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

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…

January 11, 2016 Eagles 7s High Performance Camp Prior to Wellington & Sydney Doug Coil Today begins the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens High Performance Camp at the United States Olympic Committee’s Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. The camp will continue through Saturday January 16th. Mike Friday and his coaching staff will put 20 athletes through their paces in order to determine who will travel to the HSBC Wellington Sevens and HSBC Sydney Sevens. All are residents at Chula Vista, except for Colorado State University’s Ben Pinkelman and capped Eagle Shalom Suniula. The USA Falcons finished fourth at…

December 23, 2015 USA Sevens Rugby and The Las Vegas Invitational USA Sevens Rugby & World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series Doug Coil The USA Sevens Rugby is one of ten stops on the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series and is being held March 4-6, 2016 in Las Vegas. This is a new time for this event with the addition of a new stop in Vancouver, Canada. After the first two stops in Dubai and Cape Town, the USA Eagles 7s are currently in third place. While it is still early in this competition, if this was the Olympics in August,…

November 24, 2015 USA Men’s Eagles 7s Squad For Dubai & Cape Town Logo: USA Rugby Doug Coil The 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series begins December 4-5 with the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens in the United Arab Emirates. During the 2014-15 season, the Eagles were the surprise team, as they finished 6th in the world. Mike Friday has prepared the team to believe that they will contend for each series title. That came to fruition by winning their first Cup Final at the Marriott London Sevens in May. The Eagles 7s were selected for the first two legs…

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