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London Sevens – Day 1 Latest


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 24 May 2008 at 16:56
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New Zealand set out to defend their Emirates Airline London Sevens title at Twickenham today in the knowledge that, should they do so, they will also tie up a World Series defence with one event to spare.

The IRB reports that Gordon Tietjens’ side is well clear at the top of the standings. With two events remaining they have 126 points from a possible 130. South Africa are the second ranked side with 92 ahead of Fiji with 74 and Samoa on 68.

The kiwis lost to the Boks in the final of the Adelaide Sevens last time out but had won their previous 47 matches, spanning seven tournament wins, and now need just seven series points – either reaching the Cup semi final (12) or winning the Plate (8) would achieve that – to be sure of wrapping up their title defence with an event to spare.

South Africa again look best equipped to trouble the New Zealanders this weekend. In Stefan Basson, Gio Aplon, Kabamba Floors and Danwel Demas, coach Paul Treu has recalled players of genuine quality who also crucially possess Sevens experience.

New Zealand name two new caps in Ben Nowell and Kendrick Lynn and, although Steven Yates and Victor Vito have left the Sevens scene, they do still have the core of their side in captain DJ Forbes, Edwin Cocker, Tomasi Cama, Nigel Hunt, Zar Lawrence and Lote Raikabula and former captain Tafai Ioasa.

POOL A

New Zealand needed a late try from Tomasi Cama to avoid defeat against Argentina in the opening match, capitalising on the sin-binning of Santiago Gomez Cora to sneak home 10-7. Wales were more convincing winners in their first match, Martin Roberts scoring a hat-trick in their 52-7 defeat of IRB Sevens World Series debutants Moldova.

The defending champions might have been expected to run in the tries against Moldova in their second match, but the newcomers left the pitch to huge cheers after touching down twice in a 38-14 defeat. Argentina then scored a late try through Tomas Passerotti to draw 21-21 with Wales in an end to end encounter.

POOL B

South Africa signalled their intentions to claim back to back IRB Sevens World Series titles after winning in Adelaide with an impressive 40-0 defeat of France, Danwel Demas and Schalk van der Merwe both scoring two tries. England then delighted the home fans with a 29-7 defeat of Spain with Tom Biggs claiming a hat-trick of tries.

Gio Aplon claimed a hat-trick of tries in another impressive performance from South Africa against Spain in a 42-5 victory. Their biggest test of the day will come against home side England, who beat France 33-5 with Ben Foden among their try scorers.

POOL C

Emosi Vucago scored two of Fiji’s five tries as they got off to a winning start by beating Canada 29-5, but it was Portugal who caused the first upset of the London Sevens with their 28-12 defeat of Australia. The score had been 7-5 before three unanswered tries saw Portugal pull clear.

Fiji made it two wins out of two with a 39-0 defeat of Portugal, Seremaia Burotu scoring four of their seven tries. Australia then bounced back from their surprise opening loss to Portugal with a 38-5 victory over Canada to keep alive hopes of reaching the Cup quarter-finals.

POOL D

Samoa’s quest for their first title of the season started with a 33-10 defeat of Russia, Reupena Levasa scoring two of their five tries. A late try from Richie Vernon then made certain of a 17-5 victory for Scotland against the well-supported Kenyans.

Two tries apiece from Alafoti Fa’osiliva and Timoteo Iosua ensured Samoa remained unbeaten with a 31-12 defeat of Scotland, before Russia showed the strides they are making by upsetting Series core member Kenya 17-7 with Evgeniy Matveev touching down for two of their three tries.



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  • Results so far

    Pool A
    Argentina 43 – 7 Moldova Pool A
    Wales 21 – 21 Argentina Pool A
    New Zealand 38 – 14 Moldova Pool A
    Wales 52 – 7 Moldova Pool A
    New Zealand 10 – 7 Argentina Pool A

    Pool B
    England 33 – 5 France Pool B
    South Africa 42 – 5 Spain Pool B
    England 29 – 7 Spain Pool B
    South Africa 40 – 0 France Pool B

    Pool C
    Australia 38 – 5 Canada Pool C
    Fiji 39 – 0 Portugal Pool C
    Australia 12 – 28 Portugal Pool C
    Fiji 29 – 5 Canada Pool C

    Pool D
    Kenya 5 – 17 Scotland Pool D
    Samoa 33 – 10 Russia Pool D
    Kenya 7 – 17 Russia Pool D
    Samoa 31 – 12 Scotland Pool D

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.05.08 16:58:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • SA, Eng and France in one pool.

    OUCH gonna be some heartbreak in that pool

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.05.08 17:06:42 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Canada 14 – 17 Portugal Pool C

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.05.08 17:09:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pool D
    Russia 7 – 31 Scotland

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.05.08 17:28:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • France v Spain on now.

    Whoever scores the 2nd try in this game will be scoring the 20,000th IRB 7′s try.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.05.08 17:31:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Vincent Roux from France scores the 20,000th IRB 7′s try!!!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.05.08 17:35:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pool B

    France 31 – 5 Spain

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.05.08 18:12:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pool A

    New Zealand 24 – 0 Wales

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.05.08 18:14:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aus v Fiji.

    Walker on for Aus. :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.05.08 18:19:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pool C

    Fiji 12 – 10 Australia

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.05.08 18:35:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • HC FINAL

    Munster score eventually.

    MAN they were made to work hard for that

    33min
    Munster 7 – 3 Toulouse

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  • HC FINAL

    Munster 10 – 6 Toulouse
    Half Time

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.05.08 18:50:27 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pool D

    Samoa 28 – 10 Kenya

    One match left for the day.

