Team USA closed out day one of the Dubai 7s with a 45-14 loss at the hands of New Zealand, knocking the Eagles to 1-2 through pool play. The good news is that’s good enough to get them through to the quarterfinals Saturday, but the bad news is they’ll have a rematch with New Zealand when they get there.
New Zealand drew first blood with a kick-and-recover try. It was World Rugby 2017 Player of... Read More
Team USA has had to earn its 1-1 start in the season opener in Dubai Friday, with two nail biters to start pool play. The first one didn’t go their way, a 19-17 loss to France, but a spectacular finish went their way next, as they beat South Africa, 19-15.
Against France, the only separation was a conversion. Both teams scored three tries a piece, but the French converted two, and the Eagles... Read More
USA’s men’s and women’s 7s teams kick off their respective 7s seasons in the coming days in Dubai. It marks the first of three stops where the men’s and women’s competitions intersect this season, with them being bundled together in Sydney in January and Paris in June, as well.
The women kickoff Thursday American time, opening against France at 4:29 a.m., South Africa at 7:24 a.m. and New Zealand... Read More
Thanksgiving Saturday brought over 140 teams to Randall’s Island, N.Y. for the 59th annual New York 7s Tournament. Twelve divisions saw over 2,000 players play rugby to close out the fall season. Sponsored by the New York Rugby Club, the event was live-streamed on FloRugby to bring the New York City action to the masses.
Starting at 8:00 am, rugby 7s took over Randall’s Island for eight hours on... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA - After months of rest, they dazzled audiences with a 2nd place finish in the Silicon Valley Sevens Tournament at Avaya Stadium. Then, they took a life-changing trip as a team to build a home for an underprivileged family in Rosarito, Mexico as part of a humanitarian project with Hope Sports. Now, Head Coach Mike Friday takes an inspired and unified group of Men's Seven's Eagles... Read More
CHULA VISTA, CA - The Women's Sevens Eagles will be back on the pitch for the first stop of the 2017-18 HSBC Women's Sevens World Series next week, in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens Tournament beginning Nov. 30. With a scrimmage against the Argentinians in San Diego under their belts, the Americans are prepared to make a strong showing on Day One as they take veterans of international play and... Read More
USA Rugby announced the appointment of Emilie Bydwell as the general manager of women's high performance Wednesday, making her the first such administrator of the women’s national teams in America. Bydwell is a known commodity in the rugby community, having played 7s and 15s for the USA and spent the last several years coaching and managing across many levels.
There’s little doubt she’s qualified... Read More
Team USA’s first loss of the weekend came in the final of the Silicon Valley 7s Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Eagles jumped out to a two-score lead, but Australia methodically came back and overcame the deficit to win 15-12.
Just like in the USA’s semifinal, the opening minutes of the final were frenetic, with each team threatening each other’s lines but the defense remaining... Read More
Central Washington claimed the inaugural Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Fall Classic title Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Wildcats went 4-0 over two days to win the eight-team tournament. With a unique double elimination bracket in play, CWU had to dispatch Arizona twice along the way, the first time 15-0 and then again in the final, 15-14.
Setting the pace physically for Central... Read More
Team USA has booked its trip to the final of the inaugural Silicon Valley 7s, downing England 27-0 in dominant fashion. There was some stress early on, but the Eagles stood up to it and pulled away. The win makes the USA 4-0 going into the final against Australia, which has looked class on the weekend.
“This was the plan all along,” said captain Ben Pinkelman. “We knew we could get here and we... Read More