2004 USA Sevens

The 2004 USA Sevens was the first time that the USA Sevens rugby tournament was played.[1] It was held at the Home Depot Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson. Argentina defeated New Zealand 21–12 in the cup final to win the tournament.[2] It was Argentina's first victory in a World Series tournament since its inception five years before.[3]

2004 USA Sevens
2003–04 Sevens World Series
Host nationUnited States United States
Cup
Champion Argentina
Runner-up New Zealand
Plate
Winner England
Tournament details
Matches played45
← none
2005

FormatEdit

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each, with each team playing every other team in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup/Plate brackets. The bottom two teams from each group went to the Bowl/Shield brackets.

Pool StageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

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Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 88 17 +71 9
  England 3 2 0 1 122 19 +103 7
  United States 3 1 0 2 31 84 –53 5
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 12 133 –121 3
14 February 2004
England   55–0   United States

14 February 2004
Trinidad and Tobago   0–52   Samoa

14 February 2004
England   50–0   Trinidad and Tobago

14 February 2004
Samoa   17–0   United States

14 February 2004
Trinidad and Tobago   12–31   United States

14 February 2004
England   17–19   Samoa

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 80 38 +42 9
  Canada 3 2 0 1 62 58 +4 7
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 47 53 –6 5
  Australia 3 0 0 3 36 76 –40 3
14 February 2004
New Zealand   34–12   Canada

14 February 2004
Tonga   21–12   Australia

14 February 2004
New Zealand   17–14   Tonga

14 February 2004
Canada   26–12   Australia

14 February 2004
Canada   24–12   Tonga

14 February 2004
New Zealand   29–12   Australia

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 115 7 +108 9
  France 3 1 1 1 36 45 –9 6
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 50 61 –11 6
  Uruguay 3 0 0 3 26 114 –88 3
14 February 2004
South Africa   35–0   South Korea

14 February 2004
France   17–12   Uruguay

14 February 2004
South Africa   59–0   Uruguay

14 February 2004
France   12–12   South Korea

14 February 2004
South Korea   38–14   Uruguay

14 February 2004
South Africa   21–7   France

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 83 15 +68 9
  Fiji 3 2 0 1 83 47 +36 7
  Chile 3 1 0 2 36 93 –57 5
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 24 71 –47 3
14 February 2004
Fiji   33–7   Kenya

14 February 2004
Argentina   31–10   Chile

14 February 2004
Fiji   45–7   Chile

14 February 2004
Argentina   19–0   Kenya

14 February 2004
Chile   19–17   Kenya

14 February 2004
Argentina   33–5   Fiji

Knockout roundsEdit

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CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
 
  South Africa 14
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Fiji 22
 
  Fiji12
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  New Zealand15
 
  New Zealand22
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  England0
 
  New Zealand12
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Argentina21
 
  Samoa 15
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Canada 10
 
  Samoa12
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Argentina17 Bronze Medal Match
 
  Argentina17
 
 
  France0
 
 
 
 
 
 

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
 
  Canada17
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  France7
 
  Canada0
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  England55
 
  South Africa7
 
 
  England33
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
 
  United States 17
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Australia 26
 
  Australia42
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Chile0
 
  Chile21
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Uruguay19
 
  Australia33
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Kenya31
 
  South Korea 12
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Kenya 14
 
  Kenya27
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Tonga7 Bronze Medal Match
 
  Tonga36
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
 
 
 
 
 

ShieldEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
 
  United States21
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  Uruguay12
 
  United States29
 
15 February 2004 – Home Depot Center
 
  South Korea22
 
  South Korea35
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DOWN MEMORY LANE - 2004: FIRST USA SEVENS TOURNAMENT", Rugby Today, January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Argentina out to match class of 2004", World Rugby, February 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Argentina upset New Zealand to win LA sevens", New Zealand Herald, February 16, 2004.
  4. ^ "INTERNATIONAL SEVENS SERIES (Carson, California)", New Zealand Herald, February 15, 2004.
  5. ^ "2003/04 IRB Sevens World Series - Los Angeles", World Rugby, 14-15 February 2004.