Hong Kong Sevens: France stun New Zealand to book semi-final spot

The All Blacks Sevens have been knocked out of the Hong Kong leg of the world sevens series, going down 14-12 to France in the quarter-final.

Kurt Baker opened the scoring for the Kiwis after three minutes, but tries from Tavite Veredamu and Gabin Villiere gave the French a 14-5 lead at half-time.

Andrew Knewstubb crossed for the Kiwis to start the second half and cut into the lead, but that's where the scores stayed, with France recording their first-ever win over New Zealand in Hong Kong.

The result means France next take on Samoa, who earlier stunned England with a late try to take out their quarter-final 14-12.

In the other quarter-finals, USA beat South Africa 21-12 and will face Fiji, who survived a scare from Argentina.

The defending champions were on the ropes early, down 12-0, but battled back to win 29-24, thanks to four straight tries that took them to an unassailable lead, before Argentina scored a try after the hooter.

The semi-finals begin from 7:41pm NZT, while New Zealand face England in the fifth place semi final.