USA’s first match at the HSBC USA Women’s 7s in Glendale, Colo. began with excitement but ended in disappointment as the women fell to England on the last play, 12-10. USA’s Ilona Maher and Naya Tapper scored in the first and led 10-7 at the half. Defense dominated the second half and England’s aggressive play at the end of the game proved to be the decider when Ellie Kildunne scored the game-... Read More
Back to the basics and hard-nosed defense saw the USA blank Scotland, 28-0, to play for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif. The Eagles defense kept its shape throughout the match and applied too much pressure for Scotland to handle. The USA will compete for fifth against Argentina at 5:02 pm PST.
“It was really important for us to bounce back today for all these fans... Read More
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
The journey to a Rugby World Cup 7s championship was stopped short for the USA as England won 24-19 in overtime in the quarterfinals. The Eagles came back from a 19-7 deficit to tie the game before going to overtime. At the start of extra time, the Roses stole the kickoff and captain Tom Mitchell sent a deadly cross-field kick to Phil Burgess for the game-winning try. The USA will now play... Read More
In the final match of day one of the Rugby World Cup 7s, the USA made its presence known with a 35-0 shutout of Wales. At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the Eagles started a little slow and sluggish but got into a groove with tries from Martin Iosefo, Perry Baker (2), Danny Barrett, and Carlin Isles. The victory sets the Eagles up with a date against England in the championship... Read More
Head Coach Mike Friday has selected a strong 13-man squad for the Silicon Valley 7s Saturday and Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The side is very experienced, with just two uncapped players getting a call up.
Veteran forward Ben Pinkelman will captain the side that’s loaded for bear. He’s joined by HSBC Sevens World Series regulars Folau Niua, Maka Unufe, Matai Leuta, Stephen Tomasin... Read More