Kenya came from behind to beat South Africa 22-17 and take top spot in Pool A.
The win is Kenya’s first against South Africa having failed on 18 previous occasions.
Paul Treu’s men led 17-5 at half time, but Kenya came out firing in the second half scoring three unanswered tries to snatch the win.
South Africa’s first defeat of the series means they will now face hosts New Zealand in the quarter-finals, after the Kiwis beat Australia 26-19 in their final pool game to claim top spot, while Kenya will face Wales in their quarter-final.
In group D, Fiji leapfrogged the USA into top spot with a 19-5 win over Samoa, setting up a quarter-final clash against England. USA will play Argentina in the other Cup play-off.
Kenya vs Wales
Fiji vs England
Argentina vs USA
New Zealand vs South Africa
For the full list of day one scores click here.