MIke Petri is one of the top U.S. Eagles rugby players. The scrum-half scored the lone try in the win against Russia at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He writes on the rugby issues he runs into in his everyday life.
The USA Eagles touched down in Romania on Monday ahead of their final match of their November test series. Mike Petri reports that the team is focused on finishing the series with a winning record and gives a look at their preparations as well as how the side is spending some free time and closes by wishing all the rugby fans back home a happy Thanksgiving!
With the U.S. Eagles great win against Russia in the rearview mirror, Mike Petri checks in with Rugby Rugby about the downtime and preparations for the test match against Tonga. In addition to on field work, the team spent time checking out the new James Bond flick as well as playing some laser tag…guess which player was the top shot?
In the blink of an eye, the time between the June and November test matches is gone and U.S.A Eagles Mike Petri is in Wales preparing for the matches against Russia, Tonga, and Romania. The flyhalf checked in with Rugby Rugby to talk about his work while ‘away’ from rugby, teammates playing abroard, and to give his support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Rugby returns to the Olympics in 2016 and with the game being played on the biggest stage some questions are being asked of which players to take to Rio. The questions are whether to include and how to include rugby 15s players in the rugby 7s game. Rugby Rugby and U.S. Eagle player Mike Petri looks at the dilemma.
The future for rugby in the U.S. is bright with the development of the game at the grassroots level but there are still questions about the best way forward, especially in the short term, to improving the competitive level of the U.S. national team. Eagles scrum-half Mike Petri looks at situation and points out there are challenges to playing overseas with an American passport.
USA Eagle Mike Petri is settling back in to the day-to-day routine post Rugby World Cup and guess who comes a calling? The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency looking to get a sample. While a minor inconvenience, Petri is glad that work is being done to stop the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in the game of rugby.
After a bit of a hiatus, Rugby Rugby’s Mike Petri is back and eager to share his experiences and thoughts on the game we love. And to get started, Petri looks back on the Jonny Wilkinson’s retirement and what the England #10 meant to him and his career.
Rugby is growing at the youth level and one of the keys elements in recruiting younger players is flag rugby. USA Rugby’s Mike Petri has become involved with coaching youth rugby since returning from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and is amazed at the new generation of rugby players and their rugby skills.
After competing at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Mike Petri found it strange to be sitting at home watching the final from his living room sofa. The USA Eagles scrum-half is now working to help future generations of rugby players learn the game and he tells Rugby Rugby about the programs.
The U.S.A. Eagles had a good showing at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The squad notched a win against Russia while showing valiantly against world powers Ireland and Australia as well as Italy.
The U.S.A Eagles Rugby World Cup campaign had unprecedented coverage in the U.S. and the side showed well in New Zealand. With some time to reflect, Eagles Mike Petri looks back on the tournament performance and picking up a Rugby World Cup medal but has turned his attention to the future and 2015. The clock is ticking with each day an opportunity to prepare.
After the Australia game, the Eagles turned their focus to Italy. In his latest blog installment, Mike Petri talks about the special nature of the match with his family lineage tracing back to Italy, the preparations, some advice he received, ‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli,’ and match.
After a big win against Russia at the Rugby World Cup, the U.S. Eagles had some time off before heading to Wellington to prepare for Australia. The Eagles scrum-half talks about the free time as well as preparations for the Wallabies.
With a valiant effort in the Rugby World Cup opener in the rear view mirror, the Eagles turned their focus to Russia and team captain Mike Petri looks back at the preparations and great result for the USA.
The U.S.A Eagles opened their Rugby World Cup campaign against Ireland on Sept. 11 and it took special meaning for New York native and team captain Mike Petri with it being the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC. The scrum-half looks back at the special day.
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