Las Vegas Sevens: Day One, Wrap

Argentina beat New Zealand, Wales nearly toppled South Africa and hosts USA went two from two on day one of the USA Sevens in Las Vegas.

The fifth leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 in Las Vegas opened in front of a buoyant crowd today.

Fans enjoyed a bumper afternoon of the HSBC USA Sevens as all 16 teams ran out for two of their three Pool games at the Sam Boyd Stadium. 

Highlights of the 2018 opener included a 26-19 win for Argentina over New Zealand in Pool D and a battle to the end between a young Wales side and top-of-the-table South Africa in Pool B where a 21-21 draw was toppled in the last minute by a try from Blitzbok Siviwe Soyizwapi for an eventual score of 26-21.

Hosts USA secured convincing wins over Samoa (26-12) and Australia (28-7) in Pool C. England, Argentina, Samoa, Fiji and South Africa also secured two from two at the close of business.

Men's competition, Day One, results

Scotland 19-21 Argentina
New Zealand 28-7 Uruguay
Kenya 14-19 France
Fiji 38-0 Russia
Samoa 12-26 USA
Australia 24-0 Spain
England 40-12 Canada
South Africa 26-21 Wales
Scotland 40-14 Uruguay
New Zealand 19-26 Argentina
Kenya 19-12 Russia
Fiji 33-5 France
Samoa 29-14 Spain
Australia 7-28 USA
England 33-12 Wales
South Africa 19-12 Canada