Tag: Ryan Crotty

Film Breakdown: The Samoan Attack

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ahead of the opening round of the Pacific Nations Cup and the US Eagles’ match against Samoa, I went back and watched some recent Samoan matches to try and see where their strengths are in attack.  Here are some thoughts. Samoa is resting many big name players, but they are still bringing a […]

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All Blacks Win at Twickenham Rain, Brit and Kiwi Opine

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LONDON, ENGLAND/AUCKLAND, NZ – While it wasn’t the deluge of points some pundits predicted, it was a deluge of a different kind in at Twickenham, where the All Blacks ground out a solid win over an understrength England side. England, buoyed on by a crowd of over 82,000, defied predictions to score early but it […]

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England vs. All Blacks Preview

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LONDON, ENGLAND/AUCKLAND, NZ – With all due respect to our American hosts, the All Black’s northern hemisphere of 2014 faces it’s real test this weekend at Twickenham against England. Due the magnitude of this match, Rugby Wrap Up will again curl up both fists and hit you with double coverage from both nations: European expert Nicholas Hall will […]

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Schoolboys of World Rugby Educated by “Australian” All Blacks

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CAPE TOWN, S.A. – There is a story about Moses and Jesus playing golf. Moses hits a nice tee-shot into the middle of the fairway and turns around satisfied with his effort. Jesus steps up and smashes his ball into the bushes Moses starts laughing. Jesus closes his eyes and the ball rolls down out […]

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