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USA U20s Head Coach Billy Millard said he was "reasonably happy" with his team's 37-0 shutout of Hong Kong in the opening match of the Junior World Rugby Trophy.
"It's always good to get one on the board to know where you're at," he said. "We've got a lot to address. I thought they stuck with it, especially in the second half."
Millard said the USA's first half was good - the Americans shut out Hong Kong 8-0 in that period - but offensively the structure broke down.
"I think defensively, in the 1st half in particular, we were really strong and aggressive," he said. "In the 2nd half we addressed a few things and they came out and executed really well."
Asked about Canada being upset by Namibia, Millard said there was a lesson there, that "rocking up" at the breakdown is crucial.
Things don't get any easier for the USA, as they face Georgia, 34-10 winners over Tonga, on Friday at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Club ground. Georgia's points machine Revaz Jinchvelashvili was good for 19 on his own on Monday.
The USA got two tries each from centers Gabe Farley and Nemia Qoro, with Niall Barry adding one and Ben Cima kicking 12 points.