Ireland Now Three Wins Away From World Series Qualification

Kenya Lionesses Storm To Hong Kong 7s With Three Straight Wins -

Australia have been beaten 40-19 by New Zealand in their pool showdown at the Hong Kong Sevens, leaving them with an uphill task to qualify for the finals.

Douglas now has 133 career tries for Canada. Luciano Gonzalez's try early in the second half proved to be enough for the win with subsequent tries by Douglas and Connor Braid leaving Canada just short despite Argentina going a man down with back-to-back yellow cards.

Captained by Helen Nelson, they defeated Belgium 31-12 in Pool A in the opening match of the tournament, scoring five tries, then lost 27-19 to Japan in their second game.

The All Blacks Sevens will next face Kenya in Hong Kong pool play, before a mouth-watering showdown against Fiji later tonight. The United States, which leads the overall standings, is first in the group after beating Spain 36-7.




Fiji show their respect for New Zealand and those affected by the Christchurch tragedy with a special gift at the Hong Kong Sevens.

In Pool A, South Africa take on Samoa with both sides unbeaten after wins over Japan and Scotland respectively, while France - who routed Portugal 40-7 in their opener - take on Canada followed by Argentina in Pool B.

New Zealand will battle Kenya at 4.51 this afternoon.

Scotland's rugby-playing women, assisted by three from the Borders, have reached the quarter-finals of a sevens tournament in the Far East.

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