Hamilton Sevens: Unbeaten Black Ferns, All Blacks Sevens through to quarter-finals

Both New Zealand men and women have advanced to the quarter-finals at the Hamilton Sevens, after going unbeaten on day one of the tournament.

The Black Ferns Sevens went a perfect three-from-three without conceding a single point, including a shutout over Great Britain in the final match.

Speedster Michaela Blyde was a dominant presence on attack and defence, with several trysaving tackles to go along with her scoring efforts.

The NZ women opened their account with a huge 58-0 win over Papua New Guinea, with Blyde dotting down for a double and Stacey Waaka-Fluhler grabbing a hat-trick.

Portia Woodman-Wickliffe in action.
Portia Woodman-Wickliffe in action. Photo credit: Photosport

Their next match was a 27-0 win over a brave Fijian outfit, with Blyde and Fluhler again both crossing for tries, and Risi Pouri-Lane, Jazmin Felix-Hotham and Sarah Hirini also getting on the scoresheet.

The Black Ferns' final showing was against a disjointed, but tough Great Britain side, who couldn't capitalise on New Zealand's ill-discipline at times.

Blyde scored another double, as they ran out 20-0 winners, with Waaka-Fluhler and Woodman-Wickliffe crossing for late tries. New Zealand will play Japan in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks Sevens were made to work hard for their wins to finish atop Pool B, with trans-Tasman rivals and reigning series champions Australia running them close.

New Zealand needed a late try by Roderick Solo to snatch the victory, with Tonga and Great Britain proving easier match-ups.

Ngarohi McGarvey-Black grabbed a double in his side's 45-0 demolition of Tonga, which saw six different tryscorers cross the white line.

Their second game that proved their toughest, with the Aussies pushing the All Blacks Sevens all the way.

Henry Paterson looked to have sealed victory for Australia, until Solo crossed, after Joe Weber and Akuila Rokolisoa already dotted down for tries.

Their last match - a 19-12 victory over Great Britain - caused a few concerns, but New Zealand were always in front.

Solo crossed for two first-half tries, before Weber sealed the deal to set up a Cup quarter-final clash against Ireland on Sunday.

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