It’s all to play for in the final Women’s 7s Series stop in Amsterdam next week, as the Eagles finished fourth in London Saturday – good enough to see them tie France for fourth in the Series standings. If they can finish higher than France and keep ahead of England, which sits just two points behind, in Holland, they will qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
The weekend was bittersweet on... Read More
The United States overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat South Africa for just the third time in history Saturday, sweeping its pool and finishing day one in London 3-0. The win sees the Eagles through to the Cup Quarterfinals, where they’ll meet rival Canada.
It was speed against speed very early on, as Seabelo Senatlo backed himself against Perry Baker, and Baker reeled him in and forced... Read More
The Eagles improved to 2-0 with a 28-12 defeat of Portugal Saturday in London, punching their ticket to another Cup Quarterfinal appearance. The game was in doubt until midway through the second half, when the USA pulled away from a tired Portuguese side.
Portugal was on the offensive first, owning the first 90 seconds of possession. Os Lobos were inches from scoring first, too, but Garrett... Read More
The United States opened its London 7s campaign with a 24-19 defeat of France. The Eagles got up 19-0, but allowed the French to creep back in the game, and the result was insecure until the final seconds.
France and the USA traded turnovers to open the contest, but it was the USA who would strike first through Carlin Isles. Danny Barrett made a break up one touch line, tip-toeing to stay in play... Read More
The United States women advanced to the Cup Quarterfinals with a strong showing Friday in London. They opened up with a 40-7 thrashing of China, beat Fiji 24-19 and then drew with Australia, 12-12. The Aussies finished atop the pool with a better point differential than the Eagles.
The fallout of the pool results is the USA facing France in an incredibly important Cup Quarterfinal. The Eagles are... Read More
Zack Test suffered a severe ankle sprain in the Cup Quarterfinal against Australia Sunday in Glasgow, which kept him on the sideline for the duration of the tournament. It will most likely also keep him out of the World Series finale in London this weekend.
“I’m not going to take any risks, because we’ve got a big tournament in four or five weeks,” said head coach Mike Friday.
“It’s immensely... Read More
There’s just one tournament left in the 2015/2016 7s World Series, and the first chapter of the Olympic qualification story is almost entirely unfolded. Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa officially clinched their bids to the Rio Games.
The fourth spot on offer via the World Series is still technically up for grabs, with England having a stranglehold only Australia has a chance to undo. England... Read More
The Eagles’ Glasgow campaign ended with a 24-19 loss to England in the battle for third place. The match wasn’t as close as the score would indicate, as England had the result in hand the whole time having led 24-0 until midway through the second half.
An interesting starting group took the field for the Eagles, with Andrew Durutalo, Matai Leuta and Garrett Bender in the scrum, Nate Augspurger at... Read More
The United States' Cup hopes were dashed with a 19-5 loss to Fiji in the semifinals Sunday. Without leading scorer Zack Test, injured in the quarterfinal win over Australia, the Eagles went stride for stride with Fiji through the first 10 minutes before some key mistakes mounted against them.
The match’s first try in the opening minute was a result of Fiji getting away with a clear knock-on. A... Read More
A pair of long-distance individual efforts put the Eagles over the top against Australia, 14-7, in the Cup Quarterfinals Sunday in Glasgow. The win secures the USA its second Plate Semifinal of the season where Fiji awaits.
Australia got on the board first too quickly and too easily, with Australia going one touch line to the other without much in the movement, but Pama Fou simply made Andrew... Read More