- Cup semis: Fiji v New Zealand & Samoa v South Africa
- Hosts USA narrowly lose 21-19 to Fiji and will compete for Plate
- Last week's champions England into Bowl semi/li>
Thanks to everyone who joined us today. Come back again tomorrow for the final day of action at this year's USA Sevens. There are some fantastic semi finals in store! See you then!
Canada and @USASevensRugby face each other in the plate semi... That's going to be a cracker! #USA7s— Brian Ortner (@Brian Ortner) 10/02/2013 03:20
At the end of day two Argentina's Matias Moroni and Cornal Hendricks lead the try scoring charts with five this weekend while Australia's Lewis Holland has the most points with 28.
So that's it for today's action!
Here’s how tomorrow is shaping up
Fiji v New Zealand
Samoa v South Africa
USA v Canada
Scotland v Wales
Spain v Argentina
England v France
Portugal v Uruguay
Australia v Kenya
South Africa are comfortably through to the Cup semis, where they will face Samoa. They win it 26-0. Scotland were brave but South Africa showed some real touches of class to win it
Day 2 #USA7s excitement all the way. Close encounters but tomorrows semis almost decided. Tough work for all teams.— Beth Coalter (@Beth Coalter) 10/02/2013 03:13
Lovely try from Paul Delport as he sidesteps and sprints over under the posts. South Africa are cruising now and leading 26-0.
Great switch from Delport puts Whiteley over for a try! #USA7s— Brian Ortner (@Brian Ortner) 10/02/2013 03:10
South Africa are turning it on now here. Paul Delport flicks an inside pass to Warren Whiteley. Wonderful to watch. South Africa lead 19-0.
#Kenya7s got Australia in #USA7s Shield semi 9.42am as we scrap for 3 series points..No easy games &another big character challenge for us.— Mike Friday (@Mike Friday) 10/02/2013 03:09
Hendricks grabs a second try who collects a lovely chip through and South Africa are ahead 12-0
#USA7s Cornal Hendricks on 23 tries so far this @IRBSevens season!— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 10/02/2013 03:04
Great try for Cornal Hendricks after a but of magic from Branco du Preez helped set it up. South Africa are going well here and they lead 7-0.
Strong start from South Africa who are immediately on the attack deep in the Welsh 22. Branco du Preez is almost over but Wales manage to scramble through Adam Thomas and they hold out.
Scotland gave it their best shot but just couldn't make the breakthrough needed. They are out and into the Plate while Samoa advance to the Cup semis. Great game. We are now into our last game here as South Africa take on Wales.
A third fantastic Cup quarter here as Scotland chase really hard against Samoa. They need a try though with just two mins to go!
you gotta love how Sevens Rugby has grown, now longer are there junior teams. Kenya, Canada and USA real contenders these days #USA7s— Brian Ortner (@Brian Ortner) 10/02/2013 02:48
Scotland forced into some huge tackles here early in the second half as Samoa go for it in attack. The pressure eventually tells and Reupena Levasa touches down. Samoa now lead 12-5.
We spoke to Tomasi Cama, on reaching the Cup semis and being New Zealand Sevens captain: "We knew it would be tough. They deserve to be there, they did the hard yards and we knew they would come out firing for us. I am proud of the boys, they got up. We had a bit of a hard start, but we got there in the end. I just concentrate on my game and hopefully the boys will follow, I just want to do my talking on the field."
@RugbyScotland Get in there Marky boy! #melroseman #USA7s— Craig Chalmers (@Craig Chalmers) 10/02/2013 02:45
Samoa respond really well with a super score finished off by Afa Aiono. A fantastic kick from Patrick Faapale gives Samoa the 7-5 lead at halftime.
Try! Mark Robertston finishes really well to spin out of a tackle and reach for the line after five minutes of end to end rugby. Scotland take a 5-0 lead.
Not much between the sides in the opening few minutes here as frantic play goes left to right. No breakthrough yet.
