International Rugby News
The last side from the United States of America to compete in the HSBC Rosslyn Park 7s was the High School All-Americans (HSAA) in 2014 where they played into the top 16 before bowing out of the Championship bracket, and now this year it's the Utah Cannibals who will compete.
LAFAYETTE, Colo.(USA Rugby Press Release) – The 12th-ranked national rugby union team of Georgia will visit Kennesaw, Ga., for a June 17 test match against the USA Men's Eagles as part of the Emirates Airline Summer Series.
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Day Two out of five competition days covering nine days on the calendar isn't easy for any international 7s team, and the USA did pretty well, considering.
The Eagles ended up 1-2 in Vancouver on Sunday, winning that crucial quarterfinal game to make the semis, but losing the next two to finish fourth.
The USA Men’s 7s team is 3-0 after Day One at the Canada 7s at BC Place in Vancouver.
Unlike in recent tournaments, when the Eagles would put in ten minutes of strong rugby, and the occasional four minutes of trouble, the USA team was fairly consistent on the turf at BC Place, hammering Japan, defeating their bete noir, France, and then dominating Australia to close out the day.
Who is your MVP for the Americas Rugby Championship?
While we could nominate someone not from the USA, we won't, because this is a USA-based news outlet, and the USA won the tournament, anyway. We've made some nominations, and now want you to vote.
Here are the final ARC Standings and Box Scores for the 2017 season.
Round 5: Eagles Tie Argentina, Win ARC
Round 4: Eagles Fly Past Condors
The attendance at the USA 7s international tournament ticked up slightly from 2016, but was essentially unchanged from last year.
USA Falcons player Megan Foster says that getting together with a bunch of players you don't necessarily know well and creating a cohesive whole is a learned skill, and perhaps one of the harder skills to learn at the elite levels of rugby.
The USA Men’s 15s team only had to score a converted try at the end of their game with the Argentina XV to win the Americas Rugby Championship.
They did that, putting David Tameilau over under the posts and having Ben Cima slot to kick to get a bonus-point tie, just enough to win it all. The thing is, nobody knew that was going to be enough.
Day three started for the Eagles with a shot at the Cup as they faced South Arica.
While the Blitzbokke have been almost unbeatable all day. Well, they looked beatable against the Eagles on US soil, and only a very harsh call at the end of the game led to a South Africa win.