- A day of upsets as Portugal, Canada and France make the Cup Quarter Finals
- England, South Africa and Australia will compete for the Bowl on Day Two
- Canada, Fiji and New Zealand the only undefeated teams after Day One
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Tomorrow Kenya vs Canada CUP QTRS #Dubai7s go baby go:-)— ★ ★ Renee ★ ★ ♥ (@★ ★ Renee ★ ★ ♥ ) 30/11/2012 16:20
Samoa Coach Faamoni lalomilo on winning Pool C and reaching the Cup Quarter Finals: "We prepare for this day and I think it is very hard for us, but thankfully we made the Cup quarters for tomorrow. Today has gone though, so we need to prepare for the first match tomorrow. With the preparation for the Olympics all the teams are competitive. Every game is tough now."
RT @MikeFriday09: Day 1 done. We have Canada in the Cup Qtrs #Dubai7s ..dissappointed at the Fiji game as we had opportunities &ther ...— Godfrey Njiiri Kamau (@Godfrey Njiiri Kamau) 30/11/2012 16:17
Paul Treu, South Africa coach, after his side failed to reach the Cup Quarter Finals: "We don't prepare to go the Bowl, it is a big disappointment. Firstly losing Branco (du Preez) and then our captain, (Kyle Brown) and then to go into the Bowl, we don't work this hard to play on that side of the draw. We have to go out there now and take as many positives as possible and get this over and done with."
Crazy QF match ups. No one would have predicted those. Good days work NZ @Sc0ttCurry looking good back in black #Dubai7s #AB7s— Toby Arnold (@Toby Arnold) 30/11/2012 16:11
The Bowls Quarter Final line up tomorrow is:
Spain vs USA
South Africa vs Russia
Australia vs Scotland
Argentina vs England
The Cup Quarter Finals line up tomorrow is:
Fiji v France
Samoa v Wales
Canada vs Kenya
New Zealand vs Portugal
#Dubai7s Match24: #SA 5 - 10 #Samoa The #Blitzbokke out of Cup contention— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 30/11/2012 16:03
Samoa hold on to win 10-5 and top the Pool of Death. Samoa are through to the Cup Quarter Finals while South Africa go into the Bowl.
#Dubai7s Live – Game 24: SOUTH AFRICA 5 vs SAMOA 10 Try scored by Chris Dry for the Blitzbokke #Dubai7s #Sevens #Rugby #Blitzbokke— RUGBY15.co.za™ (@RUGBY15.co.za™) 30/11/2012 16:01
A try to Chris Dry gives South Africa faint hope with two minutes left. Samoa 10 lead South Africa 5.
Kurt Baker, NZ Sevens, after scoring a double against Argentina: "We are not as pleased as we would like to be at the end of day one but we are through to the top side of the draw so hopefully we can lift our game for tomorrow. I have always loved the Sevens side of things, I am looking forward to the World Series especially here in Dubai."
Perez causing the damage against southafrica......#Dubai7s— brian gatune (@brian gatune ) 30/11/2012 15:53
A second try to Paul Perez and at half time Samoa lead South Africa 10-0. The BlitzBokke have it all to do in the second half.
Paul Perez goes over for a try outwide and Samoa lead 5-0 in this crucial Pool C clash.
@MikeFriday09 that was a great match & a great game by Kenya. You've clearly turned #Kenya7s around. Keep it up #Dubai7s— King Lear (@King Lear) 30/11/2012 15:47
#Dubai7s #BlitzBokke no one can beat the Portuguese Movember team— Clint Coetzer (@Clint Coetzer) 30/11/2012 15:46
Now it's Samoa vs South Africa in the Pool of Death decider.
New Zealand defeat Argentina 17-7 to win Pool B and confirm their place in the Cup Quarter Finals tomorrow. Argentina will now go into the Bowl.
Setefano Cakau, Fiji captain, on beating Kenya and going unbeaten on day one: "It is a good game, we know that Kenya defend well, but I thank the boys that we worked together and could win the last game this afternoon. I know we have a lot of new boys, but we enjoy our stay and the game so far because we have beaten every team, so we are looking forward for tomorrow's game."
