Reigning World Rugby 7s Player of the Year Perry Baker is a finalist for the same accolade this year, World Rugby announced Monday. The annual award ceremony takes place Nov. 25 at Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo.
Joining Baker as nominees are Fiji's Jerry Tuwai and Australia's Ben O'Donnell. Last year, Baker had a pretty big stat to back up his nomination, having led the world in tries. This... Read More
There are some remarkable similarities between the takeover of the women’s 7s team Chris Brown is currently undergoing and that which he and Mike Friday conducted with the men’s program back in 2014.
Both teams are wildly talented. Friday inherited Danny Barrett, Folau Niua, Madison Hughes, Maka Unufe and Carlin Isles, among others. All of them have been indispensable cogs in the program for five... Read More
It’s been an unusual offseason for the 7s Eagles. It was truncated by a home World Cup, and there have been some coaching changes. The Eagles assembled for preseason recently, with the women having already sent a Falcons team to Japan and the men’s Falcons having just arrived in England for a series of scrimmages.
The biggest change was the exit of women’s head coach Richie Walker. Men’s... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - Pools and schedules have today been announced for the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens 2018 tournament in Glendale, new opening round of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
The international tournament, to be held at Infinity Park from October 20-21, will feature 11 core and one invitational women’s rugby sevens teams as they begin their journey to qualify for the Tokyo 2020... Read More
Team USA completed its 2017/2018 campaign Saturday, finishing in sixth place, both in the season standings and the Paris 7s hierarchy. The Eagles went 3-2-1 in France, losing the cup quarterfinals to New Zealand.
Carlin Isles ran in several tries on the weekend, bringing his season total to 49. That puts him five tries clear of Wales’ Luke Morgan in the race for the World Series’ leading scorer.... Read More
Reeling from back-to-back disappointing finishes, Team USA takes the field for the penultimate stop on the HSBC Sevens Series Saturday in Langford, B.C. with several changes to the lineup from their last tournament. The Eagles kickoff against Russia at 1:30 p.m. ET, France at 4:46 p.m. and Japan at 7:16 p.m.
After starting the Series off with a silver medal in Dubai, the Eagles have struggled,... Read More
Team USA claimed the Challenge Trophy in Singapore Sunday with a 26-12 defeat of rival Canada. The win caps off a perfect day two, after the Eagles suffered a 1-2 opening day. The result sees them pass Argentina in the standings, but Kenya has caught up, forcing a tie for fifth place.
There are two tournaments left this season – London and Paris. The team will now head home for recovery, and to... Read More
With Carlin Isles leading from the front with a second-straight hat-trick, Team USA beat Scotland 33-12 in the Challenge Trophy semifinals Sunday in Singapore.
The game started in a flurry, with Carlin Isles making a break and being miraculously caught. Scotland turned the ball over and went on attack, but knocked on what might have been the final pass ina scoring possession.
Isles gave Scotland... Read More
Paced by a three-try performance from Carlin Isles, Team USA beat Argentina 36-12 in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals Sunday in Singapore. Up next for the Eagles is Scotland at 3:44 a.m. ET.
Argentina won the opening kickoff, but Ben Pinkelman stole possession back in a breakdown, and his first pass to Martin Iosefo out of the breakdown was enough for the center to take it all the way. The... Read More
With Perry Baker lost for the tournament, Team USA couldn’t keep pace with Kenya’s firepower, falling 33-14. The Eagles were in it midway through the second half, but the bounce of the ball put momentum heavily in Kenya’s favor toward the end. The loss drops the Eagles to 1-2 through pool play and relegates them to the bottom eight for bracket play. This is just the third time this season the... Read More