The 12-man rugby sevens squad heading to Guadalajara, Mexico on October 24 to join Team USA at the 2011 Pan-American Games, will be engrained with a mantra that will help it maintain focus in the quadrennial tournament: 'Play in the moment.'
The USA Eagles put everything on the line in their final match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC). They lost to Italy 27-10 at Trafalgar Park in Nelson, but have gained thousands of new fans across New Zealand and the world.
Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan, has named his best possible team to face Italy at Trafalgar Park in Nelson for the Eagle’s final match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC). A win for the USA would mean automatic qualification for the 2015 RWC and additional funding from the International Rugby Board (IRB).
Australia produced a strong second half performance to defeat the USA Eagles 67-5 during the pool stages of the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC). The Eagles played well at times, and received tremendous support from the 30,000 crowd at the Wellington Regional Stadium.
Eddie O’Sullivan has named a new-look Eagles team to face Australia in their third pool match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC). The USA play Australia at 8.30p.m on Friday at the Wellington Regional Stadium.
After scaring Ireland, overpowering Russia, and witnessing Australia’s Eden Park curse continue with a loss to the Irish on Saturday night, the USA Eagles are dreaming of a quarter-finals spot at Rugby World Cup 2011.