- A brilliant first day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens here in Moscow
- Results go as expected with no upsets as temperatures soar over 30 degrees
- Women's tournament kicks off on Saturday morning. For more info click here
- Men's tournament resumes at 09:00 tomorrow morning with Samoa taking on the Philippines
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That brings us to the end of a brilliant first day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens here in Moscow. Temperatutes soared over 30 degrees as the players soared over the tryline. All the favoured teams triumphed with South Africa, New Zealand, Kenya, Fiji, Wales, Argentina and France especially impressive. Scotland just squeaked past Japan in the last match of the day. Thanks for all your great tweets and keep them coming tomorrow. We'll be back live here in Moscow from 8.30am with matches in both the Women's and Men's tournaments kicking off at 9.00am Moscow time. See you then!
RT @IRBSevens: How was it to run out as captain today @NHirayama10? #RWC7s @RugbyCanada http://t.co/Mpr95sbFtj— Melanie Jue (@Melanie Jue) 28/06/2013 18:17
New #RWC7s album started! Proud to be the Official Ball of the RWC 7s 2013! @IRBSevens @IRBMedia https://t.co/PNzxP9e199— Gilbert Rugby (@Gilbert Rugby) 28/06/2013 18:17
Kenya and Fiji both scored 45 points on day one at #RWC7s @KenyaRugbyUnion @fijirugby http://t.co/gjIXhvuT1W— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 28/06/2013 18:18
Ed Jenkins, Australian captain after the 21-0 win over Spain: "Yeah it was a good win but in saying that I am not sure we were where we wanted to be. We kept them to nil though which was pleasing. It is great to have them (Super Rugby stars Matt Lucas, Luke Morahan and Bernard Foley) back at the squad, and they all played their part today but Shannon Walker deserves a mention for that try-saving tackle. I think tomorrow comes down to defence, we can score tries and are not worried about that, so that is where the key is."
Another try to Japan to Kosuke Hashino and Japan trail by just two points - 19-17. Katsuyuki Sakai has a chance to snatch a draw with the last kick of the game. But his conversion is short and Scotland hold on for a 19-17 victory.
Lote Tuqiri steps through a tackle and sets up a long range try to Shota Emi. Conversion is good and it's Scotland 19 Japan 12 - could we be heading for our first big upset of the day?
RT @IRBSevens: HT: Scotland 12-0 Japan http://t.co/qJ68RgEq1R #RWC7s— Sue Glenny (@Sue Glenny) 28/06/2013 17:54
Hai this sevens rugby tounerment is very fun to watch short and to the point #RWC7s— Sbongile Cwele (@Sbongile Cwele) 28/06/2013 17:54
“@Scotlandteam: Well done to the two 19 year-olds winning their 1st Scotland #RWC7s caps. @glash9 @chris8dean #niceoneboys— George Turner (@George Turner) 28/06/2013 17:54
A beautiful pass to Lote Tuqiri finishes a superb try for Japan. Lote shares his name with the former Wallabies superstar but they are definitely two different people!
Scotland lead 12-0 at half time and they start off the second half the same way with a long range try to speedster Michael Fedo. Scotland lead Japan 19-0.
RT @RugbyFifteen: #IRB World Cup Sevens Day 1 Live: RUSSIA 0 (0) vs SOUTH AFRICA 31 (19) Full time. #RWC7S #Rugby #BlitzBokke— Brian K (@Brian K) 28/06/2013 17:47
And Scotland are in for a second try, well taken by Andrew Turnbull after some flowing ball movement. Captain Colin Gregor converts and the Scots are up 12-0.
RT @USARugby: .@USAWomens7s Eagle @RinggerC returns for 2nd chance at Rugby World Cup 7s glory Read: http://t.co/K7TVQTAyoB #RWC7s http://t…— USAWomens7s (@USAWomens7s) 28/06/2013 17:45
@Seabelo_Senatla is crayy!! Pace too burn, makes it look too easy. Entertaining rugby from the @blitzbokke @paultreu #RWC7s— Avumile Mcoseli (@Avumile Mcoseli) 28/06/2013 17:44
RT @bokrugby: South Africa started their #MissionMoscow campaign in impressive fashion by beating @russiarugby 31-0 in pool B of #RWC7s. We…— Gerhard Roets (@Gerhard Roets) 28/06/2013 17:43
Now it's Scotland vs Japan in the final game of day one. The Scots are off to a strong start through a try to Chris Dean and lead 5-0 after three minutes.
