The IOC announced the pools for men and women in the upcoming Rio Olympics that will begin in August. Basically, twelve teams will compete in three pools with the top eight teams moving on to the quarter-final round. After that, four move ahead to the semis, and, then the final. A gold, silver and bronze medal will be awarded to the top three teams.
The USA Women are in Pool A with 2016 ... Read More
The 2015/2016 HSBC World Rugby 7s tournament ended last weekend in London with Scotland the unexpected winner, marking the first time the Scots have ever won on the circuit. The victory capped the last three event surprises with Kenya winning in Singapore (first ever win), Samoa’s comeback win in Paris over Fiji, and, finally, Scotland defeating South Africa at Twickenham.
A few squads – namely,... Read More
The USA advanced into the Cup round at the London 7s with a 1-1-1 record, the tie coming in the last match against Canada. The Eagles with face New Zealand tomorrow.
It was an unusual first round with three draws.
The USA beat Samoa 12-5 in the opening match, lost 14-10 to South Africa, and then held off the Canadians for a 12-12 tie to advance on point differential into the Cup Round.
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For the second year in a row, an impressive panel of speakers will lead a rugby seminar in conjunction with the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The event, which has become a valuable attraction in its own right, is Friday, June 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown in Philadelphia and is free to college and high school coaches, players and administrators.
The seminar is broken into... Read More
The Paris Sevens for Men ended the ninth stop in the HSBC World Rugby circuit, with London next weekend for the tenth and last event. Then, the sixteen team repechage will occur June 18 and June 19 in Monaco to determine the 12th Olympic place (Samoa favored).
Although the past two tournaments have witnessed upsets for the Cup title (Kenya in Singapore, Samoa in Paris), there was no change among... Read More
It was a day of major upsets as the three of the top four 7s sides were eliminated in their opening round of Cup play. Only top of the charts Fiji made it into the Cup final. But, again, the mighty, muscular Fijians lost to rival Samoa 29-26 in the Cup final, after leading 26-7 at the half.
The Samoans put on a 22 point second half spree and stopped the Fijians a few meters from the try line in... Read More
The Eagles lost to Scotland 14-12, a chance to tie in the Bowl semi-finals failed when the conversion at the death fell short. The kick ended the USA’s disappointing Paris 7s tournament.
The day at Stade Jean Bouin – cloudy, cold, and overcast – started with a narrow 19-17 win against Portugal, the Eagles hanging on after a 19-5 start. Zach Test had two individual tries, one almost 80 meters.... Read More
Results from the Pools in Paris as follow:
South Af 3-0
NZ vs Argentina
RSA vs Samoa
France vs Kenya
Fiji vs Australia
USA vs Portugal
England vs Wales
Scotland vs Brazil
Russia... Read More
The Eagles lost to France 24-12 and beat Canada 33-12 at Stade Jean Bouin before a crowd of more than 16,000 people. They will play in the Bowl/’Shield portion of the HSBC World Rugby Paris 7s tournament tomorrow at 10:30 Paris time,
In the French game, the USA again looked sluggish. Perry Baker sped around a slower opponent for a score, and the Eagles led 7-0 after Hughes’s easy conversion. This... Read More
“It was the best of games (Argentina). It was the worst of games (USA).” Apologies to Charles Dickens.
Los Pumas routed an ineffective Eagle squad 36-0 in what ranks as the USA’s poorest showing on the sevens’ circuit this season. Whereas Argentina played smartly and cohesively – especially, on defense – the Eagles made mistake after mistake, seemingly playing without a game plan.
Again, the USA... Read More