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New Zealand men off to winning start at Hong Kong Sevens

Winger Dan Norton became the leading try scorer in the history of the Hong Kong Sevens on Friday, helping his team beat Wales 36-19 at the format's most storied competition.

Kenya seemed rejuvenated for a comeback after half time and came in hoping for a comeback with Bush Mwale dotting down Kenya's first try with Johnstone Olindi converting.

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"We've had a good year so far and we're looking to keep it going", captain Madison Hughes told AFP.

In their Sydney 7s semifinal match, New Zealand beat Fiji 36-14 and in their Las Vegas 7s Cup quarterfinal match New Zealand also beat Fiji 19-14. "We've just got to have a hard look at ourselves. today is not the sort of day we want".

South Africa will take on Japan on Friday at 12.06pm, then Scotland on Saturday morning (5.41am) and Samoa at 9.22am.

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Fiji are chasing their fifth consecutive victory in the tournament.

Fiji and New Zealand have between them won two out of every three championships at Hong Kong since the tournament's founding in 1976.

London Sevens 2018 bronze medallists Ireland, who reached the semi-finals in last year's qualifier, are set to face 2018 series core team Russia, Uruguay and Jamaica in Pool F.

The Pool C match between the old rivals started with a minute's silence to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

Jerry Tuwai finished off a sensational Fijian move against Kenya.

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