Another try to Seabelo Senatla, fresh from starring for South Africa at the Juniour World Championship, and the Blitzbokke run out 31-0 over a game Russia. Senatla is such a dangerous player and other teams will need to make a plan to stop him.
FT: @bokrugby 31-0 #RugbyBears Final game of Day 1 is @Scotlandteam vs @JRFURugby #RWC7s— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 17:40
#RWC7s #BlitzBokke up 31 - 0 @russiarugby 30secs to play— BlitzBokke (@BlitzBokke ) 28/06/2013 17:38
Russia begin the second half in the same manner as they finished the first, they're putting some pressure on South Africa and spread it wide but a forward pass lets them down!
South Africa still loking threatening though and after a fantastic try saving tackle from Russia, eventually Seabelo Senatla goes round the Russian defender to extend the score to 24-0 with 3mins left.
Russia are getting tied in to the rucks and that allows Branco du Preez to use his pace and cross the line. He converts his own try to add the extra 2 points.
The hosts hit back positively from thte re-start but are unable to convert that pressure in to points. South Africa lead comfortably 19-0 at the break.
Cornal Hendricks scores South Africa's second try of the game. He broke through the defencive line, beat 2 defenders and touches the ball down between the sticks! They lead 12-0
Lots of home support here...
#RWC7s Go Russia!— Dasha (@Dasha) 28/06/2013 17:24
Stephan Dippenaar opens the scoring for South Africa going over in the corner, a fantastic solo effort for his first ever try in RWC. Conversion is missed, they lead 5-0.
A very proud moment for the hosts Russia as they run out on to the pitch alongside South Africa.
France spread the ball from flank to flank with a fine display of passing that see's Jonathan Laugel go over in the corner. The conversion is missed. However there is some consolation for Tunisia as Chemseddine Khalifa tscore a beaufitul solo effort running in from 60m! France win 24-7.
A beautiful break by Steeve Barry, he beats three defenders and scores between the posts. That's the third try for France and they now lead 19-0 with jsut over 2 mins to go.
France are looking comfortable at the break here and lead 12-0.
RT @Aussie7s: #RWC7s FT: Aus v Spain 21-0 Pool A Tries: Matt Lucas, Bernard Foley, @lewiiholland Con: Lucas (2), Foley #MissionMoscow unde…— Nik Sharpe (@Nik Sharpe) 28/06/2013 17:01
Julien Candelon opens the scoring for France in their match with Tunisia. There's been some great action today and while there's only two more matches left after this, there are two more days and a women's tournament to ook forward to!
Australia score one further converted try to win 21-0 against Spain.
A brutal first half defensive display by Australia is topped by a try to NSW flyhalf Bernard Foley on the siren. Australia lead 14-0 over Spain at the break.
A huge tackle by Sean McMahon for Australia sets the tone against Spain early on. Then on three minutes Reds winger Luke Morahan makes a break before passing inside to Tahs scrumhalf Matt Lucas who does brilliantly to score. Lucas converts and Australia lead Spain 7-0.
Spain to kick off in the #Aus7s Men's first game of the @IRBSevens #RWC7s #MissionMoscow— Aussie 7s (@Aussie 7s) 28/06/2013 16:36
Bernard Lapasset, Chairman of the IRB, opens the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow: "Rugby is breaking new frontiers around the world and Russia has dreamed for many years about welcoming the world’s greatest Rugby Sevens players to this iconic stage. This weekend that dream comes true.
This great city and its wonderful people will be the most exceptional hosts of an event that Russians and Rugby fans alike will be proud of and an event that will showcase our wonderful sport and its character-building values ahead of our Olympic Games return in 2016.
Our thanks go to the Rugby Union of Russia and the City of Moscow for their vision dedication and hard work.
I would like to wish all the teams the very best and to everyone here and around the world enjoy the skills of these magnificent athletes. Enjoy the festival.
And now iit is my honour and privilege to declare Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 officially open!"
