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Paris Sevens

USA Men's Sevens win first match of Pool C at HSBC Paris Sevens

PARIS, FRA. - The USA Men's Sevens defeated Spain 31-7 in a dominant showing at HSBC Paris Sevens 2019. As the first game of their final tournament of the season, the United States men showed accuracy in attack through 14 minutes of play to seal their victory. 

Spain turned the ball over many times, giving the Eagles Sevens ample opportunities to monopolize possession and put players in position to score. 

Martin Iosefo was first to cross the tryline with a ball taken from the scrum and ran in just over five meters from the goal line.

Danny Barrett was at it within a couple minutes after the U.S. side tried to get Carlin Isles open on the wing, but the speedster was boxed out by Spanish defenders. With enough tact, Isles recycled the ball back into play where Ben Pinkelman and Stephen Tomasin added runs to help Danny Barrett bully his way over the line. 

Carlin Isles did ultimately add two tries himself, both on classic breakaways that saw him capture the ball and run with no one in sight. As the current leader in tries scored this season, Isles needs only one more to reach 50 total scores in 2019. 

With scattered penalties on both sides in the second half, the match slowed down for several minutes until Marcus Tupuola came off the bench and broke open in the middle, bringing the tally to 31-0 on the final play. 

Spain had the last attack and managed to sneak a try just right of the posts where the match score was sealed at 31-7 on final whistle. 

The United States now needs to employ the same clinical activity in matches against Samoa and Canada to earn their Cup Quarterfinal berth. Three points separate them from the World Series title and it's all to play for come 8:48 AM ET when group play continues with the Samoans.