The United States bounced back from a disappointing Day One to win the Bowl Sunday in Tokyo. The Eagles went 4-2 in the effort, claiming some pretty big scalps from Samoa and Australia on Day Two. They decimated Portugal, 39-0, in the quarterfinals, soundly defeated Samoa, 22-5, in the semifinals, and edged Australia, 17-12, in extra time in the final.
Impressively, the deed was done with the... Read More
Pool play came to a crashing close for the USA with a 24-15 loss to South Africa in Tokyo Saturday. The Eagles led at halftime, but a stretch of lost kickoffs saw that gap erased and more than reversed by the Blitzbokke just after intermission. As a result, the Eagles will be relegated to the Bowl Rounds for the first time since Dubai back in December.
Danny Barrett nearly scored in the 18th... Read More
The United States got back on the right track with a 22-14 win over Canada Saturday in Tokyo. The USA started in the hole once again, but took a two-score lead right after halftime. The win makes Mike Friday 3-0 against Canada as the Eagles' head man.
Madison Hughes’ game-opening restart didn’t go 10 meters, giving Canada a free kick at midfield. Zack Test won a penalty with his efforts in the... Read More
A 27-5 loss to Kenya opened the Eagles’ Tokyo 7s campaign Saturday at Prince Chichibu Stadium. The offensive theme of the match for the United States was apparent from the get-go, as a misfired offload from Maka Unufe to Zack Test resulted in a turnover and a Kenyan try. Bush Mwale was the benefactor. The USA would squander most of its own possession with similar mistakes throughout the match. ... Read More
The Eagles are hoping to continue their record of consecutive Cup Quarterfinal appearances this weekend in Tokyo, and they again have another favorable pool. Up first at 10:50 p.m. Friday is Kenya. Then it’s rival Canada at 1:08 a.m. and first-place South Africa at 4:58 a.m. Saturday (all times Eastern).
These pool draws aren’t strokes of luck or gifts from the rugby Gods – they’re earned. The... Read More
The United States finished up pool play in Hong Kong undefeated, tying England 21-21. The draw was good enough for the pool win, as the Eagles held a point differential advantage. They were plus-35 and England wound up just 17 points in the black. The USA will play Samoa at 11:42 p.m. ET Sunday in the Cup Quarterfinals.
Danny Barrett secured possession for the United States on the opening restart... Read More
The Eagles punched their ticket to a record fourth-consecutive Cup Quarterfinal appearance Friday with a 40-12 defeat of Wales in Hong Kong. They overcame a little indiscipline early and staved off a mini comeback at the onset of the second half to get the decisive win.
Carlin Isles was sent off with a yellow card just seconds into the match, and the Eagles were reprimanded multiple times in the... Read More
The United States started shaky in Hong Kong, but erased a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Kenya 21-14 and open its account 1-0. Kenya starved the Eagles of possession in the opening seven minutes, but the Americans made the comeback look easy after the break.
Kenya had ascendency in the restarts early on, which led to Collins Injera opening scoring by slicing past Perry Baker, who was late... Read More