Lapasset: "Rugby breaking new frontiers around world. Russia dreamed for years of bringing rugby world to its iconic stage" #RWC7s— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 16:20
#Rugby7s has thousands of fans in Moscow and Russia. 25,000 players in capital alone. We're building new rugby stadiums" @SobyaninS #RWC7s— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 16:18
RT @IRBSevens: Release of balloons marks start of #RWC7s opening ceremony #stunning http://t.co/U3xCD1cxOW— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 28/06/2013 16:11
Watching the @IRBSevens opening ceremonies over breakfast. #rwc7s http://t.co/d79dwjj4Sm— HJ Myers (@HJ Myers) 28/06/2013 16:09
RT @IRBSevens: Defending champions off to a winning start #rwc7s http://t.co/gwWnAu2393— Stacey Hinks (@Stacey Hinks) 28/06/2013 16:08
Great moment at the "space themed" opening ceremony of the RWC Sevens in Moscow as a special message is delivered by three Russian astronauts live from the space station!
RT @PienSelbeck: Watching the opening:-) at the hotel. Tomorrow its @dutch7sladies-time!! #wkoranje #rwc7s @irbwomens http://t.co/zxC3VpnHHY— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 28/06/2013 16:04
RT @RailaOdinga: Impressive performance by our Shujaa boys in the #rwc7s. Indeed, the very best of sporting excellence can be found here in…— Walter Onyango (@Walter Onyango) 28/06/2013 16:04
RT @IRBSevens: The arrival of numerous giant balloons onto the pitch signals the start of the opening ceremony #Moscow #RWC7s— Welsh Rugby Union (@Welsh Rugby Union) 28/06/2013 16:01
We are now two-thirds of the way through the games on day one of RWC7s 2013 here in Moscow and so far all results have gone with the favoured teams. No upsets - yet! Now it's time for the opening ceremony - so sit back and enjoy some great Russian style entertainment. #Not what you might expect!
Another try to Facundo's brother, Anibal Pancreya Garrido, as the brothers Garrido push Argentina out to a 26-7 lead. Los Pumas go berserko in the last two minutes and load on three more tries to Jeronimo de la Fuente, Diego Palma and a second to Francisco Merello to race away to a 47-7 victory. Hong Kong did not deserve to lose by that scoreline. It just goes to show how fast thing happens in super speedy Sevens!
Hello @Aussie7s #Aus7s 1st #RWC7s game vs Spain Ill be watching! http://t.co/Xf0AzMgpsl”— Cherie (@Cherie) 28/06/2013 15:50
A big palm from Francisco Merello and he goes over for a try to put Argentina out to a 19-7 lead over a plucky Hong Kong.
RT @snorkymortlock: Good luck to the men's & women's @Aussie7s this week!! #rwc7s #MissionMoscow #ucandoit #opportunityknocking & Girls...…— UR7s (@UR7s) 28/06/2013 15:44
We're locked in a tight tussle between Argentina and Hong Kong who are tied 7-all with less than two minutes till half time. Argentina's try was scored by Facundo Pancreya Garrido which was cancelled out by Hong Kong's Jamie Hood. But right on half time Nicolas Bruzzone runs away to score and the Pumas lead 14-7.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President on the joy of hosting the Rugby World Cup Sevens: “This spectacular, fascinating sport appeared in Russia more than 100 years ago...
“It is pleasing to note that there is a new page in the history of Rugby and it is coming back into the programme of the Olympic Games
“I am sure that holding RWC Sevens will become an excellent boost for Rugby in Russia and attract talented young people to the sport.”
RT @gemmacrowley: Last training done!! Final countdown on #RWC7s #IrishRugby #excited http://t.co/GGqqs17Fbz— Emer (@Emer) 28/06/2013 15:30
A well worked try to England through Tom Mitchell and they have this one closed up at 21-7. All credit to Portugal who gutsed it out but were simply outclassed in the end.
Paul John, Wales coach, after the defending champions 33-5 victory over Uruguay: "It is a one-off tournament but the thing is with the pool, every little thing matters because you aren't guaranteed to go through if you finish top two. If a decision goes against you, or miss a conversion, points difference is huge. That is the nature of a 24-team tournament."
Portugal hold out courageously but finally John Brake breaks through for his second try. England lead 14-7.
Alex Magleby, USA coach after the hard fought 26-19 victory over Georgia: "We had some opportunities to run up some points which will be important for our pool. We got the win and now we get to play against Canada who are a neighbour of ours so that will be a lot of fun. I have never been to Moscow before and to see all the culture here is great."
