England women fly into Sevens quarter finals

02 December, 2018, 13:42 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • South Africa's Muller du Plessis runs with the ball during the HSBC Canada Men's Sevens in BC Place Stadium in Vancouver

Australia also went through the mill in their semi-final and felt heartbreak at the death. New Zealand had a choice of scrum or lineout and chose a quick throw in.

The Kiwis had comfortably beaten the Eagles on Friday in pool play, but the final was in the balance until two minutes to go, when Andrew Knewstubb's second conversion to Dylan Collier's try gave New Zealand a safe 14-5 lead.

An under-strength injury depleted All Blacks Sevens completed the double for New Zealand, claiming the gold against U.S. in the final 21-5, following on the Black Ferns victory in the Women's tournament on Friday.

A stunning breakaway try from 18-year-old Lily Dick earned the Australian women's team a bronze medal at the Dubai Sevens as they edged out the United States of America 26-21 in a thrilling third place play-off.

In the rematch, New Zealand took a 7-0 lead, but the usa capitalized on a penalty to make it 7-5. France increased its lead to 28-5 with Adam Zaruba in the sin-bin for not releasing on a try-saving tackle.

It was the first time since 2009 that New Zealand have won in Dubai, and they achieved it without four first choice players who were injured before the final.

Ombachi then responded for Kenya by scoring a brace before Olindi completed the comeback with a try of his own.

Zimbabwe had earlier on Saturday lost to Canada 35-8 in the Challenge Trophy quarter-final after losing all their Pool "A" matches against South Africa (31-0), Argentina (22-19) and Samoa (17-15) on Friday.

While New Zealand built its lead atop the women's standings after two of six events, Canada vaulted over the U.S.to move into second spot. Sam Pecqueur scored a try with seconds left for Scotland to trail by only 21-19, then Jamie Farndale appeared to touch down the victor, but it was disallowed because he stepped out of bounds.

"We know this is the first qualifying period for 2020 but we're focused on the day-to-day process", said Canadian player Charity Williams.

Goss said the memory of their fifth place finish at Dubai previous year was motivation this weekend.

The Canada-Ireland winner will face the England-Australia victor in the semifinals.

The men, whose pre-season preparations were interrupted by a labour dispute with Rugby Canada, now head to Cape Town for next weekend's second stop of the HSBC World Rugby Series.

I am hoping to contribute more than previous year when I was concussed in the opening seconds of our first pool game.



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