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11:08
  • Welcome to the IRB Women's Sevens World Series Amsterdam live blog!
  • Cup Quarter Finals: New Zealand v Spain, USA v Canada, England v France, Australia v Russia
  • Hosts Netherlands will play Brazil in the Bowl semi final. South Africa will face China in the other Bowl semi.
17:21

Well that's all we have time for today. Thanks for following the blog and getting interactive via Twitter. It's been a great day of rugby and tomorrow is set to be a thrilling finale to the inauguaral Women's Sevens World Series. Follow along tomorrow for more of the action. See you there!

WSWS Netherlands

Spain beat Brazil 26-0 in their Pool C clash Photo: Martin Seras

WSWS Netherlands

New Zealand topped their group by beating Netherlands 15-0 Photo: Martin Seras

16:50

Here are the Cup Quarter Finals:

New Zealand v Spain

USA v Canada

England v France 

Australia v Russia 

16:41

Russia 31-0 China 

16:25

It's the hat-trick hero from earlier, Baizat Khamidova who adds another five points for Russia. Russia 12-0 China 

16:16

Portia Woodman gets her third of the tournament and second of the match. Blistering pace again. New Zealand 15-0 Netherlands at full time. Valiant effort from the Netherlands

16:11

Portia Woodman capitalises on Dutch mistakes and gathers a loose ball. New Zealand 10-0 Netherlands 

16:05

Best half of rugby so far today there. Crowd loving it. Great rugby and great defence from the Netherlands

15:56

Netherlands really pressuring New Zealand. Still 0-0 with two minutes to go until half time. 

15:54

New Zealand v Netherlands is up next 

15:52

Great end to the game for South Africa as Tash Hofmeester uses her speed to outpace Shannon Izar. Final score South Africa 12-14 France

15:40

At half-time, it's tight but France just lead South Africa 7-5. South Africa took a heavy loss against Canada earlier but seem more up for this one. France looking resurgent also after losing to England.

15:30

Claire Allan, England captain: ""Everyone pulled together and showed the depth of our squad. We're giving people a chance for  them to put their hand up for the RWC Sevens squad. Tonight is all about feet up, skins on and a nice early night…"

15:27

Engand's defence has been so solid. 27 tackles made so far.

15:12

England v Canada has kicked off. England sporting their new away shirt.

WSWS Netherlands - Baizat Khamidova, Russia
Baizat Khamidova scored a hat-trick as Russia beat hosts the Netherlands 22-0 on day one of the Amsterdam Sevens, the final round of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series. Photo: IRB/Martin Seras Lima
15:07

It's Spain 26-0 Brazil at full time. A tough game for Brazil who are struggling to find any consistency. 

15:02

Vanesha McGee, USA captain, three wins from three on day one: "Today has been good, hard fought in all three matches, we put a lot of work in, we came out on top and we're feeling confident and proud of what we did today.  Our tournament last week let us get onto the front week this weekend, and it's great that our hard work is paying off here. Everything is a team effort so we're really looking to work together and put in some more scores tomorrow."

14:58

Conditions are pretty miserable and at half time it's Spain 12-0 Brazil 

WSWS Netherlands - Australia
Australia won two of their three pool matches to progress to the Cup quarter finals at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
14:44

USA beat Australia to top their pool and end day one at the Amsterdam Sevens with three wins from three. But who will they face in the quarter finals?

14:40

USA go ahead through Vanesha McGee. Australia 5-10 USA

14:32

Really starting to rain now here and conditions are very tricky. Half time score is Australia 0-5 USA

14:28

USA don't take long to score as Vanesha McGee puts them in front. Australia coming back at them though. Australia 0-5 USA

WSWS Netherlands - Russia
Rugby World Cup Sevens hosts Russia impressed on day one of the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
13:53

Netherlands 0-22 Russia at the final whistle

13:42

Khamidova gets a second. Great play. Netherlands 0-12 Russia 

13:40

Russia have made three passes and scored once. Netherlands have made 34 and have no points. Clincal from the Russians. Russia 7-0 Netherlands

13:36

Hurana Manuel, New Zealand: "Day one has been very tough on us, we didn't expect to start slow in the first game against Russia, we give them credit, as did China. We have a lot to work on but looking forward to our next game. Our policy is to do hot and colds, put our skins on, feet up and just recover for our next game."

