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Amazons dominate in Hong Kong

The star studded Aussie Amazona dominated the Hong Kong 7s on the opening day claiming emphatic 21-0  victory in the final over China.

Tries from Kristy Giteau, Cobie Morgan and a brace from Debby Hodgkinson, the 2009 IRB Women's Personality of the Year, saw the Amazon through at the Hong Kong Stadium.

China, winners of the womens title in Las Vegas, were never in the game against the slick Australians whose efficient ball handling is a product of the team's Touch Rugby background.

Captain Cheryl Soon (pictured)pulled the strings expertly at scrum-half and was a constant nuisance for the Chinese.

"To do it two years in a row is really special. We came here to prove a point and that was to play some really good rugby and actually play rugby, we didn't want to be denied that," said Soon speaking to the IRB.

"Hong Kong is one of the most high profile events on the circuit so especially for the new girls it's really special. I think we had five new girls coming in this year. Now we just want to continue our success."

The Amazons were playing as an invitational side - for more on their lineup see here

Cup semi-finals:

The Aussies were pushed all the way in a nervy semi-final beating a physical and strong NZ Aotearoa Maori 12-5. The Chinese were also stretched by the always improving Kazakhstan with a late score the difference in the 14-7 win.

Cup quarter-finals:

China ended the chances of the Arabian Gulf 38-5, with the Aussies ruthlessly dismantling Malaysia 58-0. NZ Aotearoa Maori had no troubles with Hong Kong (47-0), whilst Thailand were very close to ousting Kazakhstan before going down 14-17.

Pool Results:

Pool A Arabian Gulf 26 Singapore 17, Aussie Amazons 60 Singapore 60, Arabian Gulf 0 Aussie Amazons 59.

Pool B Malaysia 20 PNG 0, China 20 PNG 20, Malaysia 0 China 46

Pool C Japan 5 Hong Kong 12, Thailand 22 Hong Kong 12, Japan 7 Thailand 19.

Pool D Kazakhstan 24 South African TUKs 12, NZ Aotearoa Maori 54 South African Tuks 0, Kazakhstan 7 NZ Aotearoa Maori 26.

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