Singapore 7s: Canada Bests USA Eagles For 1st-Place Finish

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The Canadian sevens team made history on Sunday by winning its first-ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournament title with a 26-19 finals victory over the United States in Singapore. Canada's triumph on the eighth stop of the tour capped a final day filled with upsets, including wins against New Zealand and England before battling the USA Eagles for the crown.

In the all-North American final, Canada jumped out to an 19-0 lead and had to fend off a furious rally by the USA. The Eagles scored three unanswered tries to cut the deficit to 19-12 at halftime and then tie the match early in second half following Perry Baker's second try. However, Canada's ball movement proved too much for the USA, and Lucas Hammond took advantage of an opening in the Eagles defense to clinch the Canadians' historic win.

Canada only lost one of its six matches in the tournament -- a 35-7 lashing by Olympic champion Fiji in Saturday's pool play -- and it proved to be a motivating factor heading into the knockout rounds in Singapore.

"We took a licking from Fiji yesterday and took a licking from the coach, from the players, and ourselves, and we showed up today and showed the world that we can beat anyone," Canada captain John Moonlight said.

What's Up With Notre Dame? Irish Pull Off Upset

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The University of Notre Dame pulled off a bit of an upset this past week, beating Davenport 36-24 on the road to record the Fighting Irish's first victory of the season.

Merlins Weave Magic, Old Blue Tough in ARP

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The Atlantic Rugby Premiership may be a small club competition, but for the Eastern men's clubs it's an important one — the sad news is that the best squad among them is from Colorado.

FloRugby All D1 College Rankings: What To Do About An Upset

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How do you punish an upset? Do you make the assumption that the losing team selected down and didn't have its top players? Or do you immediately assume that both squads had their best lineup and punish the loser.

Justin Johnson, A Star In The Making

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Who's Up, Who's Down: Taufete’e Shines At Euro Challenge Cup

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A USA Eagles player posted a hat trick for his club team in one of the most impressive performances of the weekend, while the Varsity Cup saw its run as a major postseason event all but extinguished.

Playoffs And Glory Beckon: D1A Standings

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With the news that the D1A playoffs will expand and likely will be the only high-level game in town, it's time to check in on the standings.

D1A Postseason Deadline Means Big Changes

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Today, Oct. 15, is the deadline for D1A college teams to declare their intention to participate in the spring playoffs.

Austin Elite Hold Combine

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Austin Elite of Major League Rugby held a combine Saturday in Austin, Texas, to look at several dozen players hoping to make the pro team.

Hanco Cuatro As USA Selects Beat Canada A In APC Finale

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The USA Selects capped off the Americas Pacific Challenge with a 45-26 defeat of Canada A on Sunday in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Arkansas Red River 7s Champion Again

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For the second year in a row, Arkansas won the Red River Rugby Conference 7s championship, defeating Texas A&M 26-12 in the final on Saturday in Stephenville, Texas.