Sevens World Series: Dubai – Day One Update

by Brendan Bradford – New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa and Wales completed clean sweeps of their Pools to advance undefeated to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Sevens overnight. Scotland, England, Kenya and Argentina round out the Cup contenders in the second tournament of the World Sevens Series, while Australia and defending champions Samoa will contest the Bowl on the second day of competition. Gold Coast champions New Zealand were convincing in wins over France, Portugal and Kenya, scoring 112 points and only conceding five. The men in black now have a last-eight showdown with Argentina who lost their first match against South Africa before besting Samoa and Russia later in the day. “Argentina have done pretty well to get where they are and there’s no easy games in the IRB World Sevens tournaments now,�
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