NZ sevens teams chase Comm Games gold

14 April, 2018, 22:15 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Charlotte Caslick and Emilee Cherry of the Australian Women's Sevens team having a run on a Gold Coast beach before the tournament starts this weekend

The winners of the four pools that has four teams each will directly sail through to the semi-finals with second placed teams battle in the fifth to eighth place semi-finals.

The All Black sevens trounced Zambia 54-nil and Kenya 40-7, before beating the Canadians to top pool C.

Australia opened the scoring in the first minute through Emma Tonegato and powered to a 22-0 half-time lead before conceding a rare try as Wales slowed their charge.

Vilimoni Koroi has scored New Zealand's opening try at the Commonwealth Games sevens tournament.

NZ women's sevens star Portia Woodman.

Charlotte Caslick in action for Australia. AFP
Camera Icon Charlotte Caslick in action for Australia. AFP

Scott Curry of New Zealand is tackled during the Rugby Sevens match between New Zealand and Kenya on day 10 of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Robina Stadium on April 14, 2018 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Meanwhile, after falling to New Zealand and Canada 45-0 and 24-12, Kenya Lionesses recovered superbly to hit South Africa 19-10 in their last Pool "A" duel on Saturday.

England and Wales meet in their final pool game at 09:59 BST on Saturday, while the men's competition also gets under way with England, Wales and Scotland all in action.

Australia will play Canada, runners-up in pool A, in the semi-finals.

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