There were no major upsets on the first day of the
Hong Kong Rugby Sevens on Friday. Kenya
in Pool F, kicked off the action in a
rather damp Hong Kong at 16:30, with a 17 - 10 victory over the West
The quietest of the three day event
was by no means without its thrills, with the vastly
improved United States team pushing Scotland all the way
to lose by just 2 points, with the Pool F game ending 17 - 19.
Samoa, in Pool E, made hard work of Canada but ended the game with a
14 - 10 victory.
All the Hong Kong Sevens tournament
favourites ended the day with victories, with England,
in Pool B, thumping China 54 - 0, Wales managing a 14 - 5 victory
over the always resilient Japan, while South Africa beat
Korea 29 - 7 and France beat Uruguay 17 - 5 in the Pool
In Pool C, New Zealand showed why they
are one of the best Rugby playing nations on earth
giving Sri Lanka a 54 - 0 masterclass. Australia also
piled on the points beating Zimbabwe 33 - 5.
Argentina, in Pool D, looked convincing
against the home side Hong Kong, winning 28 - 0 while in
the other pool game Portugal lost 5 - 17 to Tonga.
Fiji in Pool E along with Canada and arch rivals
Samoa, managed a clean sheet beating Chinese Taipei 33 - 0.
So that is the first day over, and now the real
fun begins, so make sure you read the
Hong Kong Sevens Day 2 - Saturday, 28 March 2009.
Full coverage of the
Kong Sevens over the weekend, with galleries of
Pictures of the Sevens you won't want to miss,
oh and it might be useful to read about the
in Hong Kong too!
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