Highlights | Hong Kong Sevens Day 1
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He has done it! England’s star winger Dan Norton became the world’s all-time top try-scorer in Hong Kong after day one. Norton has no scored 245 tries, one more than Kenya’s Collins Injera.
Speaking of breaking the record, Norton said: "It was a nice feeling. The hardest thing was trying to control my brain this week and concentrate on the process that got me here in the first place. It was always nice to get it out of the way.
"There's a lot more to come but obviously Collins (Injera) is still out there playing so now it's about doing as well as we can for our country and win as many tournaments as we can."
Dan Norton’s was one of many records at a remarkable day in Hong Kong. England’s captain Tom Mitchell claimed his 100th series try, while Australia's Ed Jenkins, Canada's Nathan Hirayama and South Africa's Cecil Afrika all appeared in their 50th tournament.
The three-day competition kicked-off with the match between Australia and Samoa which Australia could win 22-19 while England beat South Korea 52-0. In Pool B, Canada overcame Kenya in a tight, physical affair 17-14 while series leaders South Africa took on France, a game which the Blitzboks won 17-10.
In Pool C, New Zealand had to start the tournament without captain Scott Curry, who pulled out due to illness. However, the All Blacks Sevens team under replacement skipper DJ Forbes still managed to snatch a 19-7 win over Wales on Day 1. In the group of death, Fiji defeated Japan 36-0.
Finally, in Pool D Argentina won 22-14 against Scotland, while the USA beat Russia 14-7 in another close encounter.
The action continues on Saturday when the final qualifier pool games kick-off the action at 09:00 (GMT +7), before the series resumes in front of a sold-out crowd in Hong Kong.