It was an up-and-down day for the USA at the George 7s. They played
well enough to beat the defending IRB World Series champs, and then stepped
on their own feet with a series of uncharacteristic errors and missed tackles
to end up 1-2.
“We started very well against Samoa, but then hit a little lull,” USA Head
Coach Al Caravelli told RUGBYMag.com. “Then we started really well against
Fiji, made... Read More
The Eagles notched their first win over Zimbabwe last weekend in Dubai, but
could not make it two in a row over the African nation in Saturday’s Shield
semifinal. As consequence, the Eagles finish 1-4 and pointless in George.
The difference in the match was one conversion.1st half
3:15 Manasah Sita
5:03 Marco Barnard
6:48 ... Read More
The Eagles started their third and final pool game in South Africa like
they were still hungover from the 43-5 shellacking Fiji delivered earlier
in the day, and allowed Namibia to take the early 7-0 lead.
The Americans responded quickly when Miles Craigwell found playmaker Shalom
Suniula, who then deferred to a switching Colin Hawley for the rebuttal
try. The conversion... Read More
One of the USA 7s team's mantras is that they don't want to look on making
the Cup Quarterfinals as an end, but as a beginning.
They want to go from hoping to make the Top Eight to expecting to.
Such expectations are a luxury. Five teams made every Quarterfinals last
season, leaving three spots every tournament for others. Of those 24 spots
(three in each of eight... Read More
USA women’s 7s coach Ric Suggitt has a lot of work ahead of him. With a
program that has played in only one tournament so far this year, and with
massive turnover still being managed post 2009 World Cup, he is in the
unenviable position of finding players and re-starting the program.
This past summer was a fairly enthusiastic one for women’s 7s, as more
teams embraced the... Read More
February 10, 2003, Nausori, Fiji — The US National Women's Sevens Team was
surprised by a 7-0 loss to Touchdown, the Fiji national touch team in a
6-team tournament won by the Touch team.
There was a final match, however and a
chance for redemption, as a Fiji national team selected as a result of the
tournament, containing 7 of the same Touch players, faced a very different
US... Read More