South Africa has had to adjust to life without its best player, Cecil Afrika, and though the season hasn’t been a disaster, it hasn’t been easy, either.
Just after strolling into Sam Boyd Stadium and Rugby Mosh Pit, my line of sight was assaulted by an 1,100-pound flash of leg and upper thigh.
This wasn’t about a moral victory, the chance to be satisfied with coming close.
Alexander Magleby took over as the U.S. sevens rugby coach after last year’s disappointment in Las Vegas, and he slowly has been trying to establish a physical presence.
Dan Lyle likes having the USA Sevens rugby tournament in Las Vegas, proving it after last year’s event by signing a two-year extension.