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
The USA women's national 7s team opened their account with an unconvincing
victory over Fiji 15-0 at the China 7s.
In this, the third round of the Women's World Series, the Eagles were
favored over Fiji and seemed content to pressure the Fijians and stay on
This worked out just fine for the Eagles, as Fiji tried to clear
their lines from in-goal, and sent a sad little... Read More
The USA won their first game at the Tokyo 7s
in the latest round of the HSBC World Series, beating Wales in a match that
they really, really needed.
The Eagles started the opening game in Tokyo very well, taking a 7-0 lead
in the first couple of minutes, but then it turned south quickly and they
found themselves down two possessions. But a newly resilient US team
persevered... Read More
and women's 7s Eagles are in action this weekend, the women in Guangzhou,
China and the men in Tokyo, Japan. The entire women's competition will be
Universal Sports is continuing its regular coverage of the men's
tournament. Only those who get the Universal Sports television channel, via
selected providers, are privy to the Universal Sports... Read More