Day one in Glasgow was a mixed bag for the United States, with a worrying 40-0 loss to Canada to open the day and a couple of big wins to secure a record fifth Cup Quarterfinal appearance on the season. The 2-1 record was good enough for second in the pool, setting the Eagles up with a quarterfinal match with Australia Sunday at 4:48 a.m. ET
In the day's opener, Canada held onto possession for... Read More
Jessica Javelet and Amelia Villines have left the 7s setup at the Olympic Training Center. Villines chose to walk away prior to Atlanta 7s last month, and Javelet left following the tournament.
Javelet joined the team ahead of the inaugural Atlanta 7s in 2014, exploding onto the scene with seven tries in her first-ever rugby tournament. She competed in Brazil that season, but missed the final two... Read More
The United States bounced back from a disappointing Day One to win the Bowl Sunday in Tokyo. The Eagles went 4-2 in the effort, claiming some pretty big scalps from Samoa and Australia on Day Two. They decimated Portugal, 39-0, in the quarterfinals, soundly defeated Samoa, 22-5, in the semifinals, and edged Australia, 17-12, in extra time in the final.
Impressively, the deed was done with the... Read More
Pool play came to a crashing close for the USA with a 24-15 loss to South Africa in Tokyo Saturday. The Eagles led at halftime, but a stretch of lost kickoffs saw that gap erased and more than reversed by the Blitzbokke just after intermission. As a result, the Eagles will be relegated to the Bowl Rounds for the first time since Dubai back in December.
Danny Barrett nearly scored in the 18th... Read More
The United States got back on the right track with a 22-14 win over Canada Saturday in Tokyo. The USA started in the hole once again, but took a two-score lead right after halftime. The win makes Mike Friday 3-0 against Canada as the Eagles' head man.
Madison Hughes’ game-opening restart didn’t go 10 meters, giving Canada a free kick at midfield. Zack Test won a penalty with his efforts in the... Read More
A 27-5 loss to Kenya opened the Eagles’ Tokyo 7s campaign Saturday at Prince Chichibu Stadium. The offensive theme of the match for the United States was apparent from the get-go, as a misfired offload from Maka Unufe to Zack Test resulted in a turnover and a Kenyan try. Bush Mwale was the benefactor. The USA would squander most of its own possession with similar mistakes throughout the match. ... Read More
The Eagles are hoping to continue their record of consecutive Cup Quarterfinal appearances this weekend in Tokyo, and they again have another favorable pool. Up first at 10:50 p.m. Friday is Kenya. Then it’s rival Canada at 1:08 a.m. and first-place South Africa at 4:58 a.m. Saturday (all times Eastern).
These pool draws aren’t strokes of luck or gifts from the rugby Gods – they’re earned. The... Read More
The United States finished up pool play in Hong Kong undefeated, tying England 21-21. The draw was good enough for the pool win, as the Eagles held a point differential advantage. They were plus-35 and England wound up just 17 points in the black. The USA will play Samoa at 11:42 p.m. ET Sunday in the Cup Quarterfinals.
Danny Barrett secured possession for the United States on the opening restart... Read More