Another interesting team to watch is Uruguay as they've been featured on the circuit before; I can remember them competing at USA 7s in years past. Russia had a strong showing as hosts of the World University games and has competed in the men's Elite bracket of the LVI each of the last 3 years. Hosts Hong Kong also look strong, as do Zimbabwe who remain undefeated, and the quarterfinals should yield some thrilling match ups. Now if I only I could find a stream for these games as well!
Following the updates on the iRB website shows that Uruguay and Japan win their final pool play mayches Day 2. Japan just beat the Cook Islands 26-7 and Uruguay was victorious 28-5 over Trinidad & Tobago. Italy is playing Hong Kong at the moment - should be the best match up of the remaining pool play tests! Undefeated Russia takes on similarly 2-0 Zimbabwe soon as well!
Highlights from Day 1 of action are here.
More on the tournament from the iRB: