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Melhor Time
03-06-11, 11:32 AM
Guys, its official.. 22 year old USA secondrower, Scott La Valla has signed for Stade Français. I´m trying to find out the details of the contract but its confirmed that he´ll play in Paris. Not a bad step forward from his Irish University side, Dublin University Football Club (DUFC).

Some really good things happening for USA rugby at the moment.

TRF_Olyy
03-06-11, 11:36 AM
Should they really be signing more players when it's all about to go tits up?
Would've thought they'd get their finance troubles sorted beforehand

Melhor Time
03-06-11, 11:40 AM
I doubt La Valla costed much.

Feicarsinn
03-06-11, 12:00 PM
Scott is a good player, nice to see one of our lads doing well for himself.

psychic duck
04-06-11, 09:38 PM
Some really good things happening for USA rugby at the moment.

Yes, really good things happening

England Saxons 87-8 USA:sarcastic_hand:

SoRadical
04-06-11, 10:05 PM
Woah, that's one hell of a step up from playing with a club like Trinity. (No offence to Feicarsinn, then again Stade isn't much of a club at the moment. :p) Hope he does well at Stade though, watched him when he was playing in the Ulster Bank League, also saw highlights of him playing 7s. Seems like a decent lad, wish him all the best.

Feicarsinn
04-06-11, 10:18 PM
Woah, that's one hell of a step up from playing with a club like Trinity. (No offence to Feicairsinn, then again Stade isn't much of a club at the moment. :p) Hope he does well at Stade though, watched him when he was playing Corinthians in the Ulster Bank League in January, also saw highlights of him playing 7s. Seems like a decent lad, wish him all the best.

Yeah, Division 2 AIL to Top 14 is a pretty big step up. As for today's result, I wouldn't go reading too much into it. We all knew they had bugger all depth. Add Todd Cleaver, Louis Stanfill, Inaki Basauri to the back row and the likes of Takudzwa Ngwenya out wide and they may be a tough enough nut to crack.


EDIT: Scott got himself a try today, nice one.

Peat
05-06-11, 06:58 AM
LaValla played a bit for Ulster Ravens. Saw him play against London Welsh and he looked fairly useful.

Melhor Time
05-06-11, 02:16 PM
Yes, really good things happening

England Saxons 87-8 USA:sarcastic_hand:

A lot of the players won´t make the World Cup squad at all. The USA side will be vastly different. Only 2 players arein contention for a starting place at the World Cup. Mike Petri and John van der Giessen being the guys. The other 14 won´t make the side. My personal opinion is to select:

15 Chris Wyles (Saracens, ENG)
14 Taku Ngwenya (Biarritz, FRA)
13 Seta Tuilevuka (Montpellier, FRA)
12 Andrew Suniula (Chicago)
11 Kevin Swiryn (Agen, FRA)
10 Valenese Malifa (Glendale)
9 Mike Petri (Newport-Gwent Dragons, WAL)
8 Nic Johnson (L´Aquila, ITA)
7 Todd Clever (Suntory Sungoliath, JAP)
6 Louis Stanfil (Mogliano, ITA)
5 John van der Giessen (Bath, ENG)
4 Hayden Smith (Saracens, ENG)
3 Shawn Pittman (London Welsh, ENG)
2 Philip Thiel (Life University)
1 Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93, FRA)

TRF_Olyy
05-06-11, 02:40 PM
Can't remember his name but the 13 who played yesterday was very good with the boot, and looked lively in open play as well

RAWWeyman
05-06-11, 02:50 PM
Tai Enosa? Impressed me as well.

psychic duck
05-06-11, 02:56 PM
A lot of the players won´t make the World Cup squad at all. The USA side will be vastly different. Only 2 players arein contention for a starting place at the World Cup. Mike Petri and John van der Giessen being the guys. The other 14 won´t make the side. My personal opinion is to select:

15 Chris Wyles (Saracens, ENG)
14 Taku Ngwenya (Biarritz, FRA)
13 Seta Tuilevuka (Montpellier, FRA)
12 Andrew Suniula (Chicago)
11 Kevin Swiryn (Agen, FRA)
10 Valenese Malifa (Glendale)
9 Mike Petri (Newport-Gwent Dragons, WAL)
8 Nic Johnson (L´Aquila, ITA)
7 Todd Clever (Suntory Sungoliath, JAP)
6 Louis Stanfil (Mogliano, ITA)
5 John van der Giessen (Bath, ENG)
4 Hayden Smith (Saracens, ENG)
3 Shawn Pittman (London Welsh, ENG)
2 Philip Thiel (Life University)
1 Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93, FRA)

so LaValla is not likely to make the squad?

is Paul Emerick still good?

a bit of a shame the USA can't get their best team, they don't have that many matches in the first place one would of hoped they get their best team for their only annual competition.

