USA Eagles
38 19
China
7 7
Women's Sevens  @ AT&T Park
July 20, 201812:34 pm PDT
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Referee:  Sara Cox

Women's Sevens Dominate China in Round of 16

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – The Women’s Eagles Sevens have certainly arrived at AT&T Park. With fans pouring in from all over the city, the squad delivered a dominant performance in a 38-7 defeat of China in the Round of 16 at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

From the very start, USA was sharp, fast and entirely connected as they sent six tries over the line for the victory. Now facing Russia in the Championship Quarterfinals, the United States will be back to soak in the vibrancy of the home crowd at 6:36 PM PT, LIVE on NBC Sports Gold


Right of the bat, Eagle Naya Tapper took the ball on the right edge and danced to the finish line, 0-7. Though the next possession would go to USA, China took over and answered back for what would be their only try of the game, 7-7.

Now tied with everything to play for and plenty of time to go, the Women’s Sevens kicked it up a notch. Kris Thomas displayed her epic agility and fancy footwork as she jet across the pitch to make it 14-7. Lauren Doyle followed suit immediately after with a pick and go within seconds and the USA was on top 19-7 at the half. 

When play resumed, the same fire was ignited across the pitch. The home team nailed three more tries before all was said and done with China taking a mere two possessions for themselves. 

First, Captain and playmaker Nicole Heavirland made an offload to Cheta Emba who tossed it over to Kate Zackary for the try, 24-7. Then, Emba launched another two tries herself to close things out and the Women’s Sevens had walked away with their first win of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. 

USA will now advance to face Russia in the Championship Quarterfinals at 6:36 PM PT, LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Updates will be provided by following @USARugby on Twitter.

 

WOMEN’S EAGLES SEVENS STAFF | RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS 2018

Head Coach | Richie Walker
Team Manager | Liz Strohecker
Analyst | Dave Gardner
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Matt Long
Athletic Trainer | Sarah Leslie

 

WOMEN’S EAGLES SEVENS SCHEDULE | RUGBY WORLD CUP SEVENS 2018

Round of 16
v China | 38-7 (W)