As editor of RUGBYMag.com I am proud to see what we’ve been able to offer
readers in recent weeks. We’ve had columns from several very intelligent
observers of the game, with thoughts on training (Aaron Manheimer),
nutrition (Heather Mason), coaching (Gavin Hickie), game philosophy (see AW
Scott’s observations on the RWC), and High Performance (Bruce McLane).
Interestingly, many of... Read More
New EnglandNo one is officially in, and no one is officially
out. However, if Amoskeag loses to Boston this weekend, as expected, they
will be locked out of the top three (not counting Boston, which doesn’t
advance to playoffs).
Boston Irish Wolfhounds, Mystic River and South Shore are battling for the
top three playoff spots. South Shore has games against 1-2 New Haven and
0-3 Hartford,... Read More
We’ve also learned a few things along the way, such as the fact that Super
League clubs, even ones that have been struggling, usually are better than
their DI counterparts.
New England, that seems to be true, as Boston has blazed through their
first three matches without much trouble. And it’s not as if Boston is
running out their full Super League side, either. Then look... Read More
He’s had the chance to be an Eagle before. He’s
been invited to camps, but he’s usually opted to stay in school and play
for the University of Utah. That’s worked out so far, as he co-starred in
the Utes’ run to the inaugural Collegiate Rugby Championship on national
Now, though, Don Pati is ready to take his shot, and the allure of a
standing on a podium to... Read More
It was a quiet weekend for USA players overseas as many were rested barely
a week after returning from the Rugby World Cup.
Samu Manoa, who did not play in the World Cup, started at lock for
Northampton and helped lead them to a 33-3 pastinf of Exeter. Manoa has
been a revelation for the Saints.
On the sidelines included Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith for Saracens, Seta
Tuilevuka... Read More
The competitions committee, with input from head men’s National 7s coach Al
Caravelli and his stable of scouts, will determine the at-large bids. No
bid will be awarded to a team that didn’t at least play in a qualifying
tournament. Video is supposed to be submitted from the qualifiers to the
competitions committee, and USA Rugby is also collecting results from
non-qualifiers for... Read More
Harvard downed Yale 53-14 Saturday in one of the oldest rivalries in the
The Bulldogs opened with a score, taking the game’s first lead, but a
flurry of yellow cards (three) and a composed Crimson backline took away
all momentum or threat of an upset.
“We kind of started to pull together and they got a couple of yellow cards.
Our backline was attacking with a little... Read More
The Empire Conference match with
the most Saturday featured 2-1 St. Bonaventure and 2-0 Binghamton, with the
winner claiming the top spot in the division near the midway point of the
The Bonnies took advantage,
riding a red hot start to a 36-20 win. St. Bonaventure relied heavily on
the boot of flyhalf Kevin McCorry, which earned favorable field position
and created... Read More
River and The Boston Irish Wolfhounds battled on Saturday for the first
chance to engrave their names on the Briar Cup. The Briar Cup will be
awarded to the winner of this cross-town rival match each year and
displayed in the victor’s home pub in Boston.
The Wolfhounds used their dominant size and power to maul through the
Mystics forwards for two early tries and a 12-0... Read More