Forbes makes it 105 in the series and 17th for #newzealand against Argentina....#Dubai7s— brian gatune (@brian gatune ) 30/11/2012 15:36
A try to New Zealand's captain DJ Forbes and the All Blacks Sevens now lead 17-7. Argentina's dreams of the Cup Quarter Finals are fading.
Some pretty competitive teams out fielding this year #Dubai7s— Emori Tokoni (@Emori Tokoni) 30/11/2012 15:33
But right on half time Kurt Baker sprints away to score his second try of the match and fourth of the tournament. He is now the Tournament's leading tryscorer. New Zealand lead 12 - 7 over Argentina at half time.
Now its New Zealand versus Argentina. The Pumas must win to make the Cup Quarter Finals but New Zealand start off with a try to Kurt Baker. But on half time Matias Moroni goes from close range for Argentina and they lead New Zealand 7-5.
Now its New Zealand versus Argentina. The Pumas must win to make the Cup Quarter Finals but New Zealand start off with a try to Kurt Baker. But on half time Matias Moroni goes from close range for Argentina and they lead New Zealand 7-5.
"RT @Nation_Sport: KENYA Sevens loses 10-14 to #Fiji in the #Dubai7s but qualifies for quarterfinals slated for tomorrow. #nationsports"— Mutai ~the~ Diplomat (@Mutai ~the~ Diplomat) 30/11/2012 15:27
Close one...FT:- Kenya 10-14 Fiji. Kenya finishes 2nd in pool A behind Fiji...Quarters here we come.. #Kenya7s #Dubai7s #fb— Katami Michelle (@Katami Michelle) 30/11/2012 15:23
Dennis Ombachi scores a late try for Kenya but Fiji run out 14-10 winners. Fiji will now face France in the Cup Quarter Finals while Kenya will play Canada in the Cup Quarters as they try to make the Cup Semi-Finals for the second consecutive Tournament.
Willy Ambaka scores a stunning long range try for Kenya and they trail 7-5 but straight away Fiji hit back through Isikeli Tuiwainunu Vuruna and Fiji now lead 14-5.
Kenya we can this #dubai7s... Second half underway— *heinsenberg* W.W (@*heinsenberg* W.W) 30/11/2012 15:09
After the Half Time siren Joji Baleviani Raqamate races away to score for Fiji. He converts his own try and at half time Fiji lead Kenya 7-0.
Canada - what a rocking first day! Good luck on day 2! #rugbycanada #Dubai7s #legendary #whosaidwecanonlyplayhockey— Leafsgirl77 (@Leafsgirl77) 30/11/2012 15:06
In 18 matches Kenya have never beaten Fiji in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Could this be the day?
This game.... At the edge of my seat!!! #dubai7s @KenyaRugby247— Janira Orendo. (@Janira Orendo.) 30/11/2012 15:03
Fiji have a chance to score to take the lead against Kenya but the try goes begging. Still 0-0 with just ninety seconds left in the first half.
We always have this tremendous support #Dubai7s #Kenya7s— Antonio obg (@Antonio obg) 30/11/2012 15:02
Australia will face Scotland in the third Bowl Quarter Final at 10.04 tomorrow.
France hold on to defeat Australia with tenacious defence 7-0 and go through to the Cup Quarter Finals. The only points in the game came from Steeve Barry's try in just the second minute. FULL TIME: France 7 Australia 0. Now Kenya vs Fiji.
2 minutes to go - France still lead Australia 7-0. But play is deep in the French 22 and Australia have a scrum feed.
A tight match in difficult conditions and France lead Australia 7-0 at half time thanks to Steeve Barry's try. France have seven minutes to hold on to reach the Cup Quarter Finals.
Portugal 7's playing outstanding rugby in #dubai7s playing their role in the pool of death @BlitzBokke— Ciaren Zellick Fritz (@Ciaren Zellick Fritz) 30/11/2012 14:39
After early pressure from France Steeve Barry goes over for a try.Terry Bouhraoua converts and France lead 7-0 in this crucial match.
We're in action in the Pool D decider - Australia vs France. The winner will join Canada in the Cup Quarter Finals.
