Perth SVNS Day Two RECAP: Australia book their spot in semi-finals

Sat, Jan 27, 2024, 11:21 AM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Australia resumes action in Perth. Photo: Getty Images

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

Both Australian sides are into the semi-finals after shrugging off pool defeats with thrilling victories.

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The Women accounted for New Zealand in a wild quarter-final, with both teams receiving red cards.

As for the Men, they scraped into the quarter-finals before demolishing the USA to finish day two.

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

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7:30 - Australia 31 v USA 7

Australia has rebounded with a 31-7 win over USA.

In a repeat of their group stages outing, the Aussies started fast to take a commanding lead into the break.

This time round, there would be no USA comeback as Nathan Lawson crossed for a double in the commanding win

7:15 - Fiji 14 v South Africa 12

Fiji will meet South Africa in the semis as they survived a tough 14-12 victory.

South Africa started fast, taking a 5-0 lead into the break.

However, Fiji have built their tournament off comeback victories and scored twice to claim the win.

6:30 - Argentina 28 v Spain 15

Argentina have held off a spirited Spain 28-15.

Spain started fast with the opener as they looked to cause a boil over.

Ultimately, the class of Argentina was too much as they secured the win.

6:05 - Ireland 19 v France 14

Ireland have score after the siren for a 19-14 win.

The game looked certain to go to extra time as teams traded tries.

However, the Irish struck three minutes after the bell for the win

5:40 - New Zealand 26 v Canada 21

New Zealand have left it late, defeating Canada 26-21.

Canada looked set for a major upset when they scored three unanswered tries.

However, the Kiwis had too much class as Fehi Fineanganofo scored the winner with 30 seconds left

5:20 - Samoa v Great Britain

Samoa have won 24-19 in second extra time to outlast Great Britain.

Uania Tui Stone got a first half double as they took a 19-5 lead into the break. However, GB hit back through Austin Emens and Tom Williams, slotting a conversion to send the game into extra time.

GB missed a penalty to win the game before Elisapeta Alofipo went himself with the grubber to win the game in the second period of extra-time

5:00 - USA 21 v France 5

The USA will play Australia in the quarter-finals after a 21-5 win over France.

France struck first but from there, it was all the Americans as they dominated the contest.

Alev Kelter scored twice in the second half to book their spot.

4:30 - Australia 24 v New Zealand 14

Australia has come away victorious in a wild quarter-final win over New Zealand.

Jorja Miller and Maddison Levi were both sent off in the opening half as the Aussies took the lead.

When Michaela Blyde answered back with a double, Charlotte Caslick and Dom du Toit stepped up with tries to seal the win

3:45 - Great Britain 7 v Canada 0

Great Britain have fought their way to a 7-0 win over Canada

It was a physical contest as both teams found themselves down a player in the sweltering conditions.

Ellie Boatman's try just before the break was the lone of the day as GB found a way to advance to the semi-finals.

3:20 - Ireland v Fiji

Ireland have advanced to the quarter-final after a 14-12 win over Fiji in the first quarter-final.

The Irish took a 14-5 lead into the break after a late try to Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe.

Fiji reduced the margin before the Irish held on for the win.

3:05 - Brazil 21 v Japan 17

Brazil have scored after the siren to defeat Japan 21-17.

Bianca Silva and Gabriella Lima scored either side of the break, although it looked to be in vain when Sakura Mizutani re-established their lead.

With time running out, Yasmin Soares raced away to put Brazil into the ninth place playoff.

2:50 - South Africa 12 v Spain 7

South Africa have proven their win earlier in the day wasn't a fluke as they defeated Spain 12-7.

Zintle Mpupha scored the lone try of the half as they were brimming with confidence.

Spain hit back before Nadine Roos re-took the lead as they closed out the game.

2:45 - Men's Quarter Finals

Ireland v France - 6:10 pm (9:10 pm)

Argentina v Spain - 6:35 pm (9:35 pm)

Fiji v South Africa - 7:00 pm (10:00 pm)

USA v Australia - 7:25 pm (10:25 pm)

2:15 - Australia 10 v Ireland 19

Ireland have held on to defeat Australia 19-10, with the Aussies advancing to the quarter-finals as the best third placed team.

The Irish punished the hosts before and after the break with Terry Kennedy crossing for a double.

Henry Palmer reduced the margin but it was too late as the Irish came away with the win.

1:50 - USA 17 v Great Britain 10

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.

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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.

Australian Sevens Perth 2024 Schedule

*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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