Perfect day for England, New Zealand

Date published: February 4 2017

Only England and New Zealand enjoyed perfect pool records on Day One of the Sydney Sevens while Wales also made the quarter-finals.

The trio finished top of their pools with USA winning the other group as the quartet now face Argentina, Fiji, Australia and South Africa respectively.

England finished ahead of the Blitzboks in Pool A after beating the series pace-setters 21-15 in their final pool game while New Zealand overcame Australia 26-14 in their opening match, which proved vital in Pool C.

Wales stunned Olympic champions Fiji 28-15 to finish as top dogs in Pool B and in Pool D USA managed to beat Argentina and Canada to the summit, despite losing to Russia in their last fixture of the opening day.

Cup quarter-finals

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

Challenge Trophy quarter-finals

Kenya v Russia
Scotland v Samoa
Canada v Japan
France v Papua New Guinea

Day One results

Argentina 19-22 USA
Canada 12-7 Russia
France 12-14 Wales
Fiji 40-0 Samoa
England 19-12 Kenya
South Africa 32-0 Japan
New Zealand 26-14 Australia
Scotland 26-12 Papua New Guinea
Argentina 19-14 Russia
Canada 19-31 USA
France 17-14 Samoa
Fiji 15-28 Wales
England 26-0 Japan
South Africa 14-7 Kenya
New Zealand 31-7 Papua New Guinea
Scotland 14-43 Australia
USA 14-17 Russia
Canada 17-17 Argentina
Wales 7-7 Samoa
Fiji 31-7 France
Kenya 17-12 Japan
South Africa 15-21 England
Australia 26-7 Papua New Guinea
Scotland 7-14 New Zealand