Tag: Scott Lavalla

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: Eagles Should Have Taken Clever Option

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Rugby Wrap Up colleague recently asked: “Will the Eagles really miss Todd Clever?” Yes. With Scott LaValla missing out last minute because of injury, it is impossible to argue that Clever wouldn’t make the squad better. I am sure that Matt Trouville will contribute everything he can to the squad, but he is […]

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From Rookie to Phenom: AJ MacGinty and the Making of a Legend

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three years ago, AJ MacGinty nearly abandoned his future career in the USA to return home to Dublin. Bedridden after appendicitis during initial rugby training at Life University in Marietta, GA, MacGinty was almost despondent. He couldn’t practice with his team. He couldn’t attend classes. Instead, he was isolated and immobile on […]

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Breaking Down Film, USA Rugby Eagles Sharpest Attacking Tool: The Lineout

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – As the *Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) approaches this week, and the World Cup looming beyond that, it is no secret that the lineout is an important chance for the Eagles to attack.  The importance of the lineout is heightened by their struggles at scrum time.  Beyond that, the Eagles have not yet […]

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Tolkin Picking Blind: A Look at Eagles Selections

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –  Looking toward July 18 and the start of the Pacific Nations Cup, I thought I had some definite opinions about who should start which games this summer.  The real goal is to know what the lineup should be for the World Cup games. As I am working to justify my selection-related opinions, I […]

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USA Rugby 2014 Autumn Internationals Tour Review

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NEW YORK, NY – With the USA Rugby Autumn Internationals in the books, it’s time to look back on the tour as a whole, review all 4 games and see what they say about the USA Eagles ten months out from the 2015 Rugby World Cup. And this review is a collective effort from RWU […]

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