The Men’s National 7s Team made the two time-zone, 14-hour trek from Dubai to Port Elizabeth Monday. On tap Wednesday are two training sessions, while Tuesday was used largely for review of the Eagles’ 2-3 performance in Dubai, which saw them slip from 9th to 11th in the standings.
Day One in the United Arab Emirates was competitive. The Eagles were close to knocking off England in the tournament... Read More
The Eagles bowed out of the Dubai 7s with a 24-15 defeat at the hands of France in the Bowl Semifinals Saturday. The USA will slip in the overall standings after finishing 2-3 on the weekend.
France had possession first, but coughed it up near the American 22. Danny Barrett scooped the ball and went the other way, but the Eagles gave it back when Maka Unufe was called for going off his feet at... Read More
The United States overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to avoid an upset in the Bowl Quarterfinals Friday in Dubai, beating Japan 14-12. Zack Test was suited up, but on the bench with a heavily taped ankle, and the Eagles lacked structure without their most senior play maker.
The first several minutes of the game saw neither team hold onto the ball long enough to do anything with it. Five minutes... Read More
The Eagles finally got a well-deserved win in their final pool game in Dubai, beating Kenya, 26-17. The Eagles jumped out to a commanding advantage and held on for the win.
The United States opened with three consecutive tries, taking 19-0 lead. Carlin Isles scored the first, burning up the touch line seconds after the opening kickoff. Isles scored the second one, too, but it was more of a team... Read More
The United States dropped to 0-2 in Dubai with a 26-10 loss at the hands of Australia Saturday. The game mirrored the earlier loss to England in many ways, and it sees the Eagles relegated to the Bowl competition on day two, as Australia and England have punched their tickets to the Cup rounds.
Australia kicked off to start the contest, and the ball didn’t go 10 meters. The Eagles ran a set play... Read More
England handed the Eagles a 19-10 defeat in their opening game in Dubai. The sides went stride for stride in the first half, but the penalty count piled up in England’s favor, leading to the result.
Perry Baker nearly sped in seconds after the opening whistle. Zack Test took a half gap and flicked the ball to Baker, who just stepped into touch when beating Tom Mitchell. After the England lineout... Read More
The United States women ended their Dubai run with a 3-3 record and in seventh place. After going 2-1 in pool play, the Eagles went 1-2 on day two. They fell to rival Canada, 36-0, in the Cup Quarterfinals. The Eagles never got any sort of rhythm going offensively, and Canada dominated possession and attack.
The Canadians got on the board first through Jen Kish. They reversed field a couple of... Read More
The Women’s Eagles opened their Olympic qualification account with a 2-1 day one in Dubai Thursday. They sloppily edged Russia, 17-12, in the first game, then played New Zealand tough in a 24-19 loss, and blew China out, 61-0, to finish the day. The result is a Cup Quarterfinal berth and a meeting with rival Canada Friday.
In the opening game, the United States built a 10-0 lead with tries from... Read More