So now we know the quarter finalists for the HSBC Sevens World Series and pre-qualifier tournaments.
Find out who they are below and check out the blog to review how day two of the HK Sevens unfolded.
Whether you were there, or at home, tell us what you think at #HK7s. Did your team soar or flop?
And now for the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament. The four Cup quarter finals will be:
- Wales v Canada
- Portugal v Kenya
- Fiji v Australia
- New Zealand v Samoa
And the Bowl quarter finals will be
- Argentina v Hong Kong
- Scotland v USA
- Spain v South Africa
- France v England
The Bowl quarters start at 10:24 HK time and the Cup quarters at 11:48.
Let's start with the pre-qualifying tournament, where the top four sides will go through to the HSBC Sevens final qualifier in London. The Cup quarter finals will be:
- Russia v Uruguay
- Zimbabwe v Brazil
- Tonga v Tunisia
- Japan v Georgia
Remember, the winners of these matches will be the top four for London. Kick off at 9am HK time tomorrow.
So that is the end of another pulsating day's action at the Hong Kong Sevens. Shall we recap where we ended up?
Philip Snyman scores the last try of day two as South Africa complete a 31-0 victory over Wales. But it will be Wales in the cup quarter finals, whilst South Africa will go into the Bowl.
Second half yet to spring into life...hold on, just as I type that South Africa's Justin Geduld nips through a gap to touch down. he adds the conversion and South Africa extend their lead to 26-0. Two minutes remaining.
Watching HK7s before my speed endurance/conditioning session definitely feeling motivated #rugby7s— Liam Cooper-King (@Liam Cooper-King) 23/03/2013 12:12
South Africa carry on from where they ended the first half - on top. This time Seabelo Senatla just overcooks a kickahead. South Africa lead Wales 19-0.
Wales are already confimed as pool winners so maybe they are already thinking about their Cup quarter final against Canada.
South Africa lead 19-0 at half time
Provisional Cup quarter finals:
- Wales v Canada
- Kenya v Portugal
- Fiji v Australia
- New Zealand v Samoa
South Africa dominating early on and they ease out to a 14-0 lead.
Wales will play South Africa in the final match on day two. Wales are already in the Cup quarter finals, whilst South Africa cannot qualify after two losses.
New Zealand will play Samoa in the Cup quarter final. That should be a cracker!
Gillies Kaka rounds off the NZ comeback by touching down a kick-ahead. Final score NZ 24-12.
Tim Mikkelson sees a chance of breaking away, but unselfishly draws the man and passes to Rocky Khan, who sprints away to score. NZ 17-12 ahead now with less than a minute to play.
Kaka and Mikkelson on for NZ.
Maybe Tietjens won't need them. Trinity Spooner-Neera scores for NZ to draw them level at 12-12.
NZ with all the possession in the second half so far, but USA defensive line is solid. Four minutes to go.
NZ have plenty of experienced firepower on the bench. When will Gordon Tietjens bring them on?
We're off for the second half with USA leading NZ 12-7.
NZ down to six and USA take advantage! Folau Niua manages to pop the ball up in the tackle for Matt Hawkins to bag his second try of the game.
The conversion is good and USA lead 12-7 at half time.
Ben Lam responds for NZ. And the conversion goes over so NZ lead 7-5 with two mins to go in the first half.
USA score first! Matt Hawkins finishing off a great move. USA lead NZ 5-0.
New Zealand and USA take to the pitch for the penultimate match of day two.
A great game, joy for Samoa and heartbreak for Scotland. Samoa score a try late on to draw level with the Scots. Samoa go though as second in Pool C, thanks to a superior points difference compared with Scotland.
Samoa hit back with Sani Niue after Scotland are reduced to six when Robertson is yellow-carded. It's 12-12 and Samoa will go through to the Cup quarter finals if it stays like this.
Scotland extend their lead midway through the second half with a great effort by James Johnstone. Scotland on course for top spot in Pool C, leading Samoa 12-5.
@IRBSevens Scotland's try of the day! Great support line and offload!— Andy (@Andy) 23/03/2013 11:26
Scotland coach Stephen Gemmell talks to his players at half time: "We've got to keep plugging the inside."
