Perfect day for Fiji and Blitzboks

Date published: March 28 2015

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World Series leaders South Africa and Fiji were the only nations to maintain 100 percent records during pool play at the Hong Kong Sevens.

The duo booked their places in the Cup quarter-finals in style at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, round six of the World Series. 

Having never won the Hong Kong title the Blitzboks produced a confident day two performance with Seabelo Senatla picking up a hat-trick as they defeated France 29-7 after earlier accounting for Japan 27-0. 

Neil Powell's side will face Australia in the quarter finals while Fiji, who beat Belgium 38-7 and Canada 45-0 on day two, await England. 

The USA and England, both having already qualified for the quarters, played out a highly entertaining draw in their final Pool D match. Maka Unafe and Jeff Williams picked up doubles for their respective sides but Mike Friday's men topped the pool on points differential and meet Samoa.

New Zealand fought back from their earlier setback, a surprise 24-24 draw with Portugal, with to win 14-5 over Australia to top Pool B thanks to two tries from 18-year-old Rieko Ioane and Los Pumas' will be their opponents on day three. 

Day Three Fixtures

Cup Quarter-Finals: Fiji v England, South Africa v Australia, USA v Samoa, New Zealand v Argentina

Bowl Quarter-Finals: Canada v Kenya, France v Portugal, Wales v Belgium, Scotland v Japan

Day Two Results and Fixtures

World Series

England 17-7 Kenya
USA 40-12 Wales
France 5-26 Argentina
South Africa 27-0 Japan
Australia 21-5 Scotland
New Zealand 24-24 Portugal
Canada 19-24 Samoa
Fiji 38-7 Belgium
Kenya 12-19 Wales
Argentina 19-14 Japan
Scotland 14-12 Portugal
Samoa 29-5 Belgium
USA 21-21 England
South Africa 29-7 France
New Zealand 14-5 Australia
Fiji 45-0 Canada

Qualifiers

Quarter-Finals
Papua New Guinea 38-10 Uruguay
Hong Kong 0-24 Russia
Zimbabwe v Brazil
Spain v South Korea

Tonga 36-24 Guyana
South Korea 21-7 Tunisia
Brazil 33-10 Mexico
Spain 10-0 Zimbabwe
Russia 17-26 Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong 19-7 Uruguay

With thanks to the World Rugby website

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