Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
Monday Morning Halfback is a new weekly snack-sized version of the RUGBY PatCast. It's a shorter podcast featuring Houston Sabercats captain Kyle Sumsion. Going forward, every Monday morning you'll be able to wake up to a quick discussion on the weekend's slate of games.
This week, we go over all of the Major League Rugby results, Kyle reveals his all time favorite player ( hint: it's Alev... Read More
Reeling from back-to-back disappointing finishes, Team USA takes the field for the penultimate stop on the HSBC Sevens Series Saturday in Langford, B.C. with several changes to the lineup from their last tournament. The Eagles kickoff against Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET, France at 4:46 p.m. and Japan at 7:16 p.m.
After starting the Series off with a silver medal in Dubai, the Eagles have struggled,... Read More
Team USA claimed the Challenge Trophy in Singapore Sunday with a 26-12 defeat of rival Canada. The win caps off a perfect day two, after the Eagles suffered a 1-2 opening day. The result sees them pass Argentina in the standings, but Kenya has caught up, forcing a tie for fifth place.
There are two tournaments left this season – London and Paris. The team will now head home for recovery, and to... Read More
With Carlin Isles leading from the front with a second-straight hat-trick, Team USA beat Scotland 33-12 in the Challenge Trophy semifinals Sunday in Singapore.
The game started in a flurry, with Carlin Isles making a break and being miraculously caught. Scotland turned the ball over and went on attack, but knocked on what might have been the final pass ina scoring possession.
Isles gave Scotland... Read More
Paced by a three-try performance from Carlin Isles, Team USA beat Argentina 36-12 in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals Sunday in Singapore. Up next for the Eagles is Scotland at 3:44 a.m. ET.
Argentina won the opening kickoff, but Ben Pinkelman stole possession back in a breakdown, and his first pass to Martin Iosefo out of the breakdown was enough for the center to take it all the way. The... Read More
With Perry Baker lost for the tournament, Team USA couldn’t keep pace with Kenya’s firepower, falling 33-14. The Eagles were in it midway through the second half, but the bounce of the ball put momentum heavily in Kenya’s favor toward the end. The loss drops the Eagles to 1-2 through pool play and relegates them to the bottom eight for bracket play. This is just the third time this season the... Read More
Team USA fell to 1-1 in Singapore with a 19-14 defeat to England Saturday. England owned the first half, the Americans the second half, but a tournament-ending injury to Perry Baker and a yellow card to Martin Iosefo stymied the comeback effort. Up next is a winner-take-all meeting with Kenya.
The Eagles won the opening restart but were turned over in the breakdown before long. England struck... Read More
Team USA awakes from a long break to return to action this week in Kitakyushu, Japan. It’s the third of five stops on the World Series, and the Eagles currently sit in fifth place, just six points behind both Canada and Russia.
Awaiting them in Japan are France, New Zealand and the hosts. The Eagles are 0-1 against France this season, having lost 17-19 in pool play in Dubai. They’re 1-2 against... Read More
In episode three, USA 7s head coach Mike Friday talks Hong Kong, Rugby World Cup Sevens, cutting Folau Niua's hair and what it's going to take for the Eagles to reach the podium in Tokyo. Friday also discusses USA Rugby's 2016 high performance overspend on the record for the first time.
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