In an exclusive interview with URugby, John Broker interviews Vahafolau "Vaha" Esikia, the Head Coach of the USA Islanders. Esikia discusses his team, the meaning behind USA Islanders, and how he chose his players.
He had an idea of non-native players to the USA, and wanted to highlight underseen rugby talent. Watch more to find out how training is and his outlook for the upcoming game.
The Collegiate All-Star Rugby Cup will be LIVE on FloRugby.com at 4:15p ET [5:15 ADT] tomorrow, August 10, 2017 or at 4:30 ET [5:30p ADT] in Bermuda. The inaugural Cup will feature an all-star team from the newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference against the Republic of Texas All-Stars.
Today's featured matchup stars Nick Dillon of the Liberty All-Stars against Tyler Hawkins of the Republic of Texas All-Stars. Dillon is from Rutgers University, while Hawkins plays for Baylor University. Both are talented players to keep an eye out for on the field this Thursday, August 10 at 5:30ADT in Bermuda or online live on FloRugby.com.
We are officially only 5 days away from one the most anticipated rugby matches of the summer! The newly formed USA Islanders will travel to Bermuda on August 10th to take on the Saracens at the Bermuda National Sports Centre.
On August 10, the newly formed USA Islanders team will face the mighty Saracens in a historic charity match in Bermuda. With months of preparation, the USA Islanders are ready to take on the challenge.
Excited for the game? Here's an inside look at the USA Islanders player lineup.