- Kenya book place in Cup quarters and will face unbeaten hosts Australia
- South Africa and Samoa only other unbeaten sides at end of day one
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Gutted! Too win 2 from 3 and miss out on the quarters shows how tight and tough this series is gonna be. Onwards and upwards. #goldcoast7s— Richie Pugh (@Richie Pugh) 13/10/2012 12:41
RT @gvanvelden: What a fantastic result for the @BlitzBokke!! Well done boys!! @IRBSevens— Stud Rugby (@Stud Rugby) 13/10/2012 12:34
Kenya well in! Making it into the main cup quarters #GoldCoast7s #irb7s— Edgar (@Edgar) 13/10/2012 12:32
Australia captain Ed Jenkins on the late win over Fiji: "The boys dug deep. It went right down to the wire after some tough performances throughout the day so a really good effort from the boys."
On their Quarter-Final opponents: "Kenya will be a tough game they had some good wins today and whoever we meet in the cross overs later on I'm sure will be tough as well."
On playing in front of his home crowd: "It is a bit surprising actually, I think there were more Fijians in the crowd at the end there but hopefully the crowd builds and we get a good turn out tommorrow."
Argentina's Francisco Merello after his side's win over Wales to secure a quarter-final spot: "This Sevens is very difficult. The first match you are a little bit asleep but lucky we could wake up in time. To be a great team the first thing you have to do good is defence. After that we can score some tries but the first goal for us is to have a great defence."
Australia end day one unbeaten after beating defending champions Fiji 15-14.
Australia gain the lead thanks to a try from Jordan Tuapou. The winner of this match will face Kenya on day two.
Fiji score first after the break through Raitini, the sideline conversion hits the posts and drops in for a 14-10 lead.
Damn!!!! Australia has put the peddle to the metal with another try...come on Fiji!!!! #GoldCoast7s #feverpitch— TheJackFactor (@TheJackFactor) 13/10/2012 11:55
Fa'alava'au gets his second after a textbook run around play, the hosts take the lead 10-7 at the break.
Australia hit straight back with a try in the corner to Allan Fa'alava'au and it's 7-5.
Fiji are first to score and it's 7-0.
The top of the table Pool B match between Australia and Fiji is underway. No score after two minutes.
A further try to Stephen Dippenaar for South Africa and two late tries to New Zealand takes the final score to 31-21. South Africa finish Day One undefeated at the top of Pool A. Despite the loss New Zealand still advance to the Cup Quarter Finals courtesy of two earlier wins. Next up the final match of the day Australia versus Fiji, should be a cracker!
Happy 28th birthday @pauldelport9. Nice pressie with 2 tries vs the @AllBlacks @BlitzBokke @chrisdry7 @Stevie_Hunt @GoldCoast7s @IRBSevens— Jay J Botes (@Jay J Botes) 13/10/2012 11:38
Birthday boy Paul Delport scores a double after some great support play from South Africa to lead 24-7 with four minutes remaining.
South Africa dominated the first half with three unanswered tries before New Zealand finally put points on the board through Tim Mikkelson after the siren.
muahahahahaa isaa NZ get ur game on!!! #GoldCoast7s— Maryann Lockington (@Maryann Lockington) 13/10/2012 11:30
Damm Sth Africa are dominating NZ at the moment#goldcoast7s— natasha epapara (@natasha epapara) 13/10/2012 11:30
Argentina secure their place in the Cup Quarter-Finals with a great 17-5 win over Wales.
Bruzzone gets his second for Argentina extending their lead to 17-5 after a great sideline conversion.
Good to see Quins 1sts boy James Davies playing for Wales in the 7s, welsh rugby at it's best! #GoldCoast7s #7WAL— Chloe Osterloff (@Chloe Osterloff) 13/10/2012 11:12
Argentina's Nicolas Bruzzone scores in the corner to give his side a 10-5 lead at the break, keeping his sides chances alive in Pool D.
Rhys Shellard hits back for Wales after a 30 metre dash and it's 5-5
Argentina open their account through Ignacio Pasman after some good lead up work from Santiago Cordero. The conversion is unsuccessful 5-0.
