Preview | USA Sevens
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Following a month off, the HSBC Sevens Series is back this weekend with the USA Sevens. Expect a massive party on and off the pitch when the women’s and men’s team conquer Las Vegas for the next three days.
WHERE AND WHEN?
The Las Vegas Sevens take place at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada (Capacity 40,000 capacity) on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of March.
The tournament starts on Friday at 16:09 local time (00:09 UK time), Saturday 13:28 local time (21:28 UK time) and Sunday 11:24 (19:24 UK time).
See the full Day 1 fixture list below.
WHERE CAN I SEE IT?
In the UK Sky Sports will cover the tournament on all days. Find out where to watch the tournament outside the UK.
WHO’S THE FAVOURITE?
Are the Boks stoppable? This will be the decisive question, not just this weekend but potentially beyond Las Vegas. The team most likely to stop South Africa should be England. They beat the Blitzbokke in front of their home crowd during the final of the Cape Town Sevens and seem to found the right balanced squad eventually. In addition, South Africa has to cope without talisman Seabelo Senatla who made a move to the XV game.
THE POOLS & SCHEDULES
South Africa, Wales, France, Canada
England, USA, Samoa, Chile
New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, Kenya
Australia, Fiji, Japan, Scotland
Friday, March 3rd (Kick-off is local time)
Fiji v Japan - 16.09
Australia v Scotland - 16.31
Argentina v Russia - 16.53
New Zealand v Kenya - 17.15
United States v Samoa - 17.37
England v Chile - 17.59
Wales v France - 18.21
South Africa v Canada - 18.43
Fiji v Scotland - 19.08
Australia v Japan - 19.30
Argentina v Kenya - 19.52
New Zealand v Russia - 20.14
United States v Chile - 20.36
England v Samoa - 20.58
Wales v Canada - 21.20
South Africa v France - 21.42
Saturday, March 4th (Kick-off is local time)
Japan v Scotland - 13.28
Australia v Fiji - 13.50
Russia v Kenya - 14.12
New Zealand v Argentina - 14.36
Samoa v Chile - 14.58
England v Unites States - 15.24
France v Canada - 15.46
South Africa v Wales - 16.08
Challenge Trophy playoff - 18.48
Challenge Trophy playoff - 19.10
Challenge Trophy playoff - 19.32
Challenge Trophy playoff - 19.54
Cup Quarterfinal - 20.16
Cup Quarterfinal - 20.38
Cup Quarterfinal - 21.00
Cup Quarterfinal - 21.22