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Tokyo Sevens DAY1 Results / DAY 2 Draw

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Four unbeaten at Tokyo Sevens

 Four unbeaten at Tokyo Sevens Samoa will meet South Africa in the Cup quarter finals on day two – Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima

Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand won all three of their matches on day one of the 2013 Tokyo Sevens, the seventh round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

On a day where conditions were the polar opposite to the humid Hong Kong last weekend, Samoa beat Australia in a reverse of last year’s Cup final result to top Pool D and set up a Cup quarter final with South Africa on day two.

Last weekend’s champions Fiji will meet the defending champions Australia while Scotland also went unbeaten on day one after drawing 12-12 with the USA to add to two earlier victories and will meet France.

Both Scotland and USA progress to the Cup quarter finals from Pool C, with both sides looking for important Series points to help their positions of 12th and 14th respectively, and the USA will play Series leaders New Zealand in other quarter final.

JAPAN SEVENS – FIXTURES AND RESULTS
24. Result  New Zealand 22 – 12  Canada Pool C
23. Result  France 24 – 7  Japan Pool C
22. Result  Wales 33 – 15  Kenya Pool B
21. Result  United States 12 – 12  Scotland Pool B
20. Result  Fiji 34 – 7  Portugal Pool A
19. Result  South Africa 42 – 7  Spain Pool A
18. Result  Australia 14 – 26  Samoa Pool D
17. Result  England 31 – 7  Argentina Pool D
16. Result  Canada 22 – 19  France Pool C
15. Result  New Zealand 41 – 5  Japan Pool C
14. Result  Kenya 21 – 10  United States Pool B
13. Result  Wales 10 – 12  Scotland Pool B
12. Result  Portugal 0 – 12  South Africa Pool A
11. Result  Fiji 17 – 5  Spain Pool A
10. Result  Samoa 31 – 21  England Pool D
9. Result  Australia 31 – 0  Argentina Pool D
8. Result  Canada 10 – 14  Japan Pool C
7. Result  New Zealand 26 – 7  France Pool C
6. Result  Kenya 0 – 12  Scotland Pool B
5. Result  Wales 22 – 24  United States Pool B
4. Result  Portugal 14 – 17  Spain Pool A
3. Result  Fiji 29 – 12  South Africa Pool A
2. Result  Samoa 17 – 14  Argentina Pool D
1. Result  Australia 26 – 19  England Pool D

Day 2 Fixtures

25. 31 Mar 2013 –  09:00  Spain 0 – 0  Argentina QF Bowl
26. 31 Mar 2013 –  09:22  Canada 0 – 0  Kenya QF Bowl
27. 31 Mar 2013 –  09:44  England 0 – 0  Portugal QF Bowl
28. 31 Mar 2013 –  10:06  Wales 0 – 0  Japan QF Bowl
29. 31 Mar 2013 –  10:28  Fiji 0 – 0  Australia QF Cup
30. 31 Mar 2013 –  10:50  New Zealand 0 – 0  United States QF Cup
31. 31 Mar 2013 –  11:12  Samoa 0 – 0  South Africa QF Cup
32. 31 Mar 2013 –  11:34  Scotland 0 – 0  France QF Cup
33. 31 Mar 2013 –  11:56  Loser Game 25 0 – 0  Loser Game 26 SF Shield
34. 31 Mar 2013 –  12:18  Loser Game 27 0 – 0  Loser Game 28 SF Shield
35. 31 Mar 2013 –  12:40  Winner Game 25 0 – 0  Winner Game 26 SF Bowl
36. 31 Mar 2013 –  13:02  Winner Game 27 0 – 0  Winner Game 28 SF Bowl
37. 31 Mar 2013 –  13:24  Loser Game 29 0 – 0  Loser Game 30 SF Plate
38. 31 Mar 2013 –  13:46  Loser Game 31 0 – 0  Loser Game 32 SF Plate
39. 31 Mar 2013 –  14:08  Winner Game 29 0 – 0  Winner Game 30 SF Cup
40. 31 Mar 2013 –  14:30  Winner Game 31 0 – 0  Winner Game 32 SF Cup
41. 31 Mar 2013 –  14:52  Winner Game 33 0 – 0  Winner Game 34 Final Shield
42. 31 Mar 2013 –  15:17  Winner Game 35 0 – 0  Winner Game 36 Final Bowl
43. 31 Mar 2013 –  15:42  Winner Game 37 0 – 0  Winner Game 38 Final Plate
44. 31 Mar 2013 –  16:07  Loser Game 39 0 – 0  Loser Game 40 Third Place
45. 31 Mar 2013 –  16:33  Winner Game 39 0 – 0  Winner Game 40 Final Cup

