All Blacks and Black Ferns prepared for Rugby World Cup Sevens defence

Rugby World Cup Sevens Perry Baker sparkles as big guns dominate day one

The Canadian women finished seventh at Rugby Sevens World Cup tournament in San Francisco on Saturday after beating Russian Federation 22-10.

"I was pleased with the concentration levels, the focus that we had to control the game and get what we needed out of it in the second half".

"Hopefully we can do it again".

The second half followed a similar pattern, with France tackling bravely but unable to win any sustained possession against the skillful New Zealand women.

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Create the circumstances that we can be more consistent and to improve individually and as a group". I am prepared for these moments.

"We awarded our most prestigious sevens event to the United States of America because we know that it is much more than a nation with simply rugby potential, but a nation with a growing, thriving and engaged rugby audience". Should they advance from that match they will play a quarterfinal later that day.

France's reward for their upset of Australia is a meeting with mighty New Zealand on Saturday in the last eight.

South Africa clinched a comfortable 45-7 victory in the match to set-up a tie against Scotland, who overcame Kenya 31-26 in a battle of the eighth and ninth seeded teams. However, don't be surprised if the women's Rugby World Cup Sevens event grows in the coming years as well.

The Americans were too powerful for an outmatched Welsh team on Friday, running out 35-0 winners. The English won a pulsating quarter-final 24-19 that went into extra time after the scores were tied 19-all.

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Woodman also chipped in with another brace as New Zealand showed no mercy to an Irish team who had earlier eliminated England 19-14 in the first round.

New Zealand will play the United States in Saturday's semi-finals. They will meet the U.S. in their semi-final on Sunday morning.

The men in green finished the tournament in some style, defeating Australia 24-14 in the Challenge Trophy final in San Francisco.

Australia progressed with wins over Papua New Guinea and Spain.

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Having edged past Chile Billy Dardis and Co were heavily defeated by South Africa in the round of 16 but can end the campaign on a high with two more wins.

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