USA Eagles
42 21
Papua New Guinea
12  
Men's Sevens  @ FMG Stadium Waikato
February 4, 20183:25 pm AEDT
Hamilton Sevens

Men's Sevens Fly Past Papua New Guinea in Challenge Semi Finals

WAIKATO, NZ. - The Men's Eagles sevens have clearly found their footing at Hamilton Sevens. The squad scored six tries en route to a 42-12 victory over Papua New Guinea in the Challenge Semi Finals, pushing them further towards earning the 8 points on the line in the Challenge Trophy Finals against Argentina at 12:33 AM ET, LIVE on #ESPN3. 

Up until the 12th minute, the match was a complete shutout for the Eagles. Papua New Guinea had difficulty passing and struggled to maintain the ball which lead to a 35-point USA lead. Kevon Williams was on the board early, dotting down with the first try after two minutes of play, 0-7. Perry Baker would be the next to cross the line, followed by a second try for Williams and another by Matai Leuta in the same minute, 0-28. 

Martin Iosefo would score one himself, just a short minute later, and the United States was cruising en route to their strongest finish of the weekend. 

Papua New Guinea finally found their own attack with Gairo Kapana dotting down after 12 minutes of play for their first try, 35-7. Carlin Isles would answer back just a minute later, 42-7 and Papua New Guinea would allow Willy Shalandra to cross the line one more time before the final whistle, 42-12.

The Eagles will now face Argentina in their final match at Hamilton Sevens, determined to continue their strong attack to claim the trophy. The match begins at 12:33 AM ET, LIVE on ESPN3 with updates available by following @USARugby on Twitter.

Men's Eagles Sevens Staff | Hamilton 7s Tournament

Head Coach - Mike Friday
Assistant Coach - Chris Brown
Assistant Coach - Phil Greening
Physiotherapist - Brian Green

Men's Eagles Sevens Schedule |  Hamilton 7s Tournament

LIVE on ESPN3
Pool Play | Pool D
vs. Canada | 28-14 (W)
vs. Samoa | 10-14 (L)
vs. Kenya | 19-19 (D)

Challenge Quarter Finals 
vs. Spain | 29-12

Challenge Semi Finals
vs. Papua New Guinea | 42-12

Challenge Trophy Finals
vs. Argentina - 12:33 AM ET