Hamilton Sevens - Men's World Rugby Sevens Series - Round up day one

New Zealand's Joe Ravouvou runs through the France defense on day one
New Zealand's Joe Ravouvou runs through the France defense on day one
©Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

The Quarter-finalist for the Hamilton leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series Men has been finalised on Saturday with host New Zealand among the four teams to remain unbeaten.

Pool A

Fiji claimed the top position in Pool A as they started the day with a 28-0 win over Wales and followed it with 24-12 and 15-26 Spain and Australia respectively. Meanwhile, Australia, who started the campaign with wins over Spain and Wales, suffered a setback in the final game against Fiji but they had enough points to progress to the next round as second placed team from Pool A.

Wales managed a solitary win over Spain, who languished at the bottom after failing to win a single win.

Pool B

Winners of Dubai 7s South Africa continued their impressive run as they defeated Papua New Guinea and Russia with a comfortable 36-5 and 38-0 respectively and they faced England, who also won both their games in what was a table topper deciding the contest. However, it was South Africa, who sealed the top spot as they beat England 28-7.

Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea managed a solitary win over the bottom placed Russian side to end the group third.

Pool C

The winners of Cape Town 7s and the hosts New Zealand dominated the group with 52-7, 24-5 and 12-17 wins over France, Scotland and Argentina respectively. While the rest of the teams all managed just a solitary win, Scotland managed to edge out Argentina in points difference to make it to the top eight.

Pool D

Kenya went on to top the group after they edged out Samoa 19-14 and went on to beat Canada also by a similar margin.Even though their game against USA ended in a 19-19 draw, the results in the first two games proved enough. Meanwhile, Samoa, who started with a defeat to Kenya, edged out USA and Canada to get a second place finish while USA will feel disappointed after their last game ended in a draw to Kenya missing out on the quarter-finals.

Quarter-finals schedule

Fiji 7s v Samoa 7s
New Zealand 7s v England 7s
Kenya 7s v Australia 7s
South Africa 7s v Scotland 7s

 

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