Today is a good day, waking up at 3am....yaaaaay!!!!!! #GoldCoast7s #Kenya7s We proceed to the quarters main cup— Kuria Wainaina (@Kuria Wainaina) 13/10/2012 11:03
Crowd pumped after that one. Next up Argentina and Wales to finalise Quarter-Finalists from Pool D.
Gutted for @benjaminryan and the #Eng7s boys, bowl is a must win tomorrow!! #GoldCoast7s— James Hawken (@James Hawken) 13/10/2012 10:59
A great match sees Samoa hold on to defeat England 19-17. The loss sees England bow out of the race for the Cup while Kenya is through to the Quarter-Finals at their expense.
Less than two minutes remaining and Samoa's Lio Lolo scores a great try in the corner. Now it's Samoa's turn to defend a 19-17 lead.
Dan Norton hits back for England immediately with a great solo try to regain the lead 17-14.
Afa Aiono breaks through the England defence and races away to score under the posts, early in the second half Samoa lead 14-12.
England lead 12-7 after Faalemiga Selesele scores for Samoa on half-time to keep England supporters on the edge of their seats.
Mitchell shows a clean pair of heels to score his second try and extend the lead to 12-0.
Is that an #OxfordHardo on #TomMitchell? Got some wheels 2 go with the vision #GoldCoast7s— RugbyHair (@RugbyHair) 13/10/2012 10:44
Great chip and chase try to England's Tom Mitchell. Try is converted England lead Samoa 7-0.
England and Samoa take to the field for the final match in Pool C.
A short break now before what should be a cracking match between England and Samoa. While Samoa advance regardless of the result, England are still fighting for a position in the Quarter-Finals.
Three unanswered tries in the second half helped Tonga to a very good 24-5 win over Scotland. Fine Palei scoring Tonga's final try on the siren.
Looks like Tonga will post their first win of the tournament after Kilifi Latu scores, extending their lead to 17-5
Paula Kata scores again for Tonga to lead 12-5.
A late try to Tonga's Fotu Lokotui and it's all tied at 5-5 in this Pool B match.
Two mouth watering matches coming up soon with England taking on Samoa and Argentina versus Wales to determine which sides advance from Pools C and D.
Scotland's Michael Fedo crosses for the first try in his side's match against Tonga for a 5-0 lead.
Anyone see that Hume try from #GoldCoast7s? Great change of angle and put on the afterburners. Spectacular stuff.— Nick Winn (@Nick Winn) 13/10/2012 10:07
In a game that went down to the wire Canada hold on to win 22-21 over USA.
A great second half comeback by USA to bridge the gap to one-point. They trail 22-21 after a superb try to Luke Hume. One minute remaining.
Three unanswered tries to Canada through Duke, Hearn and Chauncey O'toole saw them out to a 17-0 before the USA struck back just before half-time through Maka Unufe.
Canada take an early 12-0 lead over their North American rivals with tries to Sean Duke and Ciaran Hearn.
A late try to France's Julien Candelon gives his side a 12-5 win over Portugal in their Pool D clash keeping their hopes alive for the quarter finals.
Spotted in the crowd Australian Sevens women's captain Rebecca Tavo
Fantastic individual try to Portugal's Pedro Leal breaking the line before toe-ing the ball through and winning the race to the line to level the score at 5-5.
Manoel Dall Igna opens the scoring for France against Portugal, breaking the defence with an excellent show of pace.
Kenya claim their first victory of the day as they beat Spain 26-12, Oscar Ouma adding their fourth try.
Spain hit back early in the second half through Fiejoo and trail 19-5.
we need to copy paste the second half add 19 more points #Kenya7s 19 - 0 #Goldcoast7s Second half on #GoldCoast7s— Bernard Ndong (@Bernard Ndong ) 13/10/2012 09:13
Kenya lead Spain 19-0 after two tries to Colin Injera and an Injera hand off for Biko Adema to score Kenya's third try.
