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The USA lead the HSBC Sevens Circuit for the first time in the series history. With a second silver medal in Cape Town last weekend, the Eagles total 38 points one more than New Zealand.

The top four teams in the 2018/2019 season will automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

In Cape Town, the Eagles started in an easy pool, consisting of Japan, Spain, and Argentina. Los Leones from Spain upset Los Pumas for the first time and rose to ninth place in the standings, also an all-time high placement.

The USA went on to victories in the quarters (England) and the semis (New Zealand) to rack up five wins in a row. Fiji, the Cup opponent, had also gone 5-0 in the event, and they prevailed 29-15 in the final. For Fiji, this was their first win in South Africa since 2005.

The Dream Team featured two Eagles:

  • Rosko Specman, RSA
  • Kalione Nasoko, Fiji
  • Alosio Naduva, Fiji
  • Madison Hughes, USA
  • Danny Barret, USA
  • David Afamasaga, Samoa
  • Sione Molia, NZ

The standings after Dubai and Cape Town:

  1. USA = 38
  2. NZ = 37
  3. Fiji = 35
  4. England = 30
  5. RSA = 29
  6. Australia = 28
  7. Scotland = 20
  8. Argentina = 18
  9. Spain = 17
  10. Samoa = 15
  11. France = 12
  12. Canada = 10

The Springboks received bad news when star Rosko Specman announced he was leaving the team to play for the Bulls in Super Rugby.

Let's enjoy this top Sevens standing. Much praise due to everyone who, over time, has had a hand in building this USA program.

Next up is Hamilton, New Zealand January 26 and 27, followed by Sydney, Australia, for both Women and Men February 1,2, and 3.

 

 

 

 Top of the World – Men’s Sevens

The USA lead the HSBC Sevens Circuit for the first time in the series history. With a second silver medal in Cape Town last weekend, the Eagles total 38 points one more than New Zealand.

The top four teams in the 2018/2019 season will automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

In Cape Town, the Eagles started in an easy pool, consisting of Japan, Spain, and Argentina. Los Leones from Spain upset Los Pumas for the first time and rose to ninth place in the tw0-tounrament standing, also an all-time high placement.

The USA went on to victories in the quarters (England) and the semis (New Zealand) to rack up five wins in a row. Fiji, the Cup opponent, had also gone 5-0 in the event, and they prevailed 29-15 in the final. For Fiji, this was their first win in South Africa since 2005.

The Dream Team featured two Eagles:

  • Rosko Specman, RSA
  • Kalione Nesoko, Fiji
  • Alosio Naduva, Fiji
  • Madison Hughes, USA
  • Danny Barret, USA
  • David Afamasaga, Samoa
  • Sione Molia, NZ

The standings after Dubai and Cape Town:

  1. USA = 38
  2. NZ = 37
  3. Fiji = 35
  4. England = 30
  5. RSA = 29
  6. Australia = 28
  7. Scotland = 20
  8. Argentina = 18
  9. Spain = 12
  10. Samoa = 12
  11. France = 12
  12. Canada = 10

The Springboks received bad news when star Rosko Specman announced he was leaving the team to play for the Bulls in Super Rugby.