GRR: Women's Sevens World Series
The new format for the Hamilton 7s may have rankled some, OK, pretty much everybody, but the USA Women's 7s team can really only blame themselves for not making the top four.
It’s business as usual for a very effective USA women’s 7s team as the Eagles finished Pool Play at the Cape Town 7s 2-1.
Only a somewhat unlucky end to the game against Australia—one missed tackle and one dropped ball—prevented a clean sweep.
A somewhat telling moment for the USA Women’s 7s team came in the third-fourth game against Australia.
Lauren Doyle had the ball and was angling to the outside. That’s where Cheta Emba was, and she cut inside to take a switch pass from Doyle to go through a huge gap to score. Emba punched her fist in the air, and that was the moment.
The USA Men's 7s teams issues returned in the latter stages of the Dubai 7s, as the Eagles struggled to dominate defensively, and saw errors lead to losses to Australia and New Zealand.