The 2010 USA Sevens took place on February 13 and February 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was the fourth Cup trophy in the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series. It was the first edition of the USA Sevens to be held in the Las Vegas area; the tournament had been hosted by the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California from 2004 to 2006, and by San Diego from 2007 to 2009. The USA Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens.

2010 USA Sevens
2009–10 Sevens World Series
Host nationUnited States United States
Cup
Champion Samoa
Runner-up New Zealand
Plate
Winner South Africa
Bowl
Winner United States
Tournament details
Matches played45
Top point scorerSamoa M. Pesamino (55)
Top try scorerSamoa M. Pesamino (11)
2009
2011

Samoa won the Cup final 33–12 over New Zealand. Samoa was led by Mikaele Pesamino, who scored 11 tries in the tournament, including two intercept tries against New Zealand in the final. The Plate went to defending series champion South Africa, the Bowl was won by the homestanding USA, and the Shield went to Scotland.

TeamsEdit

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 92 19 +73 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 78 7 +61 7
  France 3 0 1 2 24 81 –57 4
  Guyana 3 0 1 2 12 94 –82 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-02-13   New Zealand 12 - 7   Australia
2010-02-13   France 12 - 12   Guyana
2010-02-13   Australia 38 - 0   France
2010-02-13   New Zealand 49 - 0   Guyana
2010-02-13   Australia 33 - 0   Guyana
2010-02-13   New Zealand 31 - 12   France

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 52 29 +23 9
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 71 24 +47 7
  United States 3 1 0 2 50 52 –2 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 17 85 –68 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-02-13   Fiji 14 - 12   United States
2010-02-13   South Africa 33 - 0   Canada
2010-02-13   Fiji 26 - 12   Canada
2010-02-13   South Africa 33 - 12   United States
2010-02-13   United States 26 - 5   Canada
2010-02-13   Fiji 12 - 5   South Africa

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 89 31 +58 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 57 26 +31 7
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 38 68 –30 5
  Chile 3 0 0 3 29 88 –59 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-02-13   Samoa 41 - 12   Scotland
2010-02-13   Kenya 33 - 7   Chile
2010-02-13   Samoa 29 - 12   Chile
2010-02-13   Kenya 17 - 0   Scotland
2010-02-13   Scotland 26 - 10   Chile
2010-02-13   Samoa 19 - 7   Kenya

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  England 3 2 1 0 62 27 +35 8
  Wales 3 2 0 1 53 46 +7 7
  Japan 3 1 0 2 17 46 –29 5
  Argentina 3 0 1 2 27 40 –13 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-02-13   England 26 - 10   Wales
2010-02-13   Argentina 0 - 7   Japan
2010-02-13   England 24 - 5   Japan
2010-02-13   Argentina 15 - 21   Wales
2010-02-13   Wales 22 - 5   Japan
2010-02-13   England 12 - 12   Argentina

KnockoutEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
 
  France19
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Canada12
 
  Canada5
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Japan17
 
  Japan7
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Chile19
 
  Japan7
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Scotland17
 
  Scotland7
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Argentina14
 
  Scotland31
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Guyana7
 
  United States33
 
 
  Guyana12
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
 
  France19
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Canada12
 
  France45
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Chile7
 
  Japan7
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Chile19
 
  France17
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  United States28
 
  Scotland7
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Argentina14
 
  Argentina14
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  United States19
 
  United States33
 
 
  Guyana12
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
 
  New Zealand12
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  South Africa5
 
  South Africa27
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  England14
 
  England21
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Kenya26
 
  South Africa12
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Fiji7
 
  Samoa17
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Wales10
 
  Wales0
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Fiji32
 
  Fiji7
 
 
  Australia28
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
 
  New Zealand12
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  South Africa5
 
  New Zealand21
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Kenya7
 
  England21
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Kenya26
 
  New Zealand12
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Samoa33
 
  Samoa17
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Wales10
 
  Samoa14
 
February 14 - Whitney, Nevada, USA
 
  Australia12
 
  Fiji7
 
 
  Australia28
 

Player scoringEdit

Most pointsEdit

Most points
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 55
2 Ben Gollings   England 42
2 Cecil Afrika   South Africa 42
4 Alafoti Fa'osiliva   Samoa 35
4 Nese Malifa   United States 35
6 Emosi Vucago   Fiji 32
7 Matt Hawkins   United States 30
8 James Stannard   Australia 28
9 Mathieu Acebes   France 26
10 Lee Jones   Scotland 25
10 Renaud Delmas   France 25

Most triesEdit

Most tries
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 11
2 Alafoti Fa'osiliva   Samoa 7
3 Cecil Afrika   South Africa 6
3 Matt Hawkins   United States 6
5 Renaud Delmas   France 5
5 Lee Jones   Scotland 5
7 7 tied with 4

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Wellington Sevens
USA Sevens
2010
Succeeded by
Adelaide Sevens