Cape Town Sevens 2019 final: Blitzboks vs New Zealand

Tanya Simon
December 15, 2019

Ireland surprisingly topped Pool D, pipping Kenya on points difference after the teams drew 24-24, with Jordan Conroy scoring his second try of the match after the final hooter.

Both New Zealand men's and women's sevens sides have advanced at the Cape Town leg of the new World Sevens Series in South Africa.

The French, who upset New Zealand before losing 19-7 to Canada in last weekend's quarterfinals in Dubai, led 14-0 at the half Saturday on tries by Coralie Bertrand and Seraphine Okemba.

"We need two players shown the yellow card and we can't let this happen", Tuwai said after the 28-14 win over United States of America in their pool opener of the Cape Town 7s.

"It is going to be a tough day taking on two classy teams like that, but every day of a tournament on the World Series is a tough one".

The U.S. beat Canada on the first two stops of the circuit - 29-26 and 34-10.

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The loss dropped Canada's record against the Blacks to 3-28-1.

Samoa finished fourth in Dubai. Matt Mullins powered his way over late in the first half to make it 10-0 after a Welsh turnover.

"We made the most of our opportunities in that game", said Hirayama.

The Springbok Sevens enjoyed a good fine entertaining performance following a 21-14 victory over France on their second match in the Cup semifinal of the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday.

The Kiwi men top Pool B with three wins from three, next facing off against Scotland in the quarter-finals.

Ireland's reward for topping their pool is a meeting with Fiji, who turned up the heat in their final match against Japan to ensure they didn't miss out on the quarter-finals twice in a series for the first time.

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