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All Blacks Sevens defeat France at Hong Kong on Day One

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irbsevens.com and James Mortimer     23 Mar 2013     Getty Images

With just two of the All Blacks Sevens 10 Hong Kong crowns coming since 2002 - England (4), Fiji (3) and Samoa (2) have been successful in the last decade.

Paul Albaladejo gave Gordon Tietjens and his troops a fright as he opened the scoring for France and the match, while he repeated the feat in the second half with an early score.

Ben Lam and Lote Raikabula scored to give the All Blacks Sevens the halftime edge, while Tim Mikkelson, Belgium Tuatagaloa and Gillies Kaka crossing in the final period to give the New Zealanders the second biggest win of day one, only surpassed by Fiji's 36-0 over hosts Hong Kong.

Argentina and Wales top Pool A, ahead of Australia and South Africa.

In Pool B, Kenya joined the All Blacks Sevens as winners, with the African nation defeated USA.

In Pool C, Samoa looked mighty impressive in disposing of England. Portugal lie second in the pool after their dramatic last-gasp win against Scotland

And in Pool D, Fiji and Canada are in first and second place, both looking in top form against Hong Kong and Spain respectively.
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DAY TWO SCHEDULE

18. 23 Mar 2013 - 10:06 Fiji v Spain Pool D
19. 23 Mar 2013 - 10:28 Scotland v England Pool C
20. 23 Mar 2013 - 10:50 United States v France Pool B
21. 23 Mar 2013 - 11:12 Wales v Argentina Pool A
25. 23 Mar 2013 - 12:40 Canada v Hong Kong Pool D
26. 23 Mar 2013 - 13:02 Samoa v Portugal Pool C
27. 23 Mar 2013 - 13:24 New Zealand v Kenya Pool B
28. 23 Mar 2013 - 13:46 South Africa v Australia Pool A
32. 23 Mar 2013 - 16:20 Spain v Hong Kong Pool D
33. 23 Mar 2013 - 16:42 England v Portugal Pool C
34. 23 Mar 2013 - 17:04 France v Kenya Pool B
35. 23 Mar 2013 - 17:26 Argentina v Australia Pool A
39. 23 Mar 2013 - 18:54 Canada v Fiji Pool D
40. 23 Mar 2013 - 19:16 Samoa v Scotland Pool C
41. 23 Mar 2013 - 19:38 New Zealand v United States Pool B
42. 23 Mar 2013 - 20:00 South Africa v Wales Pool A