Friday, November 7, 2014

Retro Friday: Kort Schubert scores v France in RWC 2003

Photo: erugby news
Trailing 26-0 against France at half time during Rugby World Cup 2003 the USA Eagles started the second half in ideal fashion with a try to back-rower Kort Schubert. The forty-nine time capped Californian started and finished the play. Having won a lineout throw the Eagles attacked over a series of six phases before being awarded a penalty which was taken quickly. Schubert scored from the following phase as he crossed for a simple try after being in the right place at the right time to collect a pass from Mike Hercus. In what was his third try of the tournament Schubert crossed for the final time in his test career. His last test cap was earned against Canada in 2008 and upon retirement he was the most capped U.S. back-rower. The record is now held by Todd Clever. The performances of Schubert in Australia for the USA resulted in him earning a professional contract in Wales where he played for the Cardiff Blues from 2004-2006 in the Celtic League.   

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