Saturday 31st May
Barclays Churchill Cup alliance country USA caused the first upset of the famous Hong Kong Sevens yesterday when they beat France 14 5.
USA have improved as a rugby nation over the past few years and are becoming a real threat on the international sevens circuit - often used to develop young players for the senior team.
In their second pool game they finished within one point of another leading rugby nation - Australia (15 14) showing just how competitive they have begun. Their final pool match is against Tunisia and success in that match would mean the USA have a chance of reaching the Cup quarter finals.
USA have played in all four Barclays Churchill Cups and will host the 2008 finals.