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Kiwis triumph in PE

2012-12-09 20:45

Port Elizabeth - New Zealand claimed their fourth straight South Africa Sevens title on Sunday with a rampant 47-12 win over France in the final at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The New Zealanders swept to their sixth title in the last seven events in South Africa after rebounding from a pool-stage loss to Fiji.

The series leaders and two-time IRB sevens defending champions outscored France seven tries to two for their first tournament victory of the season after losing in the final in Australia and Dubai.

South Africa finished third with a 35-0 win over Argentina.

Wales beat Fiji 26-14 in the Plate final, Australia also outscored Samoa 26-14 to take the Bowl and Spain hammered Zimbabwe 33-0 in the Shield decider.

New Zealand lead the overall standings by 14 points from France.

Results on Sunday from the Port Elizabeth Sevens, the third leg of the IRB world sevens series at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium:

Cup

Quarter-finals

South Africa 17, United States 7
New Zealand 35, Wales 5
France 10, Portugal 7
Argentina 15, Fiji 12

Semi-finals

New Zealand 12, South Africa 5
France 10, Argentina 7 (after extra time)

Third place

South Africa 35, Argentina 0

Final

New Zealand 47, France 12

Plate

Semi-finals

Wales 26, United States 19
Fiji 26, Portugal 12

Final

Wales 26, Fiji 14

Bowl

Quarter-finals

Australia 24, Zimbabwe 14
Kenya 19, Scotland 17
Samoa 36, Canada 21
England 14, Spain 7

Semi-finals

Australia 24, Kenya 21
Samoa 15, England 12

Final

Australia 26, Samoa 14

Shield

Semi-finals

Zimbabwe 21, Scotland 14
Spain 29, Canada 12

Final


Spain 33, Zimbabwe 0

Series standings (after 3 of 9 rounds):

1. New Zealand 60 points
2. France 46
3. Fiji 44
4. South Africa 41
5. Samoa 39
6. Kenya 37
7. Argentina 36
8. Wales 31
9. Portugal 21
10. Australia 19

AP

Comments
  • Caleb - 2012-12-09 21:58

    4 in a row, great stuff boys.

  • dan.mccaw.16 - 2012-12-09 22:44

    Its time the springbok supporters realize that Nz rugby are world class players and world class champions.

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2012-12-10 04:47

      With a few world class idiots thinking they can bask in the glory of New Zealand from afar.

      my10cent - 2012-12-10 08:24

      @rocco, you typical arrogant idiot - i have been an AB supporter for almost 50 years. Does that make me an idiot? And ...does the fact that my Afrikaans speaking neighbor support Man United and not BananaBanana, make him an idiot? GO PLAY WITH YOURSELF!!!

      jaco.d.villiers.1 - 2012-12-10 09:33

      Congratulations to the NZ team. Good effort from our boys too. Its clear that all the teams have lifted their game with more upsets happening at the tournaments. "My10Cents"... Dont think we quite understand your argument. Dont think Man United will play against Bafana Bafana. AND even if they would (in your world) then yes, I think one should support our countrie's team. Nothing wrong in supporting teams from around the world I would say. I cant tell you its wrong to support other teams... but I can tell you its "wrong" to support them over your own people. Just my 10cents.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-12-10 13:48

      @Dan: Yes they are, but it doesn't change the fact that your a unpatriotic traitor to your country men.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-12-10 13:50

      @jaco.d.villiers.1 : I couldn't have said it better.

  • bradmgflynn - 2012-12-10 11:03

    Go vote at www.rugga.info on your thoughts of the SA 7 and share more of them in our article http://rugga.info/2012/12/10/all-blacks-crush-again-in-pe/

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