Canadian men to face All Blacks in Singapore rugby sevens quarter-finals
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 6:17
The victory was Kenya's first tournament win in a world series event despite making the final in two previous editions - Australia in 2009 and New Zealand in 2013.
England, Australia, New Zealand and the US are among the contenders at the National Stadium.
Argentina scored in reply through Franco Sabato to have the score level on 7-7 at the break.
Boyd Killingworth failed the concussion return to play protocols and is replaced by Dylan Pietsch, who played with the Classic Wallabies at the Hong Kong 10s. Like Mark, my goal will be to provide a base of support to the team heading into this important competition and to try to minimize any disruption arising from losing their coach late in the campaign.
Argentina got off to a flying start with a 10-0 scoreline after two tries.
"There were some encouraging moments in Hong Kong that we want to repeat this weekend but we know we must beat all these teams to take out a tournament", he said. "I'm really looking forward to getting my first taste of coaching at global level and I am sure that I will learn as much as the boys will this week", Rowark added.
Fiji will play the USA in tomorrow's quarter-finals, while Australia are set for a mouthwatering battle with South Africa, the current Series leaders who suffered a surprise 17-12 reverse at the hands of England, winners of Pool C.
This win all but assures the Aussies of a quarter-final berth with just one game to go. In contrast, Injera has only scored nine tries in 26 matches. England, who won tournaments in Cape Town and Vancouver, are nine points behind Sunday's Hong Kong 7s victor Fiji.
Tom Lucas (c), Henry Hutchison, Simon Kennewell, Nick Malouf, Liam McNamara, James Stannard, John Porch, Tim Anstee, Tom Kingston, Ed Jenkins, Charlie Taylor, Lachie Anderson.
He added the match against Australia would be a hard one.
New Zealand are still in fourth place overall, 16 points behind England, on whom they have had the wood in recent tournaments.
Faalemiga Selesele hit back for Samoa early in the second half but they couldn't convert, as Australia held a narrow two-point lead.
Dry made his debut way back in 2010 in Adelaide, but is still hungry to win tournaments with the Blitzboks.