Here come Samoa and Scotland. Scotland have beaten Samoa just three times in 23 meetings. This would be a bit of an upset but Scotland have shown some good glimpses of form here and this will be a good contest.
Canada gave it their all but New Zealand take the win and are heading to the Cup semis. A last second try for Belgium Tuatagaloa gave them a 17-0 lead.
Canada with most of possession of but no points yet. NZL 10-0. 2 minutes remain. #USA7s— Robin Pringle (@Robin Pringle) 10/02/2013 02:32
Canada look like they may have run out of time to salvage this one. Less than two minutes to go and they still trail 10-0. New Zealand are playing smart and kicking for touch on a few occasions as they wind the clock down.
Proud to be a fan of #usa7s. I love to cheer them on, even if it's at home.— Trisha Lohmeyer (@Trisha Lohmeyer) 10/02/2013 02:27
Timoci Wainiqolo, Fiji coach (on reaching the semi finals): "I am very proud of all the boys and I thank them for their hard work. It was a hard game, USA were playing well, they are coming up. Now we go back and prepare for the semi final, we want to be here, we play for our heart in Fiji."
We've got another superb Cup quarter here on our hands - can Canada get back in this? They are trailing 10-0 but have had some real chances.
Ben Lam breaks a few tackles and touches down for New Zealand as they stretch their lead to 10-0 with not long left #USA7s #GOCanadaGO— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 10/02/2013 02:23
Canada end the half on a high as they are over the New Zealand line but they are held up and the kiwis hang onto their 10-0 lead! Exciting game!
Another superb finish for Ben Lam as New Zealand extend their lead to 10-0.
Superb try for David Raikuna who shows some devestating footwork down the right wing to leave a Canada defender for dead and then he races 60 metres to score. New Zealand lead here 5-0.
Canada are down to 6 players with a sinbinning but they are doing well here and making some good headway into the New Zealand half.
That was a crazy game. U.S ya'll can scrap!! haha #USA7s— Natasha Whoso (@Natasha Whoso) 10/02/2013 02:13
Awesome game. Now we've got New Zealand against Canada in the second Cup quarter of the day.
Drama here USA get the try to make it 21-19 but the kick was incredibly tough from out on the left and it's missed. USA have really raised their game here though and can take plenty of confidence from that.
Fiji hit back with an awesome try through Jone Vota as the Fijians showcase some fantastic offloading and running lines. 21-14 now and just over a minute for USA to come back.
Great try from USA! It's Luke Hume who gets it but Andrew Durutalo did really well in the lead-up. THe kick is made and it's 14-14! Anyone can win this
Fiji turn it over as their agressive work at the breakdown pays off and they score through Ilai Tinai. They take the lead for the first time 14-7
Huge second half coming up here in this entertaining Cup quarter where USA are taking it to Fiji! 7-7
HT! Eagles holding their own against Fiji! CURRENT SCORE: FIJ 7-7 USA. Let's do it again, guys! #USA7s #Vegas7s #rugbyunited— #RugbyUSA (@#RugbyUSA) 10/02/2013 02:03
Fiji get one back just before halftime through Jasa Veremulua and it's a tied game at the break 7-7.
Awesome tackle from Colin Hawley sees the USA hold onto possession really well and they doing very well here against a side they haven't beaten since 2009 in Wellington.
The crowd go ballistic for the opening try for the USA! It's a great lineout steal from Zach Test who turns and sprints to score. They lead 7-0!
The stadium explodes with cheers as USA and Fiji take the field for the Cup QF Let's GO EAGLES! #USA7s— USA Rugby (@USA Rugby) 10/02/2013 01:53
And here come the home side! USA are taking on Fiji in the first Cup quarter of the day, a side they haven't beaten in four years. Can they do it?
The Bowl and Shield semis for tomorrow are now confirmed.
Spain v Argentina
England v France
Portugal v Uruguay
Australia v Kenya
Kenya do get a try back through Willy Ambaka but France will take the win here and go into the Bowl semis tomorrow. Kenya are down to the Plate. Final score 17-21.