Injera intercepts and races away again for his second try of the match. Kenya 12-0 over Spain.
We're underway here in the match between Kenya and Spain and what a start. Collins Injera raced down the sideline from inside his own half to score for Kenya to lead 5-0 after just a few minutes.
Australia post a comfortable 22-0 win over Scotland with four unanswered tries. A short break now before Kenya take on Spain.
Former Gold Coast Titans rugby league player Shannon Walker crosses for his first try on home soil in the Gold Coast Sevens to give Australia a 22-0 lead.
Sean McMahon bulldozers over in the corner with two defenders hanging off him. Holland converts from the sideline for a 17-0 lead.
Australia lead 10-0 after tries to Holland and Matt Lucas.
Fortuitous pick up from the back of the breakdown sees Lewis Holland scamper over to post the first try for Australia and a 5-0 lead.
Australia vs Scotland oooofffttttt #goldcoast7s #comeonScotland— Sarah Lambley (@Sarah Lambley) 13/10/2012 08:19
Second half tries to Tavucuilagi and Nasagavesi extended Fiji's lead to 35-0 before a late consolation try to Tonga's Viliame Iongi. Australia take on Scotland next.
Defending champions Fiji looking strong, all the more impressive with Kolinisau the only member of last year's winning squad returning.
A coverted try to Raqamate and it's 21-0 to Fiji at the break.
Botia opened the scoring for Fiji before Ilai Tinia put on a nice in and away move to race 50 metres and score under the posts for a 14-0 lead mid way through the first half.
Further second half tries to Brown and Delport sees South Africa race away with a 33-5 win and join New Zealand at the top of Pool A. Next up the Pacific Island clash between Fiji and Tonga.
South Africa extend their lead to 19-5 after converted tries to Branco du Preez and Chris Dry. USA need a quick response.
PUT ME ON THE DAMN CAMERA!!! IM DRESSED AS AN AVATAR!!!! #goldcoast7s— Milly (@Milly) 13/10/2012 07:45
TShotsho Mbovane responds for South Africa and it's 7-5.
Matt Hawkins from the USA opens the scoring against South Africa. USA lead 5-0 early in their Pool A match.
Blitzbokke time! Let's go bokke boys #goldcoast7s— Jessica Bentley (@Jessica Bentley) 13/10/2012 07:34
A strong display from Canada, including a converted try in the corner on the siren from John Moonlight, but New Zealand win 28-21. Cami crossed twice for New Zealand.
Canada score again through Ciaran Hearn and trail 21-14 with 3 minutes remaining.
New Zealand raced to a 21-0 lead before Canada post their first try of the tournament through Sean Duke after a clever cross field kick from Nanyak Dala.
Great break from #WarwickLahmert to release #IopuIopu who goes over to open his international 7s account 14-0 #GoldCoast7s— AtTheSevens.com (@AtTheSevens.com) 13/10/2012 07:18
New Zealand off to a flying start over Canada with tries to Cama and Iopu for a 14-0 lead early in the match.
New Zealand and Canada take to the pitch for their Pool A match.
Crowd getting into a dance routine from the XXXX Angels during a break in play!
Wales win their second match of the tournament to sit on top of Pool D, defeating France 19-17.
Wales score through Richard Smith before France respond with Candelon's second for the match. Wales lead 19-17 with less than a minute to play.
WOOP! WOOP!!RT @KenyaRugby247: Kenya 12-7 Samoa. #Goldcoast7s. .We see you #TEamKENYA fans!!— VOKEZ MAKORI (@VOKEZ MAKORI) 13/10/2012 06:55
Scores locked up at 12-all after a converted try to France's Terry Bouhraoua.
A try on half-time by James Davies gives Wales a 12-5 lead at the break.
A try apiece in the opening stages and it is 5-5 between Wales and France in their Pool D match.
Portugal's improved defence in the second half restricts Argentina to one try through Nicolas Bruzzone, Argentina win 26-0. Wales clash with France next.
