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The USA women’s team opened up their first ever official IRB World Series season with an impressive victory over France in Dubai.

First-half tries from Vanesha McGee and Vix Folayan staked the Eagles to a 12-7 halftime lead. Then the speedy Americans took over, seeing Bui Baravilala go over twice and Emilie Bydwell once for the 27-7 rout.

USA 27
Tries: McGee, Folayan, Baravilala 2, Bydwell
Conbs: Baravilala

France 7

USA Starting Lineup:
Katie Dowty
Vix Folayan
Lauren Doyle
Bui Baravilala
Christy Ringgenberg
Nathalie Marchino
Vanesha McGee