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HSBC Seven Series: 10 Stops in Dubai, Capetown, Wellington, Sydney, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris & London.

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 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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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 World Rugby has announced the schedule for the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 with South Africa and Australia the defending champions. There are ten stops on the men’s circuit and six on the women’s. Rugby sevens continue to engage global audiences and break new ground. The men’s and women’s 2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series saw record-breaking fan engagement figures with over 120 million video views, a 60% increase on 2017. The 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be hotly contested as 15 core men’s teams and 11 core…

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USA Men’s Eagles 7s The ninth stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Sevens Series Series is in London on June 2-3. The Eagles 7s are in 5th place in the standings. They won their first and only championship in 2015, took the Bronze in 2016 and were 4th in 2017. Watch the tournament LIVE on ESPN+. Captain Madison Hughes rejoins the team after sustaining an injury at the Sydney Sevens. Folau Niua, who missed the Singapore Sevens, also returns. Niua has been a playmaker for the team and has 136 total points on the season. Perry Baker and Maka Unufe…

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 Men’s Eagles Sevens & 2018 Singapore Sevens The eighth stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Sevens Series at Singapore Sevens will be held on April 28-29 (EDT) and will be broadcast on ESPN3. The USA earned the silver at last year’s 2017 tournament, and with only three Series opportunities remaining, hope to challenge for a 4th place in the standings. Currently, they are in 6th place, 4 points behind Australia. Argentina is in 4th. The USA is in a difficult Pool D along with France, England, and Kenya. With Maka Unufe nursing an injury, Malon Al-Jiboori will join the starters with…

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USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens & Hong Kong Sevens The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens team won their Pool and entered day two of the tournament playing New Zealand in the Cup Quarterfinals. Sometimes it is difficult to sustain the momentum from the day before and that was the case in this match. The USA vs. New Zealand New Zealand jumped out to a 21-0 lead on the strength of three converted tries by Akuila Rokolisoa down the outside channel, Joe Ravouvou after a missed tackle, and Luke Masirewa after a turnover. Good teams continue to keep the pressure on…

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Eagles Sevens Win 2018 Hong Kong Sevens Pool D After opening the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens with a draw against France, the Eagles Sevens team had a dominant 47-5 win over Wales and continued that effort with a 31-17 win over Argentina. In doing so, the team won Pool D and will meet New Zealand in the Cup Quarterfinals at 11:42 pm ET April 7. USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens v Wales Wales struck first with a try by Hari Millard for a 5-0 lead. After that, it was all USA. A Perry Baker try and Folau Niua conversion took…

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The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens team started slowly against France as they committed errors allowing France to dominate possession. After being behind 24-5, the team staged a huge comeback scoring three tries in the final two minutes of the match to tie the score 24-24. France’s Paul Bonnefond kicked to open the match and the ball bounced off Maka Unufe and France went on the attack getting to within 5 meters of the line before Matai Leuta poached the ball. Good defense by France contained Perry Baker in-goal resulting in a 5-meter scrum to France. Pierre Gilles Lakafia then powered…

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Eagles Sevens & Hong Kong Sevens USA Men’s Sevens’ Head Coach Mike Friday announced his starters for the Hong Kong Sevens, the seventh stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Series. The team traveled to Hong Kong with an extended roster to compensate for injuries. The team will face France, Wales, and Argentina in Pool D this Friday (Apr. 6), LIVE on ESPN3. Pat Blair and Cody Melphy, members of the extended squad, will need to watch the tournament, while Malon Al-Jiboori is the 13th man. Stephen Tomasin and Maka Unufe who return to the team after missing tournaments due to…

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