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

March 6, 2016 USA Sevens Sets Attendance Recor Photo: Jack Megaw USA Sevens Press Release: March 6, 2017 LAS VEGAS – The 2016 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament set a record-breaking attendance figure of 80,138 throughout the three-day event at Sam Boyd Stadium, March 4-6. “Since the tournament first came to Las Vegas in February 2010, attendance numbers have increased by 100 percent,” said Jonathan First, president of United World Sports. “With rugby making its return to the Summer Olympic Games this year, its growth will continue to excel, allowing us to continue the trend of record-breaking attendance in the…

March 6, 2016 Eagles Lose To South Africa, 4th At USA Sevens Photo: World Rugby Doug Coil The USA narrowly lost 21-14 to Fiji and face South Africa in a pool play rematch with South Africa for third place at the HSBC World Sevens Series – USA Sevens in Las Vegas. The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens is playing in front of a packed house at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. They are down to ten players with with Maka Unufe and Will Holder out from injuries. Folau Niua kicked off to begin the match, but the the Eagles are…

March 5, 2016 Eagles Narrowly Loses To Fiji In USA Sevens Cup Semifinal Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Doug Coil The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens hoped to take the momentum of their Cup Quarterfinal win yesterday into the match today against Fiji. They had played their best rugby match of the HSBC World Sevens Series against Kenya and would need to be at the top of their game in playing against first place Fiji. The match begin with both teams battling for possession. Fiji took the early lead when Jasa Vermalua evaded a tackle for try near posts and Vaemo Ravouvou…

March 5, 2016 Eagles Beat Kenya In USA Sevens Cup Quarterfinal Doug Coil The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens team finished second in their Pool. They picked up a 19-12 win against Wales, had a 26-26 draw against Canada and then lost 29-0 to South Africa, who finished first in the Pool. Kenya finished 3-0 in winning their Pool. They had won 24-21 against Russia, 38-0 versus Portugal and then beat New Zealand 22-0. The USA Men’s Eagles Sevens took care of business in the Cup Quarterfinals with a 26-14 win over Kenya. They play Fiji in a Semifinal match…

March 5, 2016 Eagles on to Quarterfinals despite loss to South Africa Doug Coil The Eagles Sevens entered the match having already made the Cup Quarterfinals as the result of Wales beating Canada 17-10. The Eagles had the initial attack with Folau Niua drawing a penalty at the breakdown. His kick to touch was short, but the USA took the lineout, but the ball was turned over to South Africa. A few offloads later Chris Day had a try in the corner for a 5-0 lead. Perry Baker advanced the ball to midfield and with South Africa being penalised at…

March 5, 2016 Eagles 7s Win & Tie in Day 1 USA Sevens Doug Coil USA v Wales The first pool match for the Eagles Sevens was against Wales. It took about three minutes for Martin Isoefo to pierce the defense for a try under the posts Madison Hughes converted and the Eagles took a 7-0 lead. A minute later Jordan Williams rounded the wing and with the conversion, the score was tied. The Eagles then kicked ahead and Carlin Isles did what he does best, out run the opposition to retrieve the ball for a try. The conversion by…

March 1, 2016 Eagles Sevens Squad For USA Sevens Doug Coil Mike Friday, USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach has selected his squad for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series -HSBC USA Sevens. Both Garrett Bender and Maka Unufe, who played in the first two legs of the Series are back. Bender has recovered from an injury, while Unufe was not available for legs three and four. Injuries have taken its toll for several players and other players have opportunities to be selected after High Performance Camps. It is hoped that Nic Edwards, Kevin Swiryn, and Brett Thompson recover…

February 27, 2016 USA Sevens Adopt-A-Country Program & HSBC USA Sevens Rugby Press Release USA Sevens Rugby and HSBC Announce Landmark Title Sponsorship of the USA Sevens Adopt-A-Country Program An innovative global ambassador program fostering multi-culture education and enrichment within Clark County schools Tweet It: .@USASevens, @ClarkCountySch & @HSBC_US join forces with sponsorship of #AdoptACountryProgram: http://bit.ly/1KsI4bU LAS VEGAS – USA Sevens Rugby announces HSBC as the first-ever title sponsor of the USA Sevens Adopt-A-Country Program in partnership with the Clark County School District (CCSD). The program, which pairs 16 CCSD elementary and middle schools with a team participating in the…

February 23, 2016 Eagles 7s Camp Now – Vegas Next Photo: Mike Friday Doug Coil Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday is conducting a High Performance Camp at the Olympic Training Center February 23 to March 1. Twenty six athletes will be competing for the right to compete at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 5th leg, the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, Nevada. Another team, the USA Falcons, will compete in Las Vegas Invitational in the Americas Cups 7s, formerly the Men’s Elite Bracket. That bracket will include many National teams, as well as elite USA teams. Of…

February 7, 2016 Eagles 7s Exit Sydney After Kenya Loss Doug Coil Sydney 7s Day Two Day two began with Cup Quarterfinal play for the Eagles 7s against New Zealand. Last week the New Zealand team took over third place in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after winning the Wellington Sevens. The Eagles 7s have a three match win streak on line against a New Zealand team that has won nine matches since their loss to the United States. The USA startes a team that can match New Zealand for their physical style of play in Barrett, Palamo, Holder,…

February 6, 2016 Eagles 7s Advance to Cup Quarter-Finals at Sydney Logo: USA Rugby Doug Coil The Eagles 7s left Wellington for Sydney, while Kevin Swiryn and Brett Thompson returned home to take care of injuries as the result of match play and practice, respectively. We wish both a speedy recover and return to rugby. Martin Iosefo replaced Kevin Swiryn on the roster. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens in Sydney, Australia is stop four of the series. The United States comes into the tournament in six place in the Standings and hopes to perform well and jump a team or…

January 31, 2016 Eagles 7s Exit Wellington After Plate Semi-Finals Doug Coil Cup Quarter-Final Wellington Sevens During the first half, the Eagles 7s continually frustrated Fiji as they were unable to produce any of the attacking flair for which they are known. The Eagles 7s were playing their best rugby of the tournament in Wellington.They simply did not allow Fiji to offload the ball. The Eagles defense opened the doors for them to take a lead five minutes into the match. After a scrum was won by the Eagles, a pass to Carlin Isles was all it took for him…

January 30, 2016 Eagles 7s Advance to Cup Quarters at Wellington  Doug Coil In Pool play the Eagles 7s found themselves in the company with 5th place England, 6th place France and the always dangerous Samoa. It was a Pool of Death with close matches expected. The Eagles 7s drew Samoa first and took an early lead after a Danny Barrett offload to Perry Baker for a try. (5-0, 1′) Baker also picked up a second try after intercepting a ball at Samoa’s 22. Madison Hughes converted and the Eagles led 12-0. Samoa were able to close the gap prior…

January 18, 2016 Eagles 7s Travel Squad Selected For Wellington & Sydney Doug Coil Mike Friday, Men’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach, has selected a travel squad of 13 players for the HSBC Wellington Sevens and HSBC Sydney 7s. These tournaments are the third and fourth legs of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. While a core of the players will be part of the squad, Ben Pinkelman joins the squad and could earn his first cap. He has been on the radar with impressive performances in tournaments leading up to the Eagles Sevens High Performance Camp last week. Danny…

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