13:31

Now for the hosts as Netherland take on Russia, who impressed against New Zealand earlier.

13:29

New Zealand beat China 24-0

13:27

China keep kicking possession away. New Zealand haven't kicked once.

WSWS Netherlands - Brazil
Brazil in action against the USA in Amsterdam. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
13:17

At half time it's New Zealand 10-0 China 

13:13

Honey Hireme shows her pace and power again and glides through the Chinese defence. NZ 7-0 China. 

13:12

Full time between Canada and South Africa was 36-7

13:07

Canada have been excellent in this game and have executed most of their chances. Simple rugby but very effective. 

13:00

Canada's Mandy Marchak romps away from the South African defence and cannot be caught. Canada 24-7 South Africa. 

12:56

The South African speedster Phumeza Gadu gets through the defence and nobody is catching her. Half-time is looming and it's Canada 12-7 South Africa

12:50

Canada lost to France earlier but will be looking to redeem themselves against South Africa.

12:43

TRY England. Abigail Chamberlain scores and it's 12-5 to England at full time.

12:38

At half-time it's England 5-0 France

WSWS Netherlands - New Zealand
New Zealand won their opening match narrowly against Rugby World Cup Sevens hosts Russia. Photo: Wim Peperkamp
12:22

USA 17-5 Spain at the final whistle. Berta Garcia with a late score for Spain.

WSWS Netherlands - France
France celebrate winning their match with Canada after a drop goal penalty in the last minute. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
12:14

Kelly Griffin's fast footwork is too much for the Spanish defence. Great change of direction. USA 12-0 Spain.

WSWS Netherlands - China
China lost to the Netherlands in their first match at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
12:10

That sole try from Folayan keeps USA ahead 7-0 at half-time

12:10

Victoria Folayan finishes off a great individual effort to put USA ahead. USA 7-0 Spain.

WSWS Netherlands - England
England defeated South Africa on the opening day of the 2013 Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
11:58

At the final whistle it's Australia 24-0 Brazil. A pretty easy victory for the Australians there   but later on they play the United States. A tasty match-up. Now for USA v Spain.

11:52

Try for Australia. Evania Pelite shows a real turn of pace down the blind side. Australia 19-0 Brazil 

11:49

It's half-time and it's Australia 14-0 Brazil. 

11:16

Kelly van Harskamp, Netherlands captain: "Really good feeling, first game done, nerves are gone, and now we keep going. Take a rest, and go for it against NZ and Russia. China were hard, we are through it and we are going."

11:04

What a great start for the Netherlands, beating China 19-0. Anne Hielckert gets the final score. Short break now then it's Australia v Brazil in Pool C. 

10:57

Netherlands lead China 7-0 at half-time. Strong start from the hosts.

10:55

Crowds really filling up the stands now and cheering on their home crowd. Great to see the home support out in force.

WSWS Netherlands - USA
USA beat Brazil in their opening match at the Amsterdam Sevens. Photo: Martin Seras Lima
WSWS Netherlands - Mandy Marchak
Mandy Marchak scored Canada's try in their defeat to France. Photo: Wim Peperkamp
10:49

It's a try for the Netherlands as Kelly Van Harskamp runs half the pitch. Netherlands 7-0 China. 

10:47

Series leaders New Zealand continue their strong form with a 17-5 win over Russia. Now for the hosts: Netherlands v China

10:46

But Portia Woodman continues her great try-scoring record, bagging her 16th try to make it New Zealand 17-5 Russia

10:45

It's still New Zealand 12-5 Russia

10:41

TRY New Zealand. Tyla Nathan-Wong steps inside on the Russian 22 and gives New Zealand the lead. 

10:38

It's all square at half-time as New Zealand grab a try back. New Zealand 5-5 Russia

10:33

Canada's Jen Kish: "We had a slow start, bit disappointed with our performance but we have to come out firing for our next match and stay composed. We are used to playing down, so it doesn't really matter, it is just when we give the ball away and we don't go forward that is what really kills us."

