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The USA earned a clean sweep in Day One in Cape Town, winning all three-pool games. The Eagles shutout Japan 54-0, beat Spain 31-14, and, finally, Argentina 31-14, after being behind at the half to Los Pumas. With a 3-0 clean sheet, they advanced easily into tomorrow's quarterfinals round where they will play England.
The other elite eight games will see Australia v. New Zealand, South Africa v. Scotland, and Fiji v. Spain.
Spain had the upset of the day beating Argentina.
The Kiwis beat South Africa in overtime 26-21 in one of the great sevens contests of many years.