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All Blacks Sevens remain unbeaten in Vancouver

Manu Samoa players fall dejectedly after leading 14-0 in the first half, then failing to score in the second half, losing 21-14 to Wales in the Canada 7s, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]Eagle Maka Unufe scores a second half try in the USA's 29-5 victory over Australia in Day 1 of the Canada Sevens, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada.   [Photo by Barry Markowitz]Joe Perez valiantly strives to create a spark in Manu Samoa's scoreless second half in their demoralizing 21-14 loss to Wales in Day 1 Canada 7s BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  [Photo; Barry Markowitz]Folau Niua make a powerful drive to set up teamate Maka Unufe's 2nd half try in the USA Eagles 29-5 victory over Australia in Day 1 of the Canada 7s, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada. [Photo; Barry Markowitz]Luciano Gonzales Rizzoni and his Argentina Pumas rocked the rugby 7s universe with their unyielding second half performance against Olympic Gold Champions, Fiji.  Argentina defeated Fiji 26-24 at the Canada 7s, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]

The class of Vilimoni Koroi shone through as the All Blacks Sevens finished day one in Vancouver with a clean 3-0 sheet.

The 18-year-old playmaker scored two superb solo tries in the narrow 15-14 victory over Canada, and it might have been three but he allowed the ball to be knocked out of his grasp as he was heading between the uprights. Scott Curry scored New Zealand's other try with an in and away that would have done most wingers proud.

Canada were hard to shake, playing rugged and intense sevens before a capacity home crowd, and the last second try to Adam Zaruba reduced the final margin to just one.

The upshot is that New Zealand top Pool D and will play Pool A runners-up England in the Cup quarter-finals at 7.52am (NZT) today.. New Zealand defeated the same foes in the Las Vegas quarter-finals.

The other quarter-final match-ups see Fiji face Australia and USA against Argentina.

Read more at NZ Herald