Fantastic effort from Steeve Barry who breaks a tackle or two and then touches down expertly. Kenya are starting down the barrel of three losses this weekend - amazing considering a week ago they reached the Cup final.
Both sides guilty of some tired errors here but Collins Injera injects some class with a great spin and turn to score in the corner. France still lead 14-12.
France lead 14-7 and the huge Kenyan crowd here haven't quite had enough to cheer about!
France hit back with a great finish from Terry Bouhraoua and made it 7-7 before Paul Albaladejo grabbed his 64th try of the series. Francen now lead 14-7.
Geez, Kenya looks like they've picked up where they left off last week in New Zealand. #USA7s— Ray Marcham (@Ray Marcham) 10/02/2013 01:32
Ben Ryan, England coach gave this reaction to his side's results this weekend: "We are a little bit (baffled). We are really tired after last weekend, but both finalists from last weekend are in the Bowl, along with 50% of the quarter finalists. We tried to get back to where we were, but it was a tough weekend."
The Kenyan fans go wild for the opening try - a nice bit of offloading finished by Michael Wanjala. 7-0 lead for Mike Friday's side.
Now it's the final Bowl quarter as it's Kenya up against France.
AUS gets a last second try, convert. Too little too late tho. AUS21 ENG26 #usa7s— Troy Crites (@Troy Crites) 10/02/2013 01:28
England get their first win of the weekend with a 21-26 over Australia. Fuild passing and great pace out wide saw England put in their best performance over the past few days and they will be much happier with that. Australia drop down to the Plate.
End to end here. England's Sam Edgerley scooped up a poor Australian pass to score and then Tom Cusack got one back for Australia. It's now 14-26.
Try for Dan Norton! He sees huge space in behind Australia and kicks it through and collects nicely to score. England now leading 21-7.
#DancingDanNorton burns the Australian defence on the short side from 65 metres. England 7-7 Australia #USA7s Bowl Quarter finals— Maru Ririnui (@Maru Ririnui) 10/02/2013 01:14
Fantastic game here as England lead 14-7. Sam Edgerley cuts a great line as things begin to click for England for the first time this weekend.
And Dan Norton shows his electric pace in reply with an excellent try which sees him in full flight down the touchline and under the posts. Great footwork from the flier. 7-7
Lewis Holland capitalises on some sloppy England tackling to score under the posts. 7-0 here early doors to Australia.
#USA7s England vs Australia SA Ref Rasta Rasivhenge "One of the most colourful characters on the circuit' says commentator Rasta in charge.— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 10/02/2013 01:11
Nicolas Bruzzone, Argentina captain, spoke after the win over Uruguay: "It's all mental, from here to the finish. We wanted to get into the Cup, but perhaps we had the toughest pool of all. But I am proud of the team, we kept the focus and kept working."
Injuries to the England squad mean they name just three replacements for this one and this will certainly be tough up against a young and keen Australian team. Here we go.
Next up it's England and Australia, two sides who will be disappointed to be competing in the Bowl and will certainly not want to drop any further.
Argentina go through to the Bowl semis tomorrow with a 24-0 win over Uruguay, who drop into the Late. A hat-trick for Moroni was the highlight.
Superb breakaway try for Morono of Argentina and Uruguay lose another player to the bin with Martinez binned and trailing 17-0.
Do yourself a favor and watch the newest Olympic sport, rugby 7s, on NBC Sports right now #USA7s— Casey Patnode (@Casey Patnode) 10/02/2013 00:56
Argentina lead 12-0 with a try from Matias Moroni right at the death. Uruguay came very close to scoring with a great run from Rodrigo Martinez but are now down to 6 players for a few minutes.
Try for Argentina! They score with their first touch in the game and they go 5-0 up in a tight game between these two sides who will battle it out in the coming month in the South American RWC Sevens qualifiers.
