GRR: Mike Te'o
A little over a year ago a very green USA team tied a pretty young Argentina XV 35-35 in the opening round of the new-look Americas Rugby Championship.
Rugby is a great sport in part because it needs all sorts of body types to play - tall guys, wide guys … and sometimes little guys.
On February 18 against Canada, with a big thanks to the tall guys and the big guys, it was the little guys who really stood out.
Eagles Slam Canada in BC
The USA has logged their 5th-straight defeat of Canada and third straight on Canadian soil after they defeated their longtime rivals 51 to 34 in Burnaby, BC Saturday night.
On a cold, damp Pacific Northwest night, both teams were looking to make a bit of a statement what with the all-important World Cup Qualifiers coming later this year.
Why did John Mitchell pick the players he picked? We tell you, and tell you what those guys bring to the table for Friday night's clash with the Maori All Blacks.
(All photos by David Barpal except the photos of Civetta and Campbell.)