Faatoina Autagavaia responds on the strole of half time for Samoa, just evading the right hand touchline to go over in the corner. The conversion is missed so Scotland lead 7-5 at half time.
Try of the tournament! Colin Gregor finishes off a magnificent move by Scotland that began just outside their own goal line. Russell Weir breaks through the Samoan defence and charges upfield. Reupena Levasa snaffles him, but he flicks a pass behind him to Michael Fedo. Gregor is in support to round off a memorable break.
Scotland lead Samoa 7-0.
Last time the two teams met Samoa 7s won 12-5 #HK7s— Scotland Rugby Team (@Scotland Rugby Team) 23/03/2013 11:16
Waisale Serevi, IRB Hall of Fame inductee: "I think first of all I thank God for giving me the talent to be a rugby player. There is nothing else I needed in this induction. The president of the IRB was here, my family, the Fijian team behind me. To be held in Hong Kong there is nothing else I need."
Next up Samoa face Scotland. Whoever wins will top the pool and join Portugal in the Cup quarters.
Fiji defeat Canada 26-5. Both qualify for the Cup quarters.
..and sure enough the Fiji waves continue until Ulaiyasi Lawavou finds a space in a stretched defensive line. Fiji now lead canada 26-5 with less than one minute to go.
Magnificent defence by Canada to hold off Fiji, but surely it is only a matter of time....
Canada are reduced to six men and that's always going to be problematic against Fiji. Ilai Tinai makes a break, gets support from Donasio Ratubuli Naturaga, who feeds it back to Tinai to score the try. Fiji extend their lead to 19-5 over Canada.
It's going to be so surprising if canada beats fiji #KNOCKFIJIOUT #sevens #hk7s #7s #fiji #canada #rugby— Jenn Nicole Thompson (@Jenn Nicole Thompson) 23/03/2013 11:08
Taylor Paris, arguably Canada's player of the tournament so far, battles his way dow the right touchline to score a try. Fiji lead 14-5.
Two quick tries for Fiji give them a 14-0 lead over Canada with time left in the first half. #GOCanadaGO #HK7s— RugbyCanada (@RugbyCanada) 23/03/2013 11:03
But that's a more Fiji-like try by Samisoni Viriviri. He spots a gap and cuts through to score under the posts. Fiji lead Canada 14-0 at half time.
Fiji have had the territorial advantage so far and Jasa Veremalua scores the first try of the game. It's not a beauty by any stretch, as the ball bobbles along the try line before Veremalua drops on it, but it means Fiji lead 7-0.
Great defence by both teams so far. Taylor Paris hauls down a marauding Fijian before Sean Duke is tackled as he threatens to escape the Fiji defence. 0-0 after four mins of the first half.
Both Fiji and Canada are already in the Cup quarters, so it is a question fo who will top pool D and get the better draw.
Now it's back to the action and to the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament - Fiji v Canada.
What a reception for Waisale Serevi as he receives his IRB Hall of Fame cap from IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset.
Remember this chap? Waisale Serevi is possibly the greatest ever sevens player. Tonight, right now, he is being inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in the Hong Kong Stadium.
Tonga defeat Uruguay 26-0. Both teams, however, will go through to the pre-qualifier Cup quarter finals. The winners of those quarter finals will go through to the final HSBC Sevens qualifying tournament in London, in May.
All to play for from 9am local tome tomorrow!
The crowd are begining to rev up for the key pool matches in the HSBC Sevens tournament, which is coming up after the end of this match.
Who do you think will make it through to the Cup quarters? Tell us on Twitter #HK7s.
Saia Palei extends Tonga's lead with another try. Tonga now lead Uruguay 26-0with three minutes remaining.
Watching #hk7s. Tonga v Uruguay What a fabulous tournament - I will def be there next year— Wood Snake (@Wood Snake) 23/03/2013 10:40
Kilifi Latu scores his second try as the half time hooter goes. Tonga lead Uruguay 21-0 at the break.
