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Black Ferns Sevens go unbeaten on day one

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allblacks.com     09 Jun 2018     Getty Images

Series leaders Australia also went unbeaten on the opening day and will face Fiji in their quarterfinal.

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With Australia leading New Zealand by just four points in the standings, the stage is set for an epic climax to the series. The two dominant teams find themselves on different sides of the quarterfinal draw meaning they could meet in the final - although a silver medal in Paris would be enough to secure the series title for Australia.

In the other quarter-finals hosts France take on England, while Canada against USA completes the line-up.

New Zealand started the day with a hard fought 24-12 win over England, before beating Wales 54-7 and completing the day with a solid 17-0 defeat of Ireland.

In front of an enthusiastic crowd hosts France showed their dominance to record three wins out of three with crowd pleasing victories over USA (14-5), Spain (20-0) and Japan (26-17). France are currently third in the series standings and will be hoping to secure a place on the podium on home turf.

Invitational team Wales created a moment of history by scoring their first ever try on their first series world series appearance against Ireland, despite going down to a 24-5 defeat.

The Black Ferns Sevens will face Spain in the quarterfinal at 1.46am Sunday NZT. Watch the action live on Sky Sport channel 56.