Fiji wins Cape Town Rugby Sevens as US falls in final again
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fiji capitalized on mistake after mistake by the United States to win the Cape Town World Rugby Sevens 29-15 on Sunday, sending the Americans to a second straight defeat in a final at the start of the season.
The upside for the U.S. is that it leads the series standings by a point from New Zealand.
Fiji had already scored four tries to go 22-0 up before the U.S. could respond and the Fijians clinched their first title in South Africa since 2005.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Danny Barrett scored two tries to lift the United States to a 28-0 win over Argentina in the final of the Las Vegas Sevens on Sunday, giving the Americans only their second title in rugby's World Sevens Series and first on home soil.
Bearded and barrel-chested, Barrett mixed the power of a forward with the fleet-footed skills of a back to touch down on either side of halftime as the United States produced a flawless performance in its first home final.
US upend NZ & Australia to cruise into Cape Town 7s quarters
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The United States upended New Zealand and Australia to cruise into the Cape Town Sevens rugby quarterfinals with host South Africa on Saturday.
Defending champion England also swept its pool, while Canada won the fourth pool thanks to upsetting Fiji 22-14.
Canada beats US in Singapore sevens final
SINGAPORE (AP) — Canada scored a try less than two minutes from the end after squandering a 19-0 lead to beat the United States 26-19 in the first all-American final at the World Series Sevens in Singapore on Sunday.
The two North American neighbors pulled off a string of upsets over the sport's traditional powerhouses to set up an unlikely final in the sweltering humidity of Southeast Asia that was as thrilling as it was unexpected.
U.S. winger Baker dazzles at Hong Kong Sevens
HONG KONG (AP) — The United States may have fallen agonizingly short in their bid to win the Hong Kong Sevens but there was some consolation for the Eagles when Perry Baker finished as the tournament's leading tryscorer.
The younger brother of 2009 Super Bowl winner Dallas Baker and the nephew of former NFL player and coach Wes Chandler, Baker was the star performer at the biggest tournament in Sevens Rugby, wowing the crowds with his electrifying speed and showmanship.