USA faced New Zealand in the bronze medal match in Las Vegas in a thriller that ended with the Eagles winning on the final play of the match. The wind introduced an element of chance and chaos to the match, but in the end it was a simple pass to Andrew Durutalo that sealed the bronze medal for the Americans, 19-15.
USA has now won five of the last nine matches against New Zealand.
The wind... Read More
It was a turbulent day two for the USA Men in Las Vegas. Things looked great for a while, then terrible for a while, and then great again. The day wrapped up on a definite high note as the Eagles headed off to rest and prepare to play South Africa in the cup semi-finals.
In their first match, which was their final pool play match, they gave up a lead against England and lost in the last play of... Read More
The Las Vegas Invitational Men’s Elite Cup Final saw Tribe take on Serevi Selects. Both sides were pushed in their semi-final matches—Tribe against Denver and Serevi Selects against Germany Developmental. Tribe was a much better side in the first half for most of their matches this weekend, but flipped that in the final and fought back. Tribe was down 0-14 at half time and ended up coming back to... Read More
In a rematch from the first match on Friday, the USA Women opened their second day in Las Vegas with a cup quarter final against Ireland. In their pool play match, USA was up 21-12 in the second half before ultimately losing 24-21. On Saturday morning, though, they made no mistake and won 20-12 to advance to the cup semi-finals.
Alev Kelter’s opening kick started the match, but neither side... Read More
Things went just about as well for the USA Men on Friday in Las Vegas as they could have. They are all-but through to the cup quarterfinals after two wins from two matches, beating Samoa 24-12 and Chile 31-0.
Danny Barrett was one of the standouts tonight. He scored three tries against Samoa and another against Chile. “It might be the best I’ve ever played,” said Barrett, in a manner that... Read More
The Las Vegas 7s opened with the USA Women taking on Ireland. Ireland came back from a second half deficit and won 24-21.
After the first two rounds of the Women’s World Series, the USA entered the weekend in sixth place in the standings, but with momentum from a cup finals appearance at the last stop in Sydney. Ireland were in ninth place, though they have shown the ability to beat anyone and... Read More
Four teams made it through pool play Las Vegas Invitational in the Men’s Elite Division unbeaten. Germany, Northeast ODA, Denver 7s, and 1823 all won their three pool matches. Each of those teams had moments of clear dominance over the course of the day.
After their first win, Northeast ODA coach Josh Smith was “Glad to get the win. The error rate was a bit much.” Still, Smith expressed... Read More
Thursday at the Las Vegas International in the Women’s Elite Division saw each side play two matches, with one more pool match happening Friday morning. The heaviest-hitters in the group—the USA and Canadian development sides—have so far lived up to expectations.
The Falcons and Maple Leafs are both in an excellent position heading into the second day. Both are 2-0 and have looked strong in their... Read More