The time difference between Chula Vista and Moscow is 11 hours, meaning
that the USA 7s teams have their days flipped almost 180 degrees from their
regular circadian rhythms.
It’s not fun, but it’s also something the team has been used to, playing in
Dubai and Hong Kong and other far-flung reaches of the world.
Still, it’s a major concern for the coaching staff in their first... Read More
To make it a little
easier on you, we've broken down the Eagles' pool schedules for the Rugby
World Cup 7s, in American time.
The matches will be aired live on Universal Sports, both on television and
online, beginning at 7am ET Friday morning, 1am ET Saturday and 1:30am ET
Sunday, with periodic tape delayed replays.
The IRB is also webcasting games on the
main pitch at... Read More
The USA Men’s 7s team is in Moscow now looking at the business end of not
only their season, but Alex Magleby’s tenure as the 7s team Head Coach.
In less than
four days the Eagle men will open up their RWC 7s campaign against Georgia,
and on the 29th they play Canada and New Zealand. It will be a
supremely difficult pool for the Eagles because, in part, they have never
beaten... Read More
The USA U20s have officially ended their time in the Junior World
Championships, losing 46-12 Sunday to Fiji to finish 12th out of
The USA will be
replaced by Italy in 2014, with the Americans moving back down to the
Junior World Rugby Trophy they won in 2012.
Fiji scored four tries in the first half to take a commanding 22-0 lead.
Emori Waqa scored his second try minutes... Read More
The failure to scrum successfully and some breakdowns in defense saw the
USA lose 38-20 to Japan in the final match of the Pacific Nations
The Eagles looked dangerous on offense, but they dropped far, far too many
balls, and their scrum just wasn’t up to it, destroying any momentum the
USA might have had and leading to a disastrous opening to the second half.
The Eagles... Read More
Todd Clever will receive his 50th Cap Sunday when he leads the USA out
against Japan in Tokyo.
On Saturday he received his jersey in the jersey ceremony for the
Below, Clever accepts his 50th USA shirt from USA Head Coach Mike
"We are all feeling positive for the Japan game," said Wyles, who sets a
USA record with his 30th start at fullback Sunday. "Obviously we are aware
the tour so far hasn't gone as planned in terms of results but we are
massively motivated to put in a good performance. The atmosphere amongst
the group is still brilliant - everyone wants to work for each other."
The USA is 0-4
so... Read More
USA Men’s National Team Head Coach Mike Tolkin has made only two changes
from the USA team that lost to Tonga June 14 as he names his starting
lineup to take on Japan Sunday (local time) in Tokyo.
Taku Ngwenya is not in the 22, and Seamus Kelly will not start, and instead
will be on the reserves... Read More
flanker John Quill, who was helped off the field in the second half of the
Eagles' 35-10 loss to Fiji on Wednesday, has avoided a long-term injury.
Quill tweeted today that he "dodged a bullet" on his knee injury, saying
there was no ligament tear. He is in a knee brace, however, and will not
play on Sunday's test match against Japan.
Whether he will be available for... Read More
Fiji downed the Eagles 32-10 in Japan Tuesday. The Eagles trailed 10 at
halftime and had more than a couple of prime scoring chances go
Luke Hume put the Eagles on the front foot from the opening kickoff,
gashing Fiji’s defense and carrying the ball deep into the attacking end
before the possession was cut short by Robbie Shaw’s grubber into the try
zone... Read More