New Zealand Outclass England To Retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand Outclass England To Retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand Outclass England To Retain World Cup Sevens

New Zealand is looking to complete the double-double after the Black Ferns Sevens successfully defended their crown with a 29-0 win over France in the women's final yesterday.

The women's championship semifinals on day two will see defending champions New Zealand play United States, with Australia against France on the other side of the draw.

After bouncing back from their quarter final defeat to England, USA hammered Scotland 28-0, but had no answer for Argentina in their clash for fifth place, with Los Pumas Sevens making easy work of the Eagles, scoring a massive 33-7 win and claiming fifth place.

Molia then grabbed a second try moments later, burrowing over from close range to cap a dominant start.

They fell behind inside three minutes to the reigning World Sevens Series champions but responded impressively and built a 17-7 interval advantage through tries by Harry Glover, Tom Mitchell and Ruaridh McConnochie, with Mitchell adding one conversion.

New Zealand replacements Akuila Rokolisoa and Trael Joass, however, finished off the scoring to make the side the first to win three sevens World Cup titles.

The New Zealanders had earlier reached the final after a clinical 22-17 defeat of Olympic champions Fiji in the semi-finals.

England coach Simon Amor admitted however his side had been unable to reproduce their best form in the final. "That massively showed our resolve", she said. We were there in the final after a lot of ups and downs this season.

Kenyans have reacted with disbelieve and shock after the national sevens team squandered a comfortable 26-5 lead with four minutes to go to lose to Scotland 31-26 and exit the Rugby World Cup Sevens in the round of 16 stage on Saturday.

Elsewhere Sunday, Samoa's campaign ended in disgrace with player Gordon Langkilde thrown out of the tournament for his part in a tunnel bust-up following Saturday's defeat to Wales.

Baber says that the team is calm and focused ahead of their opener against Japan and they are ready for the challenge ahead of them.

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