Pablo Feijoo, Spain captain after the win over Portugal: "We feel a little better after that win. We were very disappointed after losing to the USA that we didn't get throgh in the Cup. Now we knew it would be hard, but 12-0 is a great score, and those are some good points for the Series."
Next up in the Bowl quarters we've got South American rivals Argentina taking on Uruguay.
Is loving how the Las Vegas sevens are converting all these Americans to Rugby.. #Bouttime #BestSport #USA7s— Ellen Jackman (@Ellen Jackman) 10/02/2013 00:43
Spain take this first Bowl quarter final against rivals Portugal 12-0 thanks to a brace from Pedro Martin. They will go into the Bowl semis tomorrow while Portugal will go into the Shield semis.
1 year ago he didn't know much about Rugby, now he's the fastest star of #USA7s! Tune in NOW for @Carlin_Isles and @USASevensRugby— NBC Sports Network (@NBC Sports Network) 10/02/2013 00:38
Pedro Martin strikes again! Great try as he shakes off a tackle and is under the sticks. Spain lead 12-0!
Spain hold a one try advantage over Portugal here in a tight match where neither side can find many gaps in defence.
Very tight affair here but eventually Spain's top scorer this season (20) Pedro Martin breaks the deadlock and his side lead 5-0 against their Iberian rivals.
USA Eagles take on Fiji in the #USA7s Cup QF at 5:52pm PT on @NBCSN RT and introuduce the rest of America to #rugby! http://t.co/LfV6hqmb— USA Rugby (@USA Rugby) 10/02/2013 00:27
Rugby is by far my new favorite sport#USA7s— Christopher Krauss (@Christopher Krauss) 10/02/2013 00:26
Portugal and Spain are now out on the field. Portugal lost the last meeting between these sides 19-26 but they are 5-2 on head to heads between the sides. Here we go!
Just under ten minutes to go until we resume action here with the Bown Quarter-Finals. First up it's Portugal v Spain followed by Argentina and Uruguay. Two nice rivalries to get us underway!
Wooooo #USA7s doing work today! Huge runs by @Carlin_Isles hes ballin out!!— Amit Kumar (@Amit Kumar) 09/02/2013 23:49
Carlin Isles, USA: "It feels good, I want to thank god for giving us the strength. It was very nice, a lot of people support more and I just want to show them how much I appreciate them by scoring tries. Very nice, I am very happy, and I am very grateful."
RT @IRBSevens: #USA7s trending in the USA! @scotthastings13 @bethcoalter— USA Sevens Rugby (@USA Sevens Rugby) 09/02/2013 23:16
There is a little break in play now and when we are back we return with the Bowl quarters! Stay tuned!
The Bowl Quarter-Finals are
Portugal v Spain
Argentina v Uruguay
Australia v England
Kenya v France
So now our Cup quarters are confirmed! Here is the line-up!
Fiji v USA
New Zealand v Canada
Samoa v Scotland
South Africa v Wales
USA takes the win! Going to the cup round!!!!!!!!! USA USA USA USA!!!!! #USA7s— Dalton Mickelson (@Dalton Mickelson) 09/02/2013 22:55
Drama here! USA score through Nick Edwards with Spain down a player in the bin and they needed Folan Niua to get the tricky convertion to go through to the Cup quarter and he absolutely nails it and they are through! Awesome!
YEESSSSSSSSSSS GEEEETTTTT IIIINNNNNNN USA USA USA USA USA #USA7s— SoccerGuyProbs8 (@SoccerGuyProbs8) 09/02/2013 22:52
And USA get the crucial try! It's Shalom Suniula and with just a minute to go that could be enough! 15-7 to USA.
Crucial point in the game here. Spain are 7-10 down but pushing very hard to get back into it and if they score here that could be the tie. Just four minutes to go.
This Carvin Isles kid is the fastest thing I've seen on a pitch. Fast fast FAST! #USA7s— Will Watkins (@Will Watkins) 09/02/2013 22:46
And Isles get another! When he gets an inch he takes a mile! Going into the break USA lead 10-7 - even more impressive given they have a player in the bin! The convertion hit the post but they have some useful momentum now.
