Newly minted Eagle lock Greg Peterson has signed on with Leicester. The 6'8" Australian second rower with American parents made his debut for the Eagles last month, playing well in the absence of the team's English-based professionals. The international cap helped free-up Peterson to be signed by a Premiership team, and he joins fellow Eagle Blaine Scully with the Tigers.
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Women from throughout the world rugby community came together to make a video in support of Jillion Potter, who is fighting cancer. Players from Canada, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, China, Ireland, France and Australia show their support.
The women’s 7s team stumbled to a disappointing seventh-place finish a couple of weeks ago in Dubai, the opening tournament of the Olympic-qualifying season. The Eagles beat Russia twice and China once, but fell to Fiji, New Zealand and Canada. The Fiji and New Zealand games were close, but the 36-0 drubbing at the hands of Canada was embarrassing.
There are still five tournaments left, and... Read More
The Men’s 7s Eagles took a massive step forward in Port Elizabeth over the weekend, reaching the Cup rounds for the first time on the season. They mowed down Kenya, Wales, Scotland and Fiji – all teams that finished higher than the United States in last season’s final standings, and which usually finish ahead of the USA – en route to the Plate title.
Not only did the Eagles put together those big... Read More
The United States took the Plate Final in dramatic fashion Sunday in Port Elizabeth. The Eagles jumped all over Fiji to start, scoring two tries in quick succession for a 14-0 lead, and after Fiji tied the game up in the second half, Perry Baker came on to ice the win.
Fiji took possession first in the contest, but a wayward offload wound up in Andrew Durutalo’s hands. The Eagles then reversed... Read More
The United States scored a third quality win in Port Elizabeth Sunday, knocking off Scotland, 26-19, to advance to the Plate Final. It was the USA’s third win, on the weekend, over a team that finished higher in the standings last season.
Scotland had all the offense for the first five minutes of the semifinal. The American defense was strong, holding the Scots out for the first four minutes, but... Read More
The Eagles proved a pesky out for defending World Series champion New Zealand in the Cup Quarterfinals Sunday. The All Blacks won, 28-7, but had to work very hard for their first score and led by just one score at halftime. It was reminiscent of the Eagles' competitive performance against South Africa in pool play Saturday – very good first half, but the cream rose to the top in the second. ... Read More
Everything went the USA’s way in the final pool match of the day, as the Eagles beat Kenya, 33-5. There was little to criticize, and a lot to praise. In their final two pool matches, the USA outscored Wales and Kenya, collectively, 71-17
It was a methodic start for the Eagles. Kenya knocked on the opening kickoff, so the Eagles took possession right away. The ball was swung to one sideline, Zack... Read More