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RWC Sevens: Day One

 Jun 28,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

There were no early shocks as the 2013 Sevens World Cup began in Moscow on Friday, with a win for World Series champions New Zealand.

Gordon Tietjiens' side ran out 31-12 winners over Canada with Sherwin Stowers bagging two scores.

2009 winners Wales began the defence of their title with a 33-5 victory over Uruguay, with Chris Knight scoring two tries.

England were level with Portugal at 7-7 by half-time, but broke away in the second-half thanks to tries from Tom Mitchell and a second for John Brake.

Seabelo Senatla continued his good form shown in the Junior World Championship by scoring two tries in South Africa's comfortable 24-0 victory over the hosts Russia in Pool B.

The other winners included Australia, France, Kenya, Samoa, USA, Fiji and Argentina, with Scotland pipping to Japan to a 19-17 win in the last match of the day at the Luzhniki Stadium.

<b>Pool A:</b>

Australia 21-0 Spain

France 24-7 Tunisia

<b>Pool B:</b>

South Africa 24-0 Russia

Scotland 19-17 Japan

<b>Pool C:</b>

Samoa 21-14 Zimbabwe

Kenya 45-5 Philippines

<b>Pool D: </b>

New Zealand 31-12 Canada

USA 26-19 Georgia

<b>Pool E:</b>

Fiji 45-0 Tonga

Wales 33-5 Uruguay

<b>Pool F:</b>

England 21-7 Portugal

Argentina 47-7 Hong Kong

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