USA Eagles
35 14
Wales
0  
Men's Sevens  @ AT&T Park
July 20, 20189:37 pm PDT
Rugby World Cup Sevens
Referee:  Rasta Rasivhenge

Men's Sevens Soar to Victory Over Wales

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 called and the Men’s Eagles Sevens answered. The Round of 16 against Wales was filled with clean Perry Baker breakaway tries, Folau Niua playmaking magic and bulldozing moves by Danny Barrett to seal the 35-0 victory. It was everything fans at AT&T Park could ask for and everything they can’t get enough of. The Men’s Sevens will now advance to face England in the Championship Quarterfinals at 4:38 PM PT, LIVE on NBCSN. 

Eagle Martin Iosefo was away with it right off the bat but a bad pass was intercepted by Wales and stopped the U.S. in their tracks. A 5-meter lineout did the trick, however, as Iosefo snagged the ball and found the right gap to make it through, 7-0. 

“We were waiting around all day to play that match but as soon as we got out there we were ready to go,” says Captain Madison Hughes. “We were ready to work for each other and that attitude we brought i think was really important and that is what helped us win. We don’t get many opportunities to play in front of our friends, family and home support so it feels really good to do so.”

Wales got it back for a few moments, running through a clear gap before Folau Niua chased closely behind and made the tackle. A penalty keeps the ball moving for the opposition but the moment yields no results. 

Then, Danny Barrett pushed through the defensive line, making an offload to Martin Iosefo who saw Perry Baker in perfect position to speed away, 14-0. Wales answered with a push of their own later, moving with the ball down the stretch until a tackle by Baker stopped the try.

After winning the ensuing possession from the ruck, the Eagles get the ball back to Baker on the outside who makes a clean break and launches himself the length of the pitch to score another, 21-0. 

Two precise offloads by Stephen Tomasin get Danny Barrett and Carlin Isles over the line before all is said and done; giving the United States with a 35-0 victory in the Round of 16.  

The U.S. will now advance to the Championship Quartefinals where they’ll face England at 4:38 PM PT tomorrow, LIVE on NBCSN. Updates will be provided by following @USARugby on Twitter.


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

Head Coach | Mike Friday
Assistant Coach | Chris Brown
Assistant Coach | Phil Greening
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Jon Hood
Performance Analyst | Paul Goulding 
Athletic Trainer | Brian Green
Coach | JD Stephenson
Team Manager | Scott Novack 


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

Round of 16
vs Wales – 35-0 (W)