The High School All Americans went one better than last year at the
Wellington Tournament by beating the Belgium U17s.
A year ago they didn't even play the game, as by the time gameday arrived,
too many of the USA players were sick and the game was never held.
This time around, the HSAA squad got some outstanding kicking from Gonzaga
flyhalf/fullback Ben Cima, and tries from... Read More
The USA High School All Americans U17s have beaten the Belgium U17s 21-10
at the Wellington International Festival.
The HSAA team had a tough time with Belgium early. They fell behind 5-0
before a penalty and then a converted try from Malcolm May put them
Belgium scored a try after a penalty to tie the game, but couldn't take the
lead as Bruce Yun charged down the... Read More
“Defense has been a big work-on,” Magleby told RUGBYMag.com after his team
won the Plate and injected life into their season. “Sometimes it seems like
it magically happens, but it’s been something we’ve been working on the
whole time, and we’ve been improving incrementally.”
Executing tackles and better position was important (the USA
players adjusted to switch plays on the... Read More
The USA men's 7s team shut out Scotland 17-0 to win the Plate at the Tokyo
7s, the first time they have won the Plate in a World Series tournament in
12 years.The USA started the game with only ten
men to call on, as Carlin Isles picked up a concussion earlier in the day
against New Zealand, and captain Matt Hawkins picked up a leg injury.
Zack Test captained the team in the... Read More
The Eagles advanced to the Plate Final with a thrilling 21-19
comeback victory over Fiji Saturday. The Series heavyweights held a 19-7
lead and nearly put the final nail in the USA’s coffin in the first half,
but the Eagles, fighting to stay clear of relegation, pulled out an instant
Fiji struck first off of a switch when Colin Hawley missed a tackle within
his reach... Read More
The USA lost 19-12 to New Zealand in the Tokyo 7s Cup Quarterfinals Sunday
in Japan in a game where they lost more than a game.
The Eagles started very well, corralling the All Black 7s and making their
tackles. Finally they forced a New Zealand knock-on, and Zack Test gathered
the rolling ball and raced 40 meters into the New Zealand 22.
Tim Mikkelson stopped Test, but the USA... Read More
The USA men’s 7s team will take on New Zealand in the Cup Quarterfinals at
9:50pm EDT, 6:50pm PDT, and Head Coach Alex Magleby told RUGBYMag.com that
he will not select light against the World Series leaders in order to rest
“We can’t just go by history,” Magleby said. “We have been right there with
them in recent tournaments. We will go full-on against New Zealand... Read More
The High School All Americans U17s team were defeated Saturday by Wales
U16s 45-16 at the Wellington International Festival.
The two teams traded penalty kicks early, but a yellow card to an HSAA
player opened up an opportunity for Wales, and they entered halftime up
Early in the second half Wales scored three quick tries to go up 45-9 with
12 minutes to go. But the... Read More
The Eagles entered the final game of the day against Scotland the same way
they ended it, with a chance to advance to the Cup Quarters. A 12-12 tie
kept their hopes alive.
The USA took the lead early off of a Folau Niua try at the end of the first
minute. Shalom Suniula hit the conversion.
Scotland caught up at the end of the first half after Nick Edwards was
shown a yellow... Read More
The USA team has lost 21-10 to Kenya in the second round of the Tokyo
The game itself was exciting and extremely physical, but in the end Kenya's
defense was a little better than that of the Eagles, and the Americans made
too many mistakes. With the loss, the USA is 1-1 in pool play, with a
points difference of -9. Kenya is 1-1 and at -1. To make the Cup
Quarterfinals, the... Read More