It's not every day that a chat with a coach in the mixed zone gets interrupted by a man with a jet pack #Dubai7s— Martyn Thomas (@Martyn Thomas) 30/11/2012 14:34
In tomorrow's first match at 9.20am Spain will face USA in the Bowl Quarter Final.
RT @CarolRadull: Rugby Fans and Patriots! Kenya Vs Fiji is at 5:58pm #Dubai7s— Daniel Nyagah (@Daniel Nyagah) 30/11/2012 14:23
Fire twirlers and a 'rocket man' now entertaining the crowds at the Dubai Sevens. Next up in 15 minutes France play Australia. It's another sudden death clash with a win or a draw enough for Australia to go through to the Cup Quarter Finals while France must win to stay in contention to win the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Serious thunder and lightning and people dancing in the rain!!! #Dubai7s thought this was the desert?? Great times! :)— Emily Scott (@Emily Scott) 30/11/2012 14:19
Pedro Leal, Portugal Sevens' hero, on reaching the Cup Quarter Finals:
"I am very happy, very proud of the boys. We had a terrible game in Australia, we came here with young guys and we made it (to the Quarter Finals) so we are very pleased.
"Two years ago we beat England too, but we didn't make the Cup Quarters, here we have so we are very very happy."
Day 1 in Dubai: got absolutely drenched at the 7s & got stuck in torrential rain & storms..but loved every second of it! #goodtimes #Dubai7s— Houri Gabrielian (@Houri Gabrielian) 30/11/2012 14:11
RT @KenyaRugby247: Portugal upsets England 22-21. Gotta love 7s rugby! #Dubai7s— timmie (@timmie) 30/11/2012 14:07
Now England have a chance after the siren. Dan Bibby makes a break and they seem certain to score but the final pass goes into touch inches from the line. Portugal win 22-21 and go into the Cup Quarter Finals. An amazing performance from Portugal to make it through the Pool of Death and reach the Cup Quarter Finals.
Incredible drama in Dubai. Dan Norton holds back a Portugal attacker chasing a kick and Portugal get a penalty. Pedro Leal coolly slots the penalty from metres out and it's 22-21.
England hit back through a break away from John Brake and Dan Bibby lands the conversion from wide out. Then with just two minutes remaining Dan Norton sprints away to put England in front. Bibby lands the conversion and it's England 21 Portugal 19 with one minute left.
Amazing try to Portugal. England are deep on attack and look certain to score but then the ball comes loose and Duarte Moreira races away for Portugal. Marcus Watson uses incredible speed to catch him but Moreira pushes him off to score. Portugal convert and lead 19-7.
Great response from Rodwell for @Official_RFU 7s bringing the game within 5 at HT in #Dubai7s. Huge 7 minutes coming up!— Toby Stoate (@Toby Stoate) 30/11/2012 13:53
Portugal in again! Great defence sees England shut down in their own 22. The ball comes loose and Portugal pounce. The conversion is good and Portugal lead England 12-7. But on the siren James Rodwell completes a long range try for England and it's 12-7 to Portugal at Half Time.
Now the first of two sudden death deciders in the Pool of Death. Portugal score early through Goncalo Foro and lead England 5-0. The winner of this game goes through to the Cup Quarter Finals with the loser into the Bowl.
Wales complete a 22-5 win over Russia to book their place in the Cup Quarter Finals.
Red Dragons' captain Rhys Shellard sprints away to score his third try of the match. A hat trick to the big Welshman. Wales lead Russia 22-5.
RT @IRBSevens: Just over 30 minutes to kick off at #Dubai7s! Let's get it trending....— Natasha Kumar (@Natasha Kumar) 30/11/2012 13:34
Awesome win boys! @benjaminryan @James_Rodwell @TBobbyMitchell @russellearnshaw @robvickerman @Dan_Norton4 @tpowell1985 #Englands7s #Dubai7s— Olly Arthey (@Olly Arthey) 30/11/2012 13:32
A stunning try to Rhys Shellard, his second for the half, sees Wales lead Russia 15-0 at Half Time. The Red Dragons are on the way to the Cup Quarter Finals!
