It wasn’t an official play in Las Vegas. It happened at half time in the final game of the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series between Fiji and New Zealand. A joyous fan of the USA Eagles team jumped on to the pitch at Sam Boyd Stadium, and began running. She progressed well in her friendly pitch invasion, kitted out in a stars and stripes top and red tutu. The noisy crowd encouraged her over quite a distance until more defence (aka Security Team) stepped in, lined her up and made a text book tackle.
I don’t believe I have ever seen someone looking so happy about being tackled. Take a look at her expression.
For more photos of the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series, please check out International Rugby Sevens and International Rugby Fans at J. Ashley Nixon Photography