RT @Aussie7s: Aussie flag flies high as #Aus7s boys prep for 1st #RWC7s game vs Spain in 2hrs. Watch it LIVE http://t.co/1GD51XScEH http://…— Canberra Royals RUFC (@Canberra Royals RUFC) 28/06/2013 15:19
But Portugal hit back through a bulldozing try to Rafael Simoes, converted by Pedro Leal. At half time England and Portugal are all tied up at 7-7. Great game!
Portugal defend magnificently but finally Dan Norton breaks through for England and sets up a try for John Brake. Christian Lewis-Pratt converts and England lead Portugal 7-0.
A hard fought second half deadlock is finally broken by a long range try to Wales through James Davies. Alex Webber crosses for a final try on full time and Wales run out winners 33-5 over a tenacious Uruguay. Now its Portugal vs England.
A second try by Chris Knight, converted by Adam Warren sees Wales lead 19-0. But right on half time Felipe Berchesi pops up for a try for Uruguay. Half time Wales 19 - Uruguay 5
Final del primer tiempo en #Moscú: #Gales 19 #Uruguay 5 #RWC7s— Enrique Arrillaga (@Enrique Arrillaga) 28/06/2013 14:58
Springbok Women’s Blitzbokke all out for last-4 finish in @irbwomens #RWC7s starting in Moscow on Sat #GoGirls! http://t.co/Et8dcRl7Qm— gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) 28/06/2013 14:56
Good luck to @benjaminryan and his team. They are next up at 2.12pm http://t.co/BoVF8BkT52 #RWC7s— Richmond Rugby (@Richmond Rugby) 28/06/2013 14:56
Wales, playing in unfamiliar black and fluoro green, get on the board through a try to Chris Knight. Adam Warren scores a minute later and Wales lead Uruguay 12-0.
A commanding second half performance from Fiji with five tries: two to Watisoni Votu, one to Joji Raqamate and Ilai Tinai and a second to Metuisela Talebula to take them to an impressive 45-0 victory over Tonga. Now up the reigning Rugby World Cup Sevens champions, Wales, vs Uruguay.
Pretty good show from NZ at the #rwc7s ... but I cant pronounce georgian v well— Melodie Robinson (@Melodie Robinson) 28/06/2013 14:43
RT @HowardThomas7: #RWC7s are well underway. Very proud that this day has arrived! Great day for #RussianRugby. Also a very hot one!— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 14:39
Some tight defence is broken eventually by a try to Metuisela Talebula, converted by Joji Raqamate, and Fiji lead Tonga 14-0 at half time.
RT @russiarugby: The teams of @fijirugby and @RugbyTonga coming down the tunnel at #RWC7s http://t.co/xm7cEHIRb6— Tonga Rugby Union (@Tonga Rugby Union) 28/06/2013 14:32
RT @IRBSevens: Three of the winning USA team! Victory over Georgia #RWC7s http://t.co/IUHwKbpwIO— Chris Keegan (@Chris Keegan) 28/06/2013 14:31
A bruising start broken by a try to Fiji through Waisea Nayacalevu. Converted by Joji Raqamate, Fiji lead Tonga 7-0.
A well worked try to Revaz Gigauri and the final score is USA 26 Georgia 19. Now the all island clash of 1997 and 2005 champions Fiji and Tonga.
Nearly time for England to tear it up! #RWC7s Come on boys! @Official_RFU— Adele Burnett (@Adele Burnett) 28/06/2013 14:25
Second half fightback sees @georgiarugby touch down for two tries, but not enough to overhaul @USASevensRugby FT: 26-19 #RWC7s— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 14:25
RT @QuadeCooper: Get that cup :) big support...#back2back RT“@Aussie7s: Thanks @QuadeCooper from all the #Aus7s girls! #RWC7s #MissionMosco…— prabodha madhusanka (@prabodha madhusanka) 28/06/2013 14:21
“@FranCapizzi: #Rugby #RWC7s Formación URUGUAY vs. GALES J.Ormaechea J.Llovet A.Falcon A.Ormaechea F.Berchesi F.Favaro G.Lijtenstein”— Rafa Laría (@Rafa Laría) 28/06/2013 14:21
Great try to Georgia by Shavleg Makharashvili after sustained lead up. Conversion is missed and US lead 26-12 with three minutes left.
