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03rd Dec 2016

Incredible acrobatic display on show at Dubai Rugby Sevens

Power, grace and supreme athleticism

Sean McMahon

Unbelievable strength shown here.

The first round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is currently taking place in Dubai.

The three-day tournament features the world’s best men’s and women’s sevens teams as they look to begin their season on a positive note.

Today, USA faced off against Kenya in the challenge trophy semi-final.

During a Kenyan re-start, USA centre, Andrew Durutalo, shows ridiculous levels of strength to lift his colleague above his head so that he can reclaim the ball.

Not only this but it has to be said that Durutalo also shows great duty of care to his teammate as he carefully returns him to ground. Check it out:

Not to be content with that, the USA also put on an incredible display of athleticism in an earlier match against Russia.

Winger, Perry Baker (who interestingly is a former NFL player), puts on the afterburners to score a ridiculous solo try.


Meanwhile, Ireland’s Women won the Challenge Trophy after beating Spain in a dramatic final. Ireland were at one stage 12-0 down but showed incredible resolve and determination to come back and win 14-12. This will give Ireland great confidence going forward for the rest of the series.

Catch up with this week’s episode of Football Friday Live