Melhor Time
05-06-11, 04:47 PM
so LaValla is not likely to make the squad?

is Paul Emerick still good?

a bit of a shame the USA can't get their best team, they don't have that many matches in the first place one would of hoped they get their best team for their only annual competition.

Premiership Rugby are making a stand. Argentina were denied its Aviva Premiership players for yesterdays match vs the French Barbarians. Even Ignacio Mieres (Exeter) was not released and he is a no chance for the World Cup and didn´t play aol that much this season.

Emerick... yip, still good. I´d have him on the bench to cover wing and centre but woulld actually play him at 13 vs Ireland. I was watching USA vs Uruguay from 2008 a few days ago. Emerick was the standout back. Between him and Todd Clever the USA got the win.

If interest here is the match:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhZzb3yQjB0

LaValla... should be in the squad, the bench spot is between him and Samu Manoa who will be playing for Northampton next season. At this stage I´d go for Manoa but I think it could go either way. It´ll all depend on the home and away USA vs Canada matches in August.

My RWC squad of 30:
15 Chris Wyles (Saracens, England)
14 Taku Ngwenya (Biarritz, France)
13 Seta Tuilevuka (Montpellier, France)
12 Andrew Suniula (Chicago)
11 Kevin Swiryn (Agen, France)
10 Valenese Malifa (Glendale)
9 Mike Petri (Newport-Gwent Dragons, Wales)
8 Nic Johnson (L´Aquila, Italy)
7 Todd Clever (Suntory Sungoliath, Japan)
6 Louis Stanfil (Mogliano, Italy)
5 John van der Giessen (Bath, England)
4 Hayden Smith (Saracens, England)
3 Shawn Pittman (London Welsh, England)
2 Philip Thiel (Life University)
1 Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93, France)

Reserves: 16 Chris Biller (EUA), 17 Mike MacDonald (Leeds Carnegie, England), 18 Samu Manoa (Northampton, England), 19 JJ Gagiano (Kings, South Africa), 20 Tim Usasz (Nottingham, England), 21 Tai Enosa (USA), 22 Paul Emerick (Ulster, Ireland)

Additional players: 23 Brian McClenahan (USA), 24 Will Johnson (London Irish, England), 25 Scott Lavalla (Stade Français, France), 26 Patrick Danahy (USA), 27 Iñaki Basauri (L`Aquila, Italy), 28 Volney Rouse (USA), 29 Zachary Test (USA) , 30 Miles Craigwell (USA).

Players to watch out for:

The stars: Todd Clever, Louis Stanfill, Taku Ngwenya and Chris Wyles

Others who could impress: Kevin Swiryn, Seta Tuilevuka, Hayden Smith and Shawn Pittman

psychic duck
05-06-11, 05:33 PM
since when did Premiership Rugby get to boss everybody about?

no other league does it

they stopped Peel playing for the Barbarians this weekend also

I nations should just do civil disobedience and ignore them

Alfredo Lalanne, Ignacio Mieres and Tomás Vallejos would have loved to play for the Pumas

now they all have lost their chance of playing in the World Cup, all thanks to Premiership Rugby

Peat
06-06-11, 09:37 AM
Since it could. Any club is free to refuse to release players outside international windows. Premiership Rugby has agreed to release players to England and has been paid for it - and now refuses to hand out for free what it charges England for, given how it would weaken their negotiating position. Its not a terribly noble position, but in the context of English rugby its hard to ignore the logic of it. The fact other leagues/clubs choose not to is their affair.

Should those players choose to ignore their club contracts and Premiership Rugby's edicts, that's their choice, but I don't see it ending well. They knew what their contracts said when they signed them. Its not like this is new.

Also, Emerick is not registered with Ulster, and didn't really do much while he is here.

Melhor Time
07-06-11, 04:50 PM
Since it could. Any club is free to refuse to release players outside international windows. Premiership Rugby has agreed to release players to England and has been paid for it - and now refuses to hand out for free what it charges England for, given how it would weaken their negotiating position. Its not a terribly noble position, but in the context of English rugby its hard to ignore the logic of it. The fact other leagues/clubs choose not to is their affair.

Should those players choose to ignore their club contracts and Premiership Rugby's edicts, that's their choice, but I don't see it ending well. They knew what their contracts said when they signed them. Its not like this is new.

Also, Emerick is not registered with Ulster, and didn't really do much while he is here.

Hard to blame the English really as the law says international window and its not so.... Plus, they are making the players better which is something they can´t have happen to them while playing at home. Why else is Argentina so good today.... Besides Tonga will miss players vs the USA tommorrow who are not released from the New Zealand or Australia super rugby teams. Works both ways.....

Ulster & Emerick... True. He left in late december but its still his last registered club which is why he is bracketed as being Ulster. I bracket Agustín Creevy as San Luis or Los Pamoas despute being off to Montpellier after the World Cup.

TRF_Cymro
07-06-11, 05:39 PM
Mike Petri left the Dragons a while ago and went back to play rugby in the US.