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
Hollywood stars Gerard Butler, Thor, James Bond and Taylor Swift welcomed the Webb Ellis Cup to Los Angeles during the fifteenth leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour
• Webb Ellis Cup earned its LA stripes visiting some of the city’s most iconic sports stadia including the home of the LA Lakers, LA Galaxy and the new LA Rams Stadium development
• USA Eagles former captain, Todd Clever,... Read More
Wales defeated Ireland 24-7 in Cardiff to clinch the 2019 Six Nations Championship via a Grand Slam outcome, defeating the other five nations. The victory represented Wales’ third Grand Slam since the beginning of the extended tournament in 2000. These three undefeated seasons came under coach Warren Gatland who may retire at the end of September’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The win also moved... Read More
After six tournaments of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Rugby sevens circuit, the USA, surprisingly, sit atop the ladder with 113 points, derived from one win, four second place finishes, and a fourth last week in Vancouver.
No one anticipated at the start of the circuit in Dubai, that the Eagles would have accomplished this historic beginning, a skein of top four results unprecedented for the USA in... Read More
The key game from last weekend’s Americas Cup Championship was the USA registering a narrow victory over pesky Brazil 33-28. With six minutes remaining, the win could have become an embarrassing loss to a nation much lower in World Rugby standings.
Played at Dell Stadium in Round Rock, Texas, the Eagles showed some flash on offense but were contested in the scrum and the loose. Hanco Germishuys... Read More