June 25, 2017
Women Eagles Sevens Lose to Australia in Cup Semi-Finals
Photo: USA Rugby
The Women’s Eagles Sevens faced Australia in the Cup Quarterfinals Sunday losing 31-14. The United States will play Ireland in a 5th Place Semi-final in a rematch against Ireland at 9:06am ET. The entire tournament may be viewed live in the United States on The Rugby Channel.
In Pool play the Women Eagles Sevens defeated Ireland 12-7, Japan 33-5 and then lost to New Zealand 19-14 to finish second in their pool at the Clermont-Ferrnad Sevens.
USA v Australia
Chloe Dalton kicked the opening restart and although the ball did not travel 10 meters, the USA played the ball and Australia attacked. It was short lived, as the USA created a turnover and an offload by Ryan Carlyle to Naya Tapper had her spliting defenders for a try. Heavirland converted for an Eagles 7-0 lead.
Australia claimed the restart, but turned the ball over to the USA. With numbers out left, an offload was not handled by Fa’avesi. Charlotte Caslick attacked from the ensuing scrum and split defenders for a try. Chloe Dalton converted to level the match at 7 all.
The USA captured the restart, but then lost the ball at the breakdown. After a penalty, Emilee Cherry went in for Australia’s second try to lead 12-7.
The restart did not go 10, but the ball went off Sara Parsons for a scrum to Australia. This set up a Caslick run with Cherry taking the offload, changing directions for her second try. After Dalton’s conversion, the lead was 19-7 at halftime.
Early in the second half, after moving the ball out wide right to Tapper and wide left to Javelet, from a breakdown, Ryan Carlyle picked and went in for a try. Heavirland then converted as the Eagles narrowed the lead to 19-14.
Australia added two tries, the first from a penalty with Caslcik offloading to Evania Pelite for a try and conversion by Dalton. The second had Charlotte Caslick scoring her 50th Series try to win 31-14.
With the win, Australia will play Canada in the Cup Semi-finals. The USA will play Ireland in a 5th place semi-final.
USA Starters: Fa’avesi, Kelter, Parsons, Heavirland, Carlyle, Perry, Keltert, Tapper
Australia starters: Parry, Williams, Dalton, Pelite, Caslick, Quirk, Cherry
Women’s Eagles Sevens – HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens
1. Cheta Emba 2. Joanne Fa’avesi 3. Sara Parsons 4. Nicole Heavirland 5. Ryan Carlyle 6. Mata Hingano 7. Jessica Javelet 8. Ashley Perry 9. Natalie Kosko 10. Tess Feury 11. Alev Kelter 12. Naya Tapper
Australia: 1 Shannon Parry 2 Sharni Williams 3 Emma Sykes 4 Demi Hayes 5 Dominique Du Toit 6 Evania Pelite 7 Charlotte Caslick 8 Chloe Dalton 9 Brooke Walker 10 Alicia Quirk 11 Emilee Cherry 12 Cassandra Staples
Women’s Eagles Sevens | HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens