After defeating Australia 19-0 to start the tournament, Team USA moved to 1-1 in Cape Town with a 28-10 loss to host South Africa. The Eagles started the game on the front foot, but the Blitzbokke pounced on some unforced errors to take control.
After an opening couple of minutes of sustained pressure by the USA, Martin Iosefo turned over possession with an interception. The ball was passed... Read More
Team USA fell to South Africa, 19-10, in the pool finale Friday in Dubai, bringing its record to 1-2. That will put the Eagles in contention for the Challenge Trophy, which is now the prize for the bottom eight in lieu of the Bowl.
It didn't take long for the Blitzbokke to get ahead. Kyle Brown took the opening restart and ran into contact, drawing the attention of Madison Hughes. Cecil Africa... Read More
The USA got its first win of the season, 29-7, over a game Uganda side Friday in Dubai. The Eagles started slowly, as they had against Scotland to start the tournament, but Uganda also played well, leading to a 7-5 lead for the African champions at halftime.
Having played uncharacteristically poorly against Scotland, captain Madison Hughes didn't touch the field against Uganda, as Don Pati got... Read More
Team USA opened the 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens Wrold Series with a 14-5 defeat at the hands of Scotland Friday in Dubai. The Eagles didn't look sharp the entire contest, routinely racking up handling and passing errors on offense and penalties in defense. Nonetheless, they were in it until the final minutes.
Scotland got on the board first via Scott Wight. The Scottish owned early possession and... Read More
With a potential for as many as six changes from Rio, the Eagles team taking the field in Dubai has endured a bit of a face lift from the Olympics. Missing are some players who’ve gone on to do other things and perhaps some who might have been expected to still be in the fold.
Obviously and expectedly, Nate Ebner has returned to the NFL and Chris Wyles has returned to duty with Saracens. But... Read More
Mike Friday has selected four players for his 13-man traveling squad for the HSBC Sevens World Series opener in Dubai who are hoping to earn their first international 7s appearance – Anthony Welmers, Kevon Williams, Alec Gletzer and Don Pati. All four have winning pedigrees and are products of some of the country’s best collegiate programs.
Williams led New Mexico Highlands to back-to-back NSCRO... Read More
Team USA’s men’s and women’s teams for the HSBC World Series opener in Dubai are set, with several debutants set to make their first international 7s appearances. For both teams, the inexperience is driven by some post-Olympics changes, as well as injuries.
On the women’s side, Kristen Thomas is still recovering from the broken leg that prevented her from starring for the Eagles in Rio. On the... Read More
Springbok flyer Bryan Habana will join the South African 7s team this week in an effort to make the Blitzbokke squad for the upcoming World Series stops in Las Vegas and Vancouver. His possible inclusion rivals that of New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams and Australia's Quade Cooper for the most famous player to make the transition to the Olympic code.
“Bryan is one of those players that always has... Read More