Tonga look bigger and more healthy than Uruguay at the end of the second day's action. Michael Toloke outpaces Ian Schmidt to score in the right corner. A great conversion kick makes it Tonga 14-0 Uruguay.
RT @MrRupertCox: Love a Mike Friday pitch side celebration! Bring back the tank top! #kenya7s #hk7s— K Thuo (@K Thuo) 23/03/2013 10:36
Magnificent try from tonga! #sevens #hk7s #7s #tonga #uruguay #rugby— Jenn Nicole Thompson (@Jenn Nicole Thompson) 23/03/2013 10:35
Tonga score first against Uruguay to go 7-0 up with three mins left in the first half.
Tonga play Uruguay next. Tonga are already in the pre-qualifier Cup quarters. Uruguay need to win to get in too.
Japan defeat Georgia 26-7 and will top Pool F. Georgia will qualify for the Cup quarters as one of the best third-placed teams.
Lote Tuqiri sets up Kazushi Hano for his second try in two minutes with a powerful run that attracts two defenders. Hano is in the clear to touch down. Japan lead Georgia 26-7.
Great try! Kazushi Hano knows that Georgia, down to six, have no sweeper, so he chips through and beats the Georgia defence to the ball. He still has five metres to makie the line, but forces his way over. Great stuff!
Japan lead Georgia 21-7 with two mins to go.
Still 14-7 to Japan midway through the second half and Georgia down to six thanks to a yellow card.
Japan go into the lead as the HT hooter sounds. Lote Tuqiri is the man at the end of the line as the ball is passed from one side of the field to the other, and he dives into the left hand corner. Japan lead Georgia 14-7 at half time.
It's been a few minutes coming and Kazushi Hano finally finds a gap in the Georgia defence. Lote Tuqiri drifts across the field and times the pass perfectly to Hano. He picks a great line and space to run through and touch down. 7-7.
#Hk7s love sevens hopefully will be on the circuit refereeing in a few years time #aspirations #goal— Will Colson (@Will Colson) 23/03/2013 10:10
Kenya made me proud.that was amazing.cant get over it! #hk7s— M-kiddo D'babs (@M-kiddo D'babs) 23/03/2013 10:10
Georgia need to win to ensure they qualify for the Cup quarter finals.
And Viktor Kolelishvili gets them off to the perfect start from the kisk off, dancing through the Japan defence. the conversion makes it 7-0 to Georgia against Japan after one minute's play.
Japan will play Georgia in the pre-qualifier tournament next.
Russia hold on to defeat Zimbabwe 21-12 and top Pool G. Both teams will compete in the pre-qualifier Cup quarters tomorrow so both are just one match from making it to the final qualifying tournament for HSBC Sevens World Series in London.
Zimbabwe back in it! Gardener Nechironga and Wensley Mbanje combine to make inroads into Russian territory. Garth Ziegler picks up from the ruck and runs in unopposed.
Russia now lead Zimbabwe 21-12 with frour mins remaining.
Russia extend their lead to 21-7 at the break over Zimbabwe. Igor Klyuchnikov gets his second after a grubber kick and chase that ends with a touch down under the posts.
Russia go ahead for the first time. Good control of the ball and Nikolay Goroshilov sprints away from a ruck unmarked to score in the corner.
#HK7s Russia v Zimbabwe - best game on any channel at the moment— Nate Rarere (@Nate Rarere) 23/03/2013 09:52
Zimbabwe's Njabulo Ndlovu gets his team on the board with a break and try, before Igor Klyuchnikov responds for Russia. 7-7 midway through the first half.
Both Zimbabwe and Rssia are already into the pre-qualifier Cup quarters, so this is to see who tops the pool.
Back to the pre-qualifier tournament now. Russia face Zimbabwe.
Australia hold on to defeat Argentina 12-5 with a magnificent second-half defensive display. Australia go into the Cup quarters. Argentina go into the Bowl.
50 seconds to go. Argentina need a converted try to draw level and get a place in the Cup quarters. Australia 12-5 Argentina.