What a try from Isles! He is just TOO quick and he sprints 60 metres for a try. It's 7-5 and USA are back in it much to the delight of the home crowd. The missed convertion in front of the post though is missed which could be costly.
The stadium crowd here is getting right behind their side with chants of U-S-A going around the ground. Carlin Isles is out there and everyone wants to see him get his hands on the ball but Spain score first with a try Jilen Goia Iriberri and they lead 7-0. USA need a 14 point clear win here to have a chance of a Cup quarter.
Lets go @USAEaglesRugby !! Get one for the home crowd. #USA7s— Jon Lewter (@Jon Lewter) 09/02/2013 22:35
Spain are the only core side who have yet to go through to a Cup quarter final this season. Win here and they will do it!
Just one pool game left now! It's Spain against the hosts USA, who are looking for their first win of the weekend.
A third try for New Zealand, from Belgium Tuatagaloa wraps up a third and the kiwis will now top their pool and go through to the Cup quarters. Tough game that one. They win it 17-5.
Finally New Zealand break through the defence to get their second try and take the lead! It's a break from David Raikuna and he passes deftly to Tom Mikkleson who just makes it to the line! New Zealand now lead 10-5.
RT @ScottHastings13: Appropriate that my 1st ever tweet congratulates Scotland to quarter finals #usa7s and victory over Italy in the 6N ...— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/02/2013 22:25
Who wants it more?? #Argentina or #NewZealand #USA7s— Sarah Cerroni (@Sarah Cerroni) 09/02/2013 22:21
Paul Treu, SA Sevens coach, gave us this reaction, on his side's 100% record in pool play: "This is like a day one, you have played all your pool games, but it means nothing if you don't progress through the Cup stages. We would like to get to another semi final at the end of today, so we will do everything in our power to get there."
New Zealand punish an Argentina error with a breakaway score from Warwick Lahmert but then Argentina hit right back with a try from Matias Moroni who scrambles over after a few decent surges for the line and good ball retention. It's 5-5
A brilliant bit of play from Argentina with almost every player touching the ball sees them almost over for what would have been a superb try! New Zealand scramble brilliantly though and they win a penalty and clear!
If You Beat New Zealand... You're on your way to having a successful day!" #USA7s #Newzealand #allblacks #rugby— Sarah Cerroni (@Sarah Cerroni) 09/02/2013 22:12
We've got New Zealand, who were impressive yesterday, taking on Argentina. This is in Pool C. New Zealand have made some changes to the side and are giving a chance to some lesser experienced players in this clash.
South Africa do well and they win it 15-5 to ensure top spot in Pool B with three from three in pool play. That result means both finalists from last weekend's round of the series in Wellington (Kenya and England) have both lost all of their pool games. That's Sevens!
Chris Dry has pushed the lead out again for South Africa with a drive over in the corner. Kenya are struggling to get their hands on the ball in this half and South Africa are looking good to go unbeaten here in pool play, leading 15-5. Worryingly though star player Philip Snyman has gone off with a bit of a knock.
What a way to finish the Half for Kenya! #SpeedKills #USA7s— Cody Porter (@Cody Porter) 09/02/2013 22:00
South Africa have continued their good from from day one with a second try from Paul Delport and they took a 10-0 lead before Kenya got back into it with a good finish just at the whistle. It's now 10-5.
South Africa start better with a try from Philip Snyman and Kenya are struggling to get out of their own half. 5-0.
We need 30 points to go through the Main Cup #USA7s #LasVegas7s #Kenya7s— The Gentleman (@The Gentleman) 09/02/2013 21:51
Stephen Gemmell, Scotland coach: "I am immensley proud of the boys. We were disappointed not to finish it off against Fiji, but the boys deserve all the credit today. It was all about winning, it was a unique situation with all 16 teams still able to qualify, but we knew we could. It was nice to do it against England, but it would have been the same against anybody."
