The fifth-ranked Men's Eagles Sevens will begin the final stop of the 2017-18 HSBC World Sevens Series this Saturday, June 9 at Paris Sevens. Currently 13 points behind fourth-place Australia after finishing sixth at Paris sevens, the squad has one last chance to deliver a compelling performance ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco this July 20-22.
Scotland defeated England to win the final Sevens World Series tournament of the season, in London.
Paris 7s scores and USA box scores:See more on the USA effort and where they stand here.
FIJI 17 - 19 SAMOA
AUSTRALIA 19 - 12 RUSSIA
NEW ZEALAND 26 - 7 WALES
Was this the best try of the Sevens World Series?
Maybe, maybe not, but it was fun to watch. Every member of the Eagles 7s team handled the ball and did something crucial in this movement against Scotland.
The United States finished 2nd at the Singapore 7s, putting in yet another consistently good, and at times spectacular performance.
The USA Men’s 7s team finished 4th in the Hong Kong 7s, putting together a string of impressive results that, sadly, ended a little early as they were defeated by South Africa and Australia at the end of the tournament.
Can the Eagles make a move?
Well, they can try, but really the next few World Series tournaments are about holding steady.
The United States sits 5th in the World Series, which is a pretty nice place to be. But they are 17 points out of 4th, and 33 points out of 3rd.
How hard will it be to move up? Well, think of this way:
Day Two out of five competition days covering nine days on the calendar isn't easy for any international 7s team, and the USA did pretty well, considering.
The Eagles ended up 1-2 in Vancouver on Sunday, winning that crucial quarterfinal game to make the semis, but losing the next two to finish fourth.
The USA Men’s 7s team is 3-0 after Day One at the Canada 7s at BC Place in Vancouver.
Unlike in recent tournaments, when the Eagles would put in ten minutes of strong rugby, and the occasional four minutes of trouble, the USA team was fairly consistent on the turf at BC Place, hammering Japan, defeating their bete noir, France, and then dominating Australia to close out the day.
The USA Men are in the semifinals of the USA 7s in Las Vegas after a resurgent performance by on Maka Unufe.
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The USA Men’s National 7s team put together some good performances and some iffy performances at the Sydney 7s, and ultimately finished 6th in Australia.
The Eagles beat Argentina and Canada on Day One in one of the tougher pools of the tournament, but then lost to a Russian team they really should have beaten.