CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Four Olympians, including Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games captain Kelly Griffin, have been named to Richie Walker's Women's Eagles Sevens squad for HSBC Sydney7s, the second round of the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
Beantown Rugby's Sarah Buonopane is set to debut on the Series for the U.S., which is coming off of an 11th-place finish at Emirates Airline... Read More
With a 28-14 win over Samoa in their final match, USA finish the Dubai leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in ninth place and as Trophy Winners.
The Eagles looked sharp in attack from the start of the match.
An early knock on gave USA a scrum in the first minute. That was won cleanly and Madison Hughes made a 50-meter break. Hughes was tackled high five meters short of the try line, and following... Read More
Another November Tour means another patchwork assembly for the Eagles, as 38 players have been called upon to cover three matches – Nov. 4 against the Maori All Blacks in Chicago, Nov. 12 versus Romania in Bucharest and Nov. 19 opposite Tonga in San Sebastian, Spain.
Among the 38, 12 are seeking their first international 15s caps. Marcel Brache is a four-year Super Rugby veteran from South Africa... Read More
Team USA’s quest for a medal ended Wednesday with a 24-19 defeat at the hands of Fiji. The result dropped the Americans to 1-2 at the end of pool play with an insufficient point differential to advance. Coming into the match, the USA needed to win, tie or lose by three or less to move on. They fell two points short.
The United States got on the front foot early, but the drive was ended by a bad... Read More
On Saturday night, about 25 minutes into the USA v Russia match, my wife poked her head into the room and asked, “How are they doing?” I didn’t know what to say. They were winning. They clearly looked the better side. But they hadn’t scored any tries yet. Was that good or bad?
I didn’t know how to feel during the match, and I am not sure how to feel now. Was the win over Russia a “good” win?... Read More
Perry Baker’s four tries and a perfect six-for-six conversions from Madison Hughes saw the Eagles beat New Zealand 42-14 in the cup quarterfinals of London 7s Sunday. The win is the USA’s fourth over New Zealand ever, with the other three all coming earlier in the season. It’s also the Eagles’ largest margin of victory over the All Blacks.
Awaiting the USA in the semifinals is Scotland at 10:10 a... Read More
USA Rugby announced Friday the broadcasting and timing details for the Eagles' summer tests against Italy and Russia June 18th and 25th, respectively. Therugbychannel.tv, an over-the-top subscription service created by USA Rugby's for-profit arm Rugby International Marketing, will stream the games exclusively.
The USA will open the summer against Italy at San Jose's Avaya Stadium at 9 p.m. ET,... Read More
Three Americans played for the Saracens in the first ever Premiership match held on United States soil. Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith started and played the full eighty minutes while youngster Titi Lamositele came on for the second half. All three represent the past, present and future of the American international side.
Chris Wyles and Hayden Smith have both retired from international competition... Read More
Japan downed the USA 28-18 Sunday in Gloucester, England to round out both teams' World Cup campaigns. The Cherry Blossoms trailed for just two minutes in the contest, and the Eagles were within a score of the Japanese on multiple occasions.
The Americans kicked off to start the game, and a Japanese knock-on gave the Eagles an attacking scrum right away. They secured possession, but a forward... Read More
50 second-half points saw the Springboks beat the United States 64-0 Wednesday at Olympic Park in London. The USA kept the game competitive the first 40 minutes, conceding just two scores to the heavily favored Springboks, but the floodgates opened after intermission.
The USA’s best chances to get on the board were missed penalty kicks by Folau Niua in the third minute and Niku Kruger in the 15th... Read More