An alternative definition is, “extravagantly wasteful,” and one could argue
that also applies to Palefau, who has always had the door open to play for
the Eagles, but not always chosen to make himself available.
Rewind back to the spring of 2007. Mike Palefau, a 25-year-old newlywed and
first-time father, has been on the international rugby scene for two years,
made numerous 7s... Read More
USA Rugby Collegiate Director Todd Bell said there have been positives and
“The teams have been getting a high level of competition each week,” Bell
told RUGBYMag.com Premier. “And they are getting better each week. Rutgers is
a good example of a team that isn’t necessarily recording a lot of wins, but
In addition, said Bell, the video sharing program has been “a big... Read More
Last fall the Utah Warriors were accepted into the USA Rugby Super League
despite not having played a single game. The reasons the Warriors were
accepted were because the new club was backed financially and had a strong
local player pool in a city not served by a major DI club (Provo is
This was the first time the Super League had accepted a member that was not
an established DI club.... Read More
The team assembles immediately after the USA 15s team camp ends – May 8 at
the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. It’s not surprise that Head Coach
Al Caravelli will bring in players who are at the 15s training.
Caravelli told RUGBYMag.com Premier that he expects this to be a highly
competitive camp, possibly the most competitive ever. Nineteen or 20 players
are expected to be brought in,... Read More
USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville talked in his recent blog post
about the important role Gen-Y will play in the future of rugby. Wanna know
how to get our attention, get us a video game to play! Finally, for the
first time since 2008, a new mainstream, mass-produced rugby union game is
in the works.
Due to be launched on August 26th for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 is the
Rugby World... Read More
“We will spend a considerable amount of time working on our continuity and
defense systems and stress testing the players within the system,” said
O’Sullivan ominously. Basically he wants to get the players working once
tired, and then run them some more and see how they stick to the
It’s a response to a classic USA problem – everybody looks a part of a
well-oiled machine early, but as... Read More
This, of course, was evident during the November tour, although no one was
particularly interested in talking about it. USA Head Coach Eddie
O'Sullivan talked about it in abstract terms in the March 29 edition of
RuggaMatrix, explaining that he had decided to change tactics in the scrum.
Click here to listen to that show.
That, of course, meant in part that the person leading... Read More
Sam Tickle's rugby challenge with the Boston Rugby Club on Day 3 of his
thirty-day EAS Unstoppable Tour is back in the spotlight as one of the 5
video clips up for this week’s EAS Unstoppable Tour Moment of the
See Alex Goff's article about it here:
Voting for the rugby challenge moment gives the sport bragging rights and
voters the chance to win EAS Unstoppable gear.
The... Read More
The camp, to be held the weekend of May 7 and 8, during an off-week for the
Super League, will be one of the last chances for USA-based players to make
an impression and play their way onto the 2011 World Cup squad.
O’Sullivan has already said he is still looking for players at all positions,
but certainly needs to nail down a prop, a third hooker, and depth at flyhalf
At RUGBYMag.... Read More