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New Zealand wins back-to-back men's Rugby World Cup Sevens titles

23 July, 2018, 05:55 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • It's been a fine showing for Ireland in San Francsico

Siviwe Soyizwapi scored four tries as the Blitzboks defeated Ireland 45-7 in their opening game of the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco on Saturday.

Scott Curry was named man of the match.

Pat Kay and Isaac Kaay scored for Canada, while veteran Nate Hirayama left the pitch in the second half on concussion protocol according to Rugby Canada. "But as a sportsperson you put that to bed and you move on to what the next job is".

New Zealand also flexed their muscles on the opening day, seeing off Russian Federation 29-5 in the easiest of first-up victories. The hosts blew away Wales 35-0 in their last 16 encounter.

Australia claimed the bronze medal with a hard fought 24-14 victory over hosts United States of America on a day when a a noisy and enthusiastic crowd of over 33,000 packed in to the spectacular AT&T Park, home of the San Francsico Giants.

New Zealand wins back-to-back men's Rugby World Cup Sevens titles

It was simply tragic and heartbreaking when Samuel Oliech and Samuel Njenga were sin-binned in quick succession to let Scotland, who were trailing, to win at the death and sail through to the Cup quarterfinals.

France take on New Zealand in the quarters, while World Series winners South Africa belted Ireland 45-7 and will play Scotland on day two.

The men's draw got underway very much as expected, with the teams seeded 9 to 16 prevailing in their pre-round of 16 matches against the 17th to 24th seeds.

England will play New Zealand in the final (02:53 SA time on Monday) in a repeat of the 2013 showpiece clash, while the Blitzboks will face Fiji (02:24 SA time) in the battle for bronze after the All Blacks were shock 22-17 winners in their semi-final against Fiji.

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