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Australia ease into Vegas sevens quarters

Australia have won both of their opening day pool games at the men's world rugby sevens leg in Las Vegas.

Australia ease into Vegas sevens quarters

Australia have won both of their opening day pool games at the men's world rugby sevens leg in Las Vegas.

JOHN PORCH of Australia runs the ball during the Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia.
JOHN PORCH of Australia runs the ball during the Rugby Sevens match between Australia and Jamaica of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. Picture:Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Australia have progressed to the quarter-finals of the men's world rugby sevens leg in Las Vegas after they defeated Wales and Scotland on the opening day of action.

The Australians began their campaign on Friday in the US with thumping 26-0 victory over Wales.


Captain Lewis Holland and Brandon Quinn crossed for tries in the first half before Henry Hutchison and John Porch scored five pointers after the break.

It was a tougher test against Scotland but Australia prevailed 24-12 after the scores were locked at halftime.

Hutchison and Jeral Skelton scored tries in the opening half while Scotland's Max McFarland and Gavin Lowe responded.

Porch then got over the line twice to seal Australia's place in the last eight.

"We played really well in the first game and continued that," coach Tim Walsh said.

Australia will play Fiji in their final pool match on Saturday with top spot up for grabs after the Pacific Islanders beat Scotland 36-12 and Wales 33-14.

The last-eight showdowns will be played on Saturday.

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