Hong Kong Sevens 2023 live coverage: France and Japan get us under way as women’s competition kick-starts day 1

The Hong Kong Sevens kicked off today with the first day of competition seeing France and Japan go head-to-head in the opening game. The Women’s competition started the day off with the first-ever appearance of seven teams in the tournament, including France, Japan, Canada, Spain, Russia, Australia, and the United States.

The highly anticipated tournament, which is taking place over three days, is set to be one of the biggest sporting events in Asia this year. With teams from across the globe, the Hong Kong Sevens is set to be an exciting spectacle for rugby fans.

France got the tournament off to a good start with a 27-12 victory over Japan. Both teams put in strong performances, with the French team eventually pulling away in the second half to secure the win.

The Women’s competition also got off to a good start, with Canada and Spain playing out a closely fought game that ended in a 10-10 draw. The draw was a fair result for both teams, with Spain having the edge in the first half and Canada taking control in the second.

The rest of the day saw Russia, Australia, and the United States all pick up wins in their respective games. Russia put in a strong performance to beat Spain 17-10, while Australia edged out Canada 19-14. The United States rounded off the day with a convincing victory over Japan, winning 22-7.

The Hong Kong Sevens is sure to be an exciting tournament, with top-level teams from around the world competing for the title. With France and Japan kicking off the tournament today, the competition is set to go from strength to strength in the coming days. The Women’s competition has also made a strong start, with the teams showing their skill and determination to get the tournament off to a great start.