Japan raise the Hong Kong Sevens women’s series qualifier trophy after beating South Africa

Japan will take their place on the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in 2017-18 after they beat South Africa in the final of the qualifying tournament in Hong Kong on Friday.

It was a day of celebrations in Hong Kong as England’s Dan Norton broke the men’s sevens series try-scoring record when he touched down for his 245th series try. The winger broke the record, previously held by Kenya’s Collins Injera, when he scored in his side’s opening match against South Korea.

The World Rugby men’s series qualifier got the action underway, with  Papua New Guinea, Germany, hosts Hong Kong, Spain and Chile going unbeaten in the hunt to become a core team on next year’s series. 


Day Two sees the pool stages and series qualifiers resume when Uruguay take on Guyana at 09.00 (GMT +7)