Three quick tries to USA to close out the half. Five pointers to Nick Edwards, Zach Test and Folau Niua see the US lead Georgia 26-7 at the break. Eagles flying high!
Great to see #Kenya7s and #RWC7s trending in Kenya. So proud to support the 40 million in getting behind the Shujaa #believe #samuraifamily— Samurai Sportswear (@Samurai Sportswear) 28/06/2013 14:13
If the players in#Moscow gonna continue with that good show-case then they can clinch the rugby world cup trophy#RWC7s— Superman duke (@Superman duke) 28/06/2013 14:12
Women's 7s World Cup Pool B Preview: Australia, Ireland, South Africa, China http://t.co/PQHohaHJv1 #RWC7s #wrugby— Scrumqueens #wrugby (@Scrumqueens #wrugby) 28/06/2013 14:11
Some loud support for fellow #ENC1A Union @georgiarugby at Luzhniki - rivalling @KenyaRugbyUnion for noise #RWC7s http://t.co/D64co0G7Xu— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 14:10
RT @USARugby: Warm-up ahead of Georgia. Starting lineup: Edwards, Durutalo, Suniula, Test, Hawkins, Niua, Hawley #RWC7s #Gametime http://t.…— Real-time Sports,Inc (@Real-time Sports,Inc) 28/06/2013 14:07
Colin Hawley runs away for a try and USA lead 5-0. The conversion is good from Shalom Suniula and USA lead Georgia 7-0. But Georgia hit back straight back through a converted try to Merab Sharikadze. It's 7-all after four minutes.
Time for USA v Georgia at #RWC7s. Watch it LIVE here: http://t.co/qJ68RgEq1R— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 28/06/2013 14:06
32 degrees here at a sweltering Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow! Real test of teams fitness.
Some good build up by Canada but the ball comes loose and Gillies Kaka sprints away to score. He converts his own try and the full time score is All Blacks Sevens 31 Canada 12. Next up United States vs Georgia.
Over the live TV broadcast I can hear @Jen_Kish and the rest of Canada's Women's Sevens team cheering on the men - "Go Canada GO" #RWC7s— Bryan Kelly (@Bryan Kelly) 28/06/2013 13:59
Canada hit back with a try to Nanyak Dala, converted by Nathan Hirayama. 24-12 with 90 seconds to play.
RT @bokrugby: Well done and good luck to SA referees Marius van der Westhuizen and Rasta Rasivhenge making their #RWC7s debuts today!— Will Mbanga (@Will Mbanga) 28/06/2013 13:57
Another try to Sherwin Stowers and the All Blacks Sevens ease out to a 24-5 lead.
Try to Harry Jones and Canada are back to 19-5.
It's time! #RWC7s has started at Luzhniki Stadium. Good luck @russiarugby— Rob Fowkes (@Rob Fowkes) 28/06/2013 13:55
RT @IRBSevens: Winning coach @MikeFriday09 being interview post-match too for Kenya #RWC7s http://t.co/psI9uBzwSm— Mixologist (@Mixologist) 28/06/2013 13:54
The All Blacks Sevens look impressive here. A third try to Sherwin Stowers and they lead a shell shocked Canada 19-0 at half time.
Next game for Kenya is tomorrow 29th June at 08:22am, Kenya vs Zimbabwe, then Samoa vs Kenya at 14:14pm..good luck lads...#RWC7s— Valentine Ayisi (@Valentine Ayisi) 28/06/2013 13:54
Mike Friday, Kenya coach after the 45-5 first up victory over the Philippines: "We stuck to our task there, the Philippines side made it difficult for us for the first three or four minutes. When we found ourselves we got hold of the ball a little more, looked a little bit more comfortable. First and foremost happy to get the win, everyone got on the park, but we know points difference is all-important here."
Great try to New Zealand. Pita Ahki makes a long run down the left touchline before passing inside to Kurt Baker to score under the posts. Gillies Kaka converts and the All Blacks Sevens lead 7-0. Moments later Ahki scores himself and Kaka adds the long range conversion to make it 14-0.
RT @KenyaRugby247: Kenya 45-5 Philippines. #Shujaa with a solid performance. Clinical, error free play. Well done. #RWC7s— james kwemboi (@james kwemboi) 28/06/2013 13:43
Now our chance to see one of the favourites for RWC7s 2013 - the mighty All Blacks Sevens up against the impressive Canada with their trump card Sean Duke.
