New Zealand 21-5 USA: All Blacks Sevens win Dubai tournament

02 December, 2018, 13:41 | Author: Judy Cobb
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An under-strength injury depleted All Blacks Sevens completed the double for New Zealand, claiming the gold against United States of America in the final 21-5, following on the Black Ferns victory in the Women's tournament on Friday.

The Canada Sevens earned the top score in five of the categories.

With temperatures hovering around 30 degrees this weekend in Dubai, Canada's men's rugby sevens players took a touch of home with them out into the sweltering sun to find some chill.

"I know elite teams are measured on results but after the traumas of last 3 months & hardly any preparation I was really proud of the efforts of our boys", Canada coach Damian McGrath said via social media.

The Springboks Sevens came into the opening tournament of the 2017-18 season as defending Sevens Series and Dubai champs.

The 2019 edition goes March 9 and 10 at B.C. Place.

The Canadian women finished second in the women's event 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.

"You can see all the teams are pretty keen to get out there and start playing some rugby". Connor Braid and Luke McCloskey, both of Victoria, made an impact in the loss to the Aussies with Oak Bay High-grad Braid scoring two tries and SMUS-grad McCloskey one try. It has 56 tournament victories to the Americans' two. Our speed, our work ethic, our endeavour all day today from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals has shown through for us.

Baker was then sin-binned for an intentional slap down and Australia took immediate advantage, feeding the ball out left to Porch for his second try of the game. But the Eagles, at full complement, could not expose the exhausted New Zealanders because they were unable to offload, and were plagued by errors. A crucial turn over in the last play of the game by debutant Scott Gregory secured the 7-5 victory, and was also awarded the UL Mark of Excellence as "Moment of the Tournament".

South Africa blew a 12-0 lead, and conceded late penalties as Argentina rallied to trail by two.

Two Tom Mitchell tries helped England to a 22-5 win over South Africa and Tom Bowen scored in the semi-final, but England lost it 7-5 to New Zealand.

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