Tag: Phil Thiel

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 World Cup: What Now for USA?

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NEW YORK, NY – What lies ahead for the #bluenation2015, after a winless Rugby World Cup? It’s an interesting question. We will look at this year’s world cup performance overall. We will then analyze the state of the program, what we can build on for qualifying in 2019 and the search for a new coach. […]

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Rugby World Cup: Manoa Steps up as USA Ring Changes for SA

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RWU HQ – Samu Manoa will captain USA for the first time when they take on South Africa in Pool B of the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday, October 7, with regular captain Chris Wyles starting on the bench. Only Manoa, Phil Thiel and Blaine Scully have kept their starting places from the 39-16 defeat […]

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USA Eagles v Quins Analysis

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – The USA Eagles’ Rugby World Cup roster is out with no big surprises.  The only player who was part of Sunday’s match against Halrequins to miss out is Matt Trouville.  Heading into the summer, Trouville was on the bubble but seemed ahead of Al McFarland.  As the analysis below helps to indicate, McFarland simply […]

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Analysis: CANvUSA

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – By the final scoreline, it looks as though the Eagles handled Canada pretty easily last Saturday.  The 41-23 result was, largely, what the Eagles needed and what the Canadians must have been fearing.  But, for both sides, the match must be viewed both in terms of what happened on the day and […]

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Eagles vs Canada: Lineups for Round II #USAvCan

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Saturday sees the second contest between the USA and Canada this summer.  Round 1 narrowly went to the Eagles thanks to a late drop goal by AJ MacGinty.  Canada were winless in the Pacific Nations Cup, and it is the Eagles who head into the match with momentum. For the Eagles, the most […]

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