scott LaValla and Toby L'Estrange will play no further part in this set of
November USA matches.
LaValla was a
game-day decision against the Maori All Blacks, but a neck issue ruled him
out - Graham Harriman took his place at short notice and had his best game
yet for the USA.
LaValla is being held out of the rest of the USA games as a precautionary
L'Estrange,... Read More
The USA Falcons are into the final of the men's NACRA 7s after handling
Barbados 26-5 in the semis.
They will face, as expected, the Canada Maple Leafs, who thrashed Trinidad
& Tobago 38-0 and have looked just that little bit more difficult to
score on than the Americans.
The Falcons scored early, smartly recycling - something they hadn't done
much of - and then setting up... Read More
The USA Falcons are into the NACRA 7s men's semifinal after defeating
Bahamas 29-5 in the quarters.
Shalom Suniula once again created opportunities early on and Nate Auspurger
was the first beneficiary, capping off a movement in which Suniula featured
Soon after that, Jack Halalilo ripped the ball out of a tackle and smart
hands out made an easy try for Carlin Isles... Read More
The USA Falcons capped off Day One of the NACRA 7s in Cayman Islands with a
31-0 shutout of Trinidad & Tobago.
Sparked by some nifty passing by Shalom Suniula the Falcons led early.
Suniula made a break and worked a nice switch move with one teammate and
then popped an excellent short back to Jack Halalilo for the opening try
and a 7-0 lead.
T&T got the ball back on the... Read More
The USA Falcons looked much better in their second match of the NACRA 7s in
Cayman Islands, beating Curacao 41-0 on the backs of an impressive
performance by Air Force standout Eric Duechle.
The big airman showed a nice sidestep and plenty of power in his running,
setting up a couple of early tries - one for Shalom Suniula and another for
Ryan Matyas - and scoring one in each half... Read More
Tai Enosa hyper-extended his elbow while playing in the USA Falcons' first
game at the NACRA 7s in Cayman Islands this Saturday.
Enosa went down during second-half action and is unlikely to play the rest
of the day. Sunday remains to be seen.
USA lock Scott LaValla is a late scratch for the USA team as he has been
dealing with an injury throughy the week.
LaValla was named to the lineup on Thursday, but was still subject to a
late fitness test. He will remain with the squad and be available for later
matches this month.
Graham Harriman, who was named on the bench, will move in to start at lock.
University of Utah's... Read More
The scoreline will read USA Falcons 34 and the Cayman Islands 5, but
Falcons Coach Tony Pacheco will not be happy with a sloppy, unfinished
performance by the Americans in their opening game of the NACRA 7s in
The Americans won easily because they are faster, stronger, and had Carlin
Isles to pass to, but the Falcons forced too many silly passes, and turned
the all... Read More