Perth SVNS Day Two LIVE BLOG: Australia look to bounce back ahead of finals


Australia will be eager to build momentum as they look forward to finals on day two at the Perth Sevens.

Both Australian sides are coming into Saturday with a win and a loss, sitting second in their respective pools.

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The Women will take on Canada (11:54 pm) after they fell to Great Britain, followed by the Men facing Ireland (2:11 pm).

The finals will kick off after that, with both teams looking to avenge their exit in Sydney.

Follow all the action in the live blog below or watch it live on Stan Sport

2:15 – Australia v Ireland

1:50 – USA v Great Britain

USA have locked up top spot in Pool B with a 17-10 win over Great Britain.

The Americans struck once again through Perry Baker as they took a 10-0 lead early in the game.

They held on despite late tries in both halves to the Brits

1:30 – Fiji 21 v New Zealand 14

Fiji have scored after the siren for a 21-14 win over New Zealand.

New Zealand came out firing, scoring the opening two tries before the Fijians mounted a comeback.

They levelled the game late before Viwa Naduvalo swan dived over for the winner to ignite the crowd

1:00 – France 19 v Samoa 14

France have secured their spot in the finals with a 19-14 win over Samoa

The teams went into the half tied after Samoa answered an early try to the French.

However, France proved too strong, with a double to Joseph Jefferson Lee securing the win

12:38 – Argentina 19 v South Africa 5

Argentina have confirmed their status as the team to beat in Perth with a 19-5 win over South Africa

Joaquin Pellandini got Argentina on the board after a strong start from South Africa, helping Los Pumas to a seven-point half-time lead.

In a close encounter, both teams threw everything at each other before Marcos Moneta scored the sealing try

12:25 – Canada 12 v Spain 33

Spain have produced a convincing 33-12 win over Canada.

The Spanish started fast with three first-half tries to take a 19-7 lead at the break.

They refused to take their foot off the gas as they kept their finals hopes alive

12:20 – Women’s Quarter Finals

Fiji v Ireland – 3:26 pm (6:26 pm)

Great Britain v Canada – 3:48 pm (6:48 pm)

New Zealand v Australia – 4:15 pm (7:15 pm)

France v USA – 4:40 pm (7:40 pm)

11:54 – Australia 31 v Canada 14

Australia has bounced back with a 31-14 win over Canada.

Madison Ashby got a double as they were dominant in their opening game of the day.

It sets up a quarter-final with New Zealand after their win over the USA.

11:27 – Great Britain 12 v South Africa 14

South Africa have stunned Great Britain for a 14-12 victory

The South Africans looked set to cause an upset when Simamkele Namba’s try gave them a 7-5 lead at half-time.

GB hit back and looked set for victory, only for Maria Tshiremba’s try with a minute to go giving them their first win of the year on the World Series

11:06 – New Zealand 24 v USA 5

New Zealand have sent a message to potential quarter-final opponents Australia with a 24-5 win over the USA

Michaela Blyde opened the scoring in the first minute as NZ fired from the opening whistle.

A double to Stacey Waaka ensured the Kiwis were never really troubled as they top their pool

10:44 – Ireland 26 v Japan 7

Ireland have held off a valiant Japan outfit for a 26-7 victory.

Beibhinn Parsons did all the damage for the Irish early on, crossing for a hat-trick.

Japan threatened the Irish defence but they sealed the win with a try to Lucy Parsons after the siren

10:20 – Fiji 12 v France 29

France have locked up top spot in Pool B with a 29-12 win over Fiji.

The French recovered from a slow start to take a 12-5 lead at the break.

Two tries late in the game blew out the scoreline as they take significant momentum into the finals.

10:00 – Brazil 12 v Spain 10

Brazil have hung on for a 12-10 win over Spain to start day two.

The Brazilians scored twice early to build a lead but the Spanish refused to give up.

Paula Requena crossed in the final ten seconds, however, the conversion to send the game into extra-time faded to the right as Brazil hang on.

9:45 – Fixtures for the Pool Stages

WOMEN’S

Pool B

Brazil v Spain – 10:00 am (1:00 pm AEDT)

France v Fiji – 10:22 am (1:22 pm)

Pool C

Ireland v Japan – 10:44 am (1:44 pm)

New Zealand v USA – 11:06 am (2:06 pm)

Pool A

Great Britain v South Africa – 11:32 am (2:32 pm)

Australia v Canada – 11:54 am (2:54 pm)

MEN’S

Pool A

Canada v Spain – 12:16 pm (3:16 pm)

Argentina v South Africa – 12:38 pm (3:38 pm)

Pool C

France v Samoa – 1:02 pm (4:02 pm)

Fiji v New Zealand – 1:25 pm (4:25 pm)

Pool B

Great Britain v USA – 1:48 pm (4:48 pm)

Australia v Ireland – 2:11 pm (5:11 pm)

9:00 – Day two kicks off

We’re back at Perth SVNS as teams prepare for their final pool games at HBF Park

All eyes will be on the Australians in the women after their shock defeat to Great Britain, lining up a potential blockbuster quarter-final against New Zealand.

In the Men’s, Australia will need a good result against Ireland to assure their spot in the finals, whilst New Zealand-Fiji looms as the game of the round after the Kiwis’ defeat to France left them desperate for victory.

For all the fixture details and news, click here

Australia Women’s Sevens team for Perth SVNS: 

2. Sharni Smale

3. Faith Nathan

4. Dominique Du Toit

5. Teagan Levi

6. Madison Ashby

7. Charlotte Caslick (c)

8. Kaitlin Shave

10. Bella Nasser

12. Maddison Levi

13. Heidi Dennis*

22. Bienne Terita

55. Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea

65. Sariah Paki

Australia Men’s Sevens team for Perth SVNS

1. Henry Hutchison

2. Ben Dowling

3. Henry Palmer

4. Dietrich Roache

5. Tim Clements

7. Josh Turner

9. Matt Gonzalez

10. Nick Malouf (c)

11. Maurice Longbottom

12. Nathan Lawson

14. James Turner

23. Darby Lancaster

25. Hayden Sargeant

*Denotes potential debut.

*All times AWST (AEDT)

Men

Friday, January 26

Australia 14 def by USA 19 – 4:14 pm (7:14 pm)

Australia 26 def Great Britain 14 – 9:13 pm (12:13 am Saturday)

Saturday, January 27

Australia v Ireland – 2:11 pm (5:11 pm)

Women

Friday, January 26

Australia 31 def South Africa 0 – 3:28 pm (6:28 pm)

Australia 12 def by Great Britain 19 – 8:27 pm (11:27 pm)

Saturday, January 27

Australia v Canada – 11:54 am (2:54 pm)





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