Hirayama lifts Canada past Portugal at Hong Kong Sevens

Kenya Lionesses in prayer before a match

But Fijian captain Paula Dranisinukula set the fierce rivalry aside at the start of the match to pass a framed tribute to his New Zealand counterpart Scott Curry to mark last month's terror attack in Christchurch.

In Pool A, South Africa beat Japan 22-7 and Samoa defeated Scotland 17-7, .

The day previously, just eight pool matches played in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event on day one, it was England's Dan Norton who grabbed the headlines as he surpassed Kenya's Collins Injera to become the new all-time leading Hong Kong sevens try-scorer with 32 tries.

The final pool will see series leaders U.S. tackle England, Wales and Spain, the latter having created history in Vancouver with their first ever victory over the All Blacks Sevens.

Pool B features Vancouver silver medallists France, Argentina, Canada and invitational side Portugal.

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In the other pool match, it was a repeat of last year's final, with Fiji beating Kenya 22-5.

Canada, ranked No. 12, also lost 19-14 to No. 8 Argentina in its tournament opener Friday - a match that saw Douglas score the 130th try of his career.

Watch Canada take on Portugal at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Hong Kong.

Placed sixth in the overall World Sevens Series, Australia know they need to make up ground to break into the top four, which automatically qualifies teams for next year's Olympics in Tokyo.

Scotland's rugby-playing women, assisted by three from the Borders, have reached the quarter-finals of a sevens tournament in the Far East.

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