There’s just one tournament left in the 2015/2016 7s World Series, and the first chapter of the Olympic qualification story is almost entirely unfolded. Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa officially clinched their bids to the Rio Games.
The fourth spot on offer via the World Series is still technically up for grabs, with England having a stranglehold only Australia has a chance to undo. England... Read More
The Eagles’ Glasgow campaign ended with a 24-19 loss to England in the battle for third place. The match wasn’t as close as the score would indicate, as England had the result in hand the whole time having led 24-0 until midway through the second half.
An interesting starting group took the field for the Eagles, with Andrew Durutalo, Matai Leuta and Garrett Bender in the scrum, Nate Augspurger at... Read More
The United States' Cup hopes were dashed with a 19-5 loss to Fiji in the semifinals Sunday. Without leading scorer Zack Test, injured in the quarterfinal win over Australia, the Eagles went stride for stride with Fiji through the first 10 minutes before some key mistakes mounted against them.
The match’s first try in the opening minute was a result of Fiji getting away with a clear knock-on. A... Read More
A pair of long-distance individual efforts put the Eagles over the top against Australia, 14-7, in the Cup Quarterfinals Sunday in Glasgow. The win secures the USA its second Plate Semifinal of the season where Fiji awaits.
Australia got on the board first too quickly and too easily, with Australia going one touch line to the other without much in the movement, but Pama Fou simply made Andrew... Read More
Day one in Glasgow was a mixed bag for the United States, with a worrying 40-0 loss to Canada to open the day and a couple of big wins to secure a record fifth Cup Quarterfinal appearance on the season. The 2-1 record was good enough for second in the pool, setting the Eagles up with a quarterfinal match with Australia Sunday at 4:48 a.m. ET
In the day's opener, Canada held onto possession for... Read More
Jessica Javelet and Amelia Villines have left the 7s setup at the Olympic Training Center. Villines chose to walk away prior to Atlanta 7s last month, and Javelet left following the tournament.
Javelet joined the team ahead of the inaugural Atlanta 7s in 2014, exploding onto the scene with seven tries in her first-ever rugby tournament. She competed in Brazil that season, but missed the final two... Read More
The United States bounced back from a disappointing Day One to win the Bowl Sunday in Tokyo. The Eagles went 4-2 in the effort, claiming some pretty big scalps from Samoa and Australia on Day Two. They decimated Portugal, 39-0, in the quarterfinals, soundly defeated Samoa, 22-5, in the semifinals, and edged Australia, 17-12, in extra time in the final.
Impressively, the deed was done with the... Read More
Pool play came to a crashing close for the USA with a 24-15 loss to South Africa in Tokyo Saturday. The Eagles led at halftime, but a stretch of lost kickoffs saw that gap erased and more than reversed by the Blitzbokke just after intermission. As a result, the Eagles will be relegated to the Bowl Rounds for the first time since Dubai back in December.
Danny Barrett nearly scored in the 18th... Read More