All Blacks Sevens remain unbeaten in Vancouver
The class of Vilimoni Koroi shone through as the All Blacks Sevens finished day one in Vancouver with a clean 3-0 sheet.
The 18-year-old playmaker scored two superb solo tries in the narrow 15-14 victory over Canada, and it might have been three but he allowed the ball to be knocked out of his grasp as he was heading between the uprights. Scott Curry scored New Zealand's other try with an in and away that would have done most wingers proud.
Canada were hard to shake, playing rugged and intense sevens before a capacity home crowd, and the last second try to Adam Zaruba reduced the final margin to just one.
The upshot is that New Zealand top Pool D and will play Pool A runners-up England in the Cup quarter-finals at 7.52am (NZT) today.. New Zealand defeated the same foes in the Las Vegas quarter-finals.
The other quarter-final match-ups see Fiji face Australia and USA against Argentina.