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10.05.2014 - Alex Goff

With less than 12 months to go until the Mens 15s Rugby World Cup and the prop situation for the USA is not at its best.

09.27.2014 - Alex Goff

So we wanted to know what Mike Friday and Chris Brown would put together as a USA 7s team, and we got hints early on. Now we know.

The hints were that Friday looked for a few more athletes who required some grooming. He looked for height, and rangy runners. One guy he didn’t pick, Garrett Brewer, is still almost the perfect example of the kind of athlete he wanted to look at.

09.22.2014 - Alex Goff

When USA Rugby stopped running a Boys National HS Championships and a new, privately run invitational was formed instead, the panel of teams involved voted to liberalize the substitution rules.

09.15.2014 - Alex Goff
It seems now we get to say this every four years, which is a good thing - preparation for the Men’s 15s Rugby World Cup appears to be better than last time.

 In 2003, the USA team was in solid form when it arrived in Australia, and the result was a bonus-point victory, and a one-point loss in a year that yielded more victories, seven, than any Eagle team before or since
09.12.2014 - Alex Goff
USA Rugby has made a move that was an attempt to make things fairer - change the rules for graduate students who have college rugby eligibility left so that they can play even if they switch from one undergraduate school to a different school for post-grad study.