10:31

TRY Russia, Svetlana Usatykh puts Russia in front in the right hand corner. New Zealand 0-5 Russia

10:27

It's full time and what a finish to the match! France snatch it 8-7 after a last second drop goal from Christine Le Duff! Exciting finish to a tight match. Now for series leaders New Zealand v Russia 

10:22

Three minutes to go in the match and Canada are still ahead 7-5

10:19

We are underway in the second half and Canada score straight away. Mandy Marchak gets her 10th try of the season. Canada 7-5 France

10:17

Try FRANCE. Fanny Horta gets the first points in what has been a deadlock up until now. France lead Canada 5-0

10:05

England win 17-14 in a close encounter. South Africa had the upper hand in the first half but that was a better second half from England. Now for Canada v France

10:02

Great try though from England as Sarah Ruth Laybourn burns Gadu on the outside and touches down. England 17-14 South Africa

10:00

But just like that South Africa are back in it through Phumeza Gadu who blasts through a gap and speeds under the posts. England 12-14 South Africa

09:59

A great try from Alexandra Matthews who breaks through a number of South African tackles and runs it in from the halfway line. Great try right there. England 12-7 South Africa

09:56

Half time here and it's England 5-7 South Africa. England's error count costing them there but still the second half to go

09:54

England are pressuring South Africa with Claire Allan trying to go over in the corner. Still England 5- 7 South Africa with under a minute to go in the first half

 

09:52

England getting back into the game now after a shaky start against an agressive South Africa. England score in the right corner to bring the score back to 7-5 to South Africa with 3 mins remaining in the first half.

09:47

#ENG and #RSA get the next match underway and #RSA score first! And with the conversion, they lead #ENG 7-0 with 2 mins gone.

09:40

There are about 4 minutes remaining and USA still leading Brazil 17-0 in Pool C

09:34

Half time here and it's USA 17-0 Brazil. Tough start for Brazil but USA have been imperious so far. 

09:29

At half-time it's USA 12-0 Brazil. The Brazilians have not really got into the game yet and the USA are looking organised and efficient. 

09:26

Sharni Wiliams, Australia captain: "It was what we wanted, we wanted to come out harder than we did in London. We came up against them in the first match in London and we lost there, so this was definitely a turn around for us. Today we showed we can play in the wet."

09:23

And it's try already for Christy Ringgenberg. USA 5-0 Brazil

09:20

Full time and it's Australia 31-7 Spain. Now for USA against Brazil in the other Pool C match. 

09:17

Try for Spain as Elisabet Martinez latches on to a great pass on the halfway line and runs it in. Try of the match potentially after some great offloading and support play. Australia 24-7 Spain

09:15

And just like that it's another for Australia. Maddison Elliott with the score. Spain just can't get their hands on the ball. Big hits coming in from Australia, a pretty strong display to start off with 

09:10

Try Australia. Tiana Penitani breaks away with some great individual skill on the left side and helps put Australia 19-0 up against Spain. 

09:07

Half time:  A good half there for Australia who have kept the ball in hand and kept it simple and effective. Spain need to get back into this quickly. Australia 12-0 Spain

09:06

Australia taking the initiative here as Spain are struggling to put any consistent possession together

09:03

TRY Australia. It's another for Australia as Emilee Cherry takes a quick tap and puts down under the posts. Australia 12-0 Spain

08:59

TRY Australia. Alicia Quirk finishes off a good period of pressure for Australia. Australia 5-0 Spain

08:58

The first game up is between Australia and Spain in Pool C, teams are out on the pitch. Here we go! 

08:53

For all the fixtures and results for this weekend you can head to: http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=24/fixturesresults.html. But for a description of the awesome final leg of this year's series stick with the blog! Pics, video, quotes - we have got everything you need!

Here is a bit of squad news from yesterday to get you up-to-date on who to watch over the next couple of days:
 
All 12 teams at the Amsterdam Sevens name their squads for the final round of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.

 

08:22

We will also be showing the tournament live on this blog from 10am as well as our regular updates below.  

08:18

Good morning and welcome to our live blog coverage of the Amsterdam 7s, the final round of this year's inaugural Women's Sevens World Series. The weather here is a chilly nine degrees, but it's not raining! We are expecting a great couple of days of rugby so get involved with @irbwomens on Twitter, using #Ams7s. 

Amsterdam Sevens Launch
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WSWS - NETHERLANDS

Round 5
16-17 May 2014

Venue: NRCA Stadium
City: Amsterdam
Capacity: TBC