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
The Cardiff Blues announced Tuesday the signing of Eagle Blaine Scully. The Cal grad spent two seasons with Leicester in the English Premiership, and though he continued to show well, didn't quite reach the status of an automatic selection. The long-term deal with Cardiff, though we don't know the exact parameters of the contract, might mean more frontline minutes beginning next season.
"Blaine... Read More
Even though the United States hasn't played since November and won't lace up for a full rankings test until July, the Eagles have swapped spots with Romania, moving up to 16th in the world. They owe a thanks to rival Russia for the climb, as the Russians' 16-13 win over Romania on the weekend spurred the move.
Romania, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Portugal and Spain compete in the top division of... Read More
Olympic Qualification is breaking just the right way for the Men’s Eagles. If you’d asked an informed observer a year ago about the USA’s chances of qualifying for Rio, he or she would have cringed, saying it’d take either an upset over Canada in the North America qualifier or getting lucky and winning the repechage for the American men to be involved in 2016.
No one, at least no one being honest... Read More