Australia in pole position after day one in Clermont-Ferrand

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Australia will claim their first series title if they win their quarter-final on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Clermont-Ferrand on Sunday.

Along with England and New Zealand, Australia went unbeaten in Stade Gabriel-Montpied on Saturday after a thrilling day of rugby that saw sunshine and storms in equal measure in the Auvergne region of France. Australia need to beat Spain on Sunday to be mathematically sure of winning the 2015-16 series title, while closest rival New Zealand will play hosts France in the last eight. England play USA in the first quarter-final of the day while Canada will play a Fiji side that impressed on day one in Clermont-Ferrand.

With a passionate crowd in attendance in Clermont-Ferrand, play got underway with reigning champions New Zealand marking their win over Russia when Kayla McAlister scored their 500th try of the women’s sevens series.

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