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.
During the tournament, Eagles Mike Petri kept fans informed on the latest from inside the team camp with his blog. The scrum-half put in a fine performance on the pitch playing in all four matches and scoring a try against Russia.
And to wrap up the time in New Zealand, Petri has included some of his personal photos from the trip.
Mike Petri Blog
Petri Rugby World Cup Photo Journal
Arriving in Wanganui, NZ. President VanDerGiessen greeting his fans!
Traveling in style! Our brand new Rugby World Cup USA Team Bus.
Having a laugh with long time coach Mike Tolkin (NYAC and Xavier HS) at a training session in Wanganui.
Group photo after a game of touch while visiting with students and fans at a school in Taranaki.
Team picture before kicking off against Ireland on September 11 in New Plymouth, NZ.
Our 2011 Rugby World Cup caps.
My embroidered jersey commemorating a game I will never forget.
The game ball.
All smiles... Doing some interviews after the Russia game!
Taranaki Daily News front page headline after our victory over Russia.
Todd and I signing autographs in Wellington leading up to the Australia game.
More autographs at the USA pep rally in Wellington. An amazing experience... we're so lucky to have such great fans!
Posing for a photo with Victor and his lovely wife in Wanganui Hospital. He is an incredibly positive and upbeat person... a true inspiration.
Our day off at Rathmoy Lodge.
With Todd Clever and Andrew Suniula after a great World Cup win!
My biggest fan... my beautiful wife, Lauren.
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