The much-anticipated rematch between the Glendale Raptors and the Austin Huns was on Saturday with the Colorado club repeating history to win 45-15. After a tight first half where the Raptors only led by two points, Glendale got its set piece straight resulting in five consecutive tries before Austin could register a point. With multiple Eagles on both sides of the ball, the action was hotly... Read More
There are two major decisions coming down from World Rugby that will send ripple effects through the global game – the new calendar and proposed changes to the residency rule. The former is already done and dusted and will take effect in 2020, and the latter will be decided on next month and could have more sudden, sweeping ramifications for American rugby.
The calendar change... Read More
The United States fell 26-19 to Canada in the final of Singapore 7s Sunday. The Eagles let Canada get out to 19-0 advantage in quick order, then exhausted all energy to come level in the second half before Canada mustered the game winner.
Matt Mullins ran through an arm tackle from Ben Pinkleman and another from Folau Niua to break free. Perry Baker reeled him in as he crossed over for the try.... Read More
For the third time in history, Team USA is onto a cup final on the HSBC Sevens World Series. It took a quarterfinal upset over Fiji, 24-19, and a resounding semifinal win over Australia, 40-7, but the Eagles will play Canada at 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday for the Singapore 7s title.
Having finished second in Pool D, the USA drew the unenviable task of facing Fiji, winners last week in Hong Kong, in the... Read More
Team USA finished pool play 2-1 and in second place Saturday in Singapore, beating Wales 35-19 to open the day, downing Scotland 33-26 next, and then falling to New Zealand 21-14. The result is a quarterfinal pairing with defending World Series champion Fiji at 12:30 a.m. ET Sunday.
In the opening match, the Eagles were dominant at the onset, taking a 14-0 lead before Wales scored, and then... Read More
I've looked into the crystal ball to see the future of our men's and women's Olympic programs, and it isn't pretty. The Men’s 7s Eagles are enjoying another fantastic year under head coach Mike Friday, which is why it might be difficult to look past the lipstick and see the warts. But they’re there, and if something’s not done to peek behind the mask of current success, a crash is imminent.
Under... Read More
With two Saturdays left on the schedule before the start of the DI Red River playoffs, the Austin Huns continued to separate itself from the pack with a 40-19 win over the second place Dallas Reds. The Reds are now tied with the Austin Blacks, who against each in the season finale on April 29th. The Huns host the Glendale Raptors this Saturday before finishing their spring against the Blacks and... Read More
Team USA opened and closed regulation time well in the semifinals Sunday in Hong Kong, but the middle bit is where things got away from the Eagles. They scored first, then conceded 24-straight points before mounting a comeback to force overtime, losing in the sudden death period, 29-24.
South Africa won the first possession of the game, but a big hit by Danny Barrett dislodged the ball and turned... Read More
A five-try, one-conversion performance saw Team USA beat England 27-7 and advance to a third-straight cup semifinal Sunday in Hong Kong. Awaiting the Eagles is South Africa, quarterfinal winners over New Zealand, at 3:53 a.m. ET.
England’s score came first via Tom Mitchell in the opening minute. But like in the 33-5 win over Argentina in pool play, the rest of the scoring was American, thanks to... Read More
The Eagles went perfect on Hong Kong’s second day, defeating Scotland 19-14 and Argentina 33-5. The wins catapult them to a 3-0, first-place finish in Pool D and sets up a cup quarterfinal against England at 11:42 p.m. ET.
In the opening match of the day against Scotland, it took three tries from Perry Baker to build a 19-0 lead and some timely defense to hold onto it.
The first one came in the... Read More