The HSBC USA Sevens was a true spectacle of athleticism and emotion for both the men's and women's teams competing at the competition. We have picked out seven images which depict why the event is growing in stature year-on-year.

FIJI'S SEMI-FINAL CELEBRATIONS

Fiji ace Joeli Lutumailagi celebrates his side's 19-14 win over New Zealand in the Cup semi-finals in Las Vegas. Fiji went on to lose 19-12 in the final. 

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FIJI WOMEN'S CRANK UP THE FLAIR

Dream Team star Tima Ravisa offloads in their pool match against Ireland on day one 

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ENGLAND AND CANADA GO HEAD-TO-HEAD

Tom Mitchell gets the ball out as Charlie Hayter goes head-to-head with Canada in the scrum.

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TEAM USA REFLECT

After their 12-7 loss to eventual HSBC USA Sevens champions New Zealand, USA get in their post-match huddle to reflect on the game.

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SPECMAN WITH THE MAGIC STEP

Speedster Rosko Specman was named HSBC Player of the Final after a stunning solo try. 

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THE GREEN MACHINE

Ellia Green storms away to score for Australia during their match against Canada in the Cup semi-finals. 

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STANNARD GOES BIG

Australia's James Stannard catches a high ball in his side's match against Fiji. 

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