Tag: Seamus Kelly

Studio Show: Stars Seamus Kelly, Phaidra Knight & Greenwhich HC Joe Kelly, Mark Griffin of PRUSA

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NEW YORK, NY – In this show, USA Rugby stars Seamus Kelly and Phaidra Knight join Play Rugby USA’s founder & former Eagles hooker Mark Griffin, Greenwich High Coach/Rugby Legend/Uranium Salesman Joe Kelly & host Matt McCarthy. Topics range from: -The Evolution of the USA Rugby Pathway -Issues with USA Women playing WPL All-Stars –Careers […]

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USA Rugby Players to Watch Class of 2016

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NEW YORK, NY – We have reached the five-year anniversary of Rugby Wrap-Up’s USA Rugby Players To Watch article, and I am so happy we have been able to take it this far. It seems the fans and contributors like it, so many thanks to all. For those new to this article, we saw an […]

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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 Weekend One Recap: Pools A and B

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Remember the date: Saturday, September 19, 2015. That’s when the rugby world briefly slipped off its axis, as – in the English south-coast city of Brighton, this happened: In Pool B of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japan had just upset two-time World Champions South Africa 34-32 at the Brighton Community Stadium. […]

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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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Quins’ Maul Too Much for Eagles

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PHILADELPHIA, PA –There seems little doubt that Harlequins got what they came for on their trip to America and the match against the USA Eagles at PPL Park.  The Eagles will find positives from the 24-19 defeat, but the loss also highlighted some old problems. After the match, USA Coach Mike Tolkin looked at the defensive […]

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