#RWC7s - FT : KENYA 45 PHILIPPINES 5 next NZ vs Canada— EthnicMedia360Sports (@EthnicMedia360Sports) 28/06/2013 13:41
RT @PeterNduati: I think there are more Kenyans here in the stadium than all other nations combined #Kenya7s #rwc7s— Gilbert Murage (@Gilbert Murage) 28/06/2013 13:41
RT @KenyaRugbyUnion: Collins Injera try, Lavin Asego converts. Kenya 35 Philippines 5 #RWC7s— kwambai kipchirchir (@kwambai kipchirchir) 28/06/2013 13:38
Two quick converted tries to Humphrey Kayange put Kenya out to a comfortable 28-5 lead.
Afa Aiono, Samoa captain after their 21-14 victory over Zimbabwe: "It is pretty hot, similar to the weather back home. We had a slow start, but it was a good effort. We have to set our standard today and continue playing tomorrow which is the real day."
A second try to Kenya scored by Felix Ayange and converted by Biko Adema. But in the final minute before half time the Philipppines score through Gareth Holgate. Half time - Kenya 14 Philippines 5.
RT @KenyaRugbyUnion: Willy Ambaka yellow card, Kenya down to six men #RWC7s— Miss Karosh (@Miss Karosh) 28/06/2013 13:30
Oscar Ouma races away to score for Kenya, converted by Biko Adema. Kenya lead Philippines 7-0.
Fortune Chipendu races away for Zimbabwe to try and score the leveller but he is brought down in a try saving tackle by Samoa and Samoa hold on to win the first game of RWC7s 2013 21-14. Next up Philippines vs Kenya!
Good luck to all the Wales 7s boys this weekend #RWC7s #defendingchamps— ben searle (@ben searle) 28/06/2013 13:15
#Kenya7s Starting lineup vs Philippines: Ouma, Ayange, Kayange, Adema, Amonde, Injera, Ambaka. #RWC7s— Stephen Musyoka (@Stephen Musyoka ) 28/06/2013 13:15
Good Luck to all teams in #RWC7s in Moscow - especially Scotland! #backingblue— Karen Burnett (@Karen Burnett ) 28/06/2013 13:14
Samoa start the second half at lightning speed and converted tries to Afa Aiono and Faatonia Autagavia put Samoa up 21-14 with three minutes remaining.
Samoa hit back through a try to Alastasi Tupou, converted by Lolo Lui, to make it 7-all. But right on half time Gardener Nechironga puts through a clever grubber to score for the Cheetahs. The conversion by Tangai Nemadire is good and Zimbabwe lead Samoa 14-7 at half time. Are we going to see our first upset of the tournament?
Zimbabwe are the first scorers of the RWC7s 2013. After some spirited defence the Cheetahs turn the ball over and captain Jacques Leitao sprints away to score. Tangai Nemadire lands the conversion and Zimbabwe lead Samoa 7-0!
And the teams are taking the field for the first fixture of #RWC7s 2013 - 1997 and 2009 semi-finalists Samoa vs Zimbabwe.
The fifth Rugby World Cup Sevens was played in Dubai in 2009 with Wales defeating Argentina 19-12 in a surprise final.
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RT @KenyaRugbyUnion: Share and Retweet. You can catch all of Kenya's #RWC7s games on Supersport. The livestream link is... http://t.co/2EQL…— Ollows Rugby (@Ollows Rugby) 28/06/2013 12:51
The fourth Rugby World Cup Sevens was held in Hong Kong in 2005 with Fiji winning the Melrose Cup for the second time, defeating New Zealand 29-19. Fiji are the only country to have won the Rugby World Cup Sevens more than once.
RT @zim7s: #RWC7s Less than 20 minutes till Zim kick off v Samoa. Good luck gents http://t.co/xn3PLFqWpF— Kyros Sports (@Kyros Sports) 28/06/2013 12:46
The third Rugby World Cup Sevens was played in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2001 with the mighty All Blacks Sevens defeating Australia 31-12 in the final to claim their first and only RWC Sevens crown to date.
Got my R.E.D album on repeat cause it reminds me of HK7s and I need to be in my "rugby 7s" zone right now loool #RWC7S #GoFijiGo— Una Serevi (@Una Serevi) 28/06/2013 12:45
Ten minutes till our live coverage starts here of the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens!
