greetings trf, thought i'd share some crap that i took yesterday from day 2 of the sevens. was a gorgeous day in los angeles and i saw some great rugby. apparently this happened before i arrived: BOWL Quarterfinals Kenya 07 v Scotland 21 Samoa 52 v West indies -- Tonga 55 v Mexico â€“ Uruguay 24 v USA 19 well, i arrived at the kickoff of the uruguay v usa match, and, not taking anything away from uruguay, the usa reinvented dogshit in terms of rugby. near enough all day. very disappointing, even for a young team. maybe if guns weren't so prevalent in this country, our team might just stop shooting themselves in the foot at any given chance. --- CUP Quarterfinals England 19 v Argentina 15 establishing shot: the Home Depot Center facing the west stand. a truly fantastic venue, not a bad seat in the house (27,000). no idea as to how many were there yesterday, but definitely a good crowd throughout the day. everyone moving around to avoid roasting in the sun. outstanding atmosphere, mostly populated with islanders. argies on the attack in a really close match. they would have won had england not held them up in the tryzone when the last hooter cacked off. South Africa 26 v Australia 05 New Zealand 45 v Canada -- Fiji 29 v France 05 --- SHIELD Semifinal Kenya 38 v West Indies 05 my face started melting so we went to the south stand. Mexico -- v USA 33 no photos. not an entirely solid display by the usa but we got the result. todd clever should have been shown a red card for swinging at all things mexican at a ruck. then again, i thought he played like a thug all day. we need a game plan, one that involves a plan. BOWL Semifinal Scotland 26 v Samoa 21 sitting cool in the west stand now. great match. scots came back. Tonga 45 v Uruguay 07 PLATE Semifinal Argentina 19 v Australia 12 an ugly close match, not a whole lot of running, but solid. Canada 14 v France 20 heartbreaker. (only cause i was sat next to a nice guy who was from 'up there') CUP Semifinal England 40 v South Africa -- was also sat next to a cool south african. we both were in shock. this is when we thought, "maybe england actually came to play" New Zealand 17 v Fiji 22 nz try fiji break this one went into extra time, with fiji dotting down a sudden death try. tight match, great stuff. and now, the finals. will be in the next post . . .