Eagles beat Japan in HK 7s Opener

Eagles beat Japan in HK 7s Opener

It seems like anytime Zack Test gets the ball at pace he scores a try.  The Eagles' first match of the Hong Kong Sevens was no different.  Test opened the Eagles scoring Test scored before the second minute.  Japan answered back through Lepuha Latuila and Katsuyuki converted, giving Japan a slight lead for two minutes.  Iowan and Eagle veteran, Paul Emerick, made sure they wouldn't lead again.  Emerick scored in the fifth minute and Shalom Suniula converted, with the scores tied 12-12 going into halftime. 

 

The second half would start with the massively strong Eagles captain, Matt Hawkins, leading the way with a try that was converted by Suniula, bringing the scores to 19-12.  Minutes later, Test attacked once again scoring his 13th try of the HSBC Sevens World Series.  The Eagles would close the game out and weather a late Japanese attack, winning 24-19. 

 

Zack Test has proved that he is one of the premeir try-scorers in the Series this season, in the company of Samoa's Fautua Otto, Kenya's Collins Injera, and ahead of the leading scorer of all time in the Sevens Series, Ben Gollings.

 

The USA will face China and England tomorrow.  England beat China 59-5 so the Eagles will have to put up a big score on China if they want to enter the Cup quarters. 

 

 

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