    SA v England (pool decider)

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.05.08 18:59:33 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Sa have had two penalties and have set up LOs on both occasions as opposed to running the ball. :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.05.08 19:03:20 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • whistle has gone 3 times and they have all been for pens against England

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.05.08 19:04:05 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Aplon TRY!!!!!!!!!!

    After great cross kick from the Captain Powell.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.05.08 19:05:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • conversion missed

    SA 5 – 0 Eng

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.05.08 19:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Loser plays NZ in the 1/4′s tomorrow

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.05.08 19:06:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • England try

    Ollie Phillips

    conversion over

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.05.08 19:08:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • England 7 – 5 SA

    Half time

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.05.08 19:09:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Silly mistake by Eng player standing wide waiting for ball and steps in touch as he gets the ball.

    SA win the LO and Aplon scores.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.05.08 19:12:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • conversion is over

    Eng 7 – 12 SA

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.05.08 19:13:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • MJ Mentz TRY

    Conversion missed

    Eng 7 – 17 SA

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.05.08 19:15:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Vuyo Zangqa try saving tackle 12m out. :oops:

    1min left

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.05.08 19:17:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Floors runs from inside his 22 to score under the poles.

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.05.08 19:18:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Sorry wasn’t under the poles he didn’t run around :roll:

    SA 22 – 7 Eng

    Full time

    We play Arg in the 1/4′s they play NZ

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.05.08 19:19:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Tomorrow’s Cup 1/4 Finals

    SA vs Argentina

    Samoa vs Portugal

    Fiji vs Scotland

    NZ vs England

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.05.08 19:22:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • HC FINAL

    13-13
    58min

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.05.08 19:23:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • HC final a bit boring.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.05.08 19:26:41 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Toulouse going for drops.

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.05.08 19:27:23 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Commentators harping on about ‘test match intensity’. :roll:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.05.08 19:28:31 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Everybody seems too afraid of making mistakes. Probably typical final play.

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.05.08 19:30:00 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • 16-13 Munster.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.05.08 19:31:42 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 29) :

    YIP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am looking forward to the EC Final tomorrow. Quite a few Saffa’s in there.

    Bath Rugby: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Joe Maddock, 13 Alex Crockett, 12 Olly Barkley, 11 Matt Banahan, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel Browne, 7 Michael Lipman, 6 Jonny Faamatuainu, 5 Danny Grewcock, 4 Steve Borthwick (captain), 3 Matt Stevens, 2 Lee Mears, 1 David Flatman.
    Replacements: 16 Pieter Dixon, 17 Duncan Bell, 18 Peter Short, 19 Zak Feaunati, 20 Nick Walshe, 21 Shaun Berne, 22 Tom Cheeseman.

    Worcester Warriors: 15 Thinus Delport, 14 Marcel Garvey, 13 Dale Rasmussen, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Miles Benjamin, 10 Shane Drahm, 9 Matt Powell, 8 Kai Horstmann, 7 Pat Sanderson (captain), 6 Drew Hickey, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 Tevita Taumoepeau, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Tony Windo.
    Replacements: 16 Chris Horsman, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Will Bowley, 19 Netani Talei, 20 Ryan Powell, 21 Joe Carlisle, 22 Rico Gear.

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.05.08 19:34:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Enough Ou’s with o’s in their names in the Munster side. :razz:

    Commentator: O’Leary….O’Gara…..O’Connell. :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.05.08 19:36:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Bath playing some exciting rugby this season. Should see more fireworks tomorrow. Hopefully.

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.05.08 19:38:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • The closer Munster get to scoring the higher Miles Harrison’s (commentator) voice gets. He’ll soon hit those tenor high notes.

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.05.08 19:40:09 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Bath Rugby???? Is that the cleaner version of Couch rugby? :wink:

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.05.08 19:40:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : Just as ‘dirty’, but considerably wetter.

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.05.08 19:43:34 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 37) :

    :lol:

    I enjoy this ref. I met him in 2004 when i ran touch for him in Dubai.

    In the pre-match i said to him: Can you understand me? he said: Yes why, to which i replied, “coz i can’t understand a word you are saying” :roll:

    He has become more understandable with time.

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.05.08 19:43:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 39) :
    :lol:

    Is this ref a mate of yours BTW ? :wink: :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.05.08 19:44:20 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : Ref seems good. Doesn’t tolerate any talking from players. I much prefer it that way.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.05.08 19:45:46 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 42) :

    AND DAMN BRAVE AS WELL.

    He came out the closet late last year.

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.05.08 19:47:33 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : What are you insinuating? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.05.08 19:47:36 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : I see. Didn’t know that. But good for him.

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.05.08 19:48:16 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • I need a new avatar. :oops:

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.05.08 19:48:48 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Kickable penaty Munster. That’s it. All over.

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.05.08 19:49:35 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • What is Elisalde moaning about?

    He went in there off side and knew it, THAt was why he retreated so fast, and then looked surprised when he got penalised

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.05.08 19:50:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Munster win.

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.05.08 19:50:24 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • HC FINAL

    FULL TIME

    MUNSTER 16 – 13 TOULOUSE

    at Stade Toulousian

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.05.08 19:51:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 46) :

    Hehehhehehe

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.05.08 19:51:30 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Hope Cardiff is well stocked with Guinness.

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.05.08 19:51:31 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 52) :

    That street in Limerick is gonna be a MESS tonight.

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.05.08 19:52:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Rugby all over for the day. Had enough beer too.

    Wine & movie time now.

    Laters y’all. :grin:

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.05.08 19:58:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 54) :

    Cheers.

    Bed time for me in a bit. Work in the am.

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.05.08 20:01:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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