In a match between a team that has thrice finished last this season and a team that is the two-time defending series champion and Olympic gold medalist, predictability held the day. There is a reason Fiji entered the match with a 13–0 career mark over Japan. Fiji jumped out to a 19–0 lead at the half and never looked back. By the full-time hooter, Fiji had trounced over Japan 41–0. The result was in line with the historical margin of victory (43–6) between these two teams. Despite a terrific showing at the Olympics and even a run to the plate final at the USA Sevens a year ago, Japan seems a long way away from returning to a world beater and may once more crash out winless.
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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
PARADE OF NATIONS AND OPENING CEREMONY
6:30pm – 8:00 pm
The ultimate kickoff to the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament begins with the annual Parade of Nations and opening ceremony. Fans have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players and fans from around the world as they watch the participating teams proudly march down Fremont Street. This event is free and open to the public and includes live entertainment following the parade.