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Quarter-Finals and Harlem Shake - Hong Kong Day Two

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irbsevens.com and James Mortimer     24 Mar 2013     Getty Images


With USA Sevens champions South Africa and the New Zealand Sevens champions England being relegated to the Bowl, it was defending champions Fiji and New Zealand progressing to the Cup as the only unbeaten sides left in the main competition.

In the pre-qualifier, Russia, Japan and Tonga all impressed on day two and reached the quarter finals with 100% records, just one win away from heading to the core team qualifier in London.

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Portugal, who are threatened by relegation, added their second victory in two matches with a stunning 14-12 defeat of Samoa and will play Kenya who dramatically qualified by scoring after the buzzer had sounded at the expense of France.

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Australia endured a tough first three matches, winning against South Africa and Argentina on day two after their defeat to Wales on day one to set up a quarter final with defending champions Fiji.

Samoa drew with Scotland 12-12 to secure their place and will meet the Series leaders New Zealand and Canada narrowly beat hosts Hong Kong 14-12 to set up their meeting with the reigning RWC Sevens champions Wales.

Paul Treu's South Africa missed out on the Cup, ensuring their wait for a first ever Hong Kong title continues and they will compete for the Bowl along with Spain, England, Hong Kong, USA, France, Scotland and Argentina will compete for the Bowl.

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Pre-qualifier quarters

In the 12-team pre-qualifier competition, Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 hosts Russia, round seven of the HSBC Sevens World Series hosts Japan and Tonga maintained 100% records to top their pools and book their place in the quarter finals against Uruguay, Tunisia and Georgia respectively.

In the fourth quarter final, Brazil will meet Zimbabwe with Chinese Taipei, the Cook Islands, Mexico and Jamaica's Hong Kong campaigns all coming to an end.

The 2016 Olympic Games hosts Brazil again showed promise on their Hong Kong debut with Pedro Lopes scoring at the death to snatch a 19-19 draw with Georgia in Brazil's first match of the day.

Lucas Duche then scored his fourth try and set up two against Jamaica, including one for his brother Moises, to book their place in the quarter finals.

Earlier, Chemseddine Khalifa secured a 14-5 victory for Tunisia over Uruguay to give them their first victory at the Hong Kong Sevens, while Koiatu Koiatu scored a fitting hat-trick for the Cook Islands in their 34-10 victory against Mexico but could not prevent them from being knocked out of the tournament.