USA faced New Zealand in the bronze medal match in Las Vegas in a thriller that ended with the Eagles winning on the final play of the match. The wind introduced an element of chance and chaos to the match, but in the end it was a simple pass to Andrew Durutalo that sealed the bronze medal for the Americans, 19-15.
USA has now won five of the last nine matches against New Zealand.
The wind... Read More
It was a turbulent day two for the USA Men in Las Vegas. Things looked great for a while, then terrible for a while, and then great again. The day wrapped up on a definite high note as the Eagles headed off to rest and prepare to play South Africa in the cup semi-finals.
In their first match, which was their final pool play match, they gave up a lead against England and lost in the last play of... 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
The matchup for the Cup Final in the Men’s Elite bracket at the Las Vegas Invitational is set. Serevi Selects will face Tribe Saturday morning for the championship. The sides have already played in the tournament, with Tribe winning Thursday.
To get there, Tribe defeated Denver in the quarter finals, 14-10. Tribe’s first try came from a possession starting deep inside their 22, while the second... Read More
The Las Vegas 7s opened with the USA Women taking on Ireland. Ireland came back from a second half deficit and won 24-21.
After the first two rounds of the Women’s World Series, the USA entered the weekend in sixth place in the standings, but with momentum from a cup finals appearance at the last stop in Sydney. Ireland were in ninth place, though they have shown the ability to beat anyone and... 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
For the sixth consecutive year, the Las Vegas 7s had record breaking attendance. Attendance has more than doubled since its the innaugural year in 2010, with 80,138 people attending the three day event in 2016.
The 80,138 number eclipsed last year's mark of 75,761. Saturday, which saw the single day attendance record broken, brought in 35,716 people.
With a record number of teams attending the... Read More
Fiji overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to win the Las Vegas 7s 21-15. Australia dominated the first half, but Fiji stormed back with three second half tries. Three conversions ended up being the difference as Fiji captured its second consecutive Vegas 7s title.
With a massive wind blowing, the opening kickoff changed directions several times. The ball bounced and Australia pounced on its... Read More
South Africa frustrated the United States in the third place match of the Las Vegas 7s to the tune of a 21-10 victory.
The Eagles committed a string of penalties n the first two minutes while trying to keep South Africa out of the try zone. After turning over South Africa, Perry Baker through an ill-advised pass in the Eagles 22 leading to a turnover. The Eagles stole the ball at the breakdown a... Read More