John Porch provided a spectacular start to the Australian men’s sevens sides Singapore Sevens Cup semi-final against the United States.
The Farrer product came up with a try-saving tackle, and quickly got to his feet to force a penalty in the opening minute of the game as the US made their intentions clear early.
From the ensuing attack, Porch cut back on the inside of Nick Malouf and sensing no-one was at home grubbered the ball through and regathered to put the Aussies ahead 7-nil. It was all the US from there though as they dominated possession to end Australia’s hopes of reaching the final 40-7.
The Aussies had earlier snatched a semi-final berth with a dramatic 19-17 quarter-final win over South Africa, scoring twice in the final minute to eclipse a 10 point deficit and ensure a second successive top four finish.
Porch was prominent over the weekend scoring in their pool win over Kenya, and setting up a try for Lachie Anderson against Samoa with a chip over the top.