Over 23,000 fans came to Sam Boyd Stadium Sunday for the action at USA 7s,
putting the event over 60,000 for the three days.
On Friday evening, 10,323 attended the tournament.
Saturday was the most-attended rugby event ever in the USA, with 30,112.
Sunday was slightly smaller, as it has tended to be in Las Vegas, with
Total attendance for the event was 64,107.
If you wanted a lot of fans in the stands, you could hardly pick two better
teams for the USA 7s final than Samoa and New Zealand. Only the USA could
surpass these two teams in popularity.
The final did not disappoint, as two physical, speedy and artistic teams
met for a chance to take home the cup, and battled until after full time.... Read More
(photos to come)
Fiji overcame a lackluster start to oust South Africa 21-15 in the
South Africa’s Frankie Horne scored first, calming the raucous Fiji
supporters. Branco du Preez missed the conversion.
In the fifth-minute, Fiji took the lead by quick-tapping a South African
penalty. Nemani Nagusa drew a pair of defenders off of the penalty, and... Read More
(Photos to come)
Kenya outscored Argentina 21-7 to take the Plate title at USA Sevens
Argentina scored first with an Agustin Migliore try and Valentin Cruz
conversion, but it was Kenya the rest of the way. First Sidney Ashioya
dotted down and Nato Linus Simiyu converted.
Then it looked like would score, as he flattened an Argentine tackler and
sprinted into the try... Read More
Samoa came back to knock off Fiji in the most anticipated Cup semifinal,
with Fijian and Samoan flags outnumbering every other country’s in Sam Boyd
Fiji opened scoring when Waisea Nayacalevu streaked long-distance for a
try, converted, taking a 7-0 lead.
Fiji attacked again off of a scrum on Samoa’s 40-meter line. Keeping the
ball off of the... Read More
Canada took the first possession into American territory, but lost it after
a forward pass. Directly following the set piece, Canada stole the ball in
the break down and Mandy Marchak made the Eagles pay for losing possession
in their own 22. Ashley Patzer converted to put Canada up 7-0.
The Eagles put together some offensive continuity... Read More
The Eagles fell 19-15 to Australia Sunday in the Bowl semifinals in Las
The first half, which proved to be a comedy of errors by both teams,
started with Shalom fielding the opening kickoff and running straight into
touch. Australia scored easily off the lineout, when Pama Fou ran through a
large gap in the US defense.
On... Read More
The big prize is off the table for Kenya, England, Wales and Argentina, but
valuable Series points are still on offer for the Plate champion.
Kenya, who has been electrifying all weekend, ran into the buzz saw named
Samoa in the Cup quarterfinals. Despite conceding three tries to the
monstrous Alafoti Faosiliva, Kenya was within striking distance the entire
match. Ultimately,... Read More
Samoa, South Africa and New Zealand are all still in the hunt for the Cup
heading into day three of the 2012 USA Sevens. Fiji, South Africa and New
Zealand have reached the semifinals undefeated, while Samoa is 3-1 so far,
having fallen to the All Blacks in both teams’ pool finale Saturday.
Samoa started that game well, looking like the well-oiled machine that won
the Cup... Read More
The Running Eagles came to Las Vegas National Champions. They leave
it CRC Qualifier champions, and have earned the right play to become
Collegiate Rugby Championship champions.
Colton Cariaga and Cam Dolan are the veterans who led the group.
“I give props to those two, my senior players who keep stepping up,” said
Life 7s coach Tui Osborne.
“It feels great. Obviously, I’m... Read More