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PHOTOS & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: USA SEVENS 2014, FUN IN LAS VEGAS — DAY 1

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]
Alatasi Tupou dashes in for Manu Samoa's second try versus England.  Samoa prevailed 22-19 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]
Tom Iosefo scores the winning try in Manu Samoa's 22-19 victory over England in 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]
First day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
First day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
First day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
USA Eagle's Ryne Haitsuka scores a second half try in a 12-14 losing effort vs France. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
DJ Forbes looks to assist as New Zealand trounced Scotland 26-5 in the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
New Zealand's DJ Forbes puts on the pressure in their 26-5 victory over Scotland in the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada[Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
Australia stunned Fiji with a last second kick to win 22-21 in the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
DJ Forbes advances with the ball in NZ's 31-7 victory over Australia at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
Sam Dickson scored the final try in New Zealand's 31-7 victory over Australia in the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
Levani Botia scores the first try in Fiji's 24-0 decimation of Scotland at the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]
Scott Curry roared to a try in New Zealand's 31-7 victory over Australia in the first day of action at the USA Sevens, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Photo: Barry Markowitz, Courtesy STP/TriMarine]


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