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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 14:09

Roland Suiniula has been engaged by my city's club, in italian Eccellenza.
I didn't know him, may you say me something about?

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 14:12

He's one of three rugby playing brothers from NZ, with roots in American Samoa. Has done quite a bit of coaching work in the US recently. Plays 12 mostly but can also cover 10. Has a handful of USA caps.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 15:19

Thank you 4N :thumbup:

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 14:07

So overall relatively pleased with the US against Germany. It’s a match they should win but after some early miscues, the US settled into looking solid. Not dominant but very solid.

It will be interesting to see what changes against Georgia.

In the back 5 I could see two possible outcomes. Manoa replaces Peterson (or goes to 6 with Landry at lock). Didn’t think Peterson looked too impressive. Kind of the common complaint against him. When you compare him against Civetta or Landry.

Or If we want to go with our biggest pack, see Manoa at 8 with durutalo on the bench.

But if we can’t solve the front row then I’m not sure what good it will do

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby cardiffrcm » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 17:31

Suiram wrote:So overall relatively pleased with the US against Germany. It’s a match they should win but after some early miscues, the US settled into looking solid. Not dominant but very solid.

It will be interesting to see what changes against Georgia.

In the back 5 I could see two possible outcomes. Manoa replaces Peterson (or goes to 6 with Landry at lock). Didn’t think Peterson looked too impressive. Kind of the common complaint against him. When you compare him against Civetta or Landry.

Or If we want to go with our biggest pack, see Manoa at 8 with durutalo on the bench.

But if we can’t solve the front row then I’m not sure what good it will do


Manoa for Paterson would be the only change that I would make, moving Landry to the second row.

Looks like there is an injury in the front row; Dylan Fawsitt has been called into the squad

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 18:28

Suiram wrote:So overall relatively pleased with the US against Germany. It’s a match they should win but after some early miscues, the US settled into looking solid. Not dominant but very solid.

It will be interesting to see what changes against Georgia.

In the back 5 I could see two possible outcomes. Manoa replaces Peterson (or goes to 6 with Landry at lock). Didn’t think Peterson looked too impressive. Kind of the common complaint against him. When you compare him against Civetta or Landry.

Or If we want to go with our biggest pack, see Manoa at 8 with durutalo on the bench.

But if we can’t solve the front row then I’m not sure what good it will do


I was also pretty pleased with how we played after the 20 minute mark. I definitely was getting mad to that point and thought it was going how I predicted Germany was going to win rather than the way I predicted we would win.

We got a bit more out of our scrum than I expected, especially with Kilifi. He ran pretty well, he was getting beat in the scrum and we had to switch Lamborn over more than a few times to help him out.

With Fawsitt coming in, my only guess is we will start Joe at Loosehead and Fawsitt will back up Malcolm.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 00:52

Hope you are right. Excited to see Fawsitt in the squad although not sure why he wasn’t in the APC?

At this point taufetee must be the best available loosehead.

Still not a good sign as we face Georgia

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 09:46

Any ideas about squad?

I hope USA will take their best XV for this match.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 14:17

Sounds like it’s slightly changed from last week. But probably need to wait until they announce the 23. Seems like mostly our best guys except in the front row unfortunately...

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby MLB3BB2 » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 17:20

Suiram wrote:Sounds like it’s slightly changed from last week. But probably need to wait until they announce the 23. Seems like mostly our best guys except in the front row unfortunately...

If Joe T moves to loose head as mentioned above, the front row could be much more competitive, which we need against a strong scrum like Georgia's. Personally hoping to see Samu at lock in Peterson's place and keep the same starting back row.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 17:29

That’s my hope but nothing seems to be confirmed. Could very well be that Joe is hurt or unavailable. Which would suck

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 07:27

I understand its late night in USA but today is a day when squads must be announced for Georgia vs USA match. Post 23 in this thread guys, we are waiting for it.

Anyways i hope it eill be stro gest squad available and last time US came to Georgia they managed to get a victory here. So match will be serious. Last of 2017 matches.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 07:34

Was Georgian squad posted somewhere?

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 08:05

Not yet, it will be announced in few hours as usually.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby amz » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 08:07

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:Not yet, it will be announced in few hours as usually.


So, it's 23rd November and 3 AM in US, why would they announce it earlier than you? Did you announced it at 3 AM Georgian timezone?

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 09:53

No comment on this guy.

Guys, is Manoa available?

This pack looks best to me.

1 - Kilifi
2 - Taufete
3 - Fry
4 - Peterson
5 - Civetta
6 - Quill
7 - Durutalo
8 - Manoa

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 20:36

Roster is out. Fry is a Loosehead and he's out injured and will require hernia surgery. The pack we're putting out there is not the best. Kilifi was getting beat in the scrum the entire match. Good in the open field. https://www.usarugby.org/2017/11/mens-e ... d-georgia/

The Preview is in the GEO V. USA Thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kimMCm- ... youtu.be&a

1. Kilifi
2. Taufete'e
3. Waldren
4. Peterson
5. Civetta
6. Landry
7. Quill
8. Manoa
9. Davies
10. MacGinty
11. Matyas
12. Campbell
13. Brache
14. Te'o
15. Sculley (C)

16. Malcolm 17. Moungaloa 18. Ryan 19. Brakeley 20. Durutalo 21. Lamborn 22. Augspurger 23. Magie


Since we called up Fawsitt, why isn't he playing. The best pack we could field right now is:
1. Tuafete'e 2. Malcolm 3. Waldren 4. Landry 5. Civetta 6. Durutalo 7. Lamborn 8. Manoa.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Coloradoan » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 20:46

So we are basically missing our 3 best props. Not a healthy situation when playing Georgia. Hopefully they can get enough decent ball to let the backs do the work. Quill over Durutalo and Lamborn is somewhat curious as well. 2 massive back rows and lineout options in Manoa and Landry, though. Should be an interesting matchup for sure.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 01:14

Wonder if fawsitt was a replacement for tameilau? He has been playing 8 when I watched Old Blue.

Keeping the front row the same has me worried but I guess there isn’t much we can do.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby RugbyPUBtbilisi » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 06:41

Good to see Manoa is back.

Descent squad fielded by Eagles. Eill be an interestimg match if thr weather will be good.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 24 Nov 2017, 15:31

RugbyPUBtbilisi wrote:No comment on this guy.

Guys, is Manoa available?

This pack looks best to me.

1 - Kilifi
2 - Taufete
3 - Fry
4 - Peterson
5 - Civetta
6 - Quill
7 - Durutalo
8 - Manoa

As a point of order Fry is a Loosehead and Kilifi is a Tighthead. Kilifi has played some Loosehead for the Eagles and in club in the past, but not in the last two years.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 26 Nov 2017, 22:54

Tosan of Viral Rugby and I recap the Autumn Internationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKt8Pige-DE

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 21:05

MLR schedule (don't know if it was already posted here): https://www.usmlr.com/schedules/
Brazilian Rugby News: www.portaldorugby.com.br

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 03 Dec 2017, 22:55

At this juncture, is everyone ready for a separate MLR thread?

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Paula Bale » Mon, 04 Dec 2017, 01:48

Do it...

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