Quarter finals decided after #Atlanta7s day 1

(IRB.COM) Sunday 16 February 2014
 
 Quarter finals decided after #Atlanta7s day 1
Australia's Ellia Green in action on day one in Atlanta. Her side will face England in the quarter finals on Sunday

Russia, Canada and New Zealand have all progressed to the last eight as they remained unbeaten throughout Day 1 of the #Atlanta7s at Kennesaw State University.

In the brilliant sunshine but biting cold in Atlanta, all 12 teams took to the field on Saturday despite adverse weather during the week that saw travel and training plans disrupted.

But no excuses were entertained and fans were treated to top quality games, high scoring matches and plenty of competition between the sides.  

In Pool A, Canada emerged top of the pile, beating neighbours USA, China and round one winners Australia to progress to the quarter finals on Sunday where they'll have a re-match against their rivals, USA.

Pool B was a "group of death" that saw England and New Zealand beat both Ireland and Netherlands, before facing off in the last pool match of the night, a classic that saw the Black Ferns edge out the English girls, 14-5.

New Zealand now play Japan in the last-eight, while England face a tough battle against Australia.

Russia were the standout team in Pool C, beating Japan, Brazil and Spain to progress to the quarter-finals where they'll play Spain in another re-match from Day one.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DAY 1 RESULTS AND DAY 2 FIXTURES >>

The Bowl semi-finals will be contested between Ireland and China in the first match, followed by Netherlands and Brazil.  

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All the IRB Women's Sevens World Series action from Kennesaw State University gets underway on Sunday morning at noon (GMT -5)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH DAY 1 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS >>

WSWS - USA

Round 2
14-15 Mar 2015

Venue: Fifth-Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw State University
City: Atlanta
Capacity: 8500

 
Series Standings
TeamPts
1New ZealandNew Zealand96
2AustraliaAustralia92
3CanadaCanada80
4EnglandEngland60
5RussiaRussia56
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Photos
  • USA - Plate Winners at the Atlanta Sevens
  • Netherlands - Bowl winners at Atlanta Sevens
  • New Zealand - Atlanta Sevens Winners