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Men's Sevens  @ Twickenham Stadium
London Sevens
  Sam Grove-White

USA Men's Sevens win Bronze in London for seventh podium finish of the season

LONDON, ENG. - Two points. That's all the separate the No. 2 United States and No. 1 Fiji in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. After winning their pool, qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beating France in the Bronze Final to take their seventh medal of the season, the Men's Eagles Sevens have the chance to do something even more remarkable in Paris next weekend. 

Winning the World Series title would mean everything to the group of men who started the season with the primary focus of Olympic qualification. It could be argued that anything beyond that is extra; or conversely, it could be realized that the opportunity to win a Series title is invaluable. 

"Yeah we got the Olympic qualification written off for this weekend, going into next weekend it's all to play for," said USA Sevens' Stephen Tomasin.  "We're two points behind Fiji so if we win the tournament next weekend, we end up winning the whole thing. It's the first time we've been in a position to win the World Series, so it's extremely exciting for us." 

The United States fell only once in the London tournament -- to Fiji in an intensely tight Semifinal round. After that, the side boosted a valiant effort against France, keeping the opposition locked out of the try zone until the middle of the second half. 

Space, possession and ball handling were strengths for the Eagles Sevens as was demonstrated in the opening minutes. A long run by Ben Pinkelman took the U.S. within 22 meters where Stephen Tomasin threw a pass to Folau Niua for the score, 5-0. 

Another long run by Stephen Tomasin opened the gates for Danny Barrett