Does the USA Men’s National Team have a legitimate shot at securing an
automatic place in the 2015 World Cup?
And if so, what do they do about it?
Those are the overriding questions dogging the Eagles as they go into what
is most likely their final two matches of Rugby World Cup 2011.
while it’s true that the USA lost to Ireland by 10, and Australia lost to
Ireland by... Read More
Owen Jones started the 2010/2011 season player/coaching Media. Then Media
hired Englishman Andy Brown. Brown was set to return to the
Philadelphia-area club this fall, but he experienced visa issues and was
denied entrance to the country. So, Jones and his All American brother
Gareth are co-player/coaching Media to open the new season.
Both of the Jones’ are in grad school, but... Read More
Generally the wind and the rain have held sway over the sun, and it looks
like Thursday’s clash with Russia will be played in blustery conditions.
“The biggest thing about the weather is probably the set piece and the line
of touch,” said USA forwards coach Dave Hodges. “If it’s wet that’s not a
problem, but if it’s a driving wind we have to adjust the throwing options.
Everyone... Read More
The New Jersey club lost some experience in the front row to retirement,
but have added much needed youth there and throughout the roster.
A pair of local athletic programs, Middletown South High School football
and Rutgers rugby, have helped keep the cupboard’s stocked.
One newbie Monmouth coach Pat Moroney is particularly excited about is
Andrew Paulson, who played defensive... Read More
“We’re looking pretty good. We had a great recruiting year,” said LIRFC coach
Jerry Mirro. “We have great numbers out at practice, and we’re looking to
step up a level from last year. Actually, that’s our goal now.”
Long Island’s recruiting class consists of several freshly graduated players
who’ve been in or around the club before.
“All college kids that we’ve had through the summers in the... Read More
America has a second
home in New Plymouth as the bunting is out and USA fans have been welcomed
with open arms.
It might seem like New Plymouth is favoring the USA over Ireland for
Sunday’s match, but local stores and establishments assure RUGBYMag.com
that both sides’ money is equally good. In fact, the reason for so much red
white and blue is that Taranaki hosts a wildly... Read More
With Valenese Malifa being on the bench for the USA v. Ireland game, the
question comes, who will e the Eagles’ goalkicker Sunday?
Chris Wyles might have been the first choice if he were healthy to play,
but he wasn’t cleared and will be a spectator. On Saturday during the
captain’s run, Andrew Suniula and James Paterson were both seen kicking for... Read More
If you’re been going through the online paperwork to register with USA
Rugby, you may have noticed that the bill is $10 more than it used to be.
Ten bucks may not seem like a big deal to some, but to others it’s still
ten bucks. And, more to the point, as a membership organization, USA Rugby
should be as open as possible with you about why you pay anything at all.
Where does the... Read More
One of the new names in the USA 7s camp announcement is Andrew Durutalo. A
Fijian, Durutalo has thrown his lot in with the USA, and it’s worth hearing
what is an intriguing story.
was born in New York City while his parents were studying in the USA. He
has a USA passport. When he was young, his parents returned to Fiji to
pursue their careers. There his father began work... Read More
Rugby Magazine’s first digital issue is now available. Existing print
subscribers and RUGBYMag’s Premier members now have exclusive access to the
online publication, which continues to bring readers in-depth features,
profiles and photo galleries on the American game.
The Summer 2011 issue revolves around the Rugby World Cup, but also reviews
the country’... Read More