Earlier, hosts Japan caused the biggest shock of the day as they beat Canada 14-10. USA also recorded a 24-22 against last week’s finalists Wales who enter the Bowl alongside England. Ben Ryan’s side will be competing in a sixth Bowl of the season after recording just one victory on day one.

POOL A (FIJ, POR, RSA, ESP)

Last week’s champions Fiji got off to a flying start against USA Sevens champions South Africa, winning 29-12, before they fought off a spirited Spain 17-5. In their third match they proved too strong for Portugal, winning 22-7 and will face defending champions Australia in the Cup quarters.

Spain beat Portugal in the all-Iberian affair earlier on day one, as points at the bottom of the standings became just as crucial, before South Africa also beat Portugal, 12-0, with Cornal Hendricks scoring his 29th try of the season.

Paul Treu’s side then scored six tries, including 18 points from Branco du Preez, in a 42-5 defeat of Spain to progress to the Cup quarter finals.

POOL B (WAL, KEN, USA, SCO)

USA caused the first upset of day one as they beat last week’s finalists Wales 24-22 in a pulsating encounter with Matt Hawkins scoring one of the tries of the day. Colin Gregor impressed in Scotland’s victory against Kenya, scoring the first and then turning provider with a wonderful kick for Darren Gillespie.

Kenya responded well in their second match, defeating USA 21-10 with in an enthralling match with Zach Test scoring perhaps the try of the day. The USA ended their day one with a 12-12 draw with Scotland who ended the day unbeaten to progress to the Cup as Pool B winners and the USA joining them in the Cup quarters.

Wales saved their blushes on day one at the Tokyo Sevens, recording their first victory at the end of day one against Kenya 33-15 having lost to Scotland 12-10 earlier on day one.

POOL C (NZL, CAN, FRA, JPN)

New Zealand got off to a winning start as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Series, beating France 26-7 thanks to Tim Mikkelson scoring his 101st try and a 41-5 defeat of the hosts Japan thanks to a hat-trick from Sherwin Stowers.

Jamie Henry scored on his Japan Sevens debut as they beat Canada 14-10 to the delight of the home crowd, before Canada recovered from that shock to narrowly beat France 22-19.

In the penultimate match of day one France proved too strong for Japan as the hosts lost 24-7 before the Series leaders defeated Canada 22-12 to secure their place as Pool C winners and relegate Canada to the Bowl.

POOL D (AUS, SAM, ENG, ARG)

Last year’s finalists both progressed to the Cup quarters after they won their opening two matches. Australia made it two wins from two as they look to defend their title in Tokyo, beating Argentina 31-0, before Samoa impressed against England winning 31-21 scoring two outstanding late tries through Tulolo Tulolo and Levi Asifa’amatala.

In the Pool D decider Samoa beat Australia 26-14 in a repeat of last year’s Cup final, a reverse of the result, before England beat Argentina 31-7 for their first win of the day. England will compete in their sixth Bowl of the season.

In the day’s opening two matches, defending champions Australia beat England 26-19 in a pulsating encounter for the fans. Last year’s runners-up Samoa left it late in their match, Reupena Levasa scoring with the last play to beat Argentina 17-14.

SOURCE: http://www.irbsevens.com/

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March 30, 2013 - Posted by | IRB Sevens, Japan

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