History made!

Yesterday, the inaugural rugby 7s Olympic tournament ended with the Australian Women claiming the gold, New Zealand taking silver, and our North American neighbors, Canada, coming in with the bronze. 

Even though the USA didn't make the podium, our hearts are exploding with pride and love 'cause they played out of their minds tying World Champion and Olympic gold winners, Australia, and holding powerhouse New Zealand to only 5 points. 

What's even better is that all these awesome athletes have now inspired a brand new generation of ruggers. Thank you for playing with heart, grit, and class and for showing the world the game we love! Now time to cheer on our Men's Eagles! Go USA!

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 Men's Eagle Andrew Durutalo walking beside Michael Phelps, USA flag bearer, during the Olympic opening ceremonies

Men's Eagle Andrew Durutalo walking beside Michael Phelps, USA flag bearer, during the Olympic opening ceremonies

 Our USA Women's 7s Eagles at Vegas 7s (Irene Gardner, Richelle Stephens, Carmen Farmer, Naya Tapper, Nicole Heavirland, Meya Bizer, Ryan Carlyle)

Our USA Women's 7s Eagles at Vegas 7s (Irene Gardner, Richelle Stephens, Carmen Farmer, Naya Tapper, Nicole Heavirland, Meya Bizer, Ryan Carlyle)

 Olympic Gold Medalists, Australia Women's 7s (Charlotte Caslick, Alicia Quirk, Emilee Cherry)

Olympic Gold Medalists, Australia Women's 7s (Charlotte Caslick, Alicia Quirk, Emilee Cherry)

 Silver Medalist and Black Fern, Portia Woodman

Silver Medalist and Black Fern, Portia Woodman

 Olympians from Team Colombia, former USA Eagle, Nath Marchino and Camila Lopera

Olympians from Team Colombia, former USA Eagle, Nath Marchino and Camila Lopera

 Love to the refs! (Jess Beard and Amy Perrett)

Love to the refs! (Jess Beard and Amy Perrett)

 Silver Medal-winning captain of New Zealand, Sarah Goss

Silver Medal-winning captain of New Zealand, Sarah Goss

 Olympian Danielle Waterman from Team GB

Olympian Danielle Waterman from Team GB

 Team Fiji!

Team Fiji!

 USA Men's Eagle, the hard-charging Danny Barrett

USA Men's Eagle, the hard-charging Danny Barrett

 Speedman, Perry Baker, from Team USA

Speedman, Perry Baker, from Team USA

 Japan came to the States for a visit and to test themselves at Vegas 7s in the Olympic build-up

Japan came to the States for a visit and to test themselves at Vegas 7s in the Olympic build-up

 The fastest man in rugby, Carlin Isles from Team USA

The fastest man in rugby, Carlin Isles from Team USA

 Team GB Olympian, Heather Fisher

Team GB Olympian, Heather Fisher

 Olympic ref for the men's and women's tournament, Rasta Rasivhenge

Olympic ref for the men's and women's tournament, Rasta Rasivhenge

 South Africa Olympian Cecil Afrika and teammate

South Africa Olympian Cecil Afrika and teammate

 The King of Sevens himself, Waisale Serevi from Fiji

The King of Sevens himself, Waisale Serevi from Fiji