USA Eagles’ Meya Bizer is known as the ‘human sledgehammer’ and it is quickly apparent how she picked up this nickname.  The Penn State junior helped the Nittany Lions to their 3rd consecutive women’s national championship with a 38-0 win over Stanford earlier ...
The Olympic Games in 2016 may seem in the distant future but rugby 7s teams are turning their focus to Rio.  And the battle to qualify starts in October with the 1st stop on the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series Tour. “We’re building our foundation,”...
It’s hard to argue that since professionalism that there has been a player that has meant more to rugby than Jonny Wilkinson. Only Jonah Lomu has as much international recognition and with injuries cutting his career short Wilkinson has been in the spotlight lo...
It’s time for our last edition of 30 tickets prior to the Eagles summer series against Scotland, Japan, and Canada. As we have stated in previous editions the U.S. is likely to use more than 30 players this summer due to some squad rotation. However, we pick wh...
Rugby players are known for leaving it all on the field and that includes the play and the occasional punch from an opponent. In the recent Aviva Premiership semifinal between Northampton and Leicester Tigers, the Saints Salesi Ma’afu his shown a red card...
Being a 7s coach can be difficult. There isn’t much game time for things to unfold and one or two mistakes from players can be the difference between a trip to the Cup competition and a trip to the Bowl. That said, there have been plenty of coaches that have fo...
New Zealand won their 12th IRB Sevens Series title this last weekend with a win at the London 7s. We’re not saying that their win is a result of their cleats….but you can’t rule out their importance. Here are a few of the cleats used by different players throug...
By Baron Christopher Hanson – Le Crunch. It is the often-electrifying opening Six Nations match between England and France each year. Produced by BBC Sport, the Feb 1 2014 broadcast was particularly special for a number of reasons, which even included the...
After rumors over the last months, USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the All Blacks will travel to the US to face the Eagles on November 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago.  This will be the first time the All Blacks have played in the U.S. s...
The Gilbert Zenon training ball is the best training ball available.  It replaced the XT400 rugby training ball and is the best choice for club teams, high school teams just getting started, as well as touch rugby programs. With its standard gripe and Hydratec ...