Written By: Doug Crosse As detailed in our summer test series preview, Saturday’s match Canada plays against Russia will be the easiest of the three. With Canada smarting from a hiding at the hands of Scotland in Edmonton, and Russia licking its wounds from the 62 points the USA poured on, these are two sides with fragile psyches right now. You need to examine how the Eagles disjointed the Bears through a large and quick backline that started hammering the gain-line early and eventually blew the 10/12 lane wide open. (Adam's descriptive piece in this week's edition covers that match-up very...
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Written By: Adam McQueen The USA Eagles kicked off their Summer Series in scintillating fashion on Saturday, dominating the visiting Russians 62-13 in Colorado. The Eagles strung together numerous passages of quality rugby, punctuated by a flurry of late tries that will fill Gary Gold’s team with confidence to upend the heavily favoured Scotland this weekend in Houston, Texas. Russia showed no signs of early match jitters as winger Mikhail Babaev burst across the line for the game’s first score in the third minute, slicing through the Eagle’s defense with a deft inside line. However, this would prove to be...
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Written and Photos By: Mark Janzen Sara Kaljuvee takes a phone call from Tofino, B.C. It’s another chance to tell her story. That same day, she’ll post a photo on Instagram of her jogging down the aptly-named Long Beach – the largest beach in the Pacific Rim National Park, and hot spot for wave-seekers on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Kaljuvee isn’t here to surf. She’s happy to watch others do it. She’s here to relax and recover. It’s Friday and on the other end of the call, an inquiring mind asks Kaljuvee – a five-year veteran of Canada’s...
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