Highlights | Singapore Sevens Day 1
Photo: World Rugby / Martin Seras Lima
After the first day of the brand-new series tournament in Singapore, France caused some big upsets with great performances. In a strong pool, the French won all three matches against USA, Canada and record beater New Zealand.
France will face Kenya in the quarter finals after finishing top of Pool B. Kenya made their way through on point’s difference over Scotland having played out a 12-12 draw.
South Africa also got away with three-out-of-three today and will play New Zealand in the last eight. Earlier the Blitzbokke beat Scotland, Russia and Kenya. South American side Argentina were the third team to top their pool despite finishing their day with a 21-21 draw with Japan. However a wins against Australia 12-7 and Wales 42-21 was enough to set up a match with the runners-up from Pool A Samoa.
Series leader Fiji topped Pool A despite losing 28-14 to Samoa in their opening pool match for the second time in a row. Ben Ryan's side bounced back with a comfortable 38-0 and 28-12 wins over Portugal and England and will face Australia tomorrow.
Japan, the latest team to qualify as a core side for next year’s series, underlined their strong ambitions with a 26-19 victory over Wales, a narrow loss to Australia 17-12 and their draw with Los Pumas.
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