Warriors’ Maka Unufe has strong debut for Eagles

Chile's Felipe Brangier, right, is tackled by Mark Bokhoven of the United States during a Rugby 7 competition at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. United States won 14-7. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A win, a tie, and a loss on day one of the 2011 Pan-American Games will see the USA Men’s Sevens team as the No. 2 seed out of Pool B, which means they will play Guyana (1-0-2) at 8:50 a.m. MT Sunday in the quarterfinals.
The games will be shown live on the Guadalajara 2011 webcast.
The quality passages of attacking play from the USA were really quality, giving a preview of the kind of young talent USA coach Al Caravelli has assembled this season.
Provo’s Maka Unufe cut up the Chilean line and found another gear on his break to leave the defenders in his dust for his first career try with the Eagles. A successful conversion by another rookie, Folau Niua, gave the USA a 7-0 lead in their eventual victory. Unufe current club is the Utah Warriors.

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  1. Aaron Morton

    Update:
    Team USA finished its Pan American Games debut in rugby sevens with a bronze medal victory, 21-17, against Uruguay on Sunday, the final day of the Games. They qualified into the bronze medal game after defeating Guyana, 24-12, in the quarterfinal and suffering a, 21-19, loss to Canada in the semifinal. The U.S. finished with an overall record of 2-2-1.