All Blacks Sevens complete Dubai double


The Fiji Women's Sevens team have managed to avoid the wooden spoon for finishing last at the World Series tournament in Dubai, thanks to a 17-5 win over Kenya. It will be the Eagles' first final in Dubai.

"It was hugely impressive, guys like Andrew Knewstubb, Sione Molia and Dylan Collier led from the front and they were inspirational for those younger players, and the guys that hadn't had much game time on the circuit really stepped up and played well", said Curry. It's unbelievable what we've been able to do.

Zimbabwe finished their campaign with a narrow 14-10 defeat to former World Champions Wales in the 13th place semi-final which meant they finished last in the event alongside continental rivals Kenya.

"This year's all about qualifying for Tokyo 2020 so yeah, we wanted to come here and win the tournament so we've done that".

Two-time world player of the year Perry Baker had turned on the gas to burn off John Porch - who's no slouch himself - and break the deadlock against Australia with his sixth try of the weekend.

After falling behind 7-0 after a try from Hannah Tyrrell, the Kiwis answered through Blyde and Broughton to take a 10-7 halftime lead.

The rear view of the Centenary edition jersey. SA RUGBY
The rear view of the Centenary edition jersey. SA RUGBY

Matai Leuta was stripped of the ball by Knewstubb near the tryline, and New Zealand used the turnover to score at the other end, as Tone Ng Shiu powered past Ben Pinkleman.

Moments before, the U.S. knocked on and the ball went out.

Harry Glover thought he had put England ahead in the left corner only for his effort to be ruled out after he was adjudged to have stepped out of bounds. Fiji placed fifth, beating defending Series champion South Africa 24-19 in extra time. Gareth Baber's men saw off Argentina 31-21, after the Blitzboks had dispatched Scotland 29-0.

Shujaa have been relegated to the Challenge Trophy at the Dubai Sevens tournament after losing to Scotland and France yesterday.

The Canadians beat the Zimbabweans, but lost in their next game against France, which ended their tournament in a tie for 11th.

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