Sydney Sevens: Day One, Wrap

There were gentle wins in initial turn movement during a Sydney Sevens for reigning array champions South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand.

The Blitzboks, All Blacks Sevens and Scotland all notched a half century of points in their opening matches, opposite Papua New Guinea, Russia and Canada respectively and Fiji got a improved of Samoa.

Match of a turn saw Australia kick USA 26-19 with England, Argentina and France also winning their initial matches.

On Australia Day, New Zealand were in a prevalent mood in their opener opposite Russia, scoring 9 tries in a 61-0 victory. Pool A rivals Fiji incited on a character in a second half tobeat Pacific island rivals Samoa 31-5.

In Pool B, Argentina claimed a slight 7-5 win over Kenya and France kick Wales 31-12.

Rosko Specman bagged a hat-trick of tries as a Springbok Sevens group non-stop their debate with a clever 50-0 win over Papua New Guinea while England cumulative a hard-fought 22-10 win over Spain.

Springbok Sevens manager Neil Powell was gratified with a 8 try romp, though warned that Spain and England, a remaining opponents for a Blitzboks in Pool C of a tournament, will ask some-more severe questions from his group when they strife on Saturday.

“Spain is a group that is creation good progress,” he said.

“They play some good sevens and we need to start all over again when we face them on Saturday. We need to lay down a substructure for a rest of a day.”

Specman scored his tries in a second, eighth and 11th mins of play, with Ruhan Nel (twice), Seabelo Senatla, Stedman Gans and Cecil Afrika also channel a tryline. Justin Geduld kicked 4 conversions and Afrika one.

“I asked a guys to keep a diversion structured and was happy with this win as PNG loves to play opposite an unstructured defence,” pronounced Powell.

“We were in a position to make changes during half-time already and it was good to give everybody a run, to get their lungs going.”

The Springbok Sevens are a fortifying champions during a event, a third of 10 in a HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

In Pool D, Australia’s Timothy Anstee scored a match-winning try shortly before full-time opposite a USA and Scotland thrashed Canada 52-5 in a final compare of a day.

Men’s competition, Day One, results:

England 22-10 Spain
South Africa 50-0 Papua New Guinea
France 31-12 Wales
Argentina 7-5 Kenya
Fiji 31-5 Samoa
New Zealand 61-0 Russia
United States 19-26 Australia
Canada 5-52 Scotland

Meanwhile, it was a full day of pool matches for a Women’s Sevens Series and it was quick and mad on a margin during Allianz Stadium with 3 teams streamer to a Cup finals unbeaten.

The biggest warn of a day was Japan violence England though a horde group Australia, targeting a second true competition win after feat in Dubai, finished a many of a outspoken inhabitant holiday throng and remained dominant on day one after victories over Spain, Papua New Guinea and France. Canada, who won a competition final year, came by a tough pool to also sojourn unbeaten.

Rising Australian star Emma Sykes said: “I was so focused on a matches that we roughly forget it was Australia Day. We started solemnly opposite Spain initial adult though we finished a compare strongly, a girls were unequivocally sharp, and we continued that form into a other dual matches. “

New Zealand showed their category surrender usually one try on their approach to 3 wins. Kiwi flyer Portia Woodman scored 10 tries including a hat-trick in all 3 of her team’s matches to take her all-time array hat-trick total to an extraordinary 11.

“Can’t contend we have finished that before as we am not gripping count though it shows how clever a girls are going as we am saying a lot of a ball,” pronounced Woodman.

“It’s still usually day one and we had a diversion devise to make all a adult front tackles and dedicate on defence. So we are happy though this happened in Dubai, we kick USA in pool play though day dual came and we mislaid to them. Day dual is a opposite story and we need to play usually was good tomorrow,” combined Woodman.

The Women’s Cup quarter-finals will see Australia play Spain, Canada play France, New Zealand play Ireland and USA play Russia. Papua New Guinea, England, Fiji and Japan will competition a Challenge Trophy semi-finals.

Thanks to World Rugby

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