@IRBSevens The only predictable thing about Pool C is its unpredictability!— Peter Forster (@Peter Forster) 23/03/2013 09:44
Still Australia 12-5 Argentina. Argentina camped in the Aussie 22 for the last three minutes. Australia defence holding firm with two mins to go. Tension increasing..
Shannon Walker extends Australia's lead. Lewis Holland steals the ball from Argentina at a ruck. The ball finds it way to Walker who steps and accelerates. 50m later he touches down and Australia lead 12-5.
Kenya coach Mike Friday on making the Cup quarters: "That's the harsh reality of sevens, this time it has gone our way, and we're just happy to be in the Cup quarters tomorrow.
"It is where we want to be, we talk about consistency, but that is kind of the holy grail. If you can get consistent Cup quarters you are doing something right. Hopefully we can get back on track, but this Series is ridiculous in terms of competitiveness."
Like a wily fox, Matias Moroni first eludes Shannon Walker and then James Stannard before scoring in the corner. Argetina right back in this game at half time, 5-7 down.
Still 7-0 to Australia against Argentina with one min of the first half to go. Both teams stretching the other, but defences just about coping.
@MikeFriday09 enjoyed the Kenyan win over France #hk7s http://t.co/J6uRmypENr— Tom Chick (@Tom Chick) 23/03/2013 09:31
#Kenya7s are the Come back KINGS!! a team that has determination.Much RESPECT! to the coach @MikeFriday09 #HK7s #HK7s— ☜═㋡ JIM (◣﹏◢) (@ ☜═㋡ JIM (◣﹏◢) ) 23/03/2013 09:31
Australia with all the pressure early on and finally breach the brave Argentina defence. Lewis Holland touches down and the conversion goes over.
Australia 7-0 up midway through the first half.
Next up Argentina face Australia. The winner will get into the Cup quarters.
What a finish! France lose another player to the bin for delaying release at the ruck. Kenya keep their cool deep into added time as Horace Otieno dives over in the left corner. Mike Friday goes barmy on the touchline!
Kenya win the game 19-17 and they will be in the Cup quarter finals.
Time is up, but Jean Baptiste Gobele is yellow carded for throwing the ball away. Penalty to Kenya and they have a last chance!
Philip Wamae hands off Paul Albaladejo after Kenya manage to retain possession to score a try in the right corner. Biko Adema adds the conversion but France still lead 17-14. 30 seconds to go.
France are dominating Kenya physically at the moment. Kenya can't get out of their own 22.
Steeve Barry ensures that France's period of territorial superiority at the start of the second half is rewarded with a try. They now lead 17-7. Kenya have it all to do now to get into the Cup quarters.
Kenya coach Mike Friday at HT to his players: "Keep working as a six. It's going to hurt. Get your heads round it. This is a breeze compared with the House of Pain. Accuracy in everything we do."
So it's 7-5 to France as s the second half begins. They need a draw to get into the Cup quarters. Kenya need to win.
Julien Candelon really has been the at the ecntre of all the key moments so far in this game. This time he fends off two would-be defenders to score in the left corner. France lead Kenya 10-7 at half time.
Ben Ryan, England coach, after a disappointing pool campaign: "We showed some good energy and some fight and we need to show that tomorrow. We are where we are and we need to get on with it, but we are not hiding the fact that we are massively disappointed."
What a try! From his own touchline, Dennis Ombachi races down the left wing, hands off Julien Candelon without breaking stride, and dots down under the posts. Pure class!
Julien Candelon powers down the left touchline to opening the scoring for France. They lead 5-0. kenya lead 7-5.
Both France and Kenya could make it into the Cup quarters, but they will need to win this matchup. Winner takes all then.
Next up France v Kenya.
England defeat Portugal 22-7. But it will be Portugal going through to the Cup quarter finals, whilst England will be in the Bowl.
Only 30 mins until Qantas Mens #Sevens take on #ARG7s in their 3rd match here at #HK7s. RT to show your support! #RoadToRio— Gold Coast 7s (@Gold Coast 7s) 23/03/2013 08:58
England playing at a quicker tempo than in earlier matches. This time it enables James Rodwell to touch down in the corner. England now well clear of Portugal at 22-7 up. Two mins to go.
