Rugby Union: Wales through to the World Cup Sevens finals in Hong Kong

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Wales are through to the World Cup Sevens finals in Hong Kong next year after two easy wins in the qualifying tournament in Dubai yesterday. They thrashed Kenya 45-0 and the Czech Republic 66-14.

RUGBY WORLD SEVENS CUP Qualifying tournament (Dubai) Pool A: Scotland 33 Tunisia 21; Tunisia 10 Yugoslavia 5; Scotland 52 Yugoslavia 0. Pool B: Denmark 33 Malaysia 7; South Africa 59 Denmark 7; South Africa 67 Malaysia 0. Pool C: Wales 66 Czech Republic 14; Czech Republic 17 Kenya 5; Wales 45 Kenya 7. Pool D: United States 45 Sri Lanka 0; Ivory Coast 19 Sri Lanka 13; United States 24 Ivory Coast 0. Pool E: Fiji 101 Zambia 0; Russia 50 Zambia 12; Fiji 56 Russia 5. Pool F: Tonga 34 Taiwan 5; Taiwan 55 Singapore 7; Tonga 59 Singapore 12. Pool G: Morocco 20 Botswana 6; Italy 45 Botswana 7; Morocco 21 Italy 0. Pool H: Arabian Gulf 41 Thailand 7; Zimbabwe 57 Thailand 7; Zimbabwe 35 Arabian Gulf 12. Quarter-finals (today): Fiji v Morocco, Wales v Scotland, South Africa v United States, Zimbabwe v Tonga. (Quarter-finalists qualify for finals in Hong Kong next March).

Clive Griffiths has returned to union after an absence of 17 years as assistant coach of Welsh League First Division side Treorchy. Griffiths, 42, switched to rugby league with St Helens in 1979. He went on to play for and coach the Wales RL team, and has recently been assistant coach of the recent Great Britain side.

FRENCH BARBARIANS (v South Africa, Brive, today): S Viars; F Corrihons, G Bouic, P Sella, D Venditti; L Mazas, F Galthie; P Triep-Capdevielle, M Dal Maso, M Reggiardo, G Ross, M Cecillon, M Lievremont (capt), J Kronfeld, T Labrousse.

SOUTH AFRICA: R Bennett; A Snyman, D Muir, J Thomson, J Gillingham; F Smith, K Putt; G Pagel, H Tromp, M Hurter, F van Heerden, H Strydom, W Fyvie (capt), T Oosthuizen, J Erasmus.