The USA team celebrate after winning the London Sevens tournament in the World Sevens Series. Photo: Planet Rugby
The USA claimed the London Sevens title while Fiji were crowned overall World Series champions after the final leg of the season over the weekend.
Mike Friday’s side beat Australia 45-22 to complete a stunning day, having earlier crushed England and Canada to reach the final.
Australia had impressed up until the final, comfortably seeing off first Scotland and then Fiji, but they had no answer against the Americans.
With their combination of sprint duo Perry Baker and Carlin Isles, as well as former Fiji age group player Andrew Durutalo, they were a class above everyone else at Twickenham, claiming their first Sevens World Series title as a result. Continue reading
Liu Xiaoqian of China (L) scores against the United States at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. China won 29-7. (Xinhua/Yan Yan) (yqq)
Argentina’s men and Australia’s women remain the only unbeaten teams in rugby sevens after Monday’s matches at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games being played at Nanjing’s Youth Olympic Games Sports Park.
France, Argentina and Japan each won two matches in the men’s tournament as early medal favourites Fiji had a poor day, and Australia, China and Canada all recorded excellent wins in women’s matches.
Ayumu Goromaru booted 17 points for Japan. Photo: Getty Images
Japan continue to dominate the emerging rugby nations after securing a 37-29 victory over the USA in the Pacific Nations Cup.
Full-back Ayumu Goromaru put in yet another impressive performance for the Brave Blossoms, kicking 17 points as Japan secured a bonus-point victory.