Women's 7s in Japan - This weekend marks the fourth stop on the HSBC Women's Sevens circuit when 12-teams match up in Kitakyushu.
The USA schedule for Saturday April 20th:
v. England at 10:52 a.m.
v. Fiji at 13:36 p.m.
v. Ireland at 16.20 p.m.
The Eagles stand second in the rankings:
1. New Zealand - 60 points
2. USA - 48
3. Canada - 46
4. Australia - 46
5. France - 32
The Black Ferns have won... Read More
The current and continuing headline story out of Australia is not about preparation for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan this September. The narrative follows the dismissal of Aussie rugby star Israel Folau, who has been fired by the country's union for writing homophobic remarks on social media, announcing to gays, "Hell awaits you." Folau is demanding a code of conduct meeting and... Read More
The first rugby match between two American universities occurred in May of 1876 when Harvard traveled to New Haven to meet Yale. In what would be called the “concessionary” game, because one half was rugby union, and the other half soccer football, Harvard prevailed. The Cantabs played rugby three times before (McGill twice and Tufts once), introducing the sport to the Elis for the first time.... Read More
Men's sessions to take place July 27-29 with Women's session happening July 31- August 1, 2020.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee has announced session times for the men’s and women’s rugby sevens competitions.
As previously announced, the sevens will take place at the iconic Tokyo Stadium, a Rugby World Cup 2019 host venue, from July 27 - August 1.
In a reverse to the Rio 2016... Read More
A quartet of Fijian flyers were selected for last weekend’s Singapore Sevens Dream Team. South Africa, tournament champions, added two while Scotland earned one spot.
From Fiji: Joshua Vakurunabili, Meli Derenalagi, Aminiani Tuimaba, and Wimoni Botitu
From South Africa: Werner Kok and Justin Geduld
From Scotland: Max McFarland
Somewhat unreported was the South Africa comeback against Fiji after... Read More
The British Rugby League is actively considering placing a team in New York City in its tier three division, League One. This would follow the successful introduction of the Toronto Wolfpack in 2017. The Wolfpack averaged 6,000 fans, significantly above the 2,500 RFL average across all teams and all divisions in Great Britain.
Part of the reason for the Wolfpack’s excellent attendance was their... Read More
Team USA still stands in first place after a fourth-place finish in Singapore Sunday. The Eagles’ lead over second-place Fiji, though, was trimmed from seven points to three with two tournaments left. South Africa, which eliminated the Eagles from gold medal contention, came back from a 19-0 deficit to beat Fiji and claim the cup title.
Unlike last week, the Eagles started well, beating Wales, 31... Read More
The Eagles, at near full strength, won their pool going undefeated in the three, opening matches. The USA defeated Wales 31-12, Kenya 17-14, and England 22-7 to advance into the quarterfinal round. Next, will be Argentina.
The victories over Wales and England revenged previous losses last week in Hong Kong to these two sides.
Carlin Isles tallied three tries, two against Kenya. But all shared in... Read More
Major League Rugby- The eleventh week of play continues this Saturday and Sunday with four games. The schedule follows:
Day Date Visitor Home Time TV
Sat. 4/13 Utah NOLA 3 p.m. ET Cox, ESPN+
Sat. 4/13 Seattle Houston 6 p.m. ET Facebook Watch, KUBE, Root
Sun. ... Read More
Hong Kong was a mixed bag for Team USA. The Eagles had their worst day-one of the season, losing to Wales and England, getting a lone pool win over Spain. However, they won the three-way via superior point differential, advancing them to the quarterfinals. An uplifting comeback win over South Africa in the semifinals was followed by a loss to second-place Fiji, which was followed by a bronze... Read More