Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 11 August 2012 17:17    PDF Print Write e-mail
Round Two at Serevi 7s
Sevens - USA Sevens Men


Things almost went to form in the second round of the Serevi RugbyTown 7s in Glendale, Colo.

All the select sides won in the first round, but club-based Tiger Rugby, which is sort of a select side, defeated the Collegiate All Americans.

“We’re a young team, and we’re still learning,” said All American Head Coach Tony Pacheco. “We had a shot to get close and we couldn’t score and they took it the length of the field. That hurt us. But more than that, you’ve got to make your first-up tackles and we fell off too many.”

Indeed the All Americans had a tough time containing the powerful running of young Mike Teo, and he and Eric Duechle exposed the collegiate team. Tiger Rugby 29 All Americans 12.

“We played much more to our pattern,” said Duncan. “We talked about a few things and put in a better game. Turnover ball is the best ball in the world and we were able to use it to our advantage.”

The USA Falcons put Glendale away without too much difficulty. They scored thanks to a Shalom Suniula dummy and then Zack Test capping off a team movement, but they gave one back as Glendale speedster Max Statler was put away after a Dewon Reed break.

The USA developmental team pulled away after that. Rocco Mauer went coast to coast after a turnover, and then Luke Hume, Colin Hawley, and Carlin Isles all punished the Raptors for the 38-7 victory.

The Samurai crushed OPSB 43-7, while Serevi thrashed Chicago 43-0, with Emosi Vucago, Fili Botitu and Argentine all-everything Santiago Gomez Cora all scoring twice.