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Fri 28 Jun 2013 | 04:22

Bokke blitz hosts Russia

Bokke blitz hosts Russia
Fri 28 Jun 2013 | 04:22

Bokke blitz hosts Russia


South Africa started their Mission Moscow campaign in impressive fashion as all the top seeds got off to winning starts on Day One of the Sevens World Cup.

The BlitzBokke, playing in honour of ailing former President Nelson Mandela, beat hosts Russia 31-0 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

For the hosts, Russia, it was not the dream start they had hoped for.

Seabelo Senatla scored a brace, having just joined up with the squad after competed at the IRB Junior World Championship in France – where he scored seven tries.

Defending Sevens World Cup champions Wales also got off to a winning start.

Chris Knight scored twice in Wales' victory as Paul John's side beat Uruguay 33-5, while two-time champions Fiji, a team that Wales play on Day T, beat Tunisia 45-0.

Despite several non-core sides from the Sevens World Series impressing on Day One of the 2013 edition of the Sevens WC, there were no upsets at the home of the 1980 Olympic Games.

Kenya scored 45 points in their victory against the Philippines, Felix Ayange and Humphrey Kayange both scoring twice.

Jacques Leitao made his mark in the history books by scoring the opening try of the tournament for Zimbabwe, although his side went on to lose 14-21 to Samoa.

Sevens World Series champions New Zealand proved too strong for Canada, winning 31-12, while United States beat Georgia 26-19 in Pool D.

England, who won the tournament in 1997, beat Portugal 21-7 with John Brake scoring twice and Argentina beat Hong Kong 47-7 as Francisco Merello scored two tries.

Australia beat Spain 21-0 thanks to tries from Lewis Holland, Matt Lucas and Bernard Foley.

France were too strong for Tunisia, winning 24-5 and Scotland beat Japan 19-17 in an enthralling end to the day in the final match.

All the Day One results!

Pool A:
(Australia, France, Spain, Tunisia)

Australia 21-0 Spain
France 24-7 Tunisia

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
Australia v Tunisia, 11.56
France v Spain, 12.18
Spain v Tunisia, 14.52
Australia v France, 18.10

Pool B:
(South Africa, Scotland, Russia, Japan)

South Africa 31-0 Russia
Scotland 19-17 Japan

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
South Africa v Japan, 12.40
Scotland v Russia, 13.02
South Africa v Scotland, 19.16
Russia v Japan, 19.38

Pool C:
(Samoa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Philippines)

Samoa 21-14 Zimbabwe
Kenya 45-5 Philippines

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
Samoa v Philippines, 09.00
Kenya v Zimbabwe, 09.22
Zimbabwe v Philippines, 13.24
Samoa v Kenya, 15.14

Pool D:
(New Zealand, United States, Canada, Georgia)

New Zealand 31-12 Canada
United States 26-19 Georgia

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
New Zealand v Georgia, 09.44
United States v Canada, 10.06
Canada v Georgia, 13.46
New Zealand v United States, 16.20

Pool E:
(Fiji, Wales, Tonga, Uruguay)

Fiji 45-0 Tonga
Wales 33-5 Uruguay

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
Fiji v Uruguay, 10.28
Wales v Tonga, 10.50
Tonga v Uruguay, 14.08
Fiji v Wales, 16.42

Pool F:
(England, Argentina, Portugal, Hong Kong)

England 21-7 Portugal
Argentina 47-7 Hong Kong

Day Two fixtures:
(Kick-off is local – GMT plus four hours)
Argentina v Portugal, 11.12
England v Hong Kong, 11.34
Portugal v Hong Kong, 14.30
England v Argentina, 17.48

PV: 6
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