Day one of the Cape Town stage of the Women’s World Rugby Sevens series has come to an end, and today’s matches have already seen five teams cut off their tickets to the playoffs. Tomorrow is the last matches of the first stage and the quarter-finals.
in Group A Absolute control of Australia, the winner of the first stage in Dubai, leaving its opponent scoreless, with a 52-0 victory over South Africa and a 38-0 victory over Spain. Two victories also for Ireland, with the two teams mathematically in the qualifiers, while it will be difficult for South Africa and Spain to win third place and qualify for the quarter-finals.
in Group BFiji and New Zealand won the qualifiers early, and both teams dominated the day with easy wins over Great Britain and Fiji. Tomorrow the battle for the first place, while the British will have to clearly win in order to conquer one of the best third places.
in Group CFinally, the United States took a full score, outstripping Japan 19-14 and Canada 24-7. In the main qualifiers, France holds the lead, beating Japan and drawing Canada, which could decisively aim for a replay.
Cape Town 7S – Day 1
France – Canada 19-19
USA – Japan 19-14
Fiji – Great Britain 19-10
New Zealand – Brazil 31-7
Ireland – Spain 33-12
Australia – South Africa 52-0
France – Japan 26-12
USA – Canada 24-7
Fiji – Brazil 31-10
New Zealand – Great Britain 19-7
Ireland – South Africa 24-0
Australia – Spain 38-0
Photo: Mike Lee – KLC World Rugby Pictures
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