Hong Kong Sevens: Day Two, Wrap

Date published: April 9 2016

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Seven of the top eight teams in the World Rugby Sevens Series standings have made it into the Cup quarter-finals after a thrilling second day of action in Hong Kong.

In the Cup quarter-finals New Zealand play Wales, USA play South Africa, Fiji take on Kenya and England face Australia. In the bowl quarter-finals for the sides who finished third and fourth in the pools, France play Korea, Argentina play Russia, Canada face Samoa and Scotland take on Portugal.

POOL A

New Zealand maintained control in Pool A with a 5-0 win against Kenya and 28-10 victory over Samoa. Samoa, Kenya and France all finished up on five points, but due to points difference Kenya advanced into the last eight.

POOL B

Despite losing to England on day one, South Africa regained their form and bagged two wins with 81 unanswered points against Russia and Scotland. England beat Scotland 19-0 early on day two, but were held to a draw by a resurgent Russia in their last match of the day.

POOL C

USA remained unbeaten in Pool C after beating Argentina 26-14 and Australia 22-7 to go through and face South Africa in the Cup quarter-finals. Despite their loss to USA, Australia's 45-7 win over Portugal combined with their 28-0 win over Argentina on day one gave them sufficient points to go through into the last eight and face England.

POOL D

Fiji went from strength-to-strength after their narrow win against Canada on day one. Ben Ryan's side beat South Korea 57-0, then went on to overpower Wales 36-10. However Wales' earlier 24-10 win against Canada and their day one victory over South Korea secured them second place in the Pool and a quarter-final match up with New Zealand.

Sunday's Fixtures

Cup

Quarter-finals

New Zealand v Wales
USA v South Africa
Fiji v Kenya
England v Australia

Bowl

Quarter-finals

France v South Korea
Argenbtina v Russia
Canada v Samoa
Scotland v Portugal

With thanks to the World Rugby website

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