All Blacks Sevens fire on day one in Paris

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Still searching for their first series win in 2017, the Scott Waldrom-coached side were impressive in racking up comfortable wins against Wales and Argentina to set up a blockbuster clash against USA to see who would top Pool B.

It was the two debutants to the fore for the All Blacks Sevens in the first half against USA with both Jamie Booth and Fa’asiu Fuatai crossing for tries to secure a 10-7 halftime lead.

USA have a number of attacking threats across the park, and none more so than speedster Perry Baker who crossed for a second try early in the second half to take a 14-10 lead.

But that was to be it for USA as the All Blacks Sevens took complete control with three more tries in the second half to win 26-14.

The victory sets up a quarterfinal showdown with hosts France who were strong in Pool C with wins over Kenya and Spain.

Elsewhere on day one, Samoa sensationally topped Pool D with wins over Fiji, Australia and a draw with Russia. But the biggest shock of the day came in Pool A with Scotland upsetting series leaders South Africa 19-12 early in the day.
The All Blacks Sevens take on France in the Cup quarterfinal at 9.34pm NZT. Tune into Sky Sort channel 55 to watch LIVE.

Game one: All Blacks Sevens 26 (DJ Forbes, Tim Mikkelson, Regan Ware, Sione Molia tries, Rocky Khan 3 con) Wales 7 (L Morgan try, E Davies con)

Game two: All Blacks Sevens 21 (Tim Mikkelson, Sam Dickson, Regan Ware tries, Rocky Khan 3 con) Argentina 14 (F. Sabato 2 tries, G. Revol 2 con)

Game three: All Blacks Sevens 27 (F.Fuatai, R.Ware 2, T. Ng Shui, Jamie Booth tries, R. Khan con) USA 14 (P.Baker 2 tries, M.Hughes 2 con)