best scenario for the USA to remain in the Top 12 of the Sevens World
Series is for them to control their own destiny. If the Eagles were to make
the semifinals in Edinburgh, they would mathematically confirm a place in
the top 12.
Realistically, they can’t be expected to do that, as they are in a very
tough pool, and haven’t threatened to make the semis since Dubai. However... Read More
get the feeling that the USA 7s team players might feel at home in the
dreary, wet weather in Edinburgh.
After getting a long talk about taking care of the ball, not forcing
passes, and being content with taking five minutes to score a try, the
Eagles finished off their London 7s by … throwing the ball away. They
staggered out of London 1-4, and angry at themselves for losing... Read More
Casting aside the distractions of the past couple of days due to the
political demonstrations in Georgia, and the helicopters and jets flying
over their hotel, the USA U20 team is turning its attention to Russia on
Tuesday’s 48-11 loss to Samoa was frustrating and humbling for the
Americans. The Junior All Americans did have chances to score... Read More
demonstrations in Tbilisi, Georgia over the past week became violent early
Thursday morning as protestors demanded the resignation of President
Police tried to break up the protests and thing escalated badly, with a
policeman being killed.
Several thousand people marched on parliament on Wednesday, and the
demonstrations lasted well into the... Read More
before playing for the Premiership title for the second year in a row,
Saracens announced the re-signing of several players, including Eagles
Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles.
“I have never been happier in my career,” said Wyles. “There is a special
plan at this club, and I am very pleased to be part of that plan.”
Wyles is set to make his 50th appearance for Saracens in Saturday’... Read More
Photos P. Crane
Samoa’s Under 20s handed the USA U20s a 48-11 loss Tuesday at the Junior
World Rugby Trophy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Junior All Americans were stung early by tries from Ausetalia Vaiomanu
and Suamalie Tuiletufuga to fall behind 14-0, before flyhalf and captain
Will Magie slotted a drop goal for the USA’... Read More
The USA and Samoa have named their squads to face each in the Junior World
Rugby Trophy in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Eagles are led by captain Will Magie at flyhalf. Right wing Apelu
So'oalo was born in Samoa and raised in Hawaii. Some of the players he will
face on Tuesday are relatives.
The players have been in Georgia for jsut a couple of days... Read More
It was a displeasing Sunday for the USA 7s team at the London 7s. After
being so close to making the Cup Quarterfinals, they ended up in the Bowl
Quarters instead, and did not perform well.
The Eagles were shut out 14-0 by Spain in that match, and followed that up
with an improved game, but still a loss, 21-15 against Portugal. As they
had... Read More
USA 7s team finished Saturday hugely disappointed after they lost 24-17 to
France and finished 1-2.
They had the chance to win their pool, and instead finished 4th
out of four.
Head Coach Al Caravelli said silly mistakes undid his team, specifically
that old bugaboo, 50-50 passes.
“They know it, they know we had the opportunity and what we need to do
tomorrow,”... Read More
The USA ended what looked to be a promising Day One at the London 7s in
disappointing fashion, dropping a 24-17 decision to France on their third
A win for the Eagles would have vaulted them into the Cup Quarterfinals,
however it was not to be.
France scored seconds into the match, and while the Eagles replied through
Mike Palefau, the USA was constantly chasing the... Read More