Dan Norton produces his first moment of magic during this tournament, going inside then out to blow away the Portugal cover. England lead Portugal 17-7.
England lead Portugal 12-7 at half time
Oh how I wish I was at #HK7s like last year. Best sports weekend ever.— Kirsty Sch (@Kirsty Sch) 23/03/2013 08:50
Big Aderito Esteves scores his 63rd HSBC Sevens try to get portugalback into the match. England still lead, but only by 12-7 now with half time fast approaching.
And Christian Lewis-Pratt scores in pretty much the same blade of grass as Brake. England having plenty of possession, unlike in earlier matches, and doing plenty with it. England lead 12-0 midway through the first half.
England looking more purposeful in the early stages and John Brake powers over a Portugal tackle to score near the right touchline. The conversion goes over and England lead 7-0.
Portugal v England next. One team is confirmed in the Cup quarter final, whilst one cannot make it. Unfortunately for English supporters, they are the team who will be in the Bowl tomorrow.
For Portugal, it is all about getting top spot in the pool and a good Cup quarter final draw.
Rowan Varty's persistence creates HK's consolation try, setting up Cado Lee for the score. But Spain win the match 28-14. Both teams will be in the Bowl draw tomorrow.
Spain, with two quickfire tries, are suddenly away from Hong Kong and the crowd collectively sighs once again. Spain lead 28-7.
Spain coach Ignacio Incausti at half time to his team: "Pensar en la defensa, no en el ataque, en la defensa."
The noise level has suddenly shot up, cheering Rowan Varty's snipers effort under the body of two Spanish defenders. HK still trail Spain 7-14 at the break.
Pablo Feijoo doubles Spain's lead with a simlar break to Martin's moments later. Home crowd quiet at the moment. Spain lead HK 14-0.
And Pedro Martin gives Spain the early lead over HK, picking up and finding the gap from the base of a ruck. Martin adds the conversion to make it 7-0.
Next up Spain v Hong Kong.
So Tunisia will not now make it into the pre-qualifier Cup quarter finals. It looks like Cook Islands will instead.
it's over, so Chinese Taipei defeat Tunisia 26-24.
Pan Chih-hsiang scores for Chinese Taipei in added time to make it 24-24. It's all on the conversion!
Chu Chih-wei keeps the Tunisia defence quessing with a mis of dummies and shimmies, before stretching to his limit in the tackle and scoring the try. The conversion makes it 24-19 in favour of Tunisia.
Tunisia currrently on course to make it into the pre-qualifier cup quarters.
Mohamed Achref Dhif finds a big hole in the central defensive line of Chinese Tapei and touches down between the posts. That try is converted before Jabri Chadi gets on the edn of a grubber kick to extend Tunisia's lead. Tunisia lead Chinese Taipei 24-12.
@brasilrugby Sevens are one win away from #London7s and core team qualifier after beating Jamaica #Hk7s— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 23/03/2013 08:04
Tunisia and Chinese Taipei now on the pitch, and to the delight of the home crowd with a try from Pan Chih-Hsiang, Chinese Taipei take the lead
It's 12-12 between Tunisia and Chinese Taipei at the break.
Great timing of the pass from Lucas Duque to his brother Moises, who has a clear run to the line. Brazil making sure of the pre-qualifier cup quarter final by building up their points difference. Brazil lead 31-0 with two mins to go.
Erick Cogliandro provides a good support line and streaks through the Jamaica defence to score the first try of the second half. Brazil now lead 26-0.
Lucas Duque continues his good work, looping a perfect pass to Fernando Portugal, who outpaces the cover defence to score in the corner. The pair combine again in added time before the break and Brazil lead Jamaica 19-0 at half time.
If Brazil wins this match, they will be assured of a pre-qualifier quarter final spot.
Lucas Duque carries on his impressive form throughout this competition with another barnstorming run to score his fourth try in three matches. Brazil 7-0 Jamaica.
Next up, Brazil take on Jamaica. Both sides are seeing their first win of the tournament.
