Canada and Tonga Join Top Seeds in Sevens Quarter finals in Wellington

Dublin-Ireland, Feb 02, 2012: Sevens Quarter finals Wellington, Canada and Tonga both produced superb displays to top their respective pools on day one at the Hertz Sevens in Wellington and join the top seeds in the Cup quarter finals in the hunt for HSBC Sevens World Series points. Hosts and defending champions New Zealand produced three imperious performances to top their group, while South Africa and Tonga were the only other unbeaten teams.

POOL STANDINGS:

Pool ‘A’

Teams Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
New Zealand (NZL) 3 3 0 0 102 14 88 16 2 14 9
Samoa (SAM) 3 2 0 1 57 47 10 9 7 2 7
Scotland (SCO) 3 1 0 2 76 50 26 12 8 4 5
Japan (JPN) 3 0 0 3 14 138 -124 2 22 -20 3

Pool ‘B’

Teams Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
South Africa (RSA) 3 3 0 0 78 10 68 12 2 10 9
England (ENG) 3 2 0 1 66 26 40 12 4 8 7
Cook Islands (COK) 3 1 0 2 38 92 -54 6 16 -10 5
United States (USA) 3 0 0 3 22 76 -54 4 12 -8 3

Pool ‘C’

Teams Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
Tonga (TON) 3 2 1 0 55 42 13 9 6 3 8
Fiji (FIJ) 3 2 0 1 64 17 47 10 3 7 7
Wales (WAL) 3 1 1 1 33 40 -7 5 6 -1 6
Argentina (ARG) 3 0 0 3 21 74 -53 3 12 -9 3

Pool ‘D’

Teams Code P W D L PF PA PD TF TA TD PTS
Canada (CAN) 3 2 0 1 52 42 10 8 6 2 7
France (FRA) 3 1 1 1 50 46 4 7 8 -1 6
Australia (AUS) 3 1 1 1 34 57 -23 6 8 -2 6
Kenya (KEN) 3 1 0 2 66 57 9 10 9 1 5

P=Played; W=Won; D=Draw; L=Lost; PF=Points For; PA=Points Against; PD=Points Difference; TF=Tries For; TA=Tries Against; TD=Tries Difference; PTS=Points

RESULTS / FIXTURES:

Fixtures
 25 13:00  SCOTLAND  0 – 0  KENYA

 1/4 final Bowl

 26 13:22  WALES  0 – 0  UNITED STATES

 1/4 final Bowl


 27 13:44  AUSTRALIA  0 – 0  JAPAN

 1/4 final Bowl


 28 14:06  COOK ISLANDS  0 – 0  ARGENTINA

 1/4 final Bowl

 29 14:33  NEW ZEALAND  0 – 0  FRANCE

 1/4 final Cup


 30 14:55  TONGA  0 – 0  ENGLAND

 1/4 final Cup

 31 15:17  CANADA  0 – 0  SAMOA

 1/4 final Cup

 32 15:39  SOUTH AFRICA  0 – 0  FIJI

 1/4 final Cup

 33 16:10  Loser Game 25  0 – 0  Loser Game 26

 SF Shield

 34 16:32  Loser Game 27  0 – 0  Loser Game 28

 SF Shield

 35 16:54  Winner Game 25  0 – 0  Winner Game 26

 SF Bowl

 36 17:16  Winner Game 27  0 – 0  Winner Game 28

 SF Bowl

 37 17:38  Loser Game 29  0 – 0  Loser Game 30

 SF Plate

 38 18:00  Loser Game 31  0 – 0  Loser Game 32

 SF Plate

 39 18:35  Winner Game 29  0 – 0  Winner Game 30

 SF Cup

 40 19:00  Winner Game 31  0 – 0  Winner Game 32

 SF Cup

 41 19:30  Winner Game 33  0 – 0  Winner Game 34

 Final Shield

 42 20:00  Winner Game 35  0 – 0  Winner Game 36

 Final Bowl

 43 20:30  Winner Game 37  0 – 0  Winner Game 38

 Final Plate

 44 21:00  Loser Game 39  0 – 0  Loser Game 40
 45 21:30  Winner Game 39  0 – 0  Winner Game 40

 Final Cup

Cup quarter finals

New Zealand v France

Tonga v England

Canada v Samoa

South Africa v Fiji.

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