The USA women ended the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s with a difficult 24-14 loss to Australia in the third-place match. At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the Eagles came up aggressively but the Aussies equaled USA’s intensity and made more plays to earn the bronze.
“We came together and had a really great connection from game one to game four,” Ryan Carlyle said of the tournament. "We never... Read More
It’s been two months since the USA lost to New Zealand in the cup semifinal in Langford, British Columbia and the Eagles have been itching for some payback ever since. On Saturday on the biggest stage of the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif., the USA got its shot at redemption and unfortunately failed to advance to the final with a 26-21 loss to the Black Ferns.
After New Zealand took... Read More
In the final pairing of the championship quarterfinals at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif., it was the fourth seed against the fifth seed and Eagles prevailed over Russia by a score of 33-17.
The USA dominated possession in the first half and led 21-5 at the break. However, after a yellow card, Russia stormed back to cut the advantage to four points with about two minutes left.... Read More
In the final match of the round of 16 at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Ca., the USA women piled up six tries on China to win its opening match, 38-7. After the Eagles scored on the opening possession, China responded to tie it up at 7-7. Knowing there are no underdogs in this event, the USA utilized its speed and aerial abilities on the restart to power to the victory. The USA play... Read More
After going 1-1 to Australia in the first two tests of their exhibition series at the 2018 USA Sevens in Las Vegas, Nev., the United States Falcons were unable notch a victory on Sunday. Saturday’s matches were cancelled due to complications with the pitch, so two games were scheduled inside Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday. In the early game, the defending Olympic gold medalists beat the Falcons 40-7... Read More
The qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, Brazil begins at the Las Vegas Invitational as the USA Women compete for the right to represent their country in October. The 12-person squad helmed by Emilie Bydwell, the General Manager to Women's High-Performance rugby, produced two shutouts beating Mexico, 41-0, and Barbados, 29-0. The USA begins Friday against 2-0 Canada... Read More
By John Lange
Despite making five changes in the starting lineup for the second game, the USA Women’s 7s got off to a hot start against Japan, leading 21-0 at the intermission. A late charge by the Japanese notwithstanding, the Eagles were able to hold on for a 33-12 win.
The United States received the opening kickoff and used that possession to get its first points on the board when Richelle... Read More
By John Lange
A pair of tries by Lauren Doyle proved more than enough for USA Women’s 7s as they kicked off Pool C play in the Atlanta 7s with a 24-0 defeat of Spain.
In the fourth minute of play, the Eagles were able to force a turnover by Spain and Alev Kelter powered her way in for the try to give the USA a 5-0 lead. At the death of the half, Lauren Doyle made a spectacular run, getting the... Read More
The United States lost to Australia 34-0 in Cup Semi-finals at the Sao Paolo 7s. Australia dominated the game from the onset and never allowed the Eagles a chance to get into the game.
The Eagles dropped the opening kickoff forward, ominous foreshadowing for the rest of the match. The teams traded possession for the first four minutes until Amy Turner barged over for the first try of the match.... Read More
The United States defeated England 22-12 to make its way into the semi-finals at the Sao Paolo 7s. A strong first half, with two tries from Kristen Thomas, paved the way for the Eagles first semi-final appearance in this year’s circuit.
The Eagles got off to a fast start after receiving the kickoff. They immediately swung the ball left to Kristen Thomas but the winger looked to be bottled up.... Read More