When head coach Mike Friday first sat down with a calendar in preparation for Rio 2016, he knew his players would have a long, intense run of training and playing leading into the Olympics, which would be separated from 7s’ other major quadrennial, the World Cup, by an insufficiently short couple of seasons. The World Cup would also be sandwiched on the other end by Olympic qualification and... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - Last time they were on home soil, the Men's Eagles Sevens achieved greatness alongside crowds of screaming American fans when they won Gold in the Cup Final at 2018 USA Sevens. Now, with a fifth place seeding, Head Coach Mike Friday, his 12 starters and two injury reserves will travel to AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA for the first ever U.S. hosted Rugby World Cup at... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Under the direction of team medical staff, Alev Kelter will remain out of competition for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Kelter has been continuing recovery from an injury sustained during the 2017-18 season and will continue to support the group from the bench throughout the tournament.
In her stead, Kelsi Stockert has been activated and will travel to San Francisco tomorrow.... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular pdcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this week's episode, Eagle stars Danny Barrett, Alev Kelter and Naya Tapper come on to talk World Cup. Barrett tells us how the Eagles will attack the win-or-go-home format, what it's gonna be like playing at the home of his childhood baseball team, and how it's been having the HSBC cameras following the boys... Read More
The club 7s circuit had only two tournaments on the docket this weekend. The newly minted Eastern and Western qualifiers, with the winners getting automatic spots to nationals, took place with Dallas taking the eastern tournament and Belmont Shore taking home the western bid.
In Leesburg, Va, eight teams were divided into two pools. In Pool A the Chicago Lions, Schuykill River Exlies, Optimus and... Read More
Although no teams punched their ticket to nationals this weekend, it was a busy week of action across the country. Seven of the eight regions held qualifiers and for the most part the traditional powers took care of business.
In what is hands down the toughest qualifying region in the country, the Bulldogs drew first blood. A team that in years past competed in the Northeast took a new... Read More
The summer 7s season got underway this month across the country. USA Rugby tweaked the qualification process this year to give more competitive regions additional spots for qualification. Some regions will earn two or three automatic bids and this year there is a newly established Eastern and Western Open tournaments that will see the winner get an automatic spot to Nationals.
Southern Conference... Read More
Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
The Women's Sevens World Series is coming back to the U.S.A this fall, as Glendale's Infinity Park has been tabbed the newest stop for the now six-tournament series. Glendale will kick off the 2018/2019 season, which will serve as the first qualification vehicle for the 2020 Olympics, Oct. 20-21.
The USA has hosted a stop on the women's circuit every season since the inaugural in 2012/2013,... Read More