New Zealand, Australia and Canada unbeaten on day one in Clermont-Ferrand

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Black Ferns Sevens still on course to claim fourth series title

New Zealand remain on track to claim the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series trophy this season.

The Black Ferns Sevens, along with Canada and Australia, won their three matches at the HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens, meaning they can wrap up the series with a semi-final appearance on Sunday.

Sunday’s quarter-finals will see Canada take on Ireland, Australia play USA, Russia meet hosts France and New Zealand take on Fiji.

Elsewhere, Australia, Fiji, Russia and France also guaranteed their spots at next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. They join New Zealand, Spain, Canada and the USA who were already qualified for the event in July 2018.

With just one more day of action to play this season, Russia’s Alena Mikhaltsova still leads the DHL Performance Tracker ahead of Ireland’s Lucy Mulhall and New Zealand’s Michaela Blyde.

The action resumes on Sunday at the Stade Gabriel Montpied on day two when Canada play Ireland at midday

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