USA v Russia latest in the first half, the Eagles lead 12-0.
It was a tough game early on as Russia kept running the pick-and-gos.
Knock-ons by the USA keep costing them, and Russia had a lineout then a scrum in USA territory.
But an interception by the Eagles gets them out of trouble.
But again. Knock-on by the USA stops a promising movement.
Eagle defense is solid, and they regain possession. a kick ahead is called back for offside. USA cant get out of their own way.
A good lineout win in the Russian half ends with Russians kicking out. That causes problems for the Bears. Eagles run it back and fullback Chris Wyles if over. TRY USA.
Adam Siddall kicks the conversion and the Eagles lead 7-0 after 18 minutes.
Russia come back and get a penalty but they miss badly.
then some good work by the Eagles, and Andrew Suniula bursts through to within ten meters.
Good USA recycle ... and Samu Manoa is over!
kick no good.
USA 12 Russia 0 at 26 minutes.
More of the same by the USA, unfortunately ... Putting themselves in position t score. But not doing so.
USA gets scrum midfield, but knocks on the ball
Russia gets a penalty at 31 mins ... They take the lineout and use the forwards, but are pinged for not releasing.
good attack by USA. LaValla takes lineout and they move the ball well.
kick to the line, but ball just knocked on.
another USA attack off a lineout. again they go to LaValla.
Manoa almost through but can't get handle.
Half ends USA threatening Russia line, but another knock on.
Second half USA pushing again ... Penalty by Siddall, but tries not coming
missed tackles lead to Russia try. 58 mins USA 15 Russia 7
62 mins penalty by Siddall
USA 18 Russia 7
70 mins. USA drives ahead again. But Russia D holds.
They turn the ball over and race into USA half. eagles just hold on and force a knock on.
USA attack. Blaine Scully is tackled around the neck. Handbags fly.
penalty. Siddall nails the kick.
Scully leaves with Hume coming on.
time winding down. USA attacks once more. Finally some good continuity
Russia gets a scrum 20 meters from the USA line.
but the Eagles get the ball back and set off ... They get a penalty ... Take the lineout.
edged ever closer and ... Dolan scores under the posts!
Siddall kicks the conversion and that's it. 28-7 to USA. Mistakes, but they kept control of the game
Tries Wyles, Manoa, Dolan
Conv Siddall 2
Pens Siddall 3