Opening game victory for Australia at Hong Kong 7s
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 14:49
Canadian coach Damian McGrath has included Saskatchewan Roughrider Tevaughn Campbell in his squad for the Hong Kong and Singapore stops on the circuit.
It was a close tussle with Australia getting on the scoreboard first through Henry Hutchison, who returned to his favoured pinpoint dive into the corner.
Nelson Oyoo, a second half substitute made in a successful run in the Canadian half to score a try for the Shujaa in the 14th minute and Oliech successfully made his second conversion of the game.
John Porch then raced behind Stannard and Jenkins in support of the contest, picked up the ball and ran it in for Australia's fourth.
"What's important is that we don't take South Korea lightly".
"The pool we are in, we knew that we have an opportunity there with a qualifying team in our pool", coach Andy Friend said following their opening win. We need to respect them and come out and play our brand of football and build on our performance.
New Zealand lifted their game a notch on day two, with hulking winger Ravouvou proving particularly effective in his first start.
Shujaa will face series leaders Republic of South Africa today at 8:56am before wrapping up their Pool "B" preliminary matches against France at 12:34pm.
"I believe this team is still good enough to win because when we get it right we do look good, but unfortunately we keep making mistakes".
Uganda's last group stage match is against bottom placed Jamaica who were beaten by both Germany and Tonga in an earlier games.
Most significantly, Dan Norton became the greatest All-Time Try Scorer in sevens history with 245 tries, surpassing Collins Injera's long-held record.
Australia will play the second-placed finisher in Pool D in either US or Argentina on Sunday (12.58pm AEST).