Canada scored on the final play of the game to win the Pan-Am Games Rugby
7s semifinal in Guadalajara, Mexico, denying an improving USA from a shot
at the gold medal.
The USA played a very good game, but were plagued by poorly-times turnovers
that scuttled what could have been an impressive victory.
USA Head Coach Al Caravelli started Zack Test and Roland Suniula for the
first... Read More
Imperfect, the USA is into the semifinals of the Pan-Am Games where they
will play Canada.
Eagles defeated Guyana 24-12, but Guyana benefitted from a little bit of
luck to make it that close. Still the USA made some frustrating mistakes –
committing penalties when they didn’t need to, and not punishing some
The USA wanted to retain the kickoffs in this... Read More
Canada defeated the USA 29-21 Saturday in Guadalajara to win Pool B of the
Pan-Am Games Rugby 7s competition, but the USA has plenty to feel positive
about coming out of a game where, considering the previous scores of the
day, they might have expected a bit of a drubbing.
In fact, the Eagles led 14-10 at halftime, and showed better defense... Read More
Brazil scored on the final play of the game in Pan-Am Games pool play and
hit the conversion to secure a 19-19 tie with the USA.
It was a game where Brazil showcased excellent athleticism, and did well to
neutralize the USA's defensive strategy.
Eagles wanted to tackle high, tie up the ball, and force a turnover. It
didn't work. The Brazilians worked very hard to push those... Read More
The USA men's 7s team won their opening match in the Pan-Am Games, and
while it was clear the Eagles were the better side than Chile, it was also
clear they have a little work to do to get into mid-season form.
Chile was very physical and repeatedly caused the USA problems in the
breakdown. They ran one-offs from the rucks and counter-rucked... Read More
The USA team is set to start their Pan-Am Games campaign on a sunny and
warm Guadalajara morning.
They will christen Estadio Tlaquepaque, the first purpose-built rugby
stadium in Mexico.
Pan-Am Rugby press liaison Gabriele Nanni said he is excited to see the
stadium in use.
"This will be a tremendous tournament, but also... Read More
Saracens won their LV=Cup match 43-20 over the Exeter Chiefs, with Hayden
Smith starting at lock.
Leeds won their third in a row, 28-23 over Plymouth. Mike MacDonald started
Samu Manoa was inspirational coming off the bench in Northampton’s LV=Cup
win over the Ospreys.
Shawn Pittman came on as a sub at prop for London Welsh in their 35-33... Read More
Petri's spectacular try against Russia has been selected as one of the five
best tries of the Rugby World Cup, as chosen by former All Black captain
Tana Umaga during his weekly feature "DHL Delivery of the Week."To see the video and all five tries, go here.
More USA players are in action this week as they shake off World Cup bumps
Scott LaValla gets his second start at lock forward for Stade Francais as
the Paris club takes on Agen. Les Agenois will not be using Kevin Swiryn,
so no USA v. USA clash there.
Biarritz will start Takudzwa Ngwenya on the right wing against Lyon on
Saturday. And also in France, Montpellier... Read More
The team USA 7s coach Al Caravelli is taking to Guadalajara for the Pan-Am
Games is an intriguing one, as the coach has gone young, and gone fast.
One experienced head who might well have made the team was... Read More