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Spain’s Jaime Manteca cuts through the Fiji defense on day two of the HSBC SVNS at Dignity Health Sports Park on 2 March, 2024 in Los Angeles, United States


Thrills and Surprises at HSBC SVNS Los Angeles Tournament

The HSBC SVNS tournament in Los Angeles has been a spectacle of surprises and dramatic turns. Dignity Health Sports Park hosted the event, marking a significant chapter in rugby sevens history.

Spain Breaks Through to Semi-Finals

In an electrifying match, Spain beat Fiji 21-19. This win was their first semi-final entry in the history of the HSBC SVNS. Previously, they had faced defeat in eleven quarter-finals. On this day, Spain showcased resilience and skill, overturning a 19-0 halftime deficit against a Fiji team reduced to five men due to penalties.

Europe Dominates the Semi-Finals

The semi-finals feature exclusively European teams. France will play against Ireland, and Spain will challenge Great Britain. These matches follow Ireland’s victory over Argentina and Great Britain’s last-minute win against Australia. Furthermore, France secured their spot by shutting out the USA 14-0, with Antoine Dupont leading the charge with an impressive solo try.

Unexpected Twists in the Women’s Competition

The women’s quarter-finals promise intense battles. South Africa made headlines by advancing after beating Fiji 19-7. Now, France will face Canada, New Zealand will take on Ireland, the USA will go up against South Africa, and Australia will compete against Brazil.

Looking Ahead

As the tournament progresses, the competition intensifies. The men’s series standings have seen a shake-up, with Argentina’s lead narrowed. The action resumes Sunday, with the women’s quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the much-anticipated finals for both men and women.

Fans worldwide can tune into the excitement through broadcasters or RugbyPass TV online. Those attending in Los Angeles can enjoy world-class sports, music, entertainment, and culture. With tickets available for the final day, the event promises to be a memorable one. Fans are encouraged to join in the festival atmosphere, bringing creativity and spirit to the stands.

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