Fiji and NZ remain unbeaten

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:37
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Defending champions Fiji and IRB World Sevens series leaders New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams after day two of the Hong Kong tournament.

Defending champions Fiji and IRB World Sevens series leaders New Zealand are the only unbeaten teams after day two of the Hong Kong tournament.

The Cup quarterfinals were decided after an enthralling second day of action at the Hong Kong leg, Round Six, of the World Series.

South Africa, winners at the last tournament in Las Vegas, and England - winners in Round Four of the IRB Series - were both relegated to the Bowl competition.

The Cup quarterfinals will see Wales host Canada, Portugal up against crowd favourites Kenya, Fiji face Australia, while New Zealand will encounter Pacific rivals Samoa.

Portugal, who are threatened by relegation, added their second victory in two matches with a stunning 14-12 defeat of Samoa and will play Kenya who dramatically qualified by scoring after the buzzer had sounded at the expense of France.

Australia endured a tough first three matches, winning against South Africa and Argentina on day two after their defeat to Wales on day one to set up a quarter final with defending champions Fiji.

Samoa drew with Scotland 12-12 to secure their place and will meet the Series leaders New Zealand and Canada narrowly beat hosts Hong Kong 14-12 to set up their meeting with the reigning RWC Sevens champions Wales.

Paul Treu's South Africa missed out on the Cup, ensuring their wait for a first ever Hong Kong title continues and they will compete for the Bowl - along with Spain, England, Hong Kong, USA, France, Scotland and Argentina.

We bring you all the Day Two results!

Pool A

South Africa 31-0 Wales
Argentina 5-12 Australia
South Africa 12-21 Australia
Wales 19-14 Argentina

Day One results:
Wales 19-14 Australia
South Africa 0-21 Argentina

Pool B

New Zealand 24-12 United States
France 17-19 Kenya
New Zealand 31-7 Kenya
United States 19-21 France

Day One results:
New Zealand 33-12 France
United States 14-17 Kenya

Pool C

Samoa  12-12 Scotland
England 22-7 Portugal
Samoa  10-14 Portugal
Scotland 14-5 England

Day One results:
Samoa 28-7 England
Scotland 21-27 Portugal

Pool D

Canada 5-26 Fiji
Spain 28-14 Hong Kong
Canada 14-12 Hong Kong
Fiji 22-12 Spain

Day One results:
Canada 31-7 Spain
Fiji 36-0 Hong Kong

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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