Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Thursday May 21, 2015

USA claim first ever London 7's win, while Fiji pick up overall series title

USA claim first ever London 7's win, while Fiji pick up overall series title

It was a historic weekend at the London 7s as the USA won a Cup final for the first time ever, beating Australia with ease in the final. Earlier Fiji had secured the overall title, for their first Sevens World Series win since 2006.

The USA finished sixth overall in the standings, having finished 13th last year.

“It is amazing, credit to those boys the 12 of them have been absolutely fantastic and there are about another 10 back in the USA that have worked their socks off all year, their work effort has been fantastic,” said USA head coach Mike Friday.

“I’ve said to them if you work hard in life then you get the rewards and they’ve been a credit to their country and their families and I’m proud of every one of them.”

Earlier two tries from Savenaca Rawaca secured Fiji’s win over South Africa in the quarter finals to clinch the series title for the first time since 2006 and only second-ever. Ben Ryan’s side went on to beat hosts England 26-12 in the third place play-off before lifting the title.

“I can’t really put it into words, we were just focusing on the South Africa game, but deservedly won and took the title,” said Ryan.

“The boys were very overly emotional in the changing room and I had to control them a bit and remind them to start smiling and that this is supposed to be fun. It was certainly a topsy turvy weekend. We wanted to go first day unbeaten and finish what we started in Gold Coast.”

With a record 116,219 fans attending the two days fans were treated to an enthralling finale which also saw New Zealand win the Plate, Kenya the Bowl and Japan, who will be replaced by Russia as a core side next season, lifting the Shield.

Highlights from Day Two below

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 47 WEEKS AGO

    Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary...

  • 87 WEEKS AGO

    Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to...

  • 95 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young...

ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    John Leslie's unbelievable 1999 try was the fastest ever scored from kick off in Test rugby

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    It's 30 years since France scored that epic 'Try of the Century' from beneath their posts

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try in Pro D2 Friday night clash

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Re-live the utter madness that unfolded late in the 2009 Challenge Cup final

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: The HUGE Currie Cup hit South African fans have been raving about

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Ex-internationals discuss unfortunate forearm incident which left Tonga international motionless

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Brutal reaction to eye gouging leads to HUGE ban for Gloucester flanker

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Springbok fans celebrate Liam Williams' game-losing error in 2014

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Eben Etzebeth puts the world on notice with surprising positional switch

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    James Haskell defends McDonald's role in latest YouTube rant

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Re-live THE Mike Phillips Six Nations try which still angers Irish fans to this day

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Fijian winger cops heavy ban after that referee lifting incident that went viral and blew up his phone

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Vakatawa blows crucial try in terrible blooper, similar to Kunitani in 2014

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebration

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Without doubt one of the funniest red cards in the history of rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting crucial piece of kit during Pro14 clash

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players celebrate too early

View All

Amateur

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 50 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 50 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 50 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

View All
USA claim first ever London 7's win, while Fiji pick up overall series title | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos