Playing in a deluge, the USA women's 7s team defeated Spain in overtime
10-5 to win Bronze at the Rugby World Cup 7s Sunday in Moscow.
On a day when play was suspended for a time due to thunderstorms, the field
was wet and muddy for the later games. Certainly it was a mudder's course
in the 3rd/4th playoff for the women. Neither team would really get their
offense working... Read More
The United States saw their World Cup hopes cut short by New Zealand and
Portia Woodman in the Cup Semifinals Sunday, 19-10. Woodman ran in two
tries, and New Zealand was in control from the get-go.
The Kiwis took the lead in the first seconds. Sarah Goss took the opening
kickoff cleanly and on the run, and she offloaded to Honey Hireme, who
scored just 15 seconds into the game... Read More
The Eagles quietly bowed out from the World Cup
Sunday, losing 28-5 to Argentina in the Plate Quarterfinals. Aside from a
Zack Test try just before halftime, there wasn’t much on the positive side
for the USA.
Argentina’s Javier Rojas opened scoring against a weakened American side in
the fourth minute, shortly after Folau Niua was sin binned, with a try he
converted himself... Read More
The USA women’s 7s team was top four at the 2009 Rugby World Cup 7s, and
finished, surprisingly, ahead of England.
The same could be true this year, as the Eagles have earned a quarterfinal
spot against Ireland, a tough, physical team that the USA should beat.
Meanwhile, England, by virtue of losing to Russia, will face New
So either New Zealand or England will be... Read More
The United States looked set to beat New Zealand for the first time ever
and threaten for a Cup Quarterfinal berth in their last pool match of the
World Cup. They were fantastic for the first nine minutes or so, taking a
two-score lead over the All Blacks early in the second half, but a
monumental collapse saw New Zealand win 26-19.
New Zealand struck first with a Sherwin... Read More
Canada has defeated the USA 15-14 in pool play at the Rugby World Cup
One key error on offense and three on defense killed the USA chances as the
Eagles fall to 1-1.
The game started perfectly for Canada, when the kickoff was knocked back
into Phil Mack’s arms and he was away and in the corner. The USA left a big
hole, and that resulted in a 5-0 deficit.
The Eagles did a... Read More
USA Men’s 7s captain Matt Hawkins has a job to do for the remainder of the
World Cup, and that’s to ensure everyone just thinks about the rugby, even
though there more to it than that.
They are in a
new city, at the World Cup. It’s definitely more than just a rugby
“The guys have done a great job adjusting,” Hawkins told RUGBYMag.com. “I
definitely think the... Read More
Team USA got out of Day One of the World Cup with the right record, 1-0,
but a disappointment in the score differential, having beaten Georgia
26-19. The Eagles had 26 at the half, but were shut out by the Lelos in the
Zack Test took the game's opening restart, kicked by... Read More
Do the Eagle men have a shot at the World Cup?
Well, it’s going to be enormously difficult. It’s unlikely anyone would
pick them to win it (although, judging from 2009 when Kenya, Argentina,
Samoa and Wales made the semis and New Zealand, South Africa, and England
did not, it’s possible). However, let’s look at the possibility of making
the Cup Quarterfinals, and therefore a top 8... Read More
The time difference between Chula Vista and Moscow is 11 hours, meaning
that the USA 7s teams have their days flipped almost 180 degrees from their
regular circadian rhythms.
It’s not fun, but it’s also something the team has been used to, playing in
Dubai and Hong Kong and other far-flung reaches of the world.
Still, it’s a major concern for the coaching staff in their first... Read More