USA 7s team captain Shalom Suniula isn’t backing down from a challenging
draw at the Dubai 7s this weekend.
Eagles face off with New Zealand, South Africa and Portugal in a very tough
pool, and will need to pull off a first-time upset of either of those first
two teams to get to the Cup Quarterfinals.
But Suniula told RUGBYMag.com that the team feels they know what they can... Read More
The Navy Midshipmen have declined an automatic bid to the inaugural college
7s national championships in College Station, Texas Dec. 16-17 because the
event clashes with the Naval Academy's final exams schedule and was never
on the team's budget. The Midshipmen won the automatic bid by claiming the
Empire 7s title earlier this month.
Navy becomes at least the 11th team (UCLA,... Read More
USA 7s team Head Coach Al Caravelli didn’t have to be told why his team
didn’t perform better at the Gold Coast 7s, and he didn’t have to be told,
either, that the line between a good tournament and an iffy one is a thin
“We came very close to beating South Africa,” Caravelli told RUGBYMag.com.
“Against the top teams in the world the margins are very close. They needed... Read More
The USA’s Gold Coast 7s ended in the Bowl Semis with a less-than-perfect
19-5 loss to Scotland.
The USA started the game – for the second game in a row – with an error on
the kickoff. Shalom Suniula’s kickoff went out on the full giving Scotland
a free kick at midfield.
The Scots did very well to keep possession and while they were almost held
up in the tackle, recycled to Sam... Read More
The USA is in to the Bowl semifinals after beating Papua New Guinea 24-5
Saturday at the Gold Coast 7s.
The Eagles weathered a couple of small mistakes, especially
after their own kickoffs, but played smart, team 7s rugby to win fairly
The game started with a trick play, as the Eagles opted for a kick off to
the right wing for Nick Edwards. But Shalom Suniula’s... Read More
The USA 7s team will play Papua New Guinea in the Bowl Quarterfinals
Saturday (local time) at the Gold Coast 7s.
It’s a game they should expect to win, putting them in a tough match in the
Bowl Semis, against either Scotland, or Niue.
The good news is, this year points are on offer on every game, making every
lower-bracket match that much more important. The frustrating news is,... Read More
The United States beat Japan 21-0 in the pool finale to go 1-2 in pool play
at the Gold Coast and win its first match of the 2011/2012 IRB Sevens
The Eagles used the same starting lineup as the day's first two losses. The
first several minutes saw no score from either side, and it wasn't until
the sixth minute that Eagle flyhalf Folau Niua touched down to open... Read More
The USA 7s team will be very disappointed with their performance against
Australia, because the game was there to win for them.
Instead, the USA lost 22-7 to Australia in the second pool match for both
teams at the Gold Coast 7s in Queensland.
The Eagles started off well. They won the kickoff brilliantly through Zack
Test, and while they ended up giving up possession on a dropped... Read More
A late try from Johannes Prinsloo gave South Africa a 17-12 victory in the
opening HSBC Sevens World Series match for both teams.
The Eagles started superbly well, scoring a quick-strike try in less than a
minute, and then, with the score 5-5, taking their time to finish off the
half with a try as well. Zack Test scored both tries for the USA, with
Folau Niua converting one.
In... Read More
The USA women’s 7s team gets on an airplane soon for a 15-hour flight to
Dubai. There they will start a 2011-2012 season that has few guarantees,
but plenty of possibilities.
in the season the Eagles are expected to play in Las Vegas, and maybe
further on. But right now, they are focused on playing in the first
IRB-sanctioned international women’s 7s event outside of the... Read More