Published: Sun, April 07, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

England winger Norton sets try record at Hong Kong Sevens

England winger Norton sets try record at Hong Kong Sevens

New Zealand have gotten off to the flawless start at the Hong Kong Sevens, trouncing trans-Tasman rivals Australia 40-19 in their opening pool match.

The All Blacks Sevens will next face Kenya in Hong Kong pool play, before a mouth-watering showdown against Fiji later tonight.

In a do-or-die match, the Philippine men's rugby team nailed its first win in the tournament against Zimbabwe, 24-12. His side went on to win 22-5.

The victor of the quarterfinal match will advance to the semifinals round of the tournament.

It was a missed opportunity for an immediate return to the series having been relegated and replaced by China last season.

The Brazil team celebrates after winning the final match against Scotland at the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Qualifier 2019 tournament in Hong Kong, Friday, April 5, 2019.

In Pool A, South Africa beat Japan 22-7 and Samoa defeated Scotland 17-7, . US top the Series with 113 points while South Africa are fourth on 89, having won the previous leg in Canada.

Australia will now need to beat both Fiji and Kenya in their remaining pool games on Saturday to progress to the same-day finals.

The US, who have a seven-point lead over New Zealand at the top of the standings, opened their Hong Kong Sevens campaign by thrashing Spain 39-7 in Pool D.

The Canadians faced Wales after a 19-0 loss to Kenya in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals on Saturday.

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