USA Eagles
26 14
France
12 7
Men's Sevens  @ Stade Jean-Bouin
June 9, 20182:08 pm BDST
Paris Sevens
Referee:  Richard Haughton

Men's Sevens Cruise Past Home Team France

PARIS, FRA. - It was nothing short of another physical affair for the Men's Eagles Sevens. But, with continued efficiency at the breakdown, the United States slotted a 26-12 victory over home team France. Battling the brigade of a vocal home crowd, the Eagles have punched their ticket to the Cup Quarterfinals with one final match against England (2-0) to determine their seeding in Pool D. The match kicks off at 1:58 PM ET, LIVE on ESPN+. 

Much like the Eagles' first match with Argentina, France brought their own brute force -- no doubt an effort to deliver a win to their roaring fans in the crowd. To kickoff the affair, USA took the first attack but couldn't hold on and turned the ball over to the home team. With a small window of momentum, France's Stephen Parez quickly converted to put his side up, 0-7.

Passing was a tad loose on the U.S. side, but the Eagles held on until France's Kevin Bly took a trip to the Sin Bin and the United States was given a clear advantage. 

Now a man down, France fought desperately to hold off USA's Carlin Isles on the wing by stealing the ball from a tackle, but ultimately knocked it on and handed it right back to the Eagles. From there, Folau Niua took matters into his own hands and gave USA the try, 7-7. 

Turnovers on turnovers filled the final few minutes of the half before Carlin Isles redeemed his earlier attempts to breakaway by steering past France to kill the tie at the half, 14-7. 

When play resumed, the French had trouble concealing their weakness from Eagle Danny Barrett. With a keen eye for the flaw in the breakdown, Barrett swiped the ball from the ruck and tossed it to Stephen Tomasin who increased the lead, 21-7. 

France's  Terry Bouhraoua broke away to dot one down for the home crowd moments later, but it wouldn't be enough to take back the game. After moments of penalty-ridden play, Carlin Isles went for his second score and dashed past French defenders to win it for USA, 26-7. 

Now atop Pool D with the Cup Quarterfinals clinched, the United States looks to maintain their pool seeding with their final match of Day One against England (2-0) at 1:58 PM ET, LIVE on ESPN+.  

MEN'S EAGLES SEVENS STAFF | 2018 PARIS SEVENS

Head Coach - Mike Friday
Assistant Coach - Phil Greening
Strength & Conditioning Coach - Jon Hood
Athletic Trainer - Brian Green
Team Manager - Scott Novack

MEN'S EAGLES SEVENS SCHEDULE | 2018 PARIS SEVENS

v. Argentina | 26-7 (W)
v. France | 26-12 (W)
v. England | Sat, June 9 - 1:58 PM ET