Blitzboks looking for consistency after Las Vegas defeat

07 March, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Otis Hoffman
  • Brave Shujaa rock Fiji, cruise to Cup quarters

The USA Eagles were taking on Fiji in the semi-final of the competition, when reigning World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Perry Baker claimed an exceptional try.

They went on to lose to Samoa 26-7 in the Challenge Trophy quarter finals.

Friend will keep the same squad that featured in Las Vegas for the Vancouver leg of the World Series, emerging unscathed on the injury front.

Argentina, appearing in their 14th Sevens final had won twice on United States soil before, but were unable to resist the power and pace of the U.S. team, who went unbeaten through the weekend.

USA, who won their home tournament with a 28-0 cup final shut out of Argentina will play in Pool A and will face Australia, hosts Canada and Uruguay.

It is the fourth time Kenya is failing to go past the main Cup quarterfinals.

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If Powell's charges are to repeat their heroics of last season and again be crowned world champions then they will have to get some consistency back in winning tournaments. We don't only measure ourselves on the results, but also the way we play.

South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and now US have each lifted the Cup above their head through the first five tournaments, highlighting the small margins between the top five to six teams on tour.

"We started slow but we have started picking up step by step".

"The learning curve is a steep one at this level and the younger guys will be better prepared come next week after this weekend".

Fiji scored four tries with captain Jerry Tuwai dotting down twice while Alasio Naduva and Paula Dranisinukula scoring a try each.

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