A torrid second half could not redeem a woeful first half for the USA men's
7s team as they lost 21-19 to France in Pool Play at the Hong Kong 7s
Saturday morning local time.
The Eagles were not at their best in the first half and leaked a soft early
try to Renaud Delmas. With the ball... Read More
The USA Rugby High School All-Americans, bowed out in the Plate Semifinals
in the Rosslyn Park Sevens Friday in the UK.
After finishing Day One 4-0, the HSAA team lost hard-fought 15-5 to Ysgol
Gyfun Gwyr in the playoffs.
That put them in the Plate Groups, where they beat King's School,
Macclesfield 27-7 and Bicton College 21-10 to win Group EE... Read More
The USA opened its Hong Kong campaign with a 17-14 loss to Kenya in their
only Day One game. Kenya dominated possession and won the restart battle,
putting USA behind the eight ball from the get-go.
Kenya won the opening kick and took the ball into one ruck before Andrew
Amonde noticed no sweeper behind the American defensive line. He... Read More
The Eagles take the Hong
Kong 7s field early Friday morning, American time. Like USA Sevens, Hong
Kong splits pool play over the course of two days.
They Eagles play once Friday and twice Saturday on local time. On American
time, they play Friday morning, Friday night and Saturday morning.The final
day of competition begins in the early morning hours, American time.
Below... Read More
Maurice Clarett has joined the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Program in
Columbus, Ohio. “He’s committed to try to make Rio 2016,” said Tiger
Rugby director Paul Holmes. “That’s Maurice’s plan.”
The 29-year-old former Ohio State and Denver Broncos running back met and
worked out with Holmes Wednesday before agreeing to... Read More
The players on the USA 7s team in Hong Kong know they can win games.
They have been right there, leading or tied late, only to see many of those
matches slip away. This weekend at the biggest 7s tournament in the world,
they can’t afford to let the games slip away. Captain Matt Hawkins knows
“I... Read More
The next two rounds of the HSBC Sevens World Series are enormously
important for the USA.
As this country tries to build on the Olympic status of rugby 7s, and looks
ahead not only to the 7s World Cup in June but Olympic qualification, being
within the core teams on the World Series becomes more and more important.
Sponsors, the USA 7s tournament, and the Olympics all are... Read More
Consider on word, ruck, and you should consider the first guy in, the
decision whether the second guy goes in or not. You have to look at the
speed of the halfback to the ball. Is he too far? Does someone else jump
in? Does the second guy driving in detach and pass? And then you have to
look at the tackled player – how he engages contact, how he places the
ball. And we haven’t even... Read More
The Maori All Blacks are coming Stateside to play the Eagles this
fall, according to a report from
The New Zealand Herald.
AIG, an American company and the All Blacks' new sponsor, reportedly helped
sway the Maori All Blacks toward inking the fixture. AIG apparently wants
to use its sponsorship to expand its brand at home as well as abroad.
In the report, New Zealand Rugby... Read More
Palefau was ruled unavailable for the last couple of rounds of the HSBC
Sevens World Series because of his new job in Seattle.
However, he is back in the mix this time, in part because Blaine Scully
picked up a slight injury.
Head Coach Alex Magleby won't be using
Palefau the way he did last year, when the longtime USA star was RUGBY
Magazine's 7s Player of the Year.
"Last year... Read More