Watch the Colonial Cup decider against Canada today live online! The Tomahawks take a 16-point advantage into Game 2 by virtue of their 18-2 victory in the first game last month in Philadelphia. The US put in three tries while keeping its own try line intact in the series opener and the coaching staff thinks a similar game plan should produce a similar result on Saturday.
The Wolverines tried upsetting the Tomahawks’ rhythm by kicking behind them to turn them around, although it paid few dividends on a day when Hurricane Irene was bearing down on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Where the USA was found wanting on occasion was defensively at scrums and lining up on each man’s opposite number - things the coaching staff has tightened up in the ensuing three weeks.
“Stick to our simple game plan and we should be okay,” said assistant coach Marcus Vassilakopoulos. “Be confident in our own ability and take care of business. Be aggressive in defense and stick to our plan in offense.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 3p ET/12 noon PT.