The HSBC USA Sevens gets underway at the Sam
Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
Taking place from on 1-3 March, the HSBC USA
Sevens is the fifth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
and marks the halfway point in the season.
New Zealand and USA sit joint top of the
standings, the USA making history becoming series leaders after
Cape Town for the first time in the world series.
The Eagles are current Las Vegas champions,
defeating Argentina 21-0 in the final last year, and having
featured in all four finals of the world series this season Mike
Fridayís side will be eager for victory in front of a home crowd.
There is everything to play for this season as
teams compete not only to take home the coveted series title but
also secure their place at Tokyo 2020 with the world series acting
as principle route for Olympic qualification.
Defending HSBC Sydney Sevens champions New
Zealand will join Spain, Canada and Samoa in Pool A in Las Vegas.
Pool B features the USA, France, Argentina and
Sydney bronze medallists England head Pool C and
will face South Africa, Japan and invitational side Chile.
Pool D includes Fiji, currently third in the
series standings, Australia, Wales and Scotland.
Wales will open the competition, which kicks off
at 15:00 local time (GMT -8) on Friday 1 March, when they take on
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
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Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
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of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.