The first challenge trophy quarterfinal gave Japan a chance to shake off a dodgy start to the tournament and end the day on a high note. France had other plans. A quick converted try followed by a second French score thanks to Bastien Berenguel left Japan searching for answers. Those answers were not found before France added a third try of the half. But before things got too out of hand, Katsuyuki Sakai broke free for a try. His conversion ended the half with Japan down only ten points. After four minutes of back-and-forth play finally gave way to a fourth French try, this time for Jeremy Aicardi. Well after the clock went to zero, Japan used a French yellow card to score a final seven points, again thanks to Sakai. France moves on to pursue the challenge Trophy, and Japan will compete to avoid yet another last-place finish. France 24, Japan 14.
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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.