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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 14:47

Only reason Kahuku hasn't had a larger influence on the national team has been NCAA Football and academics?

I once played with a dude that set a rushing record there about a decade before I was in high school. Was probably a flanker in his day but was propping on the Bliss team...but lordy could he carry the egg. Never seen vision like that...then we also had a white boy running back from Norwich who legit ran like a runningback with the ball ha.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 15:13

I think they were just off the radar since they didn't play a lot of mainland schools until recently. Changing in the last 2-3 years.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 14:19

Final 30 from camp plus six club 7s invites: https://www.usarugby.org/2018/08/30-men ... tion-camp/

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Tue, 14 Aug 2018, 14:27

Good to see Mikesell back.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 18:32

Richie Walker has resigned...not sure I believe the adjective used.

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Re: USA Rugby

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Working Class Rugger » Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 22:17



He's reaching now. Hoping for something, anything to stick.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Fri, 17 Aug 2018, 00:58

Adding someone with money to the lawsuit. Not a bad idea

Edit: to add, the idea that they might find Chang personally liable for this shit is pretty laughable. Unless there are crazy smoking gun emails. As much as I would enjoy it, I can’t see that happening.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 19:38

USA Rugby Collegiate Management Council nixes D1AA championship.

http://www.rugbytoday.com/college/d1aa- ... ip-no-more

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Tobar » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 21:16

There are still “National” championships but instead of there being one in the spring for everyone there is now one for Fall XVs and one for Spring XVs. I don’t know much about the dynamics of collegiate rugby to make an informed opinion but this doesn’t seem that terrible considering the Fall champion would have to prepare in the spring despite their season being over. However, the concerning thing is that the D1AA board just flat out ignored what everyone wanted to do.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 22:58

Tobar wrote:There are still “National” championships but instead of there being one in the spring for everyone there is now one for Fall XVs and one for Spring XVs. I don’t know much about the dynamics of collegiate rugby to make an informed opinion but this doesn’t seem that terrible considering the Fall champion would have to prepare in the spring despite their season being over. However, the concerning thing is that the D1AA board just flat out ignored what everyone wanted to do.


In my limited experience...D1AA teams not competing for the Spring title still plays XVs in the Spring, just not conference fixtures.

Same happens with D2 teams as well. The stupidity of this is that Dartmouth, a place it actually snows a lot more than the women's college of Mary Washington, competed in the Spring Championship. So the idea that oh mer gawd too much snow is BS.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Armchair Fan » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 17:33

I find it interesting that rugby is highlighted among the sports they are looking for Olympic athletes
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/styl ... -show.html

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Re: USA Rugby

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 17:49

Devin Short was the outcome of that. Considering he got into a starting spot for SDLegion, it worked well

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 17:58

He was already a rugby player, just to clarify.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 18:57

4N wrote:He was already a rugby player, just to clarify.

Not really. He was brought in as an athlete to HSAA camp. Had 6 months of rugby in him, went off to Adams State for Football, then went through that selection process and has remained in the outer pool for 7s playing with the Falcons.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby 4N » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 19:05

Yeah I’m not saying he was playing from age 14 or whatever, but he was on the radar like you said. Seems like a good athlete hope he does well.

https://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/ei ... evin-short

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Wed, 22 Aug 2018, 21:18

4N wrote:Yeah I’m not saying he was playing from age 14 or whatever, but he was on the radar like you said. Seems like a good athlete hope he does well.

https://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/ei ... evin-short

For as limited of an athlete when it comes to rugby, he played at a high level for SD Legion and played well against Canada in JWT qualifiers. Young enough where crossing over from another sport won't hurt him, bright future.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Suiram » Thu, 23 Aug 2018, 00:43

I think most importantly, he would not have progressed so quickly from a pure athlete to a serviceable 7 without intensive training and coaching offered in Chula Vista

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 26 Aug 2018, 09:37

Does anyone have any information on the USA South tour of eastern Europe? The first game is today right?

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby mcruic » Sun, 26 Aug 2018, 16:32

Hungary 12-35 USA South today

USA South will also play Austria on Wednesday and Czechia on Saturday.
Results, fixtures and (soon, I hope, dammit) rankings for 64 team sports @ http://theroonba.com

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby rugby-veterinarian » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 16:38

Does anyone know anything about Ratu Peni Tagive? On the USA rugby website he is in the player pool, but it appears that Peni and Ratu are two brothers with the latter playing at Glasgow.

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 18:29

rugby-veterinarian wrote:Does anyone know anything about Ratu Peni Tagive? On the USA rugby website he is in the player pool, but it appears that Peni and Ratu are two brothers with the latter playing at Glasgow.

I see that. Ratu isn't a name. It's a title. On Peni Tagive's facebook it says Ratu Peni Tagive. His brother's just says Ratu.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratu

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby rugby-veterinarian » Fri, 31 Aug 2018, 21:43

Thanks, that clears up a lot. :thumbup:

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Re: USA Rugby

Postby Tobar » Sat, 01 Sep 2018, 03:47

All Pro14 games to be played on ESPN and ESPN+ which means that’s all Tier 1 rugby is available somewhere in the US.

http://bit.ly/2CfZM4r

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