Every year, Girls and Boys High Schools compete for the USA national championship. The top tier Boys bracket often included perennial powers Jesuit, Sacramento, and Highland from Salt Lake City. The Girls were dominated by Divine Savior Holy Angeles from Milwaukee and Kent from Seattle.
The 2005 Boys Division also featured a Tier B championship in Stanford, California, which was won by... Read More
After completion of the first two (Dubai and Cape Town) of ten HSBC tournaments, there exists some trends in the Men’s circuit that are noteworthy. At the outset though, the fast game of sevens can produce significant changes in a single tournament, and two played matches offer cautionary data that could change quickly in the season.
Most outstanding is the USA’s number one standing with 38... Read More
The top NSCRO squad is Christendom College (Front Royal, Virginia), which finished the season with a 9-0 record and received five first place votes.
In the previous poll, Christendom was ranked #3, but thanks to a dominant performance in the 2018 NSCRO Men's 15s Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd, the Crusaders jumped two spots.... Read More
Guinness brewery announced it would take over as title sponsor of the prestigious Six Nations tournament a few days before the British pound dropped to $1.26, its lowest rate since June of 2017.
The title sponsorship was once the sole purview for 14-years of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). But, since the world-wide financial debacle of 2008, RBS could not continue to justify a sponsor’s expense on... Read More
The USA lead the HSBC Sevens Circuit for the first time in the series history. With a second silver medal in Cape Town last weekend, the Eagles total 38 points one more than New Zealand.
The top four teams in the 2018/2019 season will automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
In Cape Town, the Eagles started in an easy pool, consisting of Japan, Spain, and Argentina. Los Leones... Read More
For the second consecutive week, the United States reached the cup final on the HSBC 7s World Series. After falling to New Zealand last week, the Eagles once again came up short falling 29-15 to Fiji.
The United States dominated possession in the first half but errors and penalties marred opportunities to score. Fiji completed one pass in the first half yet led 17-0 at the break.
After the... Read More
Team USA has ticked off another first, reaching back-to-back gold-medal matches for the first time in program history. They did so with a 31-14 defeat of New Zealand in the semifinals Sunday in Cape Town, avenging the only two losses of the season.
Awaiting the USA in the final is Fiji, which beat host South Africa at the death in the other semifinal. The Eagles beat Fiji 24-14 in last week’s... Read More
Team USA made it four-from-four in Cape Town with a 19-12 defeat of England in Sunday’s quarterfinals. The win sees the Eagles to the semifinals for the second-straight tournament, where they’ll face New Zealand, the only team to beat them this season.
The semifinal didn’t start well for the USA, which conceded an English try in the opening minute. Martin Iosefo took a stiff-arm to the chest,... Read More
The USA earned a clean sweep in Day One in Cape Town, winning all three-pool games. The Eagles shutout Japan 54-0, beat Spain 31-14, and, finally, Argentina 31-14, after being behind at the half to Los Pumas. With a 3-0 clean sheet, they advanced easily into tomorrow's quarterfinals round where they will play England.
The other elite eight games will see Australia v. New Zealand, South Africa v.... Read More
(Listen to the full interview with Chris Mattina here)
Chris Mattina left New York to chase one dream, and he’s returned to go after another. After spending a year with the USA 7s team, the pull of playing professional 15s in his hometown proved too strong to ignore, as Mattina traded a full-time contract with the 7s Eagles for one with upstart Rugby United New York of the MLR.
His rugby journey... Read More