The Ah Yek Family's Polynesian Creation stand at the USA 7's has a variety of high quality handicrafts from all of Oceania. Their Samoan clothing wear is available at Siena Suites across From Sam Boyd Stadium. #bluefaamalosi [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]

Mixed results were achieved by the competing teams from the Americas on day one of the USA Sevens in Las Vegas on Friday.

Argentina performed well in defeating the USA 19-12 and Spain 33-5 while Canada opened with a narrow 17-15 win over Kenya but was well beaten 29-0 by an impressive South Africa. Both Uruguay and the USA were unable to win but the North Americans came close against France in the final match of the day. The tournament will continue later on today and conclude on Sunday.

Day two will start at midday local time with a Pool A match between Canada and Wales. With Wales having lost against both Kenya and South Africa it is an opportunity for Canada to secure the runner-up spot in the pool. Uruguay will face England in Pool C at 12:44pm with Argentina v France taking place immediately thereafter. The USA´s remainins pool fixture will be against Spain at 2:34pm and will bring a close to pool play.

The eight remaining matches for the day will be the Bowl and Cup Quarter Finals with the pool winners and runners-up competing for the right to play in the Cup Semi Finals on Sunday. The teams who finish their pools in third otr fourth will play in the Bowl Quarter Finals.

Special thanks to STP/Tri Marine for their sponsorship of Barry Markowitz's sports photos.

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Sani Niue scores the first try for the Manu Samoa in their 22-19 victory over England on the first day of action Friday Jan. 24 2014 at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, courtesy STP/TriMarine]


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