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USA Men's Sevens go unbeaten in Pool D at HSBC London Sevens

LONDON, ENG. - Though it looked dark at times, the USA Men's Sevens held on to defeat Australia 19-17 in their final match of Pool D at HSBC London Sevens 2019. After a yellow card pulled Stephen Tomasin out of the match, only to return a minute before fulltime, Tomasin came back to score on the final play of the match to steal back the lead and give the United States a full sweep on Day One. 

It was the perfect end to an already historic day where the USA beat both Spain and Wales to make the Cup Quarterfinals and qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Guaranteed to earn 10 World Series points at a minimum, the U.S. men have confirmed their highest ever finish of top four to end a season. 

"So proud and pleased for all the boys and management to be the first men's team to achieve Olympic qualification and it is a credit to all their hard work," said Head Coach Mike Friday. "We now need to focus on the next task which is playing the next game to the best of our ability and ensuring we support one another in every moment."

The United States were first on the board against Australia when Martin Iosefo made a run, Danny Barrett pushed the U.S. further and Carlin Isles finished the job in the corner, 5-0.

After Stephen Tomasin tackled Australia at the tryline and forced the ball loose, the Aussies got one over on the Eagles Sevens, stealing the ball from the breakdown and quickly running it back with no one looking, 5-5.

A crucial offload from Ben Pinkelman to Danny Barrett helped the Eagles Sevens put another try over, 12-5, where Australia lost another loose ball at halftime and the USA went into the break on top. 

Australia stopped another U.S. try into the second half after Carlin Isles got within meters of the line and Danny Barrett was held up in the end goal. The Australian defense continued to fight harder, boxing out Isles on the edge until a yellow card pulled USA's Stephen Tomasin out of the match and the Aussies had the advantage. 

With the U.S. down a player, Australia scored another two consecutive tries to take the lead until all that remained was one final possession at fulltime. 

There, Stephen Tomasin jumped back in the game to scoop the ball and break free, scoring a thrilling try to win the game for screaming fans at Twickenham Stadium. 

Now first in Pool D, the United States will face rival-Canada at 6:42 AM ET in the Cup Quarterfinals on usarug.by/ESPN7s


MEN’S EAGLES SEVENS STAFF

Head Coach | Mike Friday
Assistant Coach | Phil Greening
Assistant Coach | Anthony Roques 
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Jon Hood
Athletic Trainer | Brian Green
Team Manager | Scott Novack


HSBC LONDON SEVENS 2019

Pool D | Broadcast LIVE on ESPN Networks
vs Spain | 29-5 (W)
vs Wales | 28-26 (W)
vs Australia | 19-17 (W)