Junior Kiria finds a gap in a tiring Mexico defence to score before Koiatu Koiatu completes his hat trick. Cook Islands win it 34-10.
Well now - here's a change to rugby at the #hk7s - singing Sloop JohnB with the Beach Boys live in the stadium. Fun. http://t.co/i2yT3tfH3b— Beth Coalter (@Beth Coalter) 23/03/2013 07:29
So Jamaica's debut Hong Kong campaign comes to an end, but they score a try to end it on a high note. Brazil definitely through to the quarters - one win from London and the core qualifier.
And Ashley Drake returns the favour to Koiatu Koiatu moments later as the latter dots down in the left corner. Cooks now lead 22-10.
Koiatu Koiatu gets round his marker on the left wing again and sets up captain Ashley Drake for Cook Islands to take a 17-10 lead three mins into the second half.
A ding dong first half sees the Cook Islands leading mexico 12-10.
First Pascal Nadaud uses his height to stretch over the try line for Mexico. and henning
Ashley Drake knows he doesn't have the pace to outstrip the Mexican defence, so, at full pelt, he grubber kicks across the field for team mate Charles Teraitua to collect and score.
Back come Mexico through Christian Henning before veteran Koiatu Koiatu replies for the Cook Islands. The extra conversion scored by the Cooks could be vital.
So, after a magnificent interlude to the rugby provided by the beach Boys, we are back with the action.
First up, Cook Islands play Mexico in the HSBC Sevens pre-qualifying tournament.
The Beach Boys are at the #HK7s and the stadium is rocking! http://t.co/CLJsHdTDcD— Sevens World Series (@Sevens World Series) 23/03/2013 06:54
RT @ScottHastings13: #hk7s How good are the Beach Boys? Every song is a sing a long beauty....hard to concentrate on my next game, Cooks ...— Ben Gollings (@Ben Gollings) 23/03/2013 07:00
Want to see potentially the world's biggest Harlem Shake? Visit youtube.com/irb to see it from the South Stand!
So that's it for the morning session at the Hong Kong Sevens. We have a march-past, followed by the Beach Boys. Yes, taht is THE beack Boys!
The rugby restarts at 15:15 local time with Cook Islands v Mexico. That's about an hour from now.
So grab some lunch, breakfast or dinner wherever you are and make sure you're back then! We will be.
#7RSA #BlitzBokke #HK7s it looks like we are just not in this #HK7s i am afraid. 1 more game to go lets go out with a bang.— Francois Sparks (@Francois Sparks) 23/03/2013 06:06
Australia defeat South Africa 21-12. That means that USA Sevens Cup winners South Africa can now not qualify for the Cup quarters in HK.
Is that the game? Australia's Shannon Walker hands off Seabelo Senatla on the right touchline and has a clear run to the line. Australia lead 21-12.
Great skills Seabelo Senatla, beating a couple of boys from midfield SA 12 Aus 14 3min to go #HK7s— James Porteous (@James Porteous) 23/03/2013 05:59
South Africa back in it! Seabelo Senatla picks up a loose ball and uses his speed to pierce the Auusie defance and score under the posts. Australia 14-12 South Africa with three mins to go.
Great try and great trust from Australia! Lewis Holland makes the break and hears a call behind him from Shannon Walker. Without looking he flings the pass over his right shoulder perfectly for Walker, who races through to score. Australia lead 14-5 now.
Half time - Australia lead South Africa 7-5. Both teams desperate to avoid going 0-2 for the tournament.
Back come Australia! James Stannard ignores two open players outside him, but just manages to break through the ettempted Springbok defence to score the try. The conversion means Australia lead 7-5.
Paul Delport finally breaks the deadlock with a snipe from a penalty 10 meters out. South Africa lead Australia 5-0.
Both teams trying to find gaps in each others' defences, but they are holding firm so far.
Australia 0-0 South Africa after four mins of teh first half.
Final match before the break in this day's play, and what a match - South Africa v Australia!
Both teams are still searching for their opening win at this tournament.
