HONG KONG – A surging United States are “confident” of taking home their maiden cup at this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens, with the unexpected series leaders eyeing a guaranteed Tokyo 2020 berth for the top finishers at the flagship tournament.
The Eagles have enjoyed a stratospheric rise in this year's competition with victory in Las Vegas and four other finals appearances in the six rounds played so far.
“We've had a good year so far and we're looking to keep it going,” captain Madison Hughes told AFP.
“We're confident. There's a lot of good teams here, especially a lot of the top ones that are coming for us. We're excited for that and we believe in ourselves and we're going to give it everything we've got.”