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The USA Selects squad is a mixture of established domestic national team players and those who want to be in that group. We break down who will be with the team in October. (Lots of talk about Chris Baumann and how he's developed. Photo of Baumann helping Steamboat Springs to a Mountain League title.)
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USA Selects Player Pool Named
USA Rugby’s National Team Coach Eddie O’Sullivan has released the player pool for the all-new Americas Rugby Championship, which kicked off this week in Canada. (SFGG's Mile Pulu among the players. Dobson Images)
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The Foreign Question
Other countries don't second-guess themselves when they recruit dual-qualified players from other countries. Why do we? We look at when going USA-born doesn't make sense, and when it does, and why. (Eagles with hands on hearts. Many would give much to be there. Ian Muir photo.)
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Video Highlights All Americans v SA Universities
Video highlights from Saturday's match.
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All Americans Drop Second Game to SA Universities
The 2009 College All Americans, presented by USA Sevens, LLC, played a strong South Africa Universities national team side to an improved result of 59-3 today at Newlands Stadium.
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Improvement Key for AAs in Final Match
All Americans have work to do to close gap with South African Universities. Meanwhile the hosts have named a changed side for Saturday's big game. (Lineout practice near the beach. Roland Evans goes up high under the watchful eye of Luke Gross, at left.)
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SA Universities Put AAs to Sword
The All Americans got a somewhat rude awakening from a very strong South African Universities side Wednesday, losing falling behind 41-11 at halftime and eventually dropping a 72-14 decision to their hosts.
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Video Highlights from All Americans v. Stellenbosch
Highlights from Friday's All Americans victory over the Stellenbosch Markotters.
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Muhn Likes AA Backline
Double try-scorer Dustin Muhn may have earned some personal glory with the All Americans, but he's talking more about how the team is coming together.
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All Americans Set for SA Universities
The 2009 USA Collegiate All-American Touring Side, presented by USA Sevens, LLC., readies for a big challenge as they take on the South African Universities national side at the historic Danie Craven Stadium on Stellenbosch Wednesday at 9 p.m. local time.
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AA Diamonds in the Rough
Every year the All American program finds players from colleges that aren't rugby powers and gives them a chance to shine. This year is no different (Mike Shepherd leads the way for Indiana University. Joan Shepherd photo.)
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All Americans Happy With Job One
But it gets harder from here. The tour moves now to two high-profile games against the South African Universities team.
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All Americans Win Tour Opener
Cameron Dolan and Dustin Muhn both nab a pair of tries in an exciting 36-24 victory over the Stellenbosch Markotters at Danie Craven Stadium.
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Possible Schedule Change for All Americans
Argentina Jaguars pulls out.
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St. Pierre Leads All Americans Against Stellenbosch
South Africa tour starts off against storied university. (BYU skipper Steve St. Pierre captains the All Americans on game day. Michael Burns photo)
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