After going 1-1 to Australia in the first two tests of their exhibition series at the 2018 USA Sevens in Las Vegas, Nev., the United States Falcons were unable notch a victory on Sunday. Saturday’s matches were cancelled due to complications with the pitch, so two games were scheduled inside Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday. In the early game, the defending Olympic gold medalists beat the Falcons 40-7... Read More
Elation. It’s that feeling everyone in Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas and all watching on ESPN were reacting to. The Eagles won their first USA Sevens tournament on home soil and the crowd couldn’t contain itself so hundreds rushed the field after the final horn.
“You can’t really describe it, you can’t put it into words,” HSBC Player of the Final Danny Barrett said. “We worked so hard for this.... Read More
Adidas is USA Rugby's official kit provider. The sponsorship, which was brokered by USA Rugby's for-profit subsidiary Rugby International Marketing, is less than a year old. Sunday, when the Eagles won the USA Sevens for the first time ever, and the game was shown live on national television, they weren't wearing Adidas. When Martin Iosefo made SportsCenter's Top 10 for his try against Australia... Read More
They’ve done it. For the first time in history, the Eagles have won the USA Sevens. The watershed victory, finalized by a 28-0 win over Argentina in the final, comes after three-straight semifinal losses on home soil. It’s just the second time ever the Eagles have won a World Series tournament, and it will see them surpass Argentina in the standings into sixth place.
The first mistake of the... Read More
For the first time ever, Team USA is going to be playing for gold on home soil. The final will air live on ESPNews at 4:30 p.m. PT. The Eagles beat Fiji 19-7 in the semifinals Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. It marks just the fourth time in history the Americans have made the final of a World Series tournament. Their only championship came in 2015 in London.
Awaiting the Eagles in the... Read More
Team USA moved to 4-0 Saturday with a 17-12 quarterfinal win over England. Up next in the semifinals at 1:12 p.m. Sunday is equally impressive Fiji, which beat New Zealand at the death in their quarterfinal. This marks the fourth-straight year the USA has reached the semifinals on home turf.
England kicked long to start, giving the USA clean possession. Danny Barrett made the first long run... Read More
After a hard-earned win that put the United States through for its fourth-straight semifinal appearance at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, the Eagles are excited to play Fiji in the next round and are focused on winning the cup.
Following the win over England, Perry Baker said, “We knew those guys would fight until the end. We watched them play South Africa and they were down early and they fought... Read More
Scion Rugby and Japan SDS were crowned champions of the Men’s and Women’s Elite divisions at the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday. Taking the field at Sam Boyd Stadium before the playoff stages at the international event, Scion beat Quebec, 14-7, to take the women’s title and the Japan Sevens Development Scot side defeated Tiger Rugby, 12-5, for the America's Cup.
The women were up first... Read More
Kutztown is going back to the Collegiate Rugby Championships with its 29-7 victory over Lindenwood-Belleville at the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational. Playing in front of the crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium, the Golden Bears dominated the Lynx on its way to the qualifier win.
The wind took Kutztown’s opening kickoff out of bounds giving the Lynx the free kick. Sloppy back and forth play ensued the restart... Read More
With a 28-17 defeat of Spain, Team USA has completed a clean sweep of Pool C. The Eagles already had a berth to the quarterfinals in the bag after beating Australia and Samoa, so head coach Mike Friday opted to make changes to the starting lineup, starting debutant Cody Melphy at flyhalf and fellow rookie Joe Schroeder at prop.
Up next is the quarterfinals at 5:48 p.m. local time. The Eagles will... Read More