Samurai cruise through Day One

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:50
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The star-studded Samurai and Kenyan teams cruised through Day One at the George Premier League Sevens tournament on Saturday.

The star-studded Samurai and Kenyan teams cruised unbeaten through Day One at the George Premier League Sevens tournament on Saturday.

Samurai, the South African Academy team with a number of first-choice SA Sevens stars added in for good measure, accumulated 128 points in their three matches.

The whitewashed the Eye of the Tiger selection 38-0, Kaizer Chiefs 45-10 and the Sharks 45-7.

Paul Treu's Kenyan team - disguised as Shujaa - was only slightly less impressive as they beat the Titans 19-14, the Cheetahs 34-12 and host SWD 22-12.

For their troubles Samurai will face Living Ball in the Cup quarterfinals and Kenya will come up against Western Province.

Cup quarterfinals:
Kaizer Chiefs v SWD
Samurai v Living Ball
Unlimited Titans v Sharks
Kenya v Western Province

Bowl semifinals:
Eye of the Tiger v Cheetahs
Leopards v Masakhane Old Boys

The pre-tournament favourites, Kenya Shujaa and Samurai, were the only unbeaten teams.

Both teams topped their respective pools and look favourites to reach the semifinals on Sunday.

Crowd favourites Kaizer Chiefs, coached by Gqobani Bobo and Breyton Paulse, also ended top of their pool and will face the home team, SWD Eagles in the first quarterfinal match.

Another favourite, the Unlimited Titans making their debut in the tournament, only lost against the strong Kenyan outfit, coached by former BlitzBok coach Paul Treu, and also reached the quarterfinals, where they will come up against the Sharks.

The Cheetahs had a disappointing day and failed to reach the Cup quarters.

They will play in the Bowl semifinals against Eye of the Tiger.

All the Day One results:
Kaizer Chiefs 52-0 Masakhane Old Boys
Sharks 26-26 Western Province
Eye of the Tiger 0-38 Samurai
Titans 14-19  Kenya
Cheetahs 24-21 Leopards
SWD 26-21 Living Ball
Kaizer Chiefs 10-45 Samurai
Sharks 26-5 Masakhane Old Boys
Eye of the Tiger 5-43 Western Province
Titans 26-19 Living Ball
Cheetahs 12-34 Kenya
SWD 10-26 Leopards
Kaizer Chiefs 22-19 Western Province
Sharks 7-45 Samurai
Eye of the Tiger 12-14 Masakhane Old Boys
Titans 24-5 Leopards
Cheetahs 10-29 Living Ball
SWD 12-22 Kenya

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
SEVENS
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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Spain Sevens 0 0 0 0 20
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Uruguay 0 0 0 1 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens