The Eagles came out and went right at Fiji in
the Plate Final of London 7s, running one off the ruck directly into
contact, and they were in the contest until the final minute, but
ultimately came up short 14-5.
The USA managed to work the ball into Fiji’s end with a confrontational
game plan, but too much contact resulted in a knock on. Fiji, seemingly
frustrated by the USA... Read More
The United States scored
their second-ever win over South Africa, 22-5, in the Plate Semis, having
bagged the first in pool play a day earlier.
The Eagles started the match looking to control the contact point and were
rewarded for it. South Africa had the ball first, and Cecil Afrika stood
offside at a ruck until Nick Edwards blew him off the ball, drawing an
obstruction... Read More
The Eagles took a two-try
lead over Australia in the first half, but a controversial late try from
Australia stole the win, 24-19, from the Eagles at the death.
Australia won the opening restart, but Andrew Durutalo cleanly poached the
ball on the first tackle of the game. He offloaded to Nick Edwards, who
dished to a streaking Brett Thompson for his fifth try of the tournament... Read More
The Canadian U20s completed a sweep of the Junior All Americans Saturday in
Blaine, Minn., beating the hosts 32-19 and outscoring them six tries to
The game was played in a stiff, cold, imposing wind. Canada had the gusts
at their back in the first half and built a 27-7... Read More
The USA men’s 7s team has made the Cup Quarterfinals for an unprecedented
5th time in one season, equaling their Top Eight total of the
previous four seasons combined.
It has taken some time, but with three in a row, all with victories against
really good teams, the Eagles are feeling confident, but perhaps, in some
ways, not quite there.
“We... Read More
The USA women's 7s team picked up a rugby ball, wrapped in a delightful
maple-leaf-themed wrapping paper and put a bow on it to hand Canada a
victory the Northerners didn't really earn.
In the final
game of pool play in the London International 7s, the USA played more
rugby, but also made more mistakes, ruining for themselves a couple of good
scoring opportunities, and gifting... Read More
The USA did something they have never done before in Twickenham, as they
beat South Africa 19-12 in their final pool match of the 2013 London
The highlight of the match was a game-sealing try by Carlin Isles that
electrified the crowd, but this was an exciting game all around.
The USA took the lead first. After a long... Read More
The USA were edged 19-15 in Round 2 of their London 7s pool play matches,
giiving up a try well after the hooter to lose the match.
The Eagles scored quickly through young starter Brett Thompson.
Thompson had earlier made a break down the touchline, but Andrew Durutalo
couldn’t hang onto the pass. The Eagles then defended superbly with Nick... Read More
The Eagles took the opening restart but folded under early
pressure. Because of late arriving support, Nick Edwards had to throw the
ball desperately from the deck in the ruck, resulting in sloppy ball, a
turnover and a try for Vincent Deniau. Terry Bouhraoua converted.
The USA then worked itself to within 10 meters of pay dirt via
three-straight French penalties, but Andrew... Read More
The USA U20s have picked their lineup to face Canada U20s in the second of
two games at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn.
Head Coach Jason Kelly will be looking for an improved performance after
his squad lost 26-16 Wednesday. The USA did well in several areas of the
game in the first encounter - they got plenty of possession and defended
well until they gave up two late... Read More