New Zealand opened Group A of the Olympics with a landslide 52-5 win over South Korea and then a win over Argentina.. On the other hand, in Zone B, Fiji was the main attraction after two victories against Canada and Japan.
For Group A, in the previous to what was the triumph of Los Pumas 7s against Australia, New Zealand beat South Korea 52-5. Although the superiority of those in black was always noticed, the first half seemed to anticipate an even match. With a try by Jeong Yeong Sik, the Korean national team managed to go to rest one try down. But the indiscipline of the Asians, generated by the pressure of those in black, ended up breaking the match that saw 6 New Zealand tries, which were scored by Mikkelson, Warbrick in duplicate, Nanai-Seturo, Nicole, Knewstubb and a penalty try. In the second match, the Kiwis prevailed over Argentina, while Australia did the same and thrashed the Koreans by a forceful
Previously, by the Group B, Fiji He did not disappoint and won, with a little work, to Japan 24-19. The starter showed a suit to a suit with two tries per side in the first half and an advantage for Japan, who scored the conversions of both tries. Already at the beginning of the second half, the Japanese team scored his third try at the hands of Kameli and threatened with a hit against the last champion. But Fiji took all its hierarchy, and with the double of Waisea Nacuqu, it was left with the victory by 24-19, in the game that opened the competition of sevens in Tokyo 2020. In the second turn, the islanders returned to triumph with less work than the previous game, this time they defeated Canada from 28 to 14 and those who visited the Ingoles were Jiuta Wainiqolo, Napolioni Bolaca, Asaeli Tuivuaka, Waisea Nacuqu and Aminiasi Tuimaba for the winner; while Justin Douglas and Captain Nathan Hirayama discounted for the Canadians. Also for group B, Great Britain also beat both rivals, first to the Americans by 24-0 with tries by Robbie Ferguson, Ross MCcan and Dan Norton in duplicate and later to the locals by 34-0 with conquests of Ben Harris, Alex Davies, Tom Mitchell, Dan Bibby, Ethan Waddleton and Harry Glover .
Finally, there were the duels corresponding to Group C. In the first of the crosses, South Africa won 33-14 a Ireland. The Blitzboks dominated from the first minute and prevailed against a European team that had a hard time getting into the game. Tries were scored by Davids, Visser, Geduld, Dry and Gans for South Africa, and Gavin Mullin and Terry Kennedy in Ireland. Also by the same group, United States defeated 19-14 a Kenya in one of the most even duels of these first six matches of these Olympic Games.