This article is from the wonderful team at USA Rugby who organised a wonderful tournament!!
SAN DIEGO – The USA Eagles dropped a heartbreaker to Wales in the USA Sevens Bowl Final at PETCO Park. After trailing 14-0 before the half, the U.S. came thundering back in the last seven minutes to close the gap within two points, but Wales went on to win it 21-19.
The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and USA Rugby have signed a new five-year agreement to promote Rugby in the United States, effective immediately.
The two unions will collaborate in areas ranging from community rugby to commercial development.
Well, I made it across the pond and was hit by the unfavourable exchange rate. Not much to say about the confrontation between England and South Africa in Paris. My attempt to secure a flight, train, donkey or space on the shuttle was unsuccessful so I ended up staying in London to watch that game.
Nothing says "I respect you as a team-mate" like a good firm shove in the back on live international television.
Well, you'd be forgiven for thinking that after watching Waratah's and Wallabies wing Lote Tuqiri after his team drew with arch rivals, the Western Force in round 5 of the Super 14 this week.
As a rugby player and fan, this time of year is like Holiday time (Christmas back in the UK) but in February!
The Super 14 kicks off this weekend and should again produce exhilarating fast paced rugby.
The Super 14 is comfortably the best provincial competition in the world narrowly in front of New Zealand's Air New Zealand Cup. The teams that compete will show flair and pure athleticism only that southern hemisphere teams can produce.
This week, USA Rugby released a list of 50 players drafted into thier preliminary World Cup training squad which included existing Eagles incumbants, NA4 series debutantes, one former Super 12 veteran, and a small gang of our very own College stars.
The Wallabies World Cup chances took a hit over the weekend when incumbent Fullback, Chris Latham, seriously damaged his knee in a training session in Queensland.
Kevin Roberts is a radical businessman with a passion for rugby and an ambitious vision for the future of the US game