What could go wrong went wrong for the USA in its last match of the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif. In the 33-7 loss to Argentina, everything from a yellow card, missed calls, turnovers, penalties and sloppy play plagued the Eagles. Even though the USA's last performance was its worst showing of the tournament, coming in sixth place is the best finish by a USA men’s team in a... Read More
Back to the basics and hard-nosed defense saw the USA blank Scotland, 28-0, to play for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif. The Eagles defense kept its shape throughout the match and applied too much pressure for Scotland to handle. The USA will compete for fifth against Argentina at 5:02 pm PST.
“It was really important for us to bounce back today for all these fans... Read More
The USA women ended the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s with a difficult 24-14 loss to Australia in the third-place match. At AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., the Eagles came up aggressively but the Aussies equaled USA’s intensity and made more plays to earn the bronze.
“We came together and had a really great connection from game one to game four,” Ryan Carlyle said of the tournament. "We never... Read More
The journey to a Rugby World Cup 7s championship was stopped short for the USA as England won 24-19 in overtime in the quarterfinals. The Eagles came back from a 19-7 deficit to tie the game before going to overtime. At the start of extra time, the Roses stole the kickoff and captain Tom Mitchell sent a deadly cross-field kick to Phil Burgess for the game-winning try. The USA will now play... Read More
It’s been two months since the USA lost to New Zealand in the cup semifinal in Langford, British Columbia and the Eagles have been itching for some payback ever since. On Saturday on the biggest stage of the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, Calif., the USA got its shot at redemption and unfortunately failed to advance to the final with a 26-21 loss to the Black Ferns.
After New Zealand took... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - During the Women’s Eagles Sevens Captain’s Run, Kelsi Stockert sustained a minor upper body injury that will force her to miss Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Stockert was originally intended to replace Alev Kelter.
In her stead, Kelly Griff has flown to San Francisco and joined the team in time for their first match against China at 12:34 PM PT on NBC Sports Gold. Griff last... Read More
When head coach Mike Friday first sat down with a calendar in preparation for Rio 2016, he knew his players would have a long, intense run of training and playing leading into the Olympics, which would be separated from 7s’ other major quadrennial, the World Cup, by an insufficiently short couple of seasons. The World Cup would also be sandwiched on the other end by Olympic qualification and... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - Last time they were on home soil, the Men's Eagles Sevens achieved greatness alongside crowds of screaming American fans when they won Gold in the Cup Final at 2018 USA Sevens. Now, with a fifth place seeding, Head Coach Mike Friday, his 12 starters and two injury reserves will travel to AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA for the first ever U.S. hosted Rugby World Cup at... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Under the direction of team medical staff, Alev Kelter will remain out of competition for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Kelter has been continuing recovery from an injury sustained during the 2017-18 season and will continue to support the group from the bench throughout the tournament.
In her stead, Kelsi Stockert has been activated and will travel to San Francisco tomorrow.... Read More