Team USA lost back-to-back games on day two to bow out of Cape Town tied for eighth place. Sunday started with a winnable Cup quarterfinal against Scotland, but the Scots extended their winning streak over the USA to six with a 24-19 overtime win. The Eagles, with Folau Niua in street clothes and a shoulder sling having apparently suffered an injury against Scotland, then fell 28-12 to Fiji in... Read More
Team USA avoided an upset in its pool finale Saturday, beating Russia 26-17 to finish the group stages 2-1. The win was good enough to get the Eagles into the Cup quarterfinals, as they'll face Scotland at 5:48 a.m. ET Sunday.
The Americans won the opening restart to gain possession, and some fancy footwork from Martin Iosefo got them deep into the Russian end. But a knock-on from Perry Baker... Read More
After defeating Australia 19-0 to start the tournament, Team USA moved to 1-1 in Cape Town with a 28-10 loss to host South Africa. The Eagles started the game on the front foot, but the Blitzbokke pounced on some unforced errors to take control.
After an opening couple of minutes of sustained pressure by the USA, Martin Iosefo turned over possession with an interception. The ball was passed... Read More
The men’s 7s Eagles started off the 2016/2017 season with an underwhelming performance in Dubai. They opened with a 14-5 loss to Scotland (more on that in a second). Then Team USA trailed Uganda 7-5 at halftime of the second contest. They’d right the ship in the second half, outscoring the African champions 24-0.
(The USA has now lost five-straight games to Scotland. Dubai actually marked the... Read More
With a 28-14 win over Samoa in their final match, USA finish the Dubai leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in ninth place and as Trophy Winners.
The Eagles looked sharp in attack from the start of the match.
An early knock on gave USA a scrum in the first minute. That was won cleanly and Madison Hughes made a 50-meter break. Hughes was tackled high five meters short of the try line, and following... Read More
Team USA fell to South Africa, 19-10, in the pool finale Friday in Dubai, bringing its record to 1-2. That will put the Eagles in contention for the Challenge Trophy, which is now the prize for the bottom eight in lieu of the Bowl.
It didn't take long for the Blitzbokke to get ahead. Kyle Brown took the opening restart and ran into contact, drawing the attention of Madison Hughes. Cecil Africa... Read More
The USA got its first win of the season, 29-7, over a game Uganda side Friday in Dubai. The Eagles started slowly, as they had against Scotland to start the tournament, but Uganda also played well, leading to a 7-5 lead for the African champions at halftime.
Having played uncharacteristically poorly against Scotland, captain Madison Hughes didn't touch the field against Uganda, as Don Pati got... Read More
Team USA opened the 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens Wrold Series with a 14-5 defeat at the hands of Scotland Friday in Dubai. The Eagles didn't look sharp the entire contest, routinely racking up handling and passing errors on offense and penalties in defense. Nonetheless, they were in it until the final minutes.
Scotland got on the board first via Scott Wight. The Scottish owned early possession and... Read More
With a potential for as many as six changes from Rio, the Eagles team taking the field in Dubai has endured a bit of a face lift from the Olympics. Missing are some players who’ve gone on to do other things and perhaps some who might have been expected to still be in the fold.
Obviously and expectedly, Nate Ebner has returned to the NFL and Chris Wyles has returned to duty with Saracens. But... Read More
The worst-kept secret in rugby is out – Las Vegas will be home to the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series, thanks to some collaboration between World Rugby, USA Rugby and United World Sports, the parent company of USA Sevens (and Rugby Today).
This won’t be the first time an international women’s component has been a part of the Vegas experience. For many years there has been an elite division of the Las... Read More