The second Rugby World Cup Sevens was played in Hong Kong in 1997 with Fiji defeating South Africa 24-21 in the final.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee” Ready for tomorrow! #RWC7s @irbwomens— Pien Selbeck (@Pien Selbeck) 28/06/2013 12:35
The first Rugby World Cup Sevens was played in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1993 and the final saw England defeat Australia 21-17 to be crowned the first ever RWC Sevens champions.
“@IRBSevens: Will @unionargentina reach a second successive final? #RWC7s” pf course they will 😊— weiße mann (@weiße mann) 28/06/2013 12:33
Bouncing around the office singing the Kenyan national anthem! Do us proud boys :) #RWC7s— Katie (@Katie) 28/06/2013 12:33
Business time. Game day #rwc7s Luzhniki Stadium. Moscow. Wow. http://t.co/h57zl54eLG— All Blacks (@All Blacks) 28/06/2013 12:23
Less than an hour to go until our Manu Samoa 7s take on Zimbabwe in the opening match of the #RWC7s. #GoBlue!— BlueSky Samoa (@BlueSky Samoa) 28/06/2013 12:19
We are making HISTORY!! I am so grateful that I get to see my country play in a World Cup! #WootWoot #RWC7s #LabanPilipinas #Blessed #PINAS— Junnel Palomata (@Junnel Palomata) 28/06/2013 12:18
RT @ChrisAshton1: The @IRBSevens World Cup starts today and @Official_RFU team are looking spot on. Good luck lads.— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 28/06/2013 12:13
4 years ago at #RWC7s we were saying 'make 7s an Olympic sport' now we are in Moscow at an Olympic stadium saying we will be in Rio!!!— UR7s (@UR7s) 28/06/2013 12:09
So who won the sprint between Carlin Isles and one of the Irish girls with a 20 metre head start? Find out very soon.....#RWC7s— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 28/06/2013 12:04
Good luck to @WelshRugbyUnion in their defence of #RWCSevens2013 #RWC7s. Go hard. Go fast. Do your best and keep us proud. #proud— Taffy Taffmun™ (@Taffy Taffmun™) 28/06/2013 11:58
Not long now till Philippines makes history on the world stage! So proud to b a part of it! @PhilippineRugby @IRBSevens #RWC7s #proudpinoy— Matthew Saunders (@Matthew Saunders) 28/06/2013 11:50
We've just caught up with former Black Fern @anicemelodie - Column to come on her thoughts on the women's comp at #RWC7s !— IRB Women's Rugby (@IRB Women's Rugby) 28/06/2013 11:50
Post pool sesh #workforit @usarugby @usawomens7s #irbsevens #rwc7s #wrugby http://t.co/wn4bJsTYcY— Nathalie Marchino (@Nathalie Marchino) 28/06/2013 11:31
Wishing @paultreu @kylegbrown and the boys all the best for #MissionMoscow Do your thing. #RWC7s @bokrugby— Grant (@Grant) 28/06/2013 11:30
the calm before the storm at the #RWC7s kick off in less than 2 hours..@IRBSevens http://t.co/bY4MNvB6gw— Bernard Ndong (@Bernard Ndong ) 28/06/2013 11:27
Lots of players with 15s experience here http://t.co/LDChaENCbv #RWC7s— BallHandling Hooker (@BallHandling Hooker) 28/06/2013 11:26
universalsports "USA Rugby Rise" interview w. ringgerc @usarugby @usawomens7s @gatorade #rwc7s #wrugby… http://t.co/F4maUh4L7w— Nathalie Marchino (@Nathalie Marchino) 28/06/2013 11:24
RT @KenyaRugby247: Current weather in Moscow. Sunny, clear skies, Temp: 28 degrees. Humidity: 56% Precipitation: 0. #RWC7s— TEAM KENYA SHUJAA! (@TEAM KENYA SHUJAA!) 28/06/2013 11:24
RT @Aussie7s: Ice ice baby! Nice pic by @IlisevaB of @Shan_Parry @RebeccaTavo recovering in the bath ahead of #MissionMoscow #RWC7s http://…— Rugby Union Russia (@Rugby Union Russia) 28/06/2013 11:13
Less than two hours to kick off of the #RWC7s here in Moscow and the excitement is building!
