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Defending champions Wasps buzzing after day one of Singha Premiership Rugby 7s

Defending champions Wasps buzzing after day one of Singha Premiership Rugby 7s

Reigning champions Wasps qualified for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s quarter-finals as number one seeds in emphatic fashion with two bonus point wins at Franklin’s Gardens.

Gloucester Rugby, Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs also topped their respective pools on a thrilling night of 7s action in Northampton on Friday night.

Wasps face Sale in the first quarter-final on Saturday, with the Warriors taking on Newcastle Falcons and Gloucester Rugby meeting Harlequins.

The final quarter-final will see Exeter meet pool opponents Saracens for the second time in two days, with Saracens victorious on Friday 26-19.

In the Bowl semi-finals, hosts Northampton Saints take on London Irish with Leicester Tigers meeting Bath Rugby.

Wasps saw off Newcastle Falcons 31-10 in their opening game with Josh Bassett running in two of their five tries with Adam Radwan getting both scores for the Falcons.

The 2016 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s winners then scored eight tries to beat Leicester Tigers 52-0 in their second game to go through as winners of Pool A with Newcastle through in second.

Gloucester Rugby also progressed through to the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record after victories over Harlequins and London Irish on Friday night.

The Cherry and Whites scored five tries to beat Harlequins 29-7 before securing a 31-10 success over London Irish. Harlequins also progressed thanks to their 24-10 win over Irish.

Worcester Warriors are also be among the top seeds for the quarter-finals after a 27-0 victory, which included a Matt Cox hat-trick against Sale Sharks and a 35-17 win over Bath Rugby.

Cox secured the 23rd hat-trick in the history of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s and was only the second to be scored by a Warrior following Josh Adams in 2016.

Sale Sharks will join them in the quarter-finals after their 22-12 success against Bath.

In Pool D, Northampton Saints’ 12-7 victory over Saracens in the final game of the night was not enough for them to lift themselves off the bottom of the Pool D.

Exeter Chiefs topped the group on points difference thanks to their 33-0 success over the Saints with while the Chiefs were beaten 26-19 by Saracens.

Quarter Finals:

Wasps vs Sale Sharks

Worcester Warriors vs Newcastle Falcons

Gloucester Rugby vs Harlequins

Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens

Bowl Semi Finals:

Northampton Saints v London Irish

Leicester Tigers vs Bath Rugby

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