It's halftime in the World Cup Qualifiers.
That's how the USA team is looking at it. They can't think that they are 18
points behind and need to win a game by at least that much to overtake
"We have to put that game behind us," said USA flanker Scott LaValla about
Saturday's 27-9 misfire. "What's the alternative? We have to take it as a
learning experience and move on... Read More
The question is, who will be moved? Give the fact that the team as a whole
performed poorly, you might wish to switch out the entire team. That's not
going to happen, and certainly some players still did their jobs against
Canada in Charleston.
The lineouts and scrums were solid enough, but offensively and in some
defensive issues the team lacked.
So ... first look for Seamus Kelly to be off the... Read More
Canada defeated the USA 27-9 in the opening leg of the teams' two-game
World Cup Qualifier series Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston,
Canada scored in the first three minutes, and put the USA on their heels
from then on. The Eagles played a poor game. Their tactic... Read More
USA kicks off v. Canada at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC today,
Saturday, August 17 at 6:30pm ET.
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According to USA captain Todd Clever, a leadership group of players has taken
it upon themselves to ensure things get better.
“We’re at a point where we’re not making it acceptable to make those
mistakes,” said Clever. “The players group, Coach Tolkin, and I had a good
conversation about training and how we can approach it better.”
They talked about getting more efficient and using... Read More
Chuckanut Bay high schooler Titie Lamositele is set to become the youngest
player to ever suit up for the USA.
The young prop is named on the bench for the USA team to face Canada
Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC. Should he get a run-on,
something not guaranteed, by any means, Lamositele will do so at 18 years,
188 days. The previous youngest Eagle was Thretton... Read More
After most of a week in sun and not a little humidity, the USA rugby team
saw the humidity break and dump clubs full of rain on the players
Rain, and thunder and lightning at times are the expectation for the next
“We’ve had some
different conditions weather-wise,” said USA captain Todd Clever. “It was
real hot, real humid, and today the rain came down... Read More
Atop Matt Hawkins’ immediate to-do list as
the new head coach of the National 7s Team is scout. Between Nationals last
weekend, Serevi Rugbytown Sevens and the World Club 7s this weekend,
Hawkins has a lot of players to study. He was on hand in Pittsburgh, he’ll
be on hand in Glendale, and he’ll be reviewing tape from London.
“The biggest thing that people don’t sort of take a... Read More
There are three major events going on this weekend - the Eagles' Rugby
World Cup Qualifier against Canada at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, SC,
World Club 7s at Twickenham in London and Serevi Rugbytown Sevens at
Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
Serevi Rugbytown Sevens starts Friday night and will be streaming
here. And here's the
Saturday, your rugby... Read More