The Eagles fell 19-15 to Australia Sunday in the Bowl semifinals in Las
The first half, which proved to be a comedy of errors by both teams,
started with Shalom fielding the opening kickoff and running straight into
touch. Australia scored easily off the lineout, when Pama Fou ran through a
large gap in the US defense.
On... Read More
The big prize is off the table for Kenya, England, Wales and Argentina, but
valuable Series points are still on offer for the Plate champion.
Kenya, who has been electrifying all weekend, ran into the buzz saw named
Samoa in the Cup quarterfinals. Despite conceding three tries to the
monstrous Alafoti Faosiliva, Kenya was within striking distance the entire
match. Ultimately,... Read More
Samoa, South Africa and New Zealand are all still in the hunt for the Cup
heading into day three of the 2012 USA Sevens. Fiji, South Africa and New
Zealand have reached the semifinals undefeated, while Samoa is 3-1 so far,
having fallen to the All Blacks in both teams’ pool finale Saturday.
Samoa started that game well, looking like the well-oiled machine that won
the Cup... Read More
The USA 7s tournament topped 30,000 in paid attendance Saturday as 30,112
flooded Sam Boyd Stadium to watch the action.
This is the first rugby event on American soil to draw over 30,000, and
achieves the goal set forth by organizers, who are hoping for a similar
crowd on Sunday.
“It’s awesome this crowd,” said USA center Mike Palefau. “I used to think
Wellington and Hong... Read More
Canada lost 19-10 to Fiji in Saturday's USA 7s action. The result was just
enough to keep the USA in the hunt for a spot in the Cup Quarterfinals.
Canada needed to lose by less than 8 to ensure a possibility of a Cup
Quarter spot. They almost did it, defending against Fiji superbly and
working hard to force turnovers.
With the game almost over Nathan Hirayama squirmed out of... Read More
South Africa has Pool C all but wrapped up after two games Friday night.
The Springboks torched Uruguay 35-0 in their first game, with Cornal
Hendricks, Frankie Horne and Bernado Botha all scoring a try, and Cecil
Afrika dotting down two.
The night didn’t get any better for Uruguay, as Los Teros had an upset
ripped from them at the death against France.... Read More
New Zealand and Samoa top Pool A after Friday's efforts at the 2012 USA 7s
in Las Vegas.
New Zealand entered Sam Boyd Stadium as night fell and the lights became a
little brighter. Even the sky turned all black for them. Led by some
dazzling play from Tomasi Cama, the New Zealander took it straight to the
green-clad Australians. Lote Raikabula was... Read More
Pool B at the 2012 USA 7s always promised to be a tight one, and the
opening matches didn’t disappoint.
Those opening games were also noteworthy because the losing side scored
first in each. Argentina looked every bit the fractious Pumas that have won
the USA 7s twice. They went into contact hard, and took a few calculated
On their heels, Fiji... Read More
The attendance for Friday night at the 2012 USA 7s has been reported as
This Friday night was always expected to be a relatively sparse crowd, as
fans are still coming into town, and are expected to hit the event stronger
on Saturday and Sunday.
Still, 10,323 represents the upper end of estimates by organizers
(speculation had been that the crowd would be between... Read More
After two days and 76 games, eight teams remain in the hunt for one spot in
the 2012 Collegiate Rugby Championship.
Friday saw each team play its final pool game and the Rounds of 16, as well
as consolation matches.
USA Rugby National Champion Life is still in the running after beating St.
Joe's, Buffalo and San Francisco (... Read More