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London Cup Celebration (Photo: Ian Muir)

The splendid Sevens Cup victory for the Eagles in London last weekend merits more than singular sports reporting. This memorable milestone – a first ever for the Men’s squad on the World Rugby circuit – deserves a laudatory recap of the clean sheet, 6-0 unbeaten tournament results.

The Six Victoires 

USA 24           France 19

USA 28           Portugal 12

USA 21           South Africa 12

USA 29           Canada 10 (Quarter final)

USA 43           England 12 (Semifinal)

USA 45           Australia 22 (Final and Cup Trophy)

Total: 190 for – 87 against

The Scorers

Names             Tries               Conversions

Hughes ©         7                      15

Baker                 6

Isles                   5

Unufe               5

Barrett              3

Bender             2         

Palamo             1

Durtalo            1

Niua                  0                        4

Augspurger       0                      1

Iosefu               0

Test* (Injured list)

Total               30                    20

Support Team

The people behind the Eagles Sevens preparation, support, and management also deserve mention and applause.

Mike Friday   Coach on field, tactical, technical, and team culture

Chris Brown   Skill development, strength, and conditional/physical performance

Phil Greening Assists team for technical and tactics at the contact point, and set pieces

Brian Green Physio, keeps players healthy and mentally alert

Paul Golding Video analyst, and statistician

Sarah Sall Masseuse

Nick Tricarico USA Rugby age grade Men’s 7s’ Manager

Alex Magleby Program and national Sevens Director (Budget, development, fund-raising, etc.)

And credit also to USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville and his staff