GRR: USA Men 7s
The USA's experience on Day One of the Singapore 7s was highlighted by bizarre or surprising occurrences in the final seconds of each of the three games.
The upshot is that the Eagles won their pool, going 3-0 and setting themselves up for a quarterfinal meeting with upstarts Ireland.
The USA Men’s 7s team just, barely, got by a tenacious Spain to virtually assure a Cup Quarterfinal spot at the World Series 7s in Seville, Spain.
The reason this one victory likely gets the Eagles into the quarterfinals is because Samoa was unable to compete, making every fixture against Samoa a forfeit. So Spain, South Africa, and the USA all started with a win in their pocket.
The USA Men's 7s team looks forward to Seville after an up-and-down performance in Málaga last week.
They battled to hold off Spain, exploding for three solid tries in the first half and gritting their teeth through the second. They took apart Jamaica in a game that started in a worrying way, with the Jamaicans controlling possession. But the Eagles were patient, and then explosive.
It was all about the wins for the USA teams in Málaga, Spain Friday in the first leg of two Sevens World Series events on the Iberian peninsula.
Both the Eagle Women and the Eagle Men ended the first day unbeaten in a tournament that saw a team swoop in at the last minute and even then saw another nation have to hold back both of its teams because of COVID exposure.