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Samoa Wins USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament in Las Vegas
Team Samoa hits the jackpot in Las Vegas winning the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament!
Las Vegas once again was the host destination for the USA Sevens international rugby tournament Feb. 10-12. Opening ceremonies were held at the Fremont Street Experience on Feb. 9 with a Parade of Nations featuring teams from the 16 countries competing in the tournament: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, United States, Uruguay and Wales.
Las Vegas is the fifth of nine stops on the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series. The three-day tournament is the only North American stop for the Sevens World Series. The premier rugby tournament in North America, fans see 16 national teams play 44 matches during the three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. In the end, it was the team from island of Samoa that took home the cup as jubilant fans celebrated on the field of Sam Boyd Stadium.