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Carlin Isles reaches 100 try mark as Men's Sevens run away from Uruguay in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC - Coming out of maybe the most notable weekend in USA Rugby Men's Sevens history, Mike Friday's squad had one mentality, "That was last week." With deserved celebrations in the rearview, the Men's Eagles Sevens first took the pitch here at BC Place in a matchup with Uruguay, leading to a 45-0 opening victory. Highlighting a flurry of dot-downs, Carlin Isles notched two scores, the first of which would be his career 100th. Isles joins Zack Test and teammate Perry Baker as the only American Men to reach the century mark.

Though the match started with some back and fourth form each side, the United States would find their groove around the third minute when Isles ran in his historic try. Head Coach Mike Friday had Isles on the pitch to start the match, a shake up from past tournaments in 2017-18. His teammates were quick to feed him and let the speedster loose. A few high-fives in the try zone, and the group was back to work. 

With a sizable 33-0 lead, Friday pulled his starters and allowed his up and coming talent to govern the match. Rookie Malon Al-Jiboori tallied his first ever HBSC World Rugby Sevens Series try (in similar fashion to his debut with the Men's Eagles 15's against Chile in the Americas Rugby Championship last month) followed by Cody Melphy notching his first points as an Eagle with the ensuing conversion. Subbing in during the 8' mark, Kevon Williams found the pay dirt as well. 

Uruguay would struggle to build momentum through out the match, with most ground coming from two long kick-to-touch being the only time they would see the United States end. A sure breakaway was called back in the second half after referee James Doleman called a forward pass. 

Sprinkle in tries from Perry Baker, Martin Iosefo and Matai Leuta and 4 conversion from Folau Niua, and there you have it.

Next up the Men's Sevens face off with host Canada, who will be looking toward victory formation after nearly securing a draw with Australia in their early pairing. See that match and the entirety of Canada 7s on ESPN 3.