Ireland into knockout stage at World Rugby 7s Series

Ireland into knockout stage at World Rugby 7s Series

With the victor of the 12-team qualifier being promoted to next season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Cheetahs needed to win at least two matches in the pool stages to progress to today's knockout stages.

Having been relegated from the series last season they will be hoping for an automatic return to the series and will face hosts Hong Kong on day two in the quarter finals.

Fiji joined the All Blacks Sevens in winning their first Pool C contest by claiming a 22-5 victory over Kenya in a rematch of last year's Hong Kong Sevens final.

The victor of the quarterfinal match will advance to the semifinals round of the tournament.

The Canadians faced Wales after a 19-0 loss to Kenya in the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals on Saturday.




Wales and Kenya tie on 18 point each but the Welsh, who are placed 13th, have a better aggregate hence placing Kenya at 14th.

In Pool A, South Africa beat Japan 22-7 and Samoa defeated Scotland 17-7, while France routed Portugal 40-7 and Argentina beat Canada 19-14 in Pool B.

Canada's Justin Douglas runs the ball for a try against France during World Rugby Sevens Series action, in Vancouver on March 11, 2018.

Fiji went on to beat Australia 31-12 and New Zealand 24-5 to set up a main Cup quarterfinal date with Argentina.

There will be three legs remaining after Hong Kong; Singapore, London and Paris.

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