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Mahoni signs for Narbonne

Narbonne will have two giant-sized USA internationals in their squad next season. Joining David Tameilau in France is 20-year-old second row Siaosi Mahoni, who moves from Tameilau’s old club Life West on the USA’s west coast to the south east coast of France. A veritable giant at 2.03m (6’8″) and ...

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Team of the Week

The final week of pool play in European competition and also a key week in the French Pro D2 provided some options, but it’s the grand finale of the California Cup that has earned several players their spot in our delayed selection. One more weekend of club rugby to keep ...

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Full Match: California Cup Grand Final

OMBAC played Life West in a hotly contested Grand Final on Saturday as the California Cup came to a close on at Ray Sheeran Field on Treasure Island. The match featured Eagles captain Todd Clever in his final match before the Americas Rugby Championship, with three further USA internationals in ...

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OMBAC claim California Cup title

The inaugural California Cup season is in the books, with OMBAC claiming the title in a 26-22 win over Life West at Ray Sheeran Field on Saturday. Tries by US Eagles caps Zach Pangelinan and Tim Stanfill with one from Australian import John Grant did the damage, with eight points ...

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Full Match: Life West vs SFGG

Life West Gladiators faced off against San Francisco Golden Gate in California Cup action this past weekend, a match that served as a de facto semi final with the winner earning a spot in the Grand Final this coming Saturday. The tense battle went right down to the wire with both ...

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Team of the Week

Another week of European rugby is on the books and again a week that saw limited success from Americas players. As last week we’ve also been fortunate to have the California Cup in full swing and the Italian Eccellenza to draw from, and thankfully we’ll soon be full-on with the ...

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California Cup Round 5 Results

A stunning come-from-behind win for Life West over SFGG has earned the Hayward side a spot in the California Cup Grand Final opposite OMBAC this coming Saturday. Trailing 34-17 with only 15 minutes to play, the Gladiators scored three times with Guillaume Cazenave’s conversion of Siupeli Sakalia’s 76th minute try proving ...

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Full Match: OMBAC vs Life West

OMBAC hosted Life West in San Diego on the weekend in an exciting Round 4 match of the new California Cup competition. Below is the match in its entirety, a rare chance to see what top level amateur club rugby in America looks like. Among the notable participants are US ...

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Team of the Week

Our weekly selection is back after a week away on account of insufficient numbers. The European numbers were a bit stronger this week but the performances weren’t so flash. On the outskirts of European thoughts is the Italian Eccellenza, an ever-improving standard of rugby that is now bolstered with several ...

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California Cup Round 4 Results

Round 4 of the California Cup is now on the books and the results have set up an exciting final set of round-robin play for next weekend. Any of the top four teams can now conceivably qualify for the grand final set for January 21. Saturday’s games started with a battle of ...

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