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USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA. – 14 USA Men’s Falcons have been named for the annual Sudamérica Rugby Sevens 2019 taking place in South America this January. The full tournament will consist of two legs beginning with Punta Del Este in Uruguay Jan. 5-6 and followed by Viña del Mar in Chile Jan. 12-13. Along with the USA, the full tournament will consist of teams from 12 nations including Argentina, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Paraguay and Uruguay. In traditional sevens form, pool matches will be played on Day One with knockout rounds on Day Two of…

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The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens team won their Pool at the Cape Town Sevens going undefeated on day one beating Japan 54-0, Spain 38-17 and Argentina 31-14. The team will meet England in the final Cup Quarterfinal match of day two. The USA advanced to the Cup Semifinals for the second consecutive Series stop win a 19-12 win against England. This set up a semi-final match against New Zealand. The team dominated both possession and territory from start at won 31-12 and will meet Fiji in the Cup Final. This is the first time that the U.S. has appeared…

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The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens team is in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens. Last weekend the team gained the silver medal at the HSBC World Sevens Series, Dubai Sevens and are ranked second in the current Series standings. The USA went 3-0 on day one beating Japan 54-0, Spain 38-17 and Argentina 31-14 and advanced to the Cup Quarterfinals against England, who lost 21-19 to Fiji, the Pool C winner. The Cup Quarterfinals will have South Africa vs. Scotland, Fiji vs. Spain, Australia vs New Zealand, and the USA vs. England. The Challenge Trophy…

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Cape Town Sevens The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens earned the silver medal at the HSBC World Sevens Series, Dubai Sevens last weekend. This weekend the team is in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2019 HSBC Cape Town Sevens. The USA will open in Pool B ranked second in the current standings. Head Coach Mike Friday has not made any changes to the match-day 13 from last week’s competition at Dubai Sevens 2018. Eagles Sevens’ Danny Barrett is someone to watch as he combines speed and power. Folau Niua is a playmaker, although he had three tries in Dubai.…

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USA Men’s Eagles Sevens & Dubai Sevens The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens advanced to their first-ever Dubai Sevens Final, losing to New Zealand 21-5. With their silver medal performance, they picked up 19 points in the standings. The top four teams at the end of the HSBC World Sevens Series will qualify for the Olympics. Currently, those spots are New Zealand, USA, England, and Australia. The USA went 2-1 in pool play with a 29-0 win over Spain, a 33-12 win over Wales, before losing to New Zealand 24-7. In the Cup Quarterfinals, the team beat Fiji 24-14 and then…

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USA Women’s Eagles Sevens & Dubai Sevens The USA Women’s Eagles advanced to the Bronze Final but narrowly lost to Australia 26-21. Coupled with a silver medal at the USA Sevens in Glendale, the team sits in third place in the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series with 32 points, two points behind Canada. New Zealand is in first place with 40 points, while Australia is in 4th place with 28 points. The top four teams after the six Series stops will qualify for the Olympics. The USA Women went 2-1 in Pool play, beating China 31-0, losing at death to England…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens & 2018 Dubai Sevens USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Friday has announced his squad for the Dubai Sevens which begins Friday, November 30th ET. The team will face Spain at 12:00 AM ET, Wales at 3:22 am and New Zealand at 9:22 am on Friday. The 2018-2019 Sevens Series competition is important for another reason this year. The top four teams in the standings will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. The USA can’t afford to take any team or tournament lightly and will need to perform to their highest caliber…

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Canada men’s Sevens Dubai & Cape Town Squad Head Coach Damian McGrath has named the Canada Men’s Sevens squad for the HSBC World Sevens Series first two stops, the Dubai and Cape Town Sevens. Nathan Hirayama, who led all points scorers in 2017-18 with 334 points throughout the 10 stops, will captain the squad. Justin Douglas, who finished 6th in tries scored with 35 returns. Vancouver’s Adam Zaruba returns from a two-year NFL contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and will be a welcome addition. Canada finished last season in 9th place and will be looking to qualify for the 2020…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens Dubai Squad Mike Friday has selected a 14 man traveling squad for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Dubai Sevens, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The team finished in sixth place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2018 after beating Wales, and losing to England and forcing them out of title contention. The team then beat Scotland, before losing to Argentina in the 5th/6th place match. Despite the disappointment of not contending for the Cup, the team’s previous finish at a Rugby World Cup  Sevens was 13th. The 2018-2019 Sevens Series competition is important…

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USA Rugby Women’s Eagles Sevens Dubai Squad The second stop of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series will be held at Dubai Sevens, Nov. 29-30. The U.S. enters the second of six stops in second place after losing to New Zealand in the Cup Final at the USA Sevens in Glendale, Colorado. This is an Olympic qualifying year with the first four teams in the 2018-2019 Sevens Series automatically qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The team will have two changes from the USA Sevens. Ashlee Byrge, who is in the Women’s Sevens Residency program will debut at Dubai. She…

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USA Rugby Women’s Sevens & Ryan Carlyle USA Rugby Release CHULA VISTA, CA. – Women’s Eagles Sevens’ Ryan Carlyle has officially retired from international sevens, USA Rugby confirmed today. A two-time Rugby World Cup Sevens athlete (2013, 2018), Carlyle is also a 2016 Rio Olympian who owns 23 appearances with the senior national team including 16 in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series alone. Since making her national team debut in 2011 at the World Rugby (then called IRB) Women’s Sevens Challenge Cup in Hong Kong, Carlyle has helped the Women’s Sevens achieve many feats. Some of these include…

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USA Rugby Men’s Sevens & Anthony Roques USA Rugby Release by Aalina Tabani Former RFU Assistant Coach helped England Sevens earn six medals in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Commonwealth Games, and Rugby World Cup Sevens combined CHULA VISTA, CA. – Former RFU Coach and player Anthony Roques have been selected as the new Assistant Coach for the Men’s Eagles Sevens, USA Rugby announced today. Previously an Assistant Coach for England Men’s Sevens from 2014-2018, Roques has been a part of three gold medal victories in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, a bronze medal at the Commonwealth…

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2018 USA Women’s Rugby Sevens After a day one at the USA Women’s Sevens in Glendale, Colorado, the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens team claimed the 8th spot in the Cup Finals by an aggregate one point differential over Spain. Day two was another story as the USA Women had a convincing win over Australia, who won last year’s HSBC Women’s Sevens Series. They then defeated France after time had expired with a try by newly capped Alena Olsen to reach the Cup Final. In the Final, New Zealand proved themselves to be Champions, as the USA left with the Silver…

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USA Rugby Men’s Sevens – The Pioneers Part 1 & 2 USA Rugby Release HSBC today released part two of ‘The Pioneers,’ the conclusion of its behind-the-scenes documentary following the USA Men’s Sevens team. The finale of the two-part documentary follows the team’s attempt to shock the world and take home the Rugby World Cup Sevens title on home soil, which energized the US sporting community at an incredible tournament in San Francisco. The documentary has aired in full on NBC Sports Network as well as across HSBC, USA Rugby, and World Rugby digital and social media channels. The 55-minute,…

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