After completion of the first two (Dubai and Cape Town) of ten HSBC tournaments, there exists some trends in the Men’s circuit that are noteworthy. At the outset though, the fast game of sevens can produce significant changes in a single tournament, and two played matches offer cautionary data that could change quickly in the season.
Most outstanding is the USA’s number one standing with 38... Read More
The Cape Town Sevens awarded the USA 12 points in the tournament but it only elevated the Eagles a one notch improvement, moving up the ladder from thirteenth to twelfth. After a spectacular three pool wins, the USA went 1-2 on the second day, ending with a loss to Fiji for a sixth-place finish.
New Zealand defeated Argentina 38-14 for the Cup.
Carlin Isles suffered an injury. The Eagles need him... Read More
Some significant changes occurred in the World Rugby rankings from the start of the RWC on September 18 to the end of Pool Play on October 11.
Rising: Japan (+4), Ireland (+3), Italy (+3), Argentina (+2)
Falling: England (-4), Samoa (-3), South Africa (-2), Tonga (-2), Fiji (-2)
Teams Sept. 18. Oct.12
New Zealand 1 1
Australia... Read More