Pukpuks thump France 35-0

PNG got away to a 14-0 lead at the break, thanks to tries from Gairo Kapana and Eugene Tokavai.

More points came in the second half through tries to Freddy Rova, another to Kapana and William Tirang.

The Pukpuks will now face USA in the semi-final at 12:25pm. In the other semi-final, Argentina will play Canada. This match kicks off at 12:03pm.

Winners from both semi-finals will play off in the Challenge final at 3:33pm this afternoon.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018- Hamilton is being played live on TVWAN Action.

Hamilton set for giant weekend of rugby

Hamilton is the new stage for this year’s New Zealand round, and is set to welcome more than 50,000 fans through its doors on 3-4 February. Much like the tournament, teams will look at this as a fresh opportunity to get valuable points which will help them climb the series table and improve their Rugby World Cup Sevens seedings ahead of San Francisco in July. 

Hamilton on brink of F1 title triumph following Austin win

Mercedes driver Hamilton started on pole and triumphed with relative comfort in Austin to remain firmly in charge of the destiny of the championship, Vettel finishing second in Texas to keep his own slim hopes alive. 

The Briton now leads by 66 points with a maximum of 75 available to Vettel over the final three races of the season.

Wellington Sevens moving to Hamilton

The Wellington Sevens has been part of the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series since 2000 and was one of the most popular events on the New Zealand sporting calendar.

However, in recent years the event has struggled to attract the large crowds it was renowned for at the height of its popularity.

In 2016, New Zealand Rugby recorded its first financial loss from the Wellington Sevens and the writing appeared on the wall for a move.

The All Black Sevens won nine times in Wellington - the team's spiritual home - enjoying victory most recently in 2016.