This #Dubai7s weather had been rediculous not quite 2005 but not far off!! #RainingInTheDesert!!— Mike Friday (@Mike Friday) 30/11/2012 13:31
#England7s starting line-up v Portugal: Rodwell, Williams, Powell; Lightfoot-Brown, Bibby, Watson, Norton. Monsoon conditions at #Dubai7s— Official RFU (@Official RFU) 30/11/2012 13:31
Now it's Wales up against Russia in Pool B. A win to Wales will see them through to the Cup Quarter Finals unless Argentina defeat New Zealand in the pool's final match.
Spain score a late try on the siren through Matias Tudela to defeat Scotland 12-7. This means Scotland finish day one of the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens with three losses after going down to Kenya(12-5), Fiji (22-14) and now Spain. Full Time: Spain 12 Scotland 7
RT @IRBSevens: HT:Game 16 #7SAM 10-12 #7ENG http://t.co/kr0eF8Pt #Dubai7s— RUSouthCumbria (@RUSouthCumbria) 30/11/2012 13:13
A superb run from Pedro Martin, who beats at least four Scottish defenders on a weaving run down the left touchline, to score under the posts. Spain and Scotland now tied 7-all with three and a half minutes remaining.
At Half Time Scotland lead Spain 7-0, thanks to a try to Alex Glashan, converted by captain Colin Gregor.
RT @RugbyCanada: In typhoon-like conditions at the #Dubai7s, Canada's men have defeated the USA by a score of 26 -7. Canada's women def ...— Alex Habbouche (@Alex Habbouche) 30/11/2012 13:07
Nanyak Dala, Canada captain, on Nathan Hirayama, who is the Tournament's top scorer on day one with 27 points: "He has probably been on more tours than most. He has a cool calm head, he always steps up to the mark so it is good to have him back. "
Now Spain face Scotland. Both teams have lost their two opening matches against Kenya and Fiji so they'll be keen to bounce back with a win in their final match of day one.
SA Referee Rasta Rasivhenge has the whistle at #Dubai7s Spain vs. Scotland...— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 30/11/2012 13:01
Another try to Phillip Mack for Canada and the Canucks run out winners 26-7 over the USA, confirming their place in the Cup Quarter Finals with two wins and a draw. An impressive first day performance from Canada.
#Dubai7s Match17: #Canada 26 - 7 #USA @CanadianRugby running away with it in the driving rain...— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 30/11/2012 12:52
With the rain teeming down Canada put the ball through the hands with silky speed. Then Ciaran Hearn breaks a tackle and races away to score. Canada now lead the USA 19-7 with three minutes to go.
All the best to SA 7's Captain Kyle Brown for a quick recovery, the boys need you #Dubai7s @bokrugby— Alain Firmin (@Alain Firmin) 30/11/2012 12:46
Chauncey O'Toole sells a big dummy and goes in for a try under the posts right on the siren to put Canada up 12-7 at Half Time.
Sean Duke fights his way over outwide and Canada lead the USA 5-0 after three minutes. But a superb flick pass from Matt Hawkins sends Zach Test away on a 60-metre run to score under the posts. The USA now lead Canada 7-5. Rain falling steadily.
Rain pouring down and over the loudspeakers a fitting tune: "It's raining men".
After two hard fought Women's Sevens matches we're now ready for Canada vs USA, kicking off in less than 5 minutes!
Australians looking pretty good! Should be an interesting tournament out in Dubai. Too difficult to call a winner. #dubai7s— Charlie Goode (@Charlie Goode) 30/11/2012 12:12
Next up Canada vs the USA in Pool A. A win to the Canucks will see them through to the Cup Quarter Finals. Kick off at 4.38pm Dubai Time. 25 minutes from now.
RT @BlitzBokke: #Dubai7s PoolC: After 2 rounds, SA, England, Samoa and Portugal all at 4points. Crucial final round to come... SA vs Sam ...— joe (@joe) 30/11/2012 12:07
RT @BlitzBokke: #Dubai7s PoolC: After 2 rounds, SA, England, Samoa and Portugal all at 4points. Crucial final round to come... SA vs Sam ...— Roma Seven (@Roma Seven) 30/11/2012 11:58
@IRBSevens Enjoying the upsets at #Dubai7s while at work. Lucky I have a good excuse to watch!— Jamie B (@Jamie B) 30/11/2012 11:50
England have beaten Samoa 19-17 and Pool C is now on a knife edge with all three teams having one win and one loss going into the final round of games. FULL TIME: Samoa 17 - England 19
Dan Norton brilliance! The English speedster again bamboozles the Samoa defence to set up a try for Tom Powell, his second of the Tournament. The conversion is successful and England lead 19-17 with 30 seconds left.
