Sometimes it’s the little things that make you sit up and take notice.
In one game for the USA 7s team, at a critical moment, the Eagles had the
ball and started attacking through the backs. Out on the wing, Maka Unufe
was ready for the pass and started creeping up level with center Mile Pulu.
Pulu was slightly held up by the defense, and... Read More
With USA 7s hopefuls not on the Pan-Am squad unable to play as a defined
unit somewhere, those players have sought out opportunities of their own.
Several players with Eagle aspirations are with the Tackling Hunger Tigers
as they go to the Safari 7s in Nairobi, Kenya.
Meanwhile, a small group of players: Pate Tuilevuka, Justin Boyd, Mile
Craigwell and Andrew Durutalo are all in... Read More
Beth Coulter runs the HSBC Sevens World Series for the International Rugby
She is in Hong Kong and Wellington, where tickets sell out in minutes. She
is in Las Vegas, where the game is making a huge leap into the American
consciousness. She is in London and Edinburgh, in massive stadiums.
And she was in Guadalajara in a stadium that seated barely over 1,000 fans,... Read More
32 teams, men’s and women’s, convened at four regional sites Saturday and
Sunday to try and play their way into the Midwest semifinals.
On the men’s side, all ranked teams advanced. Top-ranked UW-Whitewater,
defending national champ, was dominant in the rounds of 16 and 8 in Urbana,
Ill. The Warhawks waxed Loyola 124-10 Saturday and St. Cloud 41-0 Sunday.
The Minnesota champs beat... Read More
Canada had plenty of heroes Sunday as they won the Pan-Am Games, but two
Conor Trainor scored two tries when Canada seemed to be ready to let the
game slip away. He intercepted a pass for one score, and then stole a
lineout and rambled in for another. That, in part, was the difference.
The other hero was Nathan Hirayama. The young captain hit 20 conversions,
more... Read More
St. Mary’s won its second 7s tournament in
as many tries this fall, defeating San Diego State 38-17 Sunday in the
final of California 7s. The win earns the Gaels and automatic bid to the
inaugural USA Rugby national championship Dec. 16-17 in College Station,
St. Mary’s beat rival Cal 26-17 in its
first game of day two, having gone 2-1 in pool play. The Gaels led 19-0 at... Read More