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The United States finished sixth at the Sydney 7s after beating Wales but dropping the fifth place match to Fiji. With the finish, the Eagles move up to eighth overall in the series standings.
The United States jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead against Wales after tries from Martin Iosefo and Carlin Isles. Both found space out wide after defenders were drawn to the opposite sideline.
Wales stormed back in the second half, scoring two unconverted tries. However, Isles found space once again and capped off the 19-10 win in the final minute to send the Eagles to the fifth place match.
The Eagles met Olympic gold medal winning Fiji for fifth place. The Eagles trailed 14-12 at half thanks to a pair of tries from Danny Barrett. Barrett had a tremendous weekend overall and was named to the All Tournament Dream Team.
Things got away in the second half, however, as Fiji scored three unanswered tries. The island nation went on to win 35-12. The United States finished 6th overall in the tournament, moving the squad up three places in the standings.
Injuries will be the focus coming out of this tournament, however, as Perry Baker and Don Pati left with ailments. Along with losing Kevon Williams and Brett Thompson to injury prior to the tournaments, the squad is a bit depleted at the moment. The team will have a little less than a month to get healed up and be ready the Las Vegas leg of the tournament.