GRR: USA Women 7s
The USA is 2-0 in the Women’s Olympic Rugby event, and once again they spent a large proportion of the game on defense.
The Eagles were in control for the entire game and won 17-7, giving up a try just before full tine. They have secured a spot in the quarterfinals and will play Australia in the final pool match.
The USA Women's 7s team beat China 28-14 in a game where China put them under some pressure, but ultimately put their rivals away.
The USA started poorly. China kept the ball and got an early high-tackle penalty.
The Olympic rugby competition continues tonight for US-based fans with the women’s competition kicking off, and the USA has a real shot at a medal here.
With a fairly decent run of form, the Eagle women bring a diverse combination of speed, elusiveness, aerial ability, and power. Whether they can put that all together remains to be seen, but the indications are they should.
Atlantis is an invitational 7s rugby club whose mission is to encourage and develop American rugby by playing domestic and international tournaments; since being founded in 1986 approximately 1500 total players and 250 USA Eagles have played for Atlantis.
This article was contributed by Emil Signes, Atlantis Rugby Founder
Maybe not so much a rookie, Ariana Ramsey is still listed as uncapped for the USA Women’s 7s team; uncapped, but an Olympian.
Ramsey hasn’t played in the Sevens World Series yet, but did enough to garner a place on the Eagles squad for Tokyo. She says it’s because she knew where she was deficient, and fixed it.