Going 2-0 against their big rivals might conceal some serious issues in the
set piece (especially the lineout) and in discipline. But there are also
some good things to take from the games, especially the defense.
“Looking back last week we also basically defended the whole first half,”
said captain and hooker Pat... Read More
USA fullback/center Chris Wyles will not be ready to play against Japan
this weekend. Wyles injured his ankle and was still in a cast on Saturday.
He is likely still a couple of weeks away from being able to play.
Meanwhile, James Paterson may well be healthy to play this weekend for
Japan. Paterson has been able to train without pain. The only restriction
is that Paterson has not... Read More
George Vecsey of the New York Times recently ran
a story on rugby in America, talking about the Eagles underdog status,
the growth of the youth game and the impact the broadcasting of the Rugby
World Cup in the United States could have.
Utah Warriors and former Glendale loose forward Ryan Chapman has been asked
to finish the week in camp with the USA team, after a strong effort for the
Glendale Select XV Wednesday against USA Selects.
Chapman, who helped Glendale to a national DI final in 2008 before later
moving to the Utah Warriors in the Super League, is a hard-charging loose
forward. He played very well on... Read More
Texas Rugby Union is holding a Texas Rugby Revival in September.
The Revival will occur in three cities on three different weekends, and is
part of a TRU initiative to raise the level of play.
TRU competitions head Ron Watson told RUGBYMag.com that there is concern
within Texas that the standard of play has slipped. This has happened, said
Watson, because of the loss of a... Read More
the National 7s Club Championships finished, here are our final rankings of
We had a couple of tough decisions to make, chief among them, which teams
not at Nationals deserved to be in the Top 20. Old Puget Sound did, and in
the end make it all the way up to 7th. That’s because we have
them right behind SFGG, who beat them in a close game (not as close as the... Read More
Among the ideas being considered:
Limit all territories to two seeds (14 in total)
Keep Hawaii with 1 seed
Hold an all-comers tournament at least two weeks before where any legal
team can play for the final, 16th seed. The winner of the
tournament gets that seed.
Allow teams from one territory to challenge another territory for a seed
(such as by entering another territory’... Read More
Former Eagle Andre Bachelet will
scrumhalf for Glendale. Clifton photo
Taylor Howden with Belmont at
Club 7s Nats Sunday. Dobson Images
Dewon Reed running over Boston
Irish Wolfhound at Nationals
Tonight, the USA Select Side takes on the Glendale Raptors at Infinity
Park.... Read More
Having played 15s for Pearl City, Shalom Suniula does have a little bit of
domestic US rugby experience, but the majority of his rugby has been played
in Australia and New Zealand … and, of course, for the USA 7s team.
this summer was a little different. The scrumhalf was expected to suit up
during the National All-Star Championships if he wanted a chance at the
Pan-Am Games... Read More
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