GRR: Sevens World Series
The USA took 5th at the LA Sevens, rebounding from a very unlucky quarterfinal to beat France and Ireland on Day Two.Quarterfinal Sadness
The quarterfinal was distressing to watch. It wasn’t so much that the Eagles played poorly, but that they were the victims of either really poor luck or really poor refereeing.
Australia, Fiji and New Zealand all topped their pools with perfect records on an exhilarating first day of action before a robus and vocal crowd at the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens.
Well the USA needed something after a rough outing against Samoa in the opening round of the LA Sevens.
The Eagles fell behind 12-0 to Samoa, with a little bit of a defensive breakdown, and then a slightly flukey play for the Samoans, when a loose ball from a lineout just bounced Samoa's way.
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series returns to Los Angeles this weekend as Dignity Health Sports Park prepares to host two days of non-stop action at the hotly-anticipated HSBC LA Sevens.
From 29 February to 1 March 16 international rugby sevens teams will descend upon the California-based stadium which is home to LA Galaxy (MLS) and the LA Chargers (NFL).