With a 17-10 lead going into the final minute of regulation against England, USA gave up the lead and ultimately the game as England’s Tom Mitchell and Tom Bowen scored to win 24-17. The Eagles finish second to England in pool play and will play Argentina in the cup quarterfinals.
After the National Anthem and fireworks on a windy afternoon at Sam Boyd Stadium in Henderson, Nev., the Eagles... Read More
The final match of the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship was the tournament decider. Both Argentina XV and the USA Eagles entered the match 4-0, and both were on the right side of gaudy point differentials. And the sides tied in Houston last year to open the ARC. This year’s match was another tie, 27-27. However, USA is the tournament winner via bonus points.
The match was a scrappy, intense... Read More
The cup chase for the USA women ended in the semifinals Saturday in front of a nearly full Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas with a 12-7 loss to New Zealand. The Eagles took the lead early and were combative throughout, ultimately earning a shot to steal the game at the death but falling short.
They’ll have one more match to determine who gets bronze against Canada at 5:40 p.m. This marks the second-... Read More
In a rematch from the first match on Friday, the USA Women opened their second day in Las Vegas with a cup quarter final against Ireland. In their pool play match, USA was up 21-12 in the second half before ultimately losing 24-21. On Saturday morning, though, they made no mistake and won 20-12 to advance to the cup semi-finals.
Alev Kelter’s opening kick started the match, but neither side... Read More
Things went just about as well for the USA Men on Friday in Las Vegas as they could have. They are all-but through to the cup quarterfinals after two wins from two matches, beating Samoa 24-12 and Chile 31-0.
Danny Barrett was one of the standouts tonight. He scored three tries against Samoa and another against Chile. “It might be the best I’ve ever played,” said Barrett, in a manner that... Read More
Team USA pounded Chile 31-0 in its second pool match Friday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Eagles will go to sleep tonight 2-0, awaiting the pool decider against England at 3:24 p.m. Las Vegas time.
Perry Baker skied for the opening kickoff, taking the ball clean out of the air amidst traffic. The Eagles went through some phases in the attacking end, but the possession was halted by a... Read More
The first match in Pool B was USA v Samoa. The Eagles opened their 2017 Las Vegas leg with a comfortable 29-5 win.
The last time the sides met was in Wellington when USA won 24-12. Prior to tonight’s match, USA had lost twice to Samoa in Las Vegas and not defeated them here.
Samoa regathered the opening kick, but the opening few passes were sloppy. Samoa struggled at the breakdown early and... Read More
Team USA completed day one with a 14-7 defeat of Fiji Friday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Coupled with Spain's 14-14 draw with Ireland in the pool finale, the victory saw the Eagles finish second in Pool B. Had Ireland won, a three-way tie would have decided it and could have bumped the USA to third. Nonetheless, it's the Cup Quarterfinals for the USA on Saturday, as they await the second-... Read More
Four teams made it through pool play Las Vegas Invitational in the Men’s Elite Division unbeaten. Germany, Northeast ODA, Denver 7s, and 1823 all won their three pool matches. Each of those teams had moments of clear dominance over the course of the day.
After their first win, Northeast ODA coach Josh Smith was “Glad to get the win. The error rate was a bit much.” Still, Smith expressed... Read More
Thursday at the Las Vegas International in the Women’s Elite Division saw each side play two matches, with one more pool match happening Friday morning. The heaviest-hitters in the group—the USA and Canadian development sides—have so far lived up to expectations.
The Falcons and Maple Leafs are both in an excellent position heading into the second day. Both are 2-0 and have looked strong in their... Read More