For the first time ever, Team USA is going to be playing for gold on home soil. The final will air live on ESPNews at 4:30 p.m. PT. The Eagles beat Fiji 19-7 in the semifinals Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. It marks just the fourth time in history the Americans have made the final of a World Series tournament. Their only championship came in 2015 in London.
Awaiting the Eagles in the... Read More
Team USA moved to 4-0 Saturday with a 17-12 quarterfinal win over England. Up next in the semifinals at 1:12 p.m. Sunday is equally impressive Fiji, which beat New Zealand at the death in their quarterfinal. This marks the fourth-straight year the USA has reached the semifinals on home turf.
England kicked long to start, giving the USA clean possession. Danny Barrett made the first long run... Read More
After a hard-earned win that put the United States through for its fourth-straight semifinal appearance at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, the Eagles are excited to play Fiji in the next round and are focused on winning the cup.
Following the win over England, Perry Baker said, “We knew those guys would fight until the end. We watched them play South Africa and they were down early and they fought... Read More
Scion Rugby and Japan SDS were crowned champions of the Men’s and Women’s Elite divisions at the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday. Taking the field at Sam Boyd Stadium before the playoff stages at the international event, Scion beat Quebec, 14-7, to take the women’s title and the Japan Sevens Development Scot side defeated Tiger Rugby, 12-5, for the America's Cup.
The women were up first... Read More
Kutztown is going back to the Collegiate Rugby Championships with its 29-7 victory over Lindenwood-Belleville at the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational. Playing in front of the crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium, the Golden Bears dominated the Lynx on its way to the qualifier win.
The wind took Kutztown’s opening kickoff out of bounds giving the Lynx the free kick. Sloppy back and forth play ensued the restart... Read More
With a 28-17 defeat of Spain, Team USA has completed a clean sweep of Pool C. The Eagles already had a berth to the quarterfinals in the bag after beating Australia and Samoa, so head coach Mike Friday opted to make changes to the starting lineup, starting debutant Cody Melphy at flyhalf and fellow rookie Joe Schroeder at prop.
Up next is the quarterfinals at 5:48 p.m. local time. The Eagles will... Read More
Hoping to avenge its loss yesterday in the pool play finale, USA was outpaced and outplayed by a more fluid Canadian side, 36-5, in the Youth Olympic Games division final at the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational. Canada was aggressive from the outset and never let up for the entire match.
“Yesterday, we really played their game until the last minute of the match and where we were like this has got to... Read More
In a rematch of the final pool play match of the Youth Olympic Games Division of the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational, Canada repeated its triumph over the USA beating the U-18 squad, 14-10. The Canadians came back from a three-point halftime deficit to shut the Americans to the last frame. With the victory, Canada has won the right to qualify for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and has to wait for... Read More
You could probably script a better start to the USA Sevens for the home team, but why would you? The Eagles went 2-0, avenging recent losses to tough opponents, and they’re onto the quarterfinals for the fourth-straight year. Neither Samoa nor Australia made the Eagles sweat in the second half, allowing the Americans to empty the bench and for debutant Cody Melphy to touch the field.
“We’ve been... Read More
In a match deciding the top seed of Pool C, USA outclassed Australia, 28-7. The Aussies didn’t pass the midfield stripe until late in the first half and by the end of the period, the Eagles were up 21-0. The USA would add another try in the second half before emptying its bench by the end of the game. The match was highlighted by Martin Iosefo’s Sportscenter moment hurdling then juking out... Read More