Kenya need a huge win - over 30 points - to have any chance to get to the Cup quarters. This could be very exciting!
Next up it's Kenya v South Africa.
Scotland have won it! A great show of defence to keep England out and they take it 14-0. That win will take them through to the quarters of the Cup and that's just their third win over England in 26 attempts. The Scots celebrate madly on the field!
Scotland are hanging onto their 14-0 lead. If England lose this it will be the first time in five years since they have lost all three pool games - astonishing given they were the overall winners last weekend in New Zealand.
Scott Riddell runs a great support line to extend Scotland's lead and Weir kicks it to make it 14-0. Very encouraging for Scotland so far in terms of the points differential.
Oh yeah England v Scotland that's gonna be a goone one #USA7s— Liviu Tudor (@Liviu Tudor) 09/02/2013 21:35
Scotland score first! England making too many errors and Struan Dewar races down the touchline after some nice offloading and the Scots take the lead 7-0 with a fine kick from Robertson.
And now.... Scotland v England at #USA7s #BackingBlue #MonTheJocks— RugbyScotland (@RugbyScotland) 09/02/2013 21:31
Here we go with England and Scotland. England need a huge win (more than 32 points) while Scotland need to win by 8 - to go through to the Cup quarters.
Samoa win a fantastic game 28-7 and they will top pool after three wins this weekend. A late try from Robert Lilomaiava - his 10th try in his Sevens career, had the crowd are on their feet and Australia ended the game with a consolation try from Lewis Holland.
RT @davidniu7: Huge crowd rolling in for @USASevensRugby in Las Vegas.These guys can put on a great event. Kudos! #usa7s @irbsevens http ...— Guerrius (@Guerrius) 09/02/2013 21:22
Try from Afa Aiono has the crowd on their feet again! Samoa are absolutely flying here, scoring from all over the pitch. They lead 21-0 and are looking full value for top of Pool D.
Samoa lead 14-0 at the break. Samoa have lost Alatasi Tupou to injury - let's hope that't not serious as he's been in fine form.
Faapale can't stop scoring! He is away again and Samoa race into a 14-0 lead - he's converted both of his own tries.
RT @batesy_87: The Wales team regroup post winning against the French @irbsevens #sevensfan #usa7s http://t.co/IEennxhP— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/02/2013 21:12
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The crowd go wild for the first Samoa score! It's Patrick Faapale but earlier we had Lio Lolo also treat us to a wonderful bit of skill with a great catch in the air and spin and run. Samoa lead 7-0.
So here is the #Kenya7s challenge we got win by 30 point margin against SA to make the Cup #USA7s ...Boys will give everything!— Mike Friday (@Mike Friday) 09/02/2013 21:03
Wales awareded a penalty, and they take a drop goal which Rhys Jones converts to take the victory 17-14.
France have a man yellow carded, and Will Thomas scores under the posts immediately. We are level again, 14-14.
What an exciting game that was! Next up we have a thriller in store with unbeaten Samoa facing Australia, who were disappointed to lose to Spain yesterday. Samoa are the defending champions here in Vegas and are always hugely popular with the crowd.
Terry Bouhraoua gives France the lead, and adds the conversion too to make it 14-7.
Both sides need a win to stand any chance of qualifying for the Cup competition later, which way will this one go? Let us know @irbsevens
HT:Game 19 #7FRA 7-7 #7WAL http://t.co/GqvEW7cc #USA7s— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 09/02/2013 20:51
WAL scores a try to tie the game up at 7 after the conversion against FRA. 2 minutes left in the opening half. #usa7s— USA Sevens Rugby (@USA Sevens Rugby) 09/02/2013 20:49
Wales are without their injured captain Rhys Shellard for round five of the Series, but hit back through Ifan Evans who scores his 58th careeer try.
Jean Baptiste Gobolet shows his strength and speed as he dots down in the corner for France. 7-0 after a successful conversion.