Kenya struggling to gain any possession and when they do they knock on. NZ continue to spread the ball manacingly, but can't add any more points. Full time New Zealand 31-7 Kenya.
And scoring faster than I can type, DJ Forbes adds another for NZ, making it 31-7 to NZ.
Another try to NZ. Gillies Kaka produces a beautifully-weighted kick and Sam Dickson only has to fall on the ball to score. NZ lead kenya 24-7 with two mins remaining.
NZ begining to stretch away now as Tim Mikkelson scores his 99th try in the HSBC Sevens. NZ lead Kenya 17-7.
Kenya did not complete any passes in the first half, but they still managed a try.
RT @IRBSevens: South stand update: Harlem Shake time #hk7s http://t.co/nfhCVt88ym— Tafadzwa Chitox (@Tafadzwa Chitox) 23/03/2013 05:32
But DJ Forbes doesn't let Kenya off for a second time. QUick throw and quick thinking from Forbes, who stretches to give New Zealand a 12-7 half-time lead.
Ben Lam knocks on with the line at his mercy. Let off for Kenya. Still 7-7.
Straight from kick off to a try. Good stuff Kenys7s. HK7s. Kenya7 : Kiwis 7— Kiprotich Kuri Lance (@Kiprotich Kuri Lance) 23/03/2013 05:28
This time Kenya win the NZ kick-off, and more! Willy Ambaka catches, simmies and races clear to score the try as the crowd goes wild.
NZ -7-7 Kenya.
New Zealand have had 100% per cent possession so far and, having stretched Kenya from side-to-side, Sherwin Stowers breaks freee of an attempted tackle to touch down.
NZ lead Kenya 7-0 with two mins gone.
Wow!! @IRBSevens at its best!!! Portugal beat Samoa at @hkrugby7s at #HKStadium !! #hk7s #HK— The Entertainment Co (@The Entertainment Co) 23/03/2013 05:23
Kenya v New Zealand is moments away!
Great win for Portugal! They defeat Samoa 14-10 and now are in pole position in Pool C to qualify for the Cup quarters.
Portugal defending bravely against Samoa with one minute remaining. Key man for Samoa Paul Perez is off with a knee injury.
Samoa back in it. Paul Perez creates space for Reupena Levasa with a scissors and Levasa crashes over. 14-10 to Portugal and game on! Two mins to go.
Great ball retention from Portugal and Goncalo Foro drags two Samoans over the line to extend Portugal's lead to 14-5. An upset on the cards?
Samoa score with one min to go before the break, but Portugal's Pedro Bettencourt collects the ball from the kick-off and streaks away to touch down near the posts.
The conversion makes it 7-5 to Portugal over Samoa at half time.
well played by the host team, HK gave @RugbyCanada a good showing. #defence #hk7s— Jamie (@Jamie) 23/03/2013 05:06
Good start from Portugal and Francisco Vieira de Almeida almosts scores in the corner. Great cover defence from Samoa's Levi Asifa'amatala.
0-0 between Samoa and Portugal midway through the first half.
Two winners on day one face each other next - Samoa v Portugal.
Canada hang on to squeeze past Hong Kong 14-12. Great performance by HK, but they couldn't quite make their pressure tell.
Canada have barely had the ball in the second half against HK, but their defence has held firm so far.
It's all HK at the moment and the noise is deafening! Upset still on the cards.
Wow! If you thought Canada were on top, think again. Perfect pass from Jamie Hood to Tom McQueen, who races on to it and round the canada defence to score.
Canada lead HK 14-12 now.
Nathan Hirayama scores a try on his birthday and adds the conversion. Canada now lead Hong Kong 14-5 at half time.
It doesn't take Canada long to respond. Sean Duke makes an initial break before Taylor Paris shows good footwork and accelaration to pierce the Hong Kong defence and score the try. With the conversion, Canada lead 7-5.
..and Tom McQueen scores to a cacophony of noise in the Hong Kong Stadium! Hong Kong lead canada 5-0.
Huge roar from the crowd as Hong Kong make inroads into Canada territory early on in the match.
28-30 Mar 2014
Venue: Hong Kong Stadium
City: Hong Kong