GRR: Royal Irish
With the injury to Ben Pinkelman every USA forward on the Olympic 7s team will have to raise their game to compensate.
Some of the load will fall on the admittedly broad shoulder of Joe Schroeder. The powerful, long-striding Schroeder has slowly been getting more and more minutes with the USA team, and he brings an extra offensive dimension team. He is also an intriguing story.
Which Campbell had the better June?
Bryce Campbell was named USA Men's 15s captain, but his brother, Jacob, helped coach Thunder Rugby to a Boys HS Club National Championship. Both played their HS rugby at Royal Irish (one of the teams Thunder beat on the way to the title), and we decided to ask the two who had the better month.
Bryce started laughing at the question.
USA Men's 15s Head Coach Gary Gold has confirmed changes for USA's against England on July 4 and Ireland on July 10.
Both matches will be streamed LIVE on florugby.com in the USA.
Royal Irish took the Rugby Indiana Super League title Monday, beating a tenacious Bishop Dwenger 32-21.
Led by a playoff MVP performance by flyhalf Tommy Hannon, and with prop Andy Guhl leading the way up front, Royal Irish put in a very strong defensive performance. However, when they made errors, Dwenger was only too happy to capitalize.
Royal Irish and Bishop Dwenger will face off Monday for the Rugby Indiana Super League title after both teams won semifinals on Saturday.
For Dwenger, this continues to be their best season in some time and it’s a case of a group of players that has bought in to the approach and are playing together.