Imperfect, the USA is into the semifinals of the Pan-Am Games where they
will play Canada.
Eagles defeated Guyana 24-12, but Guyana benefitted from a little bit of
luck to make it that close. Still the USA made some frustrating mistakes –
committing penalties when they didn’t need to, and not punishing some
The USA wanted to retain the kickoffs in this... Read More
The California Collegiate 7s proved to be all kinds of surprising, as both
favored teams faltered in pool play.
Cal lost to both Cal Poly and San Diego State, capturing only a 38-0 win
over Loyola Marymount to go 1-2.
Cal Poly and San Diego State played in a tight battle, which the Mustangs
won 19-17. That gave Cal Poly 1st in the standings in Pool
In Pool A, St. Mary’s... Read More
Canada defeated the USA 29-21 Saturday in Guadalajara to win Pool B of the
Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s competition, but the USA has plenty to feel positive
about coming out of a game where, considering the previous scores of the
day, they might have expected a bit of a drubbing.
In fact, the Eagles led 14-10 at halftime, and showed better defense... Read More
Brazil scored on the final play of the game in Pan-Am Games pool play and
hit the conversion to secure a 19-19 tie with the USA.
It was a game where Brazil showcased excellent athleticism, and did well to
neutralize the USA's defensive strategy.
Eagles wanted to tackle high, tie up the ball, and force a turnover. It
didn't work. The Brazilians worked very hard to push those... Read More
The USA men's 7s team won their opening match in the Pan-Am Games, and
while it was clear the Eagles were the better side than Chile, it was also
clear they have a little work to do to get into mid-season form.
Chile was very physical and repeatedly caused the USA problems in the
breakdown. They ran one-offs from the rucks and counter-rucked... Read More
The USA team is set to start their Pan-Am Games campaign on a sunny and
warm Guadalajara morning.
They will christen Estadio Tlaquepaque, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico.
Pan-Am Rugby press liaison Gabriele Nanni said he is excited to see the
stadium in use.
"This will be a tremendous tournament, but also... Read More
Eight teams are set to compete in the Californis Collegiate 7s this weekend
at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
This is the latest in the series of qualification tournaments for the new
USA Rugby National Championships, and this one holds the promise of some
highly competitive matches.
In Pool A, hosts St. Mary’s take on UC Davis, Santa Clara University and
Loyola Marymount. ... Read More
The University of Colorado garnered revenge for their Saturday loss against
Utah, defeating the Utes 14-12 in the final of the Pacific Collegiate 7s to
garner an automatic slot at the new national championships this December.
Led by captain, wing and MVP Luke Lahman, the Buffs shut down the Utah
attack, and led 14-5 until the final play of... Read More
Mike Geib photos
Day one of Pacific 7s sees four teams left with a shot at an automatic bid
to USA Rugby's inaugural college 7s national championship.
Utah was the only team to escape pool play undefeated, going 4-0 with wins
over Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon and Oregon State. As Pool A champs
they'... Read More
BYU became the latest team to earn an automatic bid to USA Rugby's
inaugural college 7s national championship Saturday night with 5-0
title-winning performance, capped off by a 24-0 defeat of Air Force in the
tournament final under the lights at Infinity Park. Freshman Trey Sikahema,
son of former NFL running back Vai Sikahema, led the Cougars with three
tries in the final, including... Read More