Hong Kong lost all of their pool matches on day one of the HSBC Singapore Sevens on Saturday. Hong Kong are the invited 16th team – hitting out with the 15 core teams on the international series for the first time this season – in Singapore. Hong Kong dropped games to France, 26-7, Argentina, 31-5, and Australia, 47-0, to close the day, which means they are forced to take part in the second-tier Challenge Trophy quarter-finals on Sunday against Wales at the National Stadium. It was a step in the wrong direction for disappointed Hong Kong coach Paul John. “It’s been disappointing, I thought we did okay in the first game, despite the two yellow cards, we stretched France a bit and should have scored early on,” he said. “But we are very disappointed in our second game. We stood off Argentina a bit I thought. We had opportunities where we could have gone hard but we didn’t. “We look a tired side in my eyes today, but every side here also played last week.” Hong Kong put in an improved effort against Australia but fatigue and unforced errors conspired in a heavy 47-0 loss. Australia also advanced to the cup quarters on Sunday. Singapore Sevens: Fiji stumble twice but still go through as Hong Kong lose all three games; USA look to confirm Tokyo 2020 place “Every time we had the ball against them we made an error, and every error led to a score for them. We can’t do that against teams like Australia who are here fighting for every last point as they try to climb the series ladder.” HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 - Singapore Day 1 (French Commentary) https://t.co/ezWVS9e6tB — World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) April 13, 2019 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> John has placed the onus on his players to sharpen up overnight: “We have to talk it through tonight and to be honest about it. We are making too many errors and not really going for it. “The boys are trying, I can’t fault them for that, and we are trying to change it up a bit on the pitch, rotating players, but it’s disappointing. I feel like we are letting ourselves down. Hong Kong the bridesmaid again as Ireland run off with sevens World Series berth “We beat Chile and Tonga last week and both of them have beaten some good sides on the Series. We looked a bit overawed out there today, and I don’t see why, this is where we want to play,” John noted. On a day of twists and turns, New Zealand, USA, Australia and South Africa were the teams to navigate through to the last-eight with unbeaten records. RE:LIVE: What a try and what a moment! @Scotlandteam score in the final play of the match to beat Fiji at the #Singapore7s #DHLRugby pic.twitter.com/ZifQDJiPbj — World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) April 13, 2019 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> Away from the quartet, Scotland also recorded a big victory over the champions of Hong Kong last week, Fiji, and Wales ended England’s 16-game world series winning streak over them in pool C. Despite these landmark victories neither side were able to progress to Sunday’s cup quarter-finals as Fiji – who lost twice – England, Argentina and Samoa complete the line-up. Series leaders United States are also through after winning all their group matches.