1 Feb 2008

Rugby sevens tournament under way in Wellington

4:58 pm on 1 February 2008

The third leg of the International Rugby World sevens series is underway in New Zealand's capital Wellington.

It's been a mixed start for some Pacific teams in the opening pool matches.

Elma Maua reports.

"The weather is perfect as the defending champions Samoa get their campaign underway with a 22-nil victory over Papua New Guinea. The Cook Islands have upset England 21-7 , while in other early matches New Zealand beat Canada 43-nil, the United States upset Argentina 17-7, Tonga were soundly beaten 26-nil by Scotland, South Africa beat Australia 24-14, Kenya beat France 19-nil and Fiji beat Wales 40 points to 7."