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Tokyo Olympics Women’s Pool standings after day 1

The Tokyo Olympics women Pool matches kicked off on Thursday morning and each team in the Pool has played two matches ahead of the final two days.

Pool A is wide open ahead of day two matches. New Zealand are top with six points having won all their matches. The Black Ferns have a superior point difference which gives them an advantage heading to Friday matches.

Russian Olympic Committee are second in the Pool with four points and can top the pool if they beat New Zealand on Friday with a good margin. Great Britain also have a chance of ending the pool with seven points and booking a direct slot to the quarters should they beat Kenya Lionesses.

Kenya Lionesses quarterfinal dream is also still on but they must beat Great Britain on Friday with a huge margin.

Pool B is also wide open, but it is France who sit top with six points after winning all their opening two matches. France have a superior point differential heading to the final pool stage match. Canada and Fiji are on four points each but separated by a point differential of 19 and seven.

Brazil sit bottom with two points and can still end the competition with five points.

Defending Champions Australia and USA are through to the quarters having picked six points each in the opening two matches. The two will face off on Friday with the winner set to top the pool.

China and Japan have two points each and will be fighting for the third spot on Friday

Pool Stage matches results

France 12-5 Fiji

Canada 33-0 Brazil

USA 28-14 China

Australia 48-0 Japan

ROC 12-14 Great Britain

New Zealand 29-7 Kenya Lionesses

Round two

Canada 12-26 Fiji

France 40-5 Brazil

Australia 26-10 China

USA 17-7 Japan

New Zealand 26-21 Great Britain

ROC 35-12Kenya

Featured image Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

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