The USA was defeated by an ever-improving Hong Kong team 20-12 Sunday in
the Bowl semifinals of the Hong Kong 7s, in a game the Eagles probably
should have won at a canter.
Zack Test was taken out of the previous game
with an injury. He returned to start in this game, but on the wing, not as
a hooker, with Nick Edwards stepping in as a forward, indicating he might
have hurt his... Read More
The USA have won a crucial match at the Hong Kong 7s, beating Scotland, one
of the teams they need to catch in the HSBC Sevens World Series standings,
21-12 in the Bowl Quarterfinals.
The USA dominated play for the first ten minutes and then held on to
Head Coach Alex Magleby made some changes for his lineup, putting... Read More
The USA 7s team is painfully aware of what they need to do Sunday.
First of all, they need to beat Scotland on Sunday
morning (10:45pm/7:45pm Saturday night to the rest of us). Scotland is just
a few points ahead of the Eagles in the World Series standings. With most
of the other teams near the Eagles up in the top eight, the Americans need
to keep pace by putting Scotland behind... Read More
Looking, as he was, at the three games lost 17-14, 21-19, and 24-12, Magleby
could reasonably expect to have won two of those with a little bit of luck.
The theme, though, wasn’t luck.
“It’s not about luck or magic,” Magleby told RUGBYMag.com.
“It’s about the rucks. We didn’t adjust as well as the opposition to the
referee interpretations in the breakdown. The referees had their meeting... Read More
The USA ended pool play at the Hong Kong 7s with a 24-12 loss to New
Zealand in a game they could have won.
Both teams made some changes for the game. New Zealand Head Coach Gordon
Tietjens rested several regular starters for the match, knowing his All
Blacks Sevens had already made the Cup Quarters.
Meanwhile Eagles Head... Read More
A torrid second half could not redeem a woeful first half for the USA men's
7s team as they lost 21-19 to France in Pool Play at the Hong Kong 7s
Saturday morning local time.
The Eagles were not at their best in the first half and leaked a soft early
try to Renaud Delmas. With the ball... Read More
The USA Rugby High School All-Americans, bowed out in the Plate Semifinals
in the Rosslyn Park Sevens Friday in the UK.
After finishing Day One 4-0, the HSAA team lost hard-fought 15-5 to Ysgol
Gyfun Gwyr in the playoffs.
That put them in the Plate Groups, where they beat King's School,
Macclesfield 27-7 and Bicton College 21-10 to win Group EE... Read More
The USA opened its Hong Kong campaign with a 17-14 loss to Kenya in their
only Day One game. Kenya dominated possession and won the restart battle,
putting USA behind the eight ball from the get-go.
Kenya won the opening kick and took the ball into one ruck before Andrew
Amonde noticed no sweeper behind the American defensive line. He... Read More
The Eagles take the Hong
Kong 7s field early Friday morning, American time. Like USA Sevens, Hong
Kong splits pool play over the course of two days.
They Eagles play once Friday and twice Saturday on local time. On American
time, they play Friday morning, Friday night and Saturday morning.The final
day of competition begins in the early morning hours, American time.
Below... Read More
Maurice Clarett has joined the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Program in
Columbus, Ohio. “He’s committed to try to make Rio 2016,” said Tiger
Rugby director Paul Holmes. “That’s Maurice’s plan.”
The 29-year-old former Ohio State and Denver Broncos running back met and
worked out with Holmes Wednesday before agreeing to... Read More