Quarter finals set in Moscow(IRB.COM) Saturday 29 June 2013
South Africa head into the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow as top seeds and without conceding a point at the end of an enthralling second day of action at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Paul Treu's side added 41-0 and 33-0 victories over Scotland and Japan to their defeat of the hosts on day one and will face Fiji in the quarter finals after the Islanders lost to Wales in the Pool E decider and enter as the second best runner-up.
The defending champions Wales will face HSBC Sevens World Series champions New Zealand after their 19-14 win over Fiji.
Gareth Davies, Alex Webber, and the only member of the side to have won four years ago Lee Williams, all scored tries in the win while New Zealand booked their place in the quarter finals by beating USA 26-19 having trailed 19-5 midway through the second half.
Kenya became the first side through to the quarter finals by beating Samoa 17-12 thanks a late try from Michael Wanjala to send Mike Friday's side through as the second seeds and will meet France who came from 17-0 behind to draw 17-17 with Australia thanks to a penalty drop goal from Terry Bouhraoua.
The result saw both sides enter the Cup quarter finals, with Australia qualifying as Pool A winners and will play England who defeated Argentina 14-12 to book their place in the last eight unbeaten.
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In the Plate quarter finals Samoa will play Zimbabwe, Argentina will meet USA, Scotland face Portugal who earlier beat Argentina 17-10 thanks to a hat-trick from Duarte Moreira. Tonga await Canada who beat the USA 15-14 in one of the matches of day two.
Hosts Russia will play Spain in the second Bowl quarter final after they drew 12-12 with Japan to give the crowd something to cheer about, coming from 12-0 behind.
Elsewhere Aymen Gloulou scored with the final play as Tunisia also caused an upset, beating Spain 26-24 and they now meet Uruguay in the opening match of day three. Hong Kong play Georgia and Japan meet the Philippines in the other two Bowl quarter finals.
Day one highlights