The United States women have the chance to maybe make history this weekend at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto. It’s tough to tell if the Eagles have won back-to-back tournaments before, and if so when, as the all-time women’s 7s records aren’t tidy and easy to find, but if they take gold on the weekend they’ll have two-consecutive tournament wins for the first time since at least 2011, if not ever.... Read More
The 7s Eagles are enjoying unparalleled success these days. They’re qualified for the 2016 Olympics, which hadn’t seemed like much of a sure bet since 2009, when it was announced 7s would be included in the Rio Games. They’re coming off their best World Series in program history, reaching six Cup Quarterfinals, three semifinals and winning their first-ever tournament title in London. Going into... Read More
The USA Eagle Women finished off the 2015 Women’s Rugby Super Series with a disappointing 14-47 loss to the New Zealand Black Ferns. However, despite the 1-2 record on the tournament, the Eagles learned a lot about their young team, according to head coach Pete Steinberg.
Despite a good start, the Eagles could not finish off New Zealand. After going into halftime up 15-14, the Black Ferns... Read More
The cupboard is far from bare for the Pan-Ams this weekend. Save former Army All-American Ben Leatigaga, every member of the team has World Series experience. Still, stalwarts like Andrew Durutalo, Danny Barrett, Zack Test, Folau Niua and Maka Unufe are not in Toronto.
That makes room for Leatigaga, Stephen Tomasin, Mike Te’o, Will Holder, Patrick Blair and Brett Thompson. Only Blair got any time... Read More
The men’s and women’s Eagles have landed in Toronto for the Pan-Am Games. The women’s team arrived Sunday and the men Monday, and they’re shaking off the three-hour time difference in preparation for the weekend’s competition.
Both the men and women will kickoff Saturday at Exhibition Stadium and play through Sunday. This event provides the closest thing to the Olympic experience outside the... Read More
The USA Eagle Women will look to close out the holiday weekend and the Women’s Rugby Super Series on a high note this Sunday when they take on the mighty New Zealand Black Ferns. However, they’ll have a lot of confidence following a surprising 36-28 victory over the host country, Canada.
Head coach Pete Steinberg has given a lot of first caps to his players at the Super Series, and will give 17... Read More
A dominant second half propelled the USA Eagles Women to a victory over Canada 36-28 in their second game of the Women’s Rugby Super Series in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday.
Despite falling behind early, the inexperienced Eagles squad proved resilient and fought back to secure a win. Fullback Jessica Wooden continued her hot play in this tournament, scoring two tries in the second half to put... Read More
Following a rough defeat at the hands of England, the USA Women’s Eagles will look to recover and beat their North American rivals, Canada, on their home turf in their second leg of the Super Series in Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday.
Saturday, the Eagles kicked off the tournament with a 39-13 loss to England. Despite an early 3-0 lead, the Roses proved too strong and too experienced for the USA,... Read More
World Rugby has finally announced the dates and venues for the 2015/2016 HSBC 7s World Series. After months of misinformation and speculation, it's official that Vancouver, Paris and Singapore are new stops on the men's series and Glasgow and Tokyo are out.
USA 7s has moved, at least for the next season, to March 4-6 and will now pair with the Vancouver tournament a week later. It had previously... Read More
Head Coach Mike Tolkin has tabbed his 31-man roster for the Pacific Nations Cup, and the biggest change to the team is Chris Wyles taking the captain's baton from Todd Clever. Clever has served as the skipper since after the 2007 World Cup and is the longest-running captain in Eagle history. Blaine Scully was named vice captain.
“Todd has always looked out for the well being of the squad... Read More