The USA Women ended pool play 3-0 after coming back to beat Australia 14-12 in a game where they didn't look at all like they would be able to win that game.
The USA is 2-0 in the Women’s Olympic Rugby event, and once again they spent a large proportion of the game on defense.
The Eagles were in control for the entire game and won 17-7, giving up a try just before full tine. They have secured a spot in the quarterfinals and will play Australia in the final pool match.
The USA Women's 7s team beat China 28-14 in a game where China put them under some pressure, but ultimately put their rivals away.
The USA started poorly. China kept the ball and got an early high-tackle penalty.
The Olympic rugby competition continues tonight for US-based fans with the women’s competition kicking off, and the USA has a real shot at a medal here.
With a fairly decent run of form, the Eagle women bring a diverse combination of speed, elusiveness, aerial ability, and power. Whether they can put that all together remains to be seen, but the indications are they should.
Fiji won the Men's Olympic 7s Gold Medal, led by the brilliant Jerry Tuwai and playing some beautiful rugby.
New Zealand took Silver and Argentina, playing the type of tenacious, unflinching 7s they are capable of, took Bronze.