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All Blacks Sevens through to #Glasgow7s quarter-finals

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irbsevens.com     03 May 2014     Getty Images

The Scottish beat Australia 19-7, USA 26-0 and Spain 33-12 to reach a first Cup-quarter final since round two of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, and top a pool for the first time since the 2013 Tokyo Sevens.

They next face defending champions South Africa in the quarter-finals after the Blitzbokke suffered a 19-5 defeat to New Zealand to finish runners-up in Pool A..

The All Blacks Sevens took a step closer to a 12th World Series title with their progression to the Cup knock-outs, having earlier beaten Samoa 26-7 and Portugal 38-0.



The reigning Series champions will now face trans-Tasman rivals Australia in the last eight.

Despite losing their opening match to the hosts, Australia came back strongly to beat Spain 36-7 and then USA 34-14.

Canada topped their pool with a 7-7 draw against England, having earlier beaten Japan thanks to a Mike Scholz hat-trick and France with Conor Trainor scoring one of the tries of the day.

Geraint John's men now face Kenya in the quarter finals after Paul Treu's side progressed on points difference over Wales and Argentina, with all three sides winning one match on day one.

England will play Fiji after Samisoni Viriviri took his season try tally to 45 with five at Scotstoun Stadium as they started with 26-7, 24-17 and 45-0 wins over Argentina, Kenya and Wales.

In the Bowl, Spain await Portugal, Samoa will meet USA, France will play Wales and Argentina face Japan in a rematch of their pool encounter in Tokyo.