Tom Mitchell goes down injured and with England a man down Robert Lilomaiava from Samoa breaks through to put Samoa back in front with a converted try. Samoa now lead 17-12 - three and a half minutes left in the second half.
On the stroke of Half Time Samoa score through Afa Aiono, his second try of the Tournament, and England lead 12-10.
Incredible speed from Dan Norton sees him burn off the Samoa defence and England jump out to a 12-5 lead with one minute left in the first half.
A try to Tom Mitchell and a conversion to Dan Bibby sees England leading Samoa 7-5 after four minutes.
This is why #RugbySevens is awesome, Portugal beating South Africa! #Dubai7s— Gareth Jackson (@Gareth Jackson) 30/11/2012 11:27
Stunning! A try after the siren to Aderito Esteves and Portugal have beaten South Africa 12-10 in a major boil over. Pool C is now wide open and will go right down to the wire. FULL TIME: Portugal 12 - South Africa 10.
RT @IRBSevens: Hastings brothers interviewed by @IRBSevens #dubai7s http://t.co/a6WVxa3g— Clau (@Clau) 30/11/2012 11:22
#Dubai7s Live – Game 15: SOUTH AFRICA 10 vs PORTUGAL 7 Try scored by Philip Snyman for the Blitzbokke #Dubai7s #Sevens #Rugby #Blitzbokke— RUGBY15.co.za™ (@RUGBY15.co.za™) 30/11/2012 11:22
Chris Dry breaks through for a hard fought try. Moments later Phlip Snyman goes over wide out and South Africa now lead 10-7. One minute left.
A knock on gives the BlitzBokke a chance in the Portugal 22. They need some points here.
#Dubai7s - halftime score: South Africa 0 - 7 Portugal. #rugby #Sevens. Come on #Blitzbokke— Alain Firmin (@Alain Firmin) 30/11/2012 11:16
Portugal lead South Africa 7-0 at Half Time.
Some spirited defence from Portugal sees Pedro Leal notch up the first try of the game, and a superb conversion, and Portugal lead South Africa 7-0. Is another upset on the cards?
But Wales hold on to defeat Argentina 14-7 and now Pool B is delicately poised with Wales and Argentina both on 4 points behind pool leaders New Zealand on 6 points. A win for Wales in their last match over Russia will see them in to the Cup Quarter Finals. While Argentina will now have to beat the powerful All Blacks Sevens if they are to have any chance of reaching the Cup Quarter Finals. FULL TIME: Wales 14 - Argentina 7
A try to Juan Ignacio Brex for the Pumas, brilliantly converted by Gaston Revol sees Argentina back to 14-7 with thirty seconds to play.
#Dubai7s Match14: Will Thomas adds another 5-pointer as the HT hooter goes... (#WAL 14-0 #ARG)— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 30/11/2012 10:51
RT @Inattheside: Game of the day so far! Australia 28-28 Canada! #Dubai7s— Mitchell Brant (@Mitchell Brant) 30/11/2012 10:51
Missing the gang at Dubai Rugby Sevens. Wish I was there! #Dubai7s— Mark Powell (@Mark Powell) 30/11/2012 10:51
Tries for James Davies and Will Thomas put Wales out to a 14-0 lead over Argentina at Half Time in this crucial Pool B clash.
So lyk Kyle Brown se enkel nadat hy hom vanoggend op #Dubai7s gebreek het. Wishing you well @kylegbrown! #Blitzbokke! http://t.co/32wsd6go— Marco Botha (@Marco Botha) 30/11/2012 10:47
Now up - Wales vs Argentina - a repeat of the Rugby World Cup Sevens Final in 2009 here in Dubai. And Richie Pugh played for Wales in that match. Wales need to win to keep their Cup Quarter Final hopes alive after losing to New Zealand 14-7 in their first match.
