In the 2016/2017 World Series season the USA Sevens lodged their best ranking yet coming in at 5th. While the USA team initially got off to a shaky start, the team improved over the back end of the series. Their best finish was at the Singapore Sevens, where they just missed out on the top title, coming in second to their neighbours from the North, Canada. The 2017/2018 season will tell if the USA can keep up their steady rise to the top ranks of the tournament. The try scoring combinations of Perry Baker, Danny Barrett and captain Madison Hughes will also be a spectacular show for Sevens fans.
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Unlike his team mates Perry Baker and Danny Barrett, captain Madison Hughes isn’t a try scoring machine but his play making skills are of the highest level. Hughes’ ability to set up his team mates to cross over the line is phenomenal, as are his conversion skills with over 100 to his name just in the 2016/2017 season.
World Series ranking 2016/2017:
2017 Sydney Sevens placing: