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South Africa were the only major casualty on Day One at the Hong Kong leg of the IRB Sevens World Series on Friday.

South Africa were the only major casualty on Day One at the Hong Kong leg of the IRB Sevens World Series on Friday.

Paul Treu's Springbok team, who have never won at Sevens' showpiece event, produced another very disappointing performance to go down 0-21 to an inspired Argentinean team in the last match of the day.

With all teams playing just one match in the pool phase, Argentina and Wales topped Pool A, ahead of Australia and South Africa.

In Pool B New Zealand and Kenya both won, defeating France and the United States respectively.

In Pool C Samoa looked mighty impressive in disposing of England. Portugal lie second in the pool after their dramatic last-gasp win against Scotland

And in Pool D Fiji and Canada are in first and second place, both looking in top form against Hong Kong and Spain respectively.

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Pool A

Argentina defeated South Africa 21-0 in the last game on Day One. Juan Ignacio Brex scored a try in the dying seconds to round off an impressive display by the Pumas over the Las Vegas champions - who were shockingly lethargic.

Paul Treu's side came into this tournament after an impressive victory against New Zealand in the Las Vegas final, but were unable to stop Los Pumas' captain Nicolas Bruzzone scoring two tries and now face matches with Australia and Wales on day two.

In Pool A, Wales defeated Australia 19-14, despite two tries from Lewis Holland for Michael O'Connor's side.

Wales 19-14 Australia
South Africa 0-21 Argentina

Pool B

Current Series leaders New Zealand, last year's runners-up, beat France 33-12 in Pool B, while Dennis Ombachi scored twice for Kenya to record a 17-14 victory against USA.

New Zealand 33-12 France
United States 14-17 Kenya

Pool C

In one of the most entertaining matches of the day, Duarte Moreira scored four tries for Portugal as they dramatically beat Scotland 27-21 in Pool C.

With Scotland leading 21-20 thanks to two tries from Andrew Turnbull, Moreira dotted down in the corner to secure victory, before England were undone by an impressive Samoan performance in a 28-7 defeat.

Samoa 28-7 England
Scotland 21-27 Portugal

Pool D

On an enthralling day of action defending champions Fiji proved too strong for hosts Hong Kong.

Two tries each from Ilai Tinai, Benito Masilevu and Samisoni Viriviri assisted in the 36-0 victory for the islanders, who are currently fourth in the overall standings on the World Series.

Canada, who secured their place as a core team at last year's Hong Kong Sevens, impressively beat Spain 31-7 thanks to two tries from Taylor Paris.

Canada 31-7 Spain
Fiji 36-0 Hong Kong

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Fri, 09 October 2015
Western Province v EP Kings 16h00 Newlands
Pumas v Blue Bulls 16h00 Mbombela Stadium
New Zealand v Tonga 19h00 Newcastle
Sat, 10 October 2015
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 12h00 Bloemfontein
Samoa v Scotland 13h30 Newcastle
Golden Lions v Griquas 14h00 Ellis Park
Australia v Wales 15h45 London
England v Uruguay 19h00 Manchester
Sun, 11 October 2015
Argentina v Namibia 11h00 Leicester
Italy v Romania 13h30 Exeter
France v Ireland 15h45 Cardiff
United States v Japan 19h00 Gloucester
Wed, 07 October 2015
Namibia v Georgia 16 | 17
South Africa v United States 64 | 0
Tue, 06 October 2015
Fiji v Uruguay 47 | 15
Canada v Romania 15 | 17
Sun, 04 October 2015
Ireland v Italy 16 | 9
Argentina v Tonga 45 | 16
Zebre v Scarlets 8 | 20
Sat, 03 October 2015
England v Australia 13 | 33
Connacht v Cardiff Blues 36 | 31
South Africa v Scotland 34 | 16
Samoa v Japan 5 | 26
Leinster v Dragons 37 | 13
Griquas v Sharks 20 | 45
Pumas v Free State Cheetahs 37 | 37
Fri, 02 October 2015
New Zealand v Georgia 43 | 10
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 9 0 0 0 92
Wales Sevens 9 0 0 0 91
France Sevens 9 0 0 0 73
Scotland Sevens 9 0 0 0 48
United States Sevens 9 0 0 0 41
Kenya Sevens 9 0 0 0 40
New Zealand Sevens 9 3 0 0 167
Fiji Sevens 9 3 0 0 161
England Sevens 9 1 0 0 135
Samoa Sevens 9 1 0 0 133
South Africa Sevens 9 0 0 0 125
Australia Sevens 9 0 0 0 112
Canada Sevens 9 0 0 0 33
Spain Sevens 9 0 0 0 19
Portugal Sevens 9 0 0 0 18