I was in 6th form English with Milford. Whoop. My claim to fame #Dubai7s— Señor Kili (@Señor Kili) 30/11/2012 10:40
But just when an upset threatens, New Zealand , as they always do, show their class with Tomasi Cama and Milford Keresoma racing away for two late tries. New Zealand run out winners 31-14 but a great effort from Russia against the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series champions.
Tries to Kurt Baker, Tim Mikkelson and the returning Sherwin Stowers see New Zealand lead Russia 19-7 at Half Time after a try to Denis Simplikevich, saw the scores locked up 7-7 early on.
New Zealand score early through Kurt Baker but Russia hit back immediately with a try to Denis Simplikevich, his second of the Tournament. It's 7-7 between Russia and New Zealand after three minutes.
Now Russia face an awesome task up against the All Blacks Sevens of New Zealand.
Kenya hold on to win 10-7 over Spain and book their place in the Cup Quarter Finals from Pool A along with Fiji. FULL TIME: Kenya 10 Spain 7
RT @KenyaRugby247: 'Kenyans very determined and dangerous when under pressure' #Dubai7s— aBCIE (@aBCIE) 30/11/2012 10:15
A superb run by Willy Ambaka but he loses the ball over the line! Still Kenya 10 - Spain 7. Seconds left.
Spain hit back through a try and a conversion to Ignacio Martin but just when it's needed Kenya conjure up a magnificent 80 metre 5-pointer, finished off by Sidney Ashioya. The conversion is missed and the match is still on a knife edge - Kenya 10 Spain 7.
Some superb defence from Spain is finally broken by a long range try to the Kenyan try scoring machine - Collins Injera. His third try of the Tournament. The conversion is missed and it's 5-0 to Kenya and Half Time. But Kenya have had all the ball in the first half and Spain have done extremely well to trail by only a try.
Perfect day for Rugby now. Dry and cool. And the teams are warming to the conditions - playing some entertaining Sevens Rugby.
Now the Twitter favourites Kenya run out to take on Spain.
#Kenya7s team vs Spain. Ouma, Otieno, Amonde, Ashioya, Asego, Injera, Ambaka. #Dubai7s #TeamKenya— Kball Sports (@Kball Sports) 30/11/2012 09:56
Brave Scotland to battle it out in the bowl quarters having lost twice...#Dubai7s— Kim pentane irungu (@Kim pentane irungu) 30/11/2012 09:55
Scotland hit back through a great try to Darren Gillespie, set up by his captain Colin Gregor. Gregor then sets up another try to James Johnstone and briefly Scotland have a chance at victory, trailing just 17-14. But a late try to Levani Botia gets Fiji home 22-14. FULL TIME: Fiji 22 Scotland 14
#teamKenya #Dubai7s #teamKenya #Dubai7s #teamKenya #Dubai7s #teamKenya #Dubai7s #teamKenya #Dubai7s #teamKenya #Dubai7s— V (@V) 30/11/2012 09:44
Tries to James Stewart, Vilitati Sokiveta Nadialobo and Setefano Cakau see Fiji lead Scotland 17-0 at Half Time.
Up now we get our second chance to see Fiji who start with two tries to put themselves up 10-0 over Scotland with four minutes gone in the first half.
One Direction rocking out over the PA system at the #Dubai7s By the way this doesn't mean I'm a One Direction fan so don't auto-follow me— Maika Bennett (@Maika Bennett) 30/11/2012 09:34
Australia lead by 28-14 but two tries to Canada in the last two minutes, the first to Jeffrey Hassler and the second on the siren to Justin Douglas, see the Canucks grab a thrilling 28-28 draw. Canada and Australia now have one draw and one win and Pool D is wide open with each team having one game remaining. FULL TIME: Canada 28 Australia 28
Another try to Australia, to Pama Fou, puts the young Australian team out to a 28-14 lead and a probable spot in the Cup Quarter Finals.
A superb sixty metre try by Cameron Clark, followed by a conversion from near the touch line, sees Australia and Canada all locked up at 14-all. But seconds later another try to Australia through an intercept to Peter Lee, his second try of the Tournament, puts Australia out to a 21-14 lead.
