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RugbyU: Rugby Sevens results

Pool game results from the Hong Kong round of the IRB Sevens World Series on Saturday: Pool A Fiji 56 Sri Lanka 0 Wales 10 Kenya 7 Wales 47 Sri Lanka 12 Fiji 43 Kenya 5 Pool B South Africa 22 Spain 14 Australia 26 France 0 France 14 Spain 10 Australia 10 South Africa 7 Pool C England 21 Portugal 7 Canada 14 Argentina 7 Argentina 19 Portugal 7 England 14 Canada 12 Pool D New Zealand 26 Samoa 7 Scotland 15 United States 10

RugbyU: Hong Kong Sevens results

Hong Kong Sevens results on Friday: Pool A Fiji 42 Wales 7 Kenya 41 Sri Lanka 0 Pool B South Africa 31 France 7 Australia 28 Spain 14 Pool C England 19 Argentina 12 Canada 35 Portugal 7 Pool D New Zealand 33 Scotland 0 United States 26 Samoa 12 afp

CGames: Fiji drops Glasgow Games boycott threat

Fiji has dropped its threat to boycott the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow over the exclusion of its rugby sevens team, with sports boss Reg Sanday saying other athletes couldn't be deprived a chance to compete. The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee met late Wednesday to consider a boycott after being told its medal-favourite sevens team cannot take part in the July Games. Sanday told reporters following the meeting that most delegates believed Fiji should move on and participate.

CGames: Fiji drops Glasgow Games boycott threat

Fiji has dropped its threat to boycott the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow over the exclusion of its rugby sevens team, with sports boss Reg Sanday saying other athletes couldn't be deprived a chance to compete. The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee met late Wednesday to consider a boycott after being told its medal-favourite sevens team cannot take part in the July Games. Sanday told reporters following the meeting that most delegates believed Fiji should move on and participate.

RugbyU: Rugby Sevens results

Completed results from the Tokyo round of the IRB Sevens World Series on Sunday: Finals Cup Fiji 33 South Africa 26 Third place England 21 New Zealand 12 Plate Australia 17 United States 12 Bowl Wales 28 Scotland 21 Shield Argentina 26 Samoa 0 Semi-finals Cup Fiji 17 New Zealand 12 South Africa 17 England 0 Plate Australia 36 Kenya 0 Canada 15 United States 28 Bowl

Rugby Union: Australia Sevens coach quits

The coach of Australia's Rugby Sevens team quit Tuesday ahead of the Commonwealth Games this year and Olympic qualifying in 2015, citing family reasons. Michael O'Connor, 54, has been in the job since 2008, but the position was recently made full-time in Sydney, taking him away from his home in Queensland. "With the Sevens programme recently moving to a full-time base in Sydney, and with the international travel to tournaments, it simply meant too much time away from home," he said.

RugbyU: IRB Sevens World Series results

Results on Sunday after the third and final day of the USA Sevens, part of the IRB Sevens World Series: Finals Cup South Africa 14 New Zealand 7 Third place Samoa 19 Canada 22 Plate Australia 24 England 26 Bowl Kenya 0 Fiji 35 Shield Spain 0 United States 31 Semi-finals Cup South Africa 14 Samoa 0 Canada 7 New Zealand 26 Bowl Kenya 21 Scotland 7 Wales 12 Fiji 40 Shield Spain 19 Portugal 12

Rugby Union: South Africa steam into USA Sevens semis

Reigning USA Sevens champions South Africa steamed into the Cup semi-finals on Saturday with a 36-0 demolition of Argentina in the fourth round of the IRB Sevens World Series. Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla, Chris Dry and Werner Kok all scored tries for South Africa as they smashed Argentina in their quarter-final to line up a clash on Sunday with two-time USA Sevens winners Samoa. Samoa rallied from 10-0 down to beat Australia 12-10, with tries from Sani Niue and Lio Lolo.

Rugby Sevens: South Africans chase Kiwis for series lead

Defending champion South Africa, coming off an emotional home-soil title last month, enters this week's Rugby Sevens World Series event at Las Vegas trying to overtake leaders New Zealand. The Springbok Sevens beat New Zealand 17-14 in the final, rallying from 14 points down to win just days after the death of Nelson Mandela. "We woke up on Friday and heard the sad news of Tata Madiba's passing and it was moving to say the least," South African captain Kyle Brown said, referring to Mandela.

RugbyU: New Zealand face Scotland in Commonwealth Games

Reigning champions New Zealand will be up against Scotland after being drawn in the same pool on Tuesday as the hosts for the 2014 Commonwealth Games rugby sevens. The All Blacks, who've won all four previous Commonwealth sevens golds, will also play Canada and Nigeria in the group stages. England and Australia are in the same pool as Sri Lanka and Uganda at the Glasgow Games. "For 16 years now Rugby Sevens has enjoyed being a key part of the Commonwealth Games," said International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset.
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