RUGBYMag previously reported Carlin Isles was set to sign a
contract with Toulon in July, following the 7s Rugby World Cup. Isles has
since had a change of heart and decided not to sign with the European
Isles said previously that the team and he had agreed in principle to a
two-year deal that could be extended for a second year. However, some
details of the... Read More
USA Men's National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named a very changed
side to face Fiji in Japan, just four days after his team lost 18-9 to
Tonga in Carson, Calif.
After running out the same squad to face Ireland and Tonga, Tolkin
is resting a large portion of that lineup this week.
Nick Wallace comes in for Shawn Pittman at loosehead prop, while Zach
Fenoglio starts at... Read More
“It’s really frustrating, especially in a game like that, it’s disappointing
because we knew we are a lot better than we played,” L’Estrange told
RUGBYMag.com. “It wasn’t so much the losing as it was the way we lost.”
L’Estrange is painfully aware that this is three games now with no tries
for the Eagles.
“Of course we’re frustrated that we’re not scoring tries... Read More
Scotland and USA have named their U20 squads to face off Tuesday at the
Junior World Championships.
The two teams are playing in the 9th-place semifinals, as are Samoa and
Fiji. The winners of those games will play June 23 for 9th place. The
losers will play June 23 for 11th, with the team that finishes 12th being
relegated to the Junior World Rugby... Read More
The USA Men’s National Team flight to Japan had to have been a long and
No one on the team felt anything went well. Head Coach Mike Tolkin, told
that Scott LaValla said he was embarrassed by the performance, and that
Todd Clever was clearly angry at how the team played, nodded his head.
“Those two emotions are running through the club right now,” said Tolkin... Read More
The USA women's game loss and series loss thanks to Friday's 18-12 defeat
to France was a slightly infuriating one.
The Eagles left some points on the field, certainly, as Sadie Anderson was
close but no cigar on several kicks. But they also squandered chances by
being too slow to move the ball to the outside backs in space - sometimes
shockingly so... Read More
The words just flowed out.
Baffling, said scrum coach Derek Dowling.
said Scott LaValla.
No words from forwards coach Dan Payne, who walked through the throng
I don’t think I’ve had this kind of pain wearing a US jersey. Todd Clever.
We are very, very disappointed. Andrew Suniula.
It’s real frustrating, especially in a game like that. It... Read More
Tonga defeated the USA 18-9 in the Pacific Nations Cup match at the Home
Depot Center (being renamed the Stub Hub Center) in Carson, Calif. Friday
It was not the USA’s best night, and they will leave for Japan and the
remaining PNC games knowing they could do so, so much better.
The USA might have... Read More
France defeated the USA 18-12 in a women's test match Friday at Home Depot
Center in Carson, Calif.
The USA started well after the French couldn't catch the kickoff. The
Eagles pressed their advantage and looked sure to score a minute in when
flyhalf Sadie Anderson ghosted through a gap. She had Lynelle Kugler... Read More
The first two test matches of the year have produced no tries for the Eagles
(and one try for the opposition) and two close losses. Head Coach Mike Tolkin
said this week has been about making sure the USA scored tries.
“The thing about the Ireland game is, we didn’t really have anything to
build off,” said Tolkin. “... Read More