USA Rugby and the United States Olympic Committee have removed Julie McCoy from her role as Team USA women’s 7s head coach. Assistant coach Chris Ryan is also out. That leaves the Eagles with no coach less than five months before opening kickoff in Rio.
McCoy was removed from the team after her Falcons bowed out of the Las Vegas Invitational with a 24-5 loss to France in the semifinal. She was... Read More
Former age-grade and Ohio State standout Nate Ebner is making his return to rugby. The New England Patriot recently re-upped with the Pats, who will allow him to pursue selection for Team USA at the Rio Olympics. He has been granted a leave of absence and is set to being training with the Eagles at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
"First and foremost, I want to thank the... Read More
The United States finished sixth at the inaugural Vancouver 7s, falling 31-19 to Samoa in the Plate Final. After an electric but sapping overtime Cup Quarterfinal loss to Fiji, the Eagles mustered a dominant 38-12 win over Wales in the Plate semi before running out of gas against Samoa.
The result further entrenches the Eagles in fifth place and sees them create some separation between themselves... Read More
New Zealand looked clinical in defeating the United States 17-5 in both team’s pool finale Saturday at Vancouver’s BC Place. The All Blacks were dominant in the breakdown, never letting the USA’s attack get into rhythm.
The result sees New Zealand top Pool D and setup a Cup Quarterfinal meeting with Samoa at 2:08 p.m. ET. The USA will face Pool A winner and first-place Fiji at 2:30. With... Read More
Team USA earned its eighth-straight Cup Quarterfinal berth with a 17-12 defeat of England Saturday at BC Place in Vancouver. Tied 7-7 at halftime, the Americans pulled away with back-to-back tries in the second half before England scored an inconsequential try at the death.
Perry Baker scored twice, running his Vancouver tally to four through two games. Up next for the USA is New Zealand in the... Read More
Two World Series debutants and two veterans have been drafted into Team USA as injury cover for this weekend's Vancouver tournament. Seth Halliman and Ben Leatigaga will make their Series debuts, and Thretton Palamo and Pat Blair their returns. All four played with the Falcons at the Las Vegas Invitational last week.
Maka Unufe suffered a separated shoulder and Will Holder a concussion at USA... Read More
Will Holder, Maka Unufe and Carlin Isles will not be with the men's Eagles in Vancouver this weekend. Holder (concussion) and Unufe (separated shoulder) suffered injuries in Las Vegas that will keep them out at least for now. Isles is doubling down on his Olympic dream by trying to qualify as a sprinter, as well as a rugby player, and he'll be at a track meet on the weekend.
That leaves some... Read More
Beating Kenya was important, and not just because it was the Cup quarterfinal at the USA Sevens. It was important because at the last tournament, in Sydney, the Eagles held a 21-0 second-half lead over Kenya before crumbling to lose the Plate semifinal, 24-21.
“That game was personal, not only for me with my heavy affection for the Kenyan people who I love, but also for our boys. We had to right... Read More
South Africa pulled away from the United States in the Pool D finale Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium to claim a 29-0 win and clean sheet through group play. The result sets the Blitzboks up with a Cup quarterfinal match with New Zealand.
The Eagles finished pool play 1-1-1, eking through to the top eight for a record seventh-straight tournament. Canada’s loss to Wales the game prior sealed the USA’s... Read More