The USA Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas is a popular stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series. The three-day tournament is the only North American stop for the Sevens World Series. The premier rugby tournament in North America, fans will see 16 national teams play 44 matches during the three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings.
Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, sevens rugby is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators. Rugby Sevens is one of two sports being added to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unknown to most Americans, the United States currently holds the Gold Medal in rugby from the 1924 Olympic Games - the last year rugby was featured as an Olympic sport.