Looking ahead to Matt Hawkins naming his squad to play in Dubai and Port
Elizabeth, it's hard to think that many players on the USA Falcons raised
The team won the games you'd expect them to
win, but didn't progress, as the players in Fiji seemed to repeat physical
and mental errors made at the beginning of the NACRA 7s a week before in
Yes they... Read More
The Eagles are in Ealing and preparing to face Russia this weekend at
Allianz Park in London, and they have put behind them an exhausting few
After Saturday's tense 25-23 defeat of Georgia in Tbilisi, the team flew to
London and ran a light workout on Monday before testing themselves a little
harder on Tuesday.
The session on Tuesday was probably the toughest of the week,... Read More
Injuries, fatigue, and a drastic change in time zones may have undercut the
Shangri-La USA Falcons at the Coral Coast 7s in Fiji, but such an
experience is also what the Sevens World Series is like.
Eventually, the Falcons finished far down the rankings, losing the Bowl
Quarterfinal to 20-5 to Ratuva Horse Riding, and thus leaving the islands
in the bottom half of the standings... Read More
It's interesting to note that after Blake Burdette and Patrick Latu proved
not fully fit to play for the Eagles, Ollie Kilifi came in as a late
replacement and has not only traveled with the team, he got capped on
Saturday against Georgia, coming in as a late sub.
Kilifi is another beefy prop (like Latu) who has been criticized for being
not quite trim enough for high-level play. But his coaches... Read More
USA captain Todd Clever had time to catch his breath after his team
defeated Georgia 25-23 Saturday in Tbilisi, but still it was difficult for
him to be heard as his teammates celebrated in the locker room.
The Eagles, after all, hadn't won a game since Romania a year ago, and won
this one in dramatic... Read More
Going into the final seconds of their match against Georgia, the Eagles
forwards gathered around their captain, and Todd Clever told them what’s
“The referee had clearly told us we had four
minutes, so we knew the game wasn’t over when Georgia kicked to touch,”
Clever told RUGBYMag.com, referring to the Lelos’ choice to kick to touch
with time up on the stadium clock, but... Read More
A last-second penalty goal from flyhalf Adam Siddall produced an astounding
victory for the USA 25-23 over Georgia Saturday in Tbilisi.
The game went down to the wire and was physical and contentious, and the
USA had to overcome a huge disparity in penalty count, but somehow they
pulled it out.
Perhaps as important, the Eagles scored... Read More
Stick with RUGBYMag.com for ongoing coverage of
USA v. Georgia.
The game kicks off Saturday morning at 5AM Eastern Time, 2AM Pacific
The game will be webstreamed live here.
If you are unable to see the webstream, check back here for our live blog
and later on for our full game report and analysis.
It's a packed crowd at Rustavi Stadium in Tbilisi.
The first... Read More
Fiji - The Shangri-La USA Falcons men's 7s team have started the Coral
Coast 7s 1-1 on Thursday.
Paced by two excellent tries from Carlin Isles, the USA beat Coastal 28-19
in their opening match. In their second game, however, they were leading
right on full time and a turnover allowed Army to score and win
The Falcons were led by Mike Ziegler, who played very well for... Read More
One of the most important skills in test matches is goalkicking, and over
the past several years that aspect of play has been a huge question-mark
for the USA.
Of late, Chris Wyles looks to have nailed down the job, but through various
experiments (Nese Malifa, James Paterson, Andrew Suniula) the role has
constantly been in flux.
As a result, Head... Read More