Action scenes from day 1 of the Wellington 7s 2009
Only Argentina remain unbeaten after day 1 of the NZI Sevens in Wellington, the day dished out an amazing amount of shocks.
Hosts New Zealand and Fiji suffered surprise losses early on against Wales and USA, Samoa lost to Fiji in a crucial game at the end of the day, England lost out against Argentina and Series leaders South Africa were pegged back in the penultimate match and finally beaten by a rampant Kenya. The men from central Africa were rallied by the local crowd and lifted to the occasion.
Entering the final match Australia were the only team capable of registering a 100% record but New Zealand rose to the challenge when they most needed to and beat their trans-Tasman rivals 26-19 without injured captain DJ Forbes.
The defending champion kiwis advance to the Cup quarter finals with Fiji, South Africa, Argentina, England, Wales, USA and Kenya.
2006 winners Samoa fail to make the last eight in the Cup after losing out to Fiji and USA on points difference, the same fate suffered by impressive Australia in their pool.