Sevens

OUCH! Nose smashed, no problem as NZ star plays on

2019-01-27 10:26
Sam Dickson (Sky Sports)
Sam Dickson (Sky Sports)

Cape Town - Broken nose? No problem for New Zealand Sevens star Sam Dickson.

According to the Stuff website, Dickson copped an accidental knee to the nose at the breakdown in the Hamilton Sevens quarter-final against Australia, with the blow leaving it wonky and in severe need of attention.

But it wasn't enough to spell the end of Dickson's tournament.

After some running repairs Dickson returned for New Zealand's win over Australia, then started the semi-final against the USA (which New Zealand lost 17-7 to end their title hopes).

The All Blacks Sevens side would rebound to thrash the Blitzboks 29-7 in the bronze medal final, with Dickson scoring the final try in the match.

Coach Clark Laidlaw confirmed Dickson suffered a broken nose and quipped afterwards: "I think it makes him look better, so he'll be all right."

Click to WATCH the nose-breaking incident

Completed results from Day 2 of the New Zealand round of the World Rugby Sevens series in Hamilton on Sunday.

Cup

Quarter-finals 

Fiji 33 Canada 7 

South Africa 28 Samoa 19

New Zealand 24 Australia 17

USA 19 Scotland 14 

Semi-finals

Fiji 29 South Africa 7

USA 17 New Zealand 7

Playoff 3-4 

New Zealand 29 South Africa 7

Final

Fiji 38 USA 0

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