New Zealand 21-5 USA: All Blacks Sevens win Dubai tournament

New Zealand 21-5 USA: All Blacks Sevens win Dubai tournament

The Canadian men finished 11th at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens after losing 28-12 to France in the consolation Challenge Trophy semifinals Saturday.

It was at the 2015 Dubai Sevens where the US rugby sevens team scored its historic first-ever win over New Zealand, but an even more historic cup final win was not to be on Saturday as the Eagles fell to the All Blacks 21-5.

Tone Ng Shiu gave the New Zealand men a 7-0 lead with a first-half converted try.

National women's Sevens coach Kevin Wambua is braced for physical encounters as the second leg of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series kicks off today in Dubai.

With just nine players in the Final, the All Blacks Sevens again faced the United States of America and tries to Ng Shiu, Collier and McGarvey-Black confirmed the 21-5 result.

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The Blitzboks will try to make it a three-from-three wins on Day1 of the Dubai7s.

A Harry Glover try with time running out lifted England to a 15-14 win over Australia in the third-place match.

The Cheetahs however, got a rude awakening of how much ground they would need to cover in the worldwide game after being handed a 31-0 hiding by Dubai tournament defending champions South Africa in their opening assignment.

I was really curious as to why they were all saying well done and when I realised why, it was like "Wow!".

This is a massive year for sevens with the top four teams at the end of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series automatically qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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The results means that Shujaa got one point to finish last in the event alongside their continental rivals Zimbabwe, who lost to former World champions Wales 14-10 in the other semi-final for 13th place.

"We lost five games here a year ago".

The Dubai tournament is the second of the women's World Sevens Series and follows a successful campaign from the Black Ferns Sevens in their first tournament, beating all comers in Colorado and taking the No 1 spot on the standings.

The tournament was won by New Zealand, which beat the U.S.

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