It's getting close to kick off at #RWC7s! We want to wish all the teams the best of luck!— AIG Rugby (@AIG Rugby) 28/06/2013 11:11
the Media center at the #Luhzniki #RWC7s slowly filling up as the scribes from around the world begin arriving in droves @IRBSevens— Bernard Ndong (@Bernard Ndong ) 28/06/2013 11:11
Meanwhile as the women’s sides have their final training sessions today ahead of the start of the women's tournament tomorrow, we met Tunisia women’s rugby captain Ikhlas Abida who says:
“Women’s rugby is still very new in Tunisia and for us to be here in Moscow competing with the best teams in the world is a huge opportunity for us. In Tunisia, women’s rugby is progressing and we are working really hard to grow the game. We are starting programmes to get younger girls into women in schools and that will be a huge way for us to drive player numbers.” We will have a full interview with Ikhlas on the site later!
For any1 w/ concerns over the #RWC7s live stream being blocked in UK, we've been informed this won't be the case.— Scotland Rugby Team (@Scotland Rugby Team) 28/06/2013 11:04
#RWC7s behind the scenes.. TV director Steve Jamieson hrs from K-O. Send your Qs for pitchside here or. @irbsevens http://t.co/7Il0CbVbPO— Seb Lauzier (@Seb Lauzier) 28/06/2013 10:28
less than 3hrs till kick-off!!! wala lang, sinasabi ko lang... :)))) as you were, people.. :))) #RWC7s #GoVolcanoes— Jannet Sta. Monica (@Jannet Sta. Monica) 28/06/2013 10:24
Good Luck to the #wales7s squad in retaining the title #RWC7s— Mike Hook (@Mike Hook) 28/06/2013 10:28
Summer Days in Russia with scottbowen101 charlottecaslick @shannon_m_parry & sharndog #rwc7s 💛💚🏉… http://t.co/h8Rx4DDbQk— IliB (@IliB) 28/06/2013 09:52
Can't wait to join @LOUrugby during the summer.but now at this moment my country and the 40m I rep come first #RWC7s #moscow so help me God— William Ambaka (@William Ambaka) 28/06/2013 09:52
RT @IRBSevens: Follow all the action LIVE as we get ready for #RWC7s here http://t.co/qJ68RgEq1R Less than four hours to go now!— Cassie Umali (@Cassie Umali) 28/06/2013 09:24
Goodluck 2 all the mens teams today! The Rugby World Cup2013 is almost kicking off!! Excited times in Russia. #RWC7s @irbwomens #wkoranje— Pien Selbeck (@Pien Selbeck) 28/06/2013 09:21
Superb conditions here at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, home of the 1980 Olympics. It's currently 27 degrees with a high of 31 degrees forecast. Also the possibility of rain which is no problem at this magnificent stadium as all seats are undercover.
RT @MandyMarchak: Looking fwd to catching our men play this afternoon at the 1980 Olympic stadium #RWC7s #letsgocanada Good luck boys! Get …— Heather Moyse (@Heather Moyse) 28/06/2013 09:19
RT @AllBlacks: Watch #RWC7s, #AllBlacks #nz7s and NZ Women's Sevens LIVE: There will be extensive coverage of the 2013 Rugby... http://t.co…— Shockwave (@Shockwave) 28/06/2013 09:20
Follow all the action LIVE as we get ready for #RWC7s here http://t.co/qJ68RgEq1R Less than four hours to go now!— IRB Sevens (@IRB Sevens) 28/06/2013 09:17
@IRBSevens: Dress rehearsal for #RWC7s opening ceremony. 5hrs to go! http://t.co/ad3AC7Dqi8" @UKenyatta can we get a stadium like tht 1?— Kennedy kanyua (@Kennedy kanyua) 28/06/2013 09:14
The spectacular opening ceremony is currently being rehearsed in the main stadium. Very cool Russian chic! Check it out at 17:58 after the Argentina vs Hong Kong match.
RT @lilliput07: Game day! @PhilippineRugby in #RWC7s making us proud! Sending our love and support to the team! #LabanPilipinas #GoVolcanoe…— PhilippineVolcanoes™ (@PhilippineVolcanoes™) 28/06/2013 09:02
RT @KenyaRugbyUnion: The #RWC7s 2013 captains pose in Moscow. Can you locate Kenya's captain? http://t.co/6CKuM9Ox4B— Anthony Waweru (@Anthony Waweru) 28/06/2013 08:59