Tag: Mike MacDonald

USA Rugby – PRO Rugby Sanction Agreement Outlines Incompetence, Dysfunction, Mismanagement

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“U.S.A. Rugby has a policy not to comment on agreements we have with third parties, other than what we have disclosed in a public statement.” –Will Chang, USA Rugby Board Chairman “No comment.” –Dan Payne, USA Rugby CEO “No comment.” –Doug Schoninger, PRO Rugby Owner NEW YORK, NY – There are instances in life where […]

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Rugby Q&A: USA Rugby Star Lou Stanfill

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RWU HQ – After a fortnight of anticipation, I am pleased to bring you our  latest RWU Rugby Q&A, this one with  USA Eagles lock/loosie Lou Stanfill. Here it is: Q: Great to have you, Lou. Much appreciated. A: My pleasure, DJ. Q: What made you first decide to play rugby at Sacramento Jesuit in […]

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USA vs Tonga: Tough Tonga Tames Team USA

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CARSON, CA – The pieces are there. The talent is there. But getting it all to mesh under the international microscope in very little time is Coach Mike Tolkin’s tall task. So far, Team USA has shown only glimpses of what they can be. In last night’s 12-18 loss to the Tonga Sea Eagles, those […]

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VIDEOS: Team USA’s Mike Petri, Todd Clever, Chris Wyles, Lou Stanfill

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HOUSTON, TX – If parents out there are looking for a team sport and athletes for their kids to look up to, they should look no further than Team USA and scrumhalf Mike Petri. Mr. Petri, like most rugby players – is a throwback. Mannerly, respectful and always polite. A product of Xavier High School […]

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Americans Abroad: How USA Players Are Faring In Professional Rugby

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CARDIFF, WALES – While RWU is definitely a global rugby community, we can’t deny that it was started by an American. There’s also no denying that the future of rugby will get an enormous boost if Americans and countries like the USA get fully on board with the game. With that, I figured (after stealing […]

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Rugby Q&A: USA & Leeds Prop Mike MacDonald

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RWU: Mike, thanks for being with us. MM: No problem RWU: We’ve got a mix of questions from a diverse group to go along with our own. Ready? MM: Let’s do this. RWU: Okay. First, Eagle scrumhalf Tim Usasz would like you to define the word “heavy” for us. MM: Ha, probably refering to the […]

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