The Eagles went 3-0 in the opening round of the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan. They scored easy wins against England 45-7 and Fiji 31-15, finishing with a narrow victory against Ireland 15-12.
That's the good news. The not so good news is that after France upset New Zealand in pool play, the Eagles will meet the Black Ferns in the quarterfinals.
New Zealand not only lost to France (29-7) but also... Read More
A quartet of Fijian flyers were selected for last weekend’s Singapore Sevens Dream Team. South Africa, tournament champions, added two while Scotland earned one spot.
From Fiji: Joshua Vakurunabili, Meli Derenalagi, Aminiani Tuimaba, and Wimoni Botitu
From South Africa: Werner Kok and Justin Geduld
From Scotland: Max McFarland
Somewhat unreported was the South Africa comeback against Fiji after... Read More
The Eagles, at near full strength, won their pool going undefeated in the three, opening matches. The USA defeated Wales 31-12, Kenya 17-14, and England 22-7 to advance into the quarterfinal round. Next, will be Argentina.
The victories over Wales and England revenged previous losses last week in Hong Kong to these two sides.
Carlin Isles tallied three tries, two against Kenya. But all shared in... Read More
Was it an idea whose time had come? A USA sevens collegiate invitational tournament, which would be televised nationally.
At the outset in 2010, no colleges played sevens frequently if at all. Although there were summer club sevens events, these were gatherings for the rugger who wanted a weekend of play and lots of fun.
The reason that United World Sports (UWS), the operator of the USA Sevens... Read More
The USA earned a third place bronze medal at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament. They defeated an improved Samoa 22-10 for the medal, and added 17-points to the 2018/2019 season standings.
The Eagles lead all nations with 130 points, seven ahead of Fiji. Data follow:
Country Points Last 3 events
USA 130 54
Fiji... Read More
The Hong Sevens of 1994 witnessed the return of New Zealand to the top spot after a five-year drought. The All Blacks prevailed over Tasman Strait rivals Australia 32-20. The key game for the Kiwis was a 28-14 semi-final victory against Fiji, winners in 1990, 1991, and 1992.
The tournament was played in new Hong Kong Stadium in late March.
In their undefeated winning skein of six contests, New... Read More
World Rugby has announced the location and dates for the men’s and women’s regional association Olympic Games qualification tournaments, which will take place from June – November 2019.
With the top four placed teams in the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series the first to guarantee Olympic qualification, the regional qualifiers will form the heart of a truly global qualification... Read More
This weekend’s HSBC Hong Kong Sevens will mark the 44th anniversary of the event. The tournament is divided into three segments, Men’s 16-teams, Men’s 2020 Qualifier 12 teams, and Women’s 2020 Qualifier 12-teams.
The action begins Friday, April 5 and concludes Sunday, April 7.
Past Winners – Fiji and New Zealand have dominated the event with 29 championships. Data follow:
Fiji – 18 titles
NZ – 11... Read More
For readers of a certain age, the player in the photograph is the unmistakable David Campese, the brilliant Wallaby wing who was instrumental in the team's victory in that 1991 RWC. The event was hosted by five European nations with the final played at Twickenham.
Four pools of four teams apiece sent eight nations into the quarterfinals, in this, the second iteration of the RWC first contested in... Read More
With less the six months to go, Rugby World Cup 2019 is set to attract the largest number of foreign fans in the tournament’s history with more than 600,000 of the 1.8 million available tickets expected to be held by international fans making the journey to Japan to be part of this once in a lifetime Rugby World Cup.
Based on current ticket purchase data from the priority and general sales... Read More