Here's a quick look at Tlaquepaque Stadium, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico, and the site of the 2011 Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s
Estadio Tlaquepaque has a capacity of 1,360 fans.
It’s back on the field for USA captain Todd Clever as he and Suntory
Sungoliath prepare for another season in the Japan Top League.
is in an interesting competition for playing time. Katsu Nishikawa remains
a key leader on the squad at loose forward, and Head Coach Eddie Jones has
also brought in former Australia star George Smith, and former Springbok
Danie Roussouw... Read More
Air Force against Weber State in
Las Vegas. Numina photo
Mountain 7s, to be played at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Saturday, is
one of two 7s national qualifiers this weekend. The eight-team field is
split into two pools – Air Force, Denver, Wyoming and Colorado State in
Pool A and BYU, New Mexico, Idaho State and Northern Colorado in Pool B... Read More
Eloff with ball. Dropkick
Markovich with ball
When Davenport and Miami meet, both undefeated, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Saturday, the two best players on the field could well be lining up across
from each other as flyhalves. The Panthers and Reds are far from one-trick
ponies, but JP Eloff and Luke Markovich, respectively,... Read More
John Vitale has been one of the best tighthead props in
American rugby for several years. Very quiet and unassuming, he’s the sort
of the player who makes his most eloquent statements on the field.
Vitale is a central figure for the Chicago Lions and his presence was
certainly felt this past weekend. Vitale came back from injury earlier this
fall, but hadn’t quite hit his best form... Read More
The next big step is for current Head Coach Eddie O’Sullivan to submit his
2011 and Rugby World Cup report. This will be reviewed by USA Rugby CEO
Nigel Melville, and then by the USA Rugby Board, which meets November 7.
the same time, Melville will be submitting a budget for High Performance
that quite possibly includes a re-working of the current national team
coach... Read More
Cincinnati’s big win over Columbus and the Detroit Tradesmen losing in a
surprise result 52-28 to Indianapolis has given the Wolfhounds just enough
cushion for them to feel confident of winning 1st place in the
Midwest DI Club Eastern Conference.
Cincinnati Head Coach Nick Lauterbach said his team didn’t play well in the
first half of their 33-5 victory over Columbus, but... Read More
All American and former Cal captain Derek Asbun is tearing it up at Oxford
University, where he is pursing further study.
Asbun started at openside flanker for Oxford this past Saturday against a
combined lineup from the Henley Hawks and London Wasps Developmental
program. Asbun was mentioned in reports for his aggressive play, and the
flanker scored a... Read More
The qualification season for the inaugural USA Rugby college 7s national
championship is half way over, with seven of the automatic bids already
earned. Seven more will be doled out over the course of the next three
weekends. That leaves 10 at-large bids to be granted by the college
competitions committee, which will be advised by Eagles 7s coach Al
Caravelli and a stable of scouts... Read More
Don't call it the Pac 12 7s. The Pacific
Coast 7s will feature most of the programs from the current Pac 12, but as
yet no one can officially use that name for this weekend's
Still, the event looks set to provide plenty of drama as an automatic
qualifier for the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championships.
Ten of the 12 schools from the Pac 12 will be at Stanford... Read More