Published on Dec 02, 2016 by William Webb Ellis

Highlights of Day 1 from Round 1 of the 2016/2017 HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai on December 2nd 2016.

Only 4 teams remain unbeaten: South Africa, Fiji, England and Australia.


USA’s Perry Baker scored superbly on the DHL Performance Tracker during the first day of play in the desert heat. Despite the United States losing out against Scotland 14-5 and South Africa 19-17, it was the Speedstick who provided some real magic both on attack and in defense. The USA won 29-7 against Uganda – and will play in the Challenge Trophy competition (Bottom 8) – looking a 9th place finish.

Photo Credits: Getty Images & World Rugby

Author Dallen Stanford played on the HSBC Sevens World Series for the United States from 2006-2009 appearing in 13 Tournaments including the 2009 Sevens World Cup in Dubai. He is the Show Host for The Rugby Channel’s weekly highlights, commentates international matches all over the USA, and made his World Rugby TV announcing debut on the HSBC Sevens World Series during the 2016 Las Vegas & Vancouver 7s as well as the Atlanta Women’s 7s that same year.

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