The women’s competition at the Rugby World Cup Sevens has begun!

We will bring you updates from throughout the day in Moscow!

Ger yourselves warmed up with our Pool by Pool Previews!

Pool A Preview: NZ, Canada, Netherlands and Tunisia http://t.co/lgVjHs9TwZ

Pool B preview: Australia, Ireland, South Africa, China http://t.co/PQHohaHJv1

Pool C Preview: USA, Spain, Brazil, Fiji http://t.co/jV4DNXVNVZ

Pool D Preview: England, Russia, France, Japan http://t.co/8MRYcDeZwV

See here for today’s full fixtures

WATCH – the final women’s pool games here http://www.rwcsevens.com/liveblog/blogid=1849.html

Day One Updates:

Pool A

Round One: New Zealand, finalists in 2009, got off to good start with a win over minnows Tunisia.  Leading 17-0 at halftime, they won it 36-0. Canada and Netherlands both needed a win to get through this tough tough pool and it was Canada, with Jen Kish impressing, who got it 17-7.

Round Two: Heather Moyse scored two tries in Canada’s comfortable 46-0 over Tunisia and are well set up for the big game of this pool against New Zealand. Kelly Brazier looked very strong for New Zealand against the Netherlands next. They won it 41-0.

Round Three: Netherlands managed to pick up their first win in the final game beating Tunisia 26-0.  It will be scant consolation for the Dutch who by not finishing in the top 8 have lost their core status in the women’s World Series for next season.

Pool B

Round One: Australia were far too strong for China and 17-year-old Tiani Penitani was in blistering form in a 36-0 win with four tries. Ireland and South Africa played out an exciting tight match soon after. South Africa pressed hard and showed well in defence. It was 5-5 at halftime with South Africa having dominated, but Ireland did just enough in the second half to pull through 12-5.

Round Two: In round two’s first game Australia were too powerful for Ireland. . Ireland fought hard but went down 22-5 despite some good play in the first half. Australia showing that they are one of the sides to beat here. South Africa beat China 19-7 to get their first win with a great game from Phumeza Gadu.

Pool C

Round One: USA raced out to a 12-0 lead before Beatriz Muhlbauer scored for Brazil to bring it up to 12-7 and USA hung on with a good show of defence to win the game. Fiji hugely impressed in the next game, pushing Spain very hard in a game they were not expected to win,. They levelled it up with a minute to play and it ended 14-14

Round Two: USA were much improved in their second game, taking on a physical Fiji side and winning it in the end convincingly 31-5. In the next game Spain and Brazil played out an entertaining match and it was the Spanish whose experience told and they won it 26-10.

Pool D

Round One: Two tries from Michaela Staniford helped England to a 15-0 win in a very physical match between the two European rivals. Russia were given a scare against Japan – it took a last minute score to secure the win 14-10 after Japan had led 10-7.

Round Two: Russia recovered from conceding an early try against France to lead 19-7 at half-time thanks to a try from Ekaterina Kazakova and a Nadezda Kudinova brace and they went ahead 26-7 but a great comeback from France was finished with a touchline convertion from Christelle le Duff for a 26-26 draw.

via Sevens World Cup: Day 1 | Scrum Queens.

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