Nathan Hirayama scores his third try of the Tournament as the dangerous Canada lead Australia 7-0 after three minutes. Hirayama also landed the conversion, his first of the Tournament.
A try to the quickest man in the Tournament, USA flyer Carlin Isles, but France lead 17-14 with just seconds to play. They hold off some late pressure to record a tough victory and keep alive their dreams of the Cup Quarter Finals. Full Time: France 17 - USA 14. Next up: Australia vs Canada
Sweet try by Terry Bouhraoua. Tricky name, awesome try #FRAvUSA #Dubai7s— Maika Bennett (@Maika Bennett) 30/11/2012 09:06
French talisman Terry Bouhraoua pops up with a crucial try after a superb kick and regather to put France ahead 12-7. Great to see from the little French dynamo as he had a quiet first match.
#Blitzbokke captain Kyle Brown is in hospital with what looks to be a serious ankle injury. #Dubai7s— RUGBY15.co.za™ (@RUGBY15.co.za™) 30/11/2012 09:03
The south Africa, Samoa game is a must watch #Dubai7s— raynold yalwala (@raynold yalwala) 30/11/2012 09:02
Determined defence from France is eventually broken and a try on the siren to Shalom Suniula sees the USA lead France 7-5 at Half Time in this crucial Pool D clash.
#Dubai7s - France vs USA (1st Half )France draws first blood - France 5 USA 0 - Next match after this Aust vs Canada then Fiji vs Scotland— Ethnic Media 360 (@Ethnic Media 360 ) 30/11/2012 08:55
France get off to a flying start with Manoel Dall Igna crossing for a try. France now lead 5-0 over the USA in this must win match.
Y encima gana el femenino a Brasil. Grandes! #Dubai7s— Rubén Rubiales (@Rubén Rubiales) 30/11/2012 08:50
RT @Sport_360: The star of the #Dubai7s this year isn't even a #rugby player.... take a bow, Bradley 'Waterboy' Wiggins. @Alljoinjack ht ...— Andrew Bentham (@Andrew Bentham) 30/11/2012 08:50
After two impressive Women's Sevens matches we are now set to re-commence in the Men's Tournament with France against the USA in five minutes! Standby for kick off.
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, who is here at the Dubai Sevens supporting the Joining Jack legends team: "It is brilliant and a great set up. A good laugh, good to see some of the legends out there. It is quick, and a great spectator sport. Anything that goes in to the Olympics it increases numbers and popularity naturally. "
You know #Rugby is interesting when you are thinking your own loo break is taking a bit too long! #Kenya7s #Dubai7s— Sifa Dena© (@Sifa Dena©) 30/11/2012 08:10
We now have a break with action to return in 45 minutes with two first up losers - France and USA - hoping to bounce back. Womens Sevens are now on the main stadium with England vs South Africa.
Paul Delport, Blitz Bokke, after 19-10 victory against England: "Two years ago you wouldn't think of playing a quality team like England first on day one. Just glad to get through it. There are 10 teams that could win a tournament and we just take it one game at a time, and any win is a win."
Another try to Lio Lolo from Samoa, his third try of the match, and Samoa have stolen this game from a brilliant and resilient Portugal team - Samoa 24 Portugal 19. Great match!
Penalty Portugal. They are 75 metres out with 1 minute to go!
Amazing scenes in Dubai. It's all square in both games in Mens and Womens. don't know where to look #dubai7s— UR7s (@UR7s) 30/11/2012 07:56
Another try to Portugal to Pedro Leal and Portugal and Samoa are now lock 19-19 in a thrilling match! Two minutes to play. If Portugal win this it will be a massive upset!
good to see @IRBSevens #Dubai7s the 7th most trending thing world wide get it 7th...:)— Bernard Ndong (@Bernard Ndong ) 30/11/2012 07:50
Lio Lolo scores another try direct from a kick off and after falling behind Samoa now lead Portugal 19-12 at Half Time.
And now another try to Portugal through Francisco Vieira Almeida and Portugal are surprise leaders 12-7 against the heavily favoured Samoans.
The try of the tournament to Samoa after just 12 seconds against Portugal! The kick off was regathered on the full by Afa Aiono and then slipped inside to Lio Lolo who scores next to the posts. The conversion is good and Samoa lead 7-0. But Portugal hit back with a try of their own and it's 7-5 after just three minutes.