Next up we've got France taking on Wales.
Canada win it 36-0. Uruguay never gave up but Canada were simply too strong in the first half. Canada will be thrilled to have nilled them as every point could count at the end of the pool stages. Lucas Hammond scored just before the whistle with a nice step and finish!
Finally we get a score in the second half! After a period of side to side play we get a try from Taylor Paris, who has had a fine game. He squeezes over in the corner and the lead is now 29-0 for Canada.
Uruguay almost score through Gaston Gibernau but Taylor Paris does brilliantly to cover tackle and it's knocked on over the line! Good effort.
Another try for the Canadians by @Jeff_Hassler and now they're up 15-0 in the first half #USA7s #GOCanadaGO— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 09/02/2013 20:30
Canada are cruising here at halftime and leading 22-0. John Moonlight scored well and then Hassler added a brace to his earlier try to give his side a decent cushion at the break.
Great start for Canada who score early through Jeffery Hassler. The Canadians have started at a ferocious pace against the non-core series side and lead 5-0 early.
What beautiful passing by portugal, great team work, very tough and rugged team #USA7S @IRBTotalRugby @USASevensRugby— ivan arroyo (@ivan arroyo) 09/02/2013 20:18
Next up it's Canada and Uruguay. Canada beat Kenya yesterday and then lost to South Africa while Uruguay are yet to win this weekend.
Portugal hit back with a score from David Mateus to make it 21-14 but Fiji hang on and win it!
#USA7s Ouch! I felt that tackle on Miranda (POR) from here...— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 09/02/2013 20:13
HUGE tackle from Nemani Nagusa has the crowd cheering wildly as Portugal are forced into a number of handling errors as a result of some great defensive work from the Fijians. They still lead 21-7.
Superb try from Joji Baleviani Raqamate who teases the Portugese defence with a show and go and then rounds the cover to finish very well indeed. Fiji take a 21-7 kick into the break. England will be watching this one eagerly as a big win for Fiji will help them if they go on to beat Scotland.
Portugal hit back with a fine try from Duarte Moreira - good patient play from Portugal who worked the phases well to create the overlap. 14-7 to Fiji.
Fiji get the crowd roaring with a superb first try here today. It's Samisoni Viriviri who sprints over - and that's fourth this weekend. They are out of the blocks fast here and there's a second try added very quickly by Nemanu Negasu as Fiji race into a 14-0 lead.
The USA national anthem has been played out and the crowd are ready for some action. Less than 10 minutes to go to the first clash and the atmosphere is buzzing here in Las Vegas.
Watching replay of USA vs the Aussies. @carlin_isles you are amazing man #USA7s— Austin Jarrell (@Austin Jarrell) 09/02/2013 19:47
Fiji will be first up again today, having kicked it all off yesterday with a win over England. They won their second game too, and will secure a Cup quarter place with a win over Portugal here shortly. Portugal have never beaten Fiji in 23 attempts. Portugal though will be confident today following their surprise win over England so this is set to be a fascinating clash.
The teams for the first game between Fiji and Portugal are now live HERE - starters in bold. Today promises to be hugely exciting with every single team in with a mathematical shout of making the Cup quarters - there's everything to play for!
View from the seats ... Day 2... Woot!! #usa7s #USRugby7s http://t.co/e6Z6sOHF— suzanne scott (@suzanne scott) 09/02/2013 19:29
The remaining pool games today are as follows. Then we will be into the Bowl and Cup quarters.
Fiji v Portugal
Canada v Uruguay
France v Wales
Samoa v Australia
England v Scotland
Kenya v South Africa
New Zealand v Argentina
Spain v USA
Welcome to day two of the USA Sevens at the Sam Boyd Stadium. A great opening day yesterday, but who will make it to the Cup quarters today on day two? Get involved at @irbsevens or #USA7s. Check yesterday's highlights too, below, if you missed any of the action.
24-26 Jan 2014
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
City: Las Vegas