International Rugby News
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.
Fiji won the Men's Olympic 7s Gold Medal, led by the brilliant Jerry Tuwai and playing some beautiful rugby.
New Zealand took Silver and Argentina, playing the type of tenacious, unflinching 7s they are capable of, took Bronze.
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
The USA Men's 7s team's chase for an Olympic medal is over as they lost 26-21 to Great Britain in the quarterfinals.
Once again the Eagles started well, as they surged out to a 21-0 lead. Danny Barrett crashed over for a try, charging up the middle.