#GoldCoast7s the Air Guitar Cam such a funny Idea! Got to love 7's ! Best Vibe in the world! #SSRugby. Let's go @BlitzBokke @kylegbrown— Stephne J v Vuuren (@Stephne J v Vuuren) 13/10/2012 06:31
A dominant performance by Argentina over Portugal in the first half with three tries to Revol, Cordero and Luna for a 21-0 lead.
Argentina's Facundo Panceyra Garrido looks to have crossed for the first try of the match only to be held up over the line by some great last ditch Portugal defence. Moments later Gastol Revol scores to give Argentina a 7-0 lead.
Spain's Carlos Blanco on his side's last gasp loss to England: "Very disappointing. We play against England quite a lot and we are always not that far from beating them, it would have been nice to get one up on them. Against the best teams you can't relax until the hooter has gone. They will take their opportunities even if it is the last opportunity in the game."
Samoa defeat Kenya 14-12 to go to the top of Pool C.
Two minutes to go and Lolo scores his third try of the tournament to put Samoa in front 14-12.
Oscar Ouma puts Kenya in front 12-7.
Alatasi Tupou gives Samoa a 7-0 lead but try-scoring sensation Collins Injera levels the score at 7-7 to the delight of the crowd.
Samoa v Kenya next up.
England's Jeff Williams scores a last minute winner for England, who had trailed 10-8 after Ignacio Martin had put the Spanish in front. 13-8
Oh No! #ChrisCracknell is down with a knee injury after making such a great return from surgery at the end of last season #GoldCoast7s— AtTheSevens.com (@AtTheSevens.com) 13/10/2012 05:50
Chris Cracknell is the latest casualty for England, who is now taken off.
Pedro Martin scores for Spain to bring the score to 8-5, whilst England try scorer Turner limps off. All set for an enthralling finish in match nine.
Christian Lewis-Pratt adds a penalty drop goal to give Ben Ryan's side an 8-0 lead after the first seven.
Spain and England locked at 0-0 after five minutes before Mat Turner breaks the deadlock.
Australia too strong in second half against Tonga. Run out winners 31-14. Jesse Parahi impressive for Australia with two tries #GoldCoast7s— Alex Broun (@Alex Broun) 13/10/2012 05:26
A short break now before England and Spain play kick off their second Pool C match.
Captain Ed Jenkins posted his first try of the tournament on the full-time siren to give Australia a comfortable 31-14 win.
A second try to Parahi and a five-pointer to Sean McMahon extended Australia's lead to 26-7 before Tonga hit back with Iongi's second to trail 26-14.
Luke Morahan limped off early in the first half in a worrying sign for coach Michael O'Connor but an early second half try to Jesse Parahi has Australia back in the lead 12-7.
Tonga hit back through Viliame Iongi and it's 7-all at the break in a tough contest.
Pama Fou opens the scoring for the hosts to thunderous applause from the locals. Australia lead 7-0.
An improved showing from Scotland in the second half reducing the margin to just five points mid-way through the half but the defending champions proved too strong with a 31-14 win. Hosts Australia up next against Tonga.
Scotland in again through James Fleming, now trailing 19-14 with 3 minutes to play.
Viti doing so well for the first game 👊 #teamfiji #GoldCoast7s— Kasanita (@Kasanita) 13/10/2012 04:51
Fiji looking sharp and full of running in their opening match scoring three first half tries to lead 19-7. Scotland hit back late through Peter Jericevich after a long break by Andrew Turnbull.
Prolific try-scorer Osea Kolinisau opens the account for Fiji before Raqanate also crosses in the corner for a 12-0 lead early in the match.
Defending champions Fiji take to the pitch for their first match of the tournament against Scotland.
Impressive display by South Africa in their Pool A match against Canada posting 6 tries to record a 38-0 win, highlighted by the first hat-trick of the tournament by Cornal Hendricks.
Cornal Hendricks of South Africa crosses for his third try of the match posting the first hat-trick of the tournament!
Tries to Chris Dry and a second to Hendricks see South Africa extend their lead to 31-0 mid-way through the second half.
