Wellington Sevens live-blog: Day one recap

Burst of flames fire off behind the victorious New Zealand sevens team in Wellington.
Burst of flames fire off behind the victorious New Zealand sevens team in Wellington.
New Zealand captain DJ Forbes with the Wellington Sevens trophy.
New Zealand captain DJ Forbes with the Wellington Sevens trophy.
The victorious New Zealand sevens team perform a haka for the Wellington crowd.
The victorious New Zealand sevens team perform a haka for the Wellington crowd.
The New Zealand sevens team celebrate in the changing rooms after their Wellington Sevens final victory over South Africa.
The New Zealand sevens team celebrate in the changing rooms after their Wellington Sevens final victory over South Africa.
New Zealand captain DJ Forbes celebrates with the fans at Wellington Stadium.
New Zealand captain DJ Forbes celebrates with the fans at Wellington Stadium.
Sherwin Stowers has a disagreement with two England players during their semifinal.
Sherwin Stowers has a disagreement with two England players during their semifinal.
New Zealand's Ben Lam crosses next to the posts during the semifinal against England.
New Zealand's Ben Lam crosses next to the posts during the semifinal against England.
Kelly Meafua of Samoa scores tackled by Kenya's Biko Adema.
Kelly Meafua of Samoa scores tackled by Kenya's Biko Adema.
James Johnstone of Scotland runs in to score with Canada's Nanyak Dala in pursuit.
James Johnstone of Scotland runs in to score with Canada's Nanyak Dala in pursuit.
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the Pool A match between England and Portugal.
Head coach Simon Amor of England looks on during the Pool A match between England and Portugal.
New Zealand's Ben Lam rides the tackle of a Fijian defender.
New Zealand's Ben Lam rides the tackle of a Fijian defender.
Emosi Mulevoro of Fiji dives over to score a try against New Zealand.
Emosi Mulevoro of Fiji dives over to score a try against New Zealand.
Sherwin Stowers dives in to score for the All Black Sevens.
Sherwin Stowers dives in to score for the All Black Sevens.
Argentina's Anibal Panceyra Garrido takes on the USA defence.
Argentina's Anibal Panceyra Garrido takes on the USA defence.
Rhodri Davies of Wales makes a break against South Africa.
Rhodri Davies of Wales makes a break against South Africa.

New Zealand's biggest costume party kicks off today in Wellington for the IRB Sevens tournment.

Our team is keen to take out the title again while thousands of fans are keen to strut their stuff in support of the boys at Westpac Stadium.

Our reporters Michelle Duff and Tom Hunt will be bringing you all the action on and off the field as the day unfolds.

These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
These fans got especially pixellated for the occasion.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
Richie Benaud fans Henry Cameron, left, Richie Ball and Choi Jackson.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
A belly dancer is escorted out of Westpac Stadium.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Dennis Watling comes to the Sevens each year - for the rugby - and was prepared for the rain.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Scots Andre Hoggard, Caitlin Williams, Paige Kenning and Kit Bradley.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Minions from Auckland, Sophie Cameron, Morgan Smith and Larissa Pedersen.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Smudge McNeilage and the paua women.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Kevin Banaghan and 'gorilla'.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Wellington's Abigail Moir and Johnny Crothers as Ken and Barbie.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
Hamilton cavemen and cavewomen.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A Christchurch Hangover 'wolfpack'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
A gaggle of Billy T James'.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Jamaican bob sled team Ryan Walker, Mike Barnett, Mitch Steele and Blair Williams.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Norman Hemi, front, leads his wolf pack.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Monopoly women Nicola Taylor, left, Helena Quinn, Jan Grindle and Chantal Fuhl.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
Mad hatters Clint and Teresa McKenzie.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
The Canadians: Shea Martinm, Meredith Barrett-Jones, Arielle Martin and Briana Hungerford.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Beauty queens Katie O'Loughlan, left, Stacey Craig, Ashleigh McCutcheon and Rachel Watson.
Tongan Native Americans.
Tongan Native Americans.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
Amy Brookes and Ben Fox were actually pretty easy to spot in their Where's Wally? costumes.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
This group of lords and ladies seem dressed for a different kind of party altogether.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
These guys escaped from jail just to join the celebrations.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
Cory Heather and James Scott as that perennial Sevens favourite, Speedo Cops.
 Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Judy Brokenshire, Lyn Weir, Dale Thompson and Tracey Hall have been coming to the sevens for 14 years and counting.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Kurt Umbers and Hemi Hoskins are dressed as pop group LMFAO.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Bo Simkin, left, and Claire parkinson both from Eastbourne as super heroes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from
Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Punters start their warm-up for the sevens. Pirates, from Auckland, from left, Caznae Raynes, Ashleigh Robinson, Connor Robinson, Carol Robinson and Phil Raynes.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Back row from left, Robert Makene, Steve Burgess, Christine Paul, and front row from left Sapphire Martin and Maree Cheshire get ready to go.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
Punters, from left, Paul Garrett, Jesse Garrett, Brian Martelletti, Marcus Garrett, Shane Hamnett and Randy Toone, plan to arrive at the Sevens on horseback.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
The "Jarmy Army", from left, Dean Holland, Dene Cassin, Herb Bell and Jeff Geayley warm up for the sevens on the Wellington waterfront.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.
Ultimate sevens fan Waitangi Mika, centre, and the Doctours are ready for action.

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FIRED UP: Waitangi Mika, front, and members of the "Doctours" getting ready to breathe some life into the Wellington Sevens.
FIRED UP: Waitangi Mika, front, and members of the "Doctours" getting ready to breathe some life into the Wellington Sevens.

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