The USA Men’s Sevens Team entered the 2019-2020 HSBC World Sevens Series ranked second in the world and faced Ireland, Scotland, and Australia in Pool B at the 2019 Emirates Airlines Dubai Sevens.
The USA won their first two matches, 24-19 over Ireland and 31-21 over Scotland. Penalties and a yellow card had Australia capitalizing to win the pool 24-12.
The USA Men’s Sevens Team exits the HSBC Dubai Sevens after a 26-7 quarterfinal loss to New Zealand. The team now turns its attention to round two at the Cape Town Sevens next 13-15 December.
HSBC World Sevens Series standings may be viewed on the Series webpage.
England defeated Samoa 19-17 in the Bronze Final, while South Africa defeated New Zealand 15-0 for gold.
Cup Quarterfinals: New Zealand 26-5 USA
The USA Men’s Sevens lost to New Zealand 26-5 to end their time at Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens.
After finishing in second place to Australia in their pool with a 2-1 record, the USA men had numerous penalties and handling errors in their quarterfinal loss to New Zealand.
New Zealand opened the scoring with a try by Joe Webber, which was converted by Kurt Baker. They added a second try before the break by Regan Ware to lead 12-0 at the break.
During the second half, Regan Ware added a brace with Dylan Collier adding another with Baker converting both to lead 26-0.
Carlin Isles added a solo try to the USA to make the final 26-5 to New Zealand.
The USA will travel to Cape Town tomorrow for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens which is being held 13-15 December.
USA Starters 3. Danny Barrett 10. Madison Hughes 9. Stephen Tomasin 8. Maka Unufe 11. Perry Baker 7. Naima Fualaau 5. Joe Schroeder Reserves 6. Kevon Williams (7′) 4. Matai Leuta (8′) 12. Maceo Brown (8′) 1. Carlin Isles (9′) 2. Ben Broselle (13′)
New Zealand Starters: 10 Kurt Baker 1 Scott Curry 7 Sam Dickson 11 Joe Weber 9 Regan Ware 12 Sione Molia 3 Tone Ng Shiu Reserves 5 Dylan Collier (10′) 6 Ngarohi McGarvey-Black (10′) Tim Mikkelson (11′) 4 Salesi Rayasi (11′) 8 Andrew Knewstubb (13′)
Finals & Pool Recap Article Link
- Cup Quarterfinals: France 12-19 England
- Cup Quarterfinals: New Zealand 26-5 USA
- Cup Quarterfinals: South Africa 12-5 Argentina
- Cup Quarterfinals: Australia 14-19 Samoa
- 15th Place Playoff: Wales 38-12 Japan
- 13th Place Playoff: Kenya 26-14 Scotland
- Cup Semifinals: England 12-19 New Zealand
- Cup Semifinals: South Africa 38-7 Samoa
- 11th Place Playoff: Ireland 14-19 Spain
- 9th Place Playoff: Fiji 40-17 Canada
- Bronze Final: England 19-17 Samoa
- Cup Final: New Zealand 0-15 South Africa