South Africa lead Canada 17-0 crossing for three first half tries.
Smart cross field kick by South Africa's Kyle Brown lands in the hands of team-mate Tshotsho Mbovane for a clever five-pointer. South Africa lead 12-0 after an earlier try to Steven Hunt.
Nice crowd building up on a superb day on the Gold Coast. Up next is South Africa and Canada.
Impressive debut from USA's Isles, arguably the quickest player in Sevens Rugby, but New Zealand too strong running out 19-7 winners in their Pool A match.
USA's Carlin Isles shows a clean pair of heels as he scoots down the sideline to score New Zealand 14 - USA 7
Owsom game! #AllBlackEverything Go! Go! #Jackman 8 #GoldCoast7s— Kiki Ferrari (@Kiki Ferrari) 13/10/2012 04:07
Jackman gets a double New Zealand lead 14-0
There's plenty of Kiwis in the crowd judging by the noise after New Zealand's first try to Mark Jackman.
A last minute try to Wales' Rhys Shellard gives his side a 19-12 victory over Portugal. Up next is New Zealand versus the USA.
Wales hit back again, this time through Thomas and we're all tied up at 12-all
@FranceRugby7s post victory against Argentina #goldcoast7s http://t.co/lYJh4gqj— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 13/10/2012 03:47
Trailing 12-0 at the break Wales are first to score in the second half through Richard Smith in the left corner to trail 12-5.
The #GoldCoast7s heckler doing his thing around the grounds of Skilled Park! http://t.co/vmAHBPas— Gold Coast 7s (@Gold Coast 7s) 13/10/2012 03:43
Portugal lead Wales 12-0 with tries to Mateus and Miranda.
France win 14 - 7 over Agentina in Pool D. France extended their lead to 14-0 in the scond half after a try to Steve Barry before a late try to Argentina's Santiago Cordero, with a neat side step, reduced the margin to 7.
Some fire-twirling action here at the #GoldCoast7s. http://t.co/sVf7E5PI— Gold Coast 7s (@Gold Coast 7s) 13/10/2012 03:24
France 7 - Argentina 0
7-0 to France after a nice tip off from Jean Baptiste Gobolet puts Renaud Delmas through for his side's first try in a tough Pool D encounter with Argentina.
Lolo scores his second try for Samoa on full time to seal a 31-10 win.
Carlos Blanco hits back for Spain closing the margin to 16.
Converted try to debutant Patrick Faapale for Samoa to extend their lead to 26-5
Three first half tries to Samoa through Lolo, Iosefo and Selesele lead Spain 19-5
Spain hit back through Facundo Lavino and trail 12-5.
Tom Iosefo crosses for Samoa's second try, this time the conversion is successful and they lead 12-0.
Lio Lolo dashes 50 metres to post Samoa's first try of the tournament 5-0
A great match between England and Kenya to start the Gold Coast Sevens. Next up Samoa and Spain.
England 14 - Kenya 14
Great try to Kenya on the bell by Dennis Ombache after a great 50 metre run down the left side to draw the match 14-O
Kenya strike back early in the second half through debutant Davis Chenge and trail 14-7 with 5 minutes to go.
Bright start to England's campaign with two coverted tries in the first half to lead 14-0 at the break.
England looking sharp Chris Brightwell scores their second converted try extending the lead to 14-0.
England's Dan Norton scores the first try of the tournament and lead 7-0
Ready to go with England and Kenya on the pitch!
Less than 10 minutes until kick off in the HSBC Sevens World Series.
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Always a crowd favourite with their entertaining style of play, Kenya has 3 debutants in their squad. The Kenyans take on the more experienced England in the first match in Pool C.
RT @IRBSevens: Nearly time to start at #GoldCoast7s http://t.co/oGjZkRT4— Terry Bouhraoua (@Terry Bouhraoua) 13/10/2012 01:30
It's a fine and sunny day on the Gold Coast, looking forward to the first match between England and Kenya kicking off at 10.30am (AEST).
13-14 October 2012
Venue: Skilled Park
City: Gold Coast