LIO LOLO with a 15sec try....that was quick..bt wat a reply frm PORTUGAL. #DUBAI7s— NASHA'T MUFC (@NASHA'T MUFC) 30/11/2012 07:45
England are pushing for the winning try but a turnover sees Stephan Dippenaar run 60 metres to score the deciding try under the posts for South Africa. The Blitzbokke run out winners 19-10. Great match and England were unlucky to lose. A courageous performance by the under-strength All Whites.
#Dubai7s Result – Game 7: SOUTH AFRICA 19 (12) vs ENGLAND 10 (5) Full Time #Dubai7s #Sevens #Blitzbokke #Rugby— RUGBY15.co.za™ (@RUGBY15.co.za™) 30/11/2012 07:41
Check out the IRB website for live updates of the women's action. @irbwomens— Shannon Parry (@Shannon Parry) 30/11/2012 07:39
A superb try to England. Dan Norton kicks down the wing and shows stunning pace to outpace the defence and score outwide on the right. The conversion is missed and South Africa lead England 12-0 with three minutes left.
RT @EWNsport: England reply with a try of their own courtesy of Tom Powell. Conversion missed. Scores level at 5-5. #Blitzbokke #Dubai7s— Ricky (@Ricky) 30/11/2012 07:32
A fantastic first half in the best match of the day so far. Thrilling Rugby from both teams as the sun comes out. Paul Delport goes over for a late try on the siren and the conversion sees South Africa lead a 5-man England 12-5 at Half Time.
But England race away to hit back immediately through a try to Tom Powell and it brings the biggest cheer of the day from the crowd favourites. The conversion is missed and it's 5-5!
South Africa have had all the ball and finally the pressure tells with Chris Dry bursting through for a try. The Blitzbokke lead England 5-0 after 4 minutes.
Now in action - South Africa vs England. South Africa are already missing Branco du Preez and Cecil Afrika through injury and now Kyle Brown is down injured. He's being carried off on a stretcher and it looks like he's out for the Tournament. A major blow for the Blitzbokke.
A strong run from Francisco Merello and he busts two tackles to race away to score the winning try for Argentina. The Pumas win 17-10 over a committed and skilful Russian team who will trouble teams later in the Tournament.
That Russian dude js did a Rokocoko try #PerfectDive #Dubai7s— ℑames ℒenoa (@ℑames ℒenoa) 30/11/2012 07:14
Another try to Russia scored by Vladislav Lazarenko. Conversion is missed but it's 10-10 with 2 minutes to play between Russia and Argentina.
Good pressure from Russia sees a scrum metres out from the Argentina line. Russia are boasting three of their stars from Rugby World Cup 2011 - Victor Gresev, Denis Simplikevich and Vladimir Ostroushko.
"@IRBSevens: @PPPPPPPRYE We will have some on the website and here soon! #Dubai7s" THANK YOU! :) #excited— Prye Wongsirimana (@Prye Wongsirimana) 30/11/2012 07:07
#Dubai7s Live – Game 6: ARGENTINA 10 vs RUSSIA 5 Half Time #Dubai7s #Sevens #Rugby— RUGBY15.co.za™ (@RUGBY15.co.za™) 30/11/2012 07:06
A well taken try to Russian flyer Denis Simplikevich sees Russia tie scores up 5-5 with Argentina but a try on the siren for Argentina to Ramiro Moyano sees Argentina lead 10-5 at Half Time.
In dreadful conditions with the rain pouring down New Zealand showed their class to overcome an early Ifan Evans try for Wales to score a 14-7 victory thanks to second half tries to Tomasi Cama and Kurt Baker.
Australian Mens Rugby Sevens: Good start to #Dubai7s with a win on a wet field over USA 19-12 for our opening game. Canada in 3 hours.— Kelly Beahan (@Kelly Beahan) 30/11/2012 06:48
Neat work from the All Blacks Sevens with good lead up play from Tim Mikkelson setting up Tomasi Cama for a try. Cama converts from wide out and New Zealand now lead Wales 14-7.
30 Nov - 1 Dec 2012
Venue: The Sevens