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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Q&A: The Call For Questions

It's a new year and there is a lot going on in American rugby. Not only do you have the impending launch of PRO Rugby but there is the Americas Rugby Championship and the Olympics. Plus, since the last time we held a Q&A John Mitchell has been hired as the Eagles coach and Chris Wyles has retired. All in all there is plenty of talk about.

As always, submit your questions to us via a comment on this post, on Twitter, or on Facebook. Please submit your question by this Friday at 5:00 p.m. pt. This go around we'll choose the best question and that person will receive a free TIAR scarf via Rugby Marketplace. 


  1. Do you have any insight on what Scott Lavalla's plans are for the future?

  2. A couple of things
    Do you have any insight as to why Bender didn't make traveling squad? He has been such a key player the first two stops.
    Also, you mention that you would like to see Wyles in the Eagles set up upon retirement, is there any indication from his part that this is in his plans? Does he want to get into coaching?

  3. The former rugby channel led by matt brown failed in part because it was to damn difficult to connect to a TV. Will pro rugby repeat this mistake or will the games be available on a wide range of devices such as roku, fire stick, chromecast ect...

  4. Any more insight on the hiring of John Mitchell? Some articles state their were no domestic applicants other than Mike Tolkin. And in another piece it was mentioned that Nigel Melville contacted John Mitchell and asked him to apply. Was this really an open application or were there some shady dealings going on with Nigel Melville? Who else applied?

  5. When will selections take place for the Eagles for the upcoming ARC? Assuming John Mitchell will not be making them who will be? And lastly, seeing Eddie Jones choosing several young players for the England squad, with an eye towards the RWC in 2019, which young American players would you tip for a similar selection (Pinkelman, Germanhuys, McClellan maybe)?

  6. Nia Williams was absent from the Women's 7s camp roster for the Brazil tournament, though she had been a great player for the team in Dubai. Do you know why? is she out of the program?