USA fullback Blaine Scully is on his way to the UK to join the Leicester
Tigers in a trial.
taking part in an extended trial with the storied English club, and as a
result will, with permission from the Eagles, arrive in USA camp a couple
of days late.
Scully, 25, has started at fullback for the USA seven times, and has four
other caps as a sub. He has also played... Read More
On Wednesday, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, Jr. assumes his post as
Superintendent of the US Military Academy, replacing Lt. Gen. David
Since the Army men's rugby team was punished for a series of offensive
emails, and put on suspension, any longer-term decisions about the program,
including the future of Director of Rugby Rich Pohlidal, have been waiting
for Caslen to... Read More
SFGG won their third straight Northern California Series tournament, this
time beating Olympic Club 43-19 in the final.
"We had a fairly easy pool, especially compared to the other teams," said
SFGG Head Coach Jone Naqica. "I thought we were looking good but so was
Naqica has a large corps of... Read More
Thompson set forth a demanding fitness
regimen and put it on the players to report their results.
Regularly and frequently Thompson was in contact with players about how
they were doing, and a little honor system goes a long way, it seems.
Players were very honest, said Thompson, and if they tried to fudge the
results or make it seem as if they had done... Read More
The USA backline suffered from player turnover; certainly unity suffered, and
so did confidence. Let’s look:
Scrumhalf Mike Petri/Robbie Shaw. Both of these men are good
players, but were in a bad situation for June. Shaw had suffered a pretty
nasty concussion earlier in the season, and Petri had been out almost all... Read More
To do that, they will have to improve dramatically in a number of key
areas. Some personnel changes will help for sure, but so will better
performances by the personnel who have been playing so far this year.
Here’s a look at the forwards:
Shawn Pittman. His strength is his work rate... Read More
The referees for August's World Cup Qualifiers between the USA and Canada
have been announced.
Leighton Hodges of Wales will officiate the first match, to be held August
17 at Blackbaud Stadium, in Charleston, SC.
Hodges was the referee for the USA's last two victories, November 9 against
Russia, and November 24 against Romania.
On the sidelines will be JP Doyle and Marius... Read More
Obviously, the men’s team has a new coach to hire, and the process is moving
on. Applicants are in and will be undergoing interviews this coming week. No
details yet on who has applied, although RUGBYMag.com has heard of some who
have expressed a strong interest.
Regardless of who gets picked, the new coach should be installed in time for
the team’s re-assembly at the end of the summer club 7s... Read More
This will incorporate elements of Parts 1 and 2 as necessary, but generally
we’re looking at actual in-game issues, rather than the big picture.USA v Canada The Eagles defended well, despite having a less
than top-flight lineup. They gave up one try, on a mistake on a lineout,
rather than any defensive deficiencies. However, they also squandered two or
three really good try-scoring opportunities... Read More
issue focuses on national team and high performance. We speak with USA WNT
Head Coach Pete Steinberg, profile the evolution of Todd Clever, and discuss
whether the USA U20s playing in the JWC makes any sense at all.
Here's a look at what's in this month's magazine:
Age Grades Un-American? June was a tough month
for the USA national teams, but especially so for the Junior All... Read More