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RugbyU: New Zealand down South Africa 21-0 in Sevens final

New Zealand outblitzed the Blitzbokke to regain the lead in the IRB World Sevens series on Saturday, defeating the South Africans 21-0 in the Wellington final. After losing to South Africa in the last two rounds in Las Vegas and Port Elizabeth, New Zealand were not to be denied a third time as they racked up their second tournament win of the series. On a wet and windy evening, all the points were scored in the first half as a rampant All Blacks ran in three tries.

RugbyU: Imposing Springboks targeted in Wellington sevens

The imposing South Africans with their rock-solid defence are being targeted as the team to beat when the New Zealand round of the IRB world Sevens series gets underway in Wellington on Friday. South Africa, coming off back-to-back titles in Las Vegas and Port Elizabeth, lead the series by one point over perennial tournament pacemakers New Zealand, going into the fifth of nine rounds.

RugbyU: New Zealand aim for Sevens boost at home

New Zealand hope to use home advantage to regain top spot when the IRB World Sevens roadshow rolls into Wellington this week. The reigning champions, who claimed a record series 11th title last year, head to their capital on 77 points, one behind South Africa, who have won two of the four competition rounds held this season. New Zealand have only one tournament win to their credit, the opening round in Australia, and will be desperate to succeed in front of their home crowd after suffering a shock loss to Kenya here in last year's semi-finals.

RugbyU: IRB Sevens World Series results

Results on Sunday after the third and final day of the USA Sevens, part of the IRB Sevens World Series: Finals Cup South Africa 14 New Zealand 7 Third place Samoa 19 Canada 22 Plate Australia 24 England 26 Bowl Kenya 0 Fiji 35 Shield Spain 0 United States 31 Semi-finals Cup South Africa 14 Samoa 0 Canada 7 New Zealand 26 Bowl Kenya 21 Scotland 7 Wales 12 Fiji 40 Shield Spain 19 Portugal 12

RugbyU: South Africa win USA Sevens

South Africa beat New Zealand 14-7 on Sunday to win a second straight title at the USA Sevens, part of the IRB Sevens World Series. With the triumph in the fourth tournament of the series the South Africans overtake New Zealand atop the standings. Canada rallied to shock Samoa 22-19 for third place. bb/dj

Rugby Union: IRB Sevens World Series results

Results on Saturday after the second day of the USA Sevens, part of the IRB Sevens World Series: Quarter-finals Cup South Africa 36 Argentina 0 Samoa 12 Australia 10 France 14 Canada 17 New Zealand 24 England 7 Bowl Kenya 24 Spain 0 Portugal 7 Scotland 31 United States 7 Wales 12 Fiji 38 Uruguay 14 Pool matches Pool A Wales 19 Canada 21 South Africa 19 Kenya 7 Pool B Australia 26 Scotland 7 New Zealand 12 Fiji 7

Rugby Sevens: South Africans chase Kiwis for series lead

Defending champion South Africa, coming off an emotional home-soil title last month, enters this week's Rugby Sevens World Series event at Las Vegas trying to overtake leaders New Zealand. The Springbok Sevens beat New Zealand 17-14 in the final, rallying from 14 points down to win just days after the death of Nelson Mandela. "We woke up on Friday and heard the sad news of Tata Madiba's passing and it was moving to say the least," South African captain Kyle Brown said, referring to Mandela.

Rugby Union: IRB Sevens World Series results

Results on Saturday after the first day of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, part of the IRB Sevens World Series: Pool A Fiji 26 Australia 5 Scotland 21 France 33 Fiji 27 France 7 Scotland 19 Australia 31 Fiji 29 Scotland 12 Australia 12 France 19 Pool B South Africa 24 Canada 7 Kenya 28 Spain 0 South Africa 38 Spain 0 Kenya 24 Canada 12 Canada 12 Spain 26 South Africa 27 Kenya 7 Pool C New Zealand 43 Portugal 0 Wales 26 United States 10

Rugby Union: IRB Sevens World Series results

Results on Saturday on the first day of the South African leg of the IRB Sevens World Series: Pool A Fiji 26 Australia 5 Scotland 21 France 33 Fiji 27 France 7 Scotland 19 Australia 31 Fiji 29 Scotland 12 Australia 12 France 19 Pool B South Africa 24 Canada 7 Kenya 28 Spain 0 South Africa 38 Spain 0 Kenya 24 Canada 12 Canada 12 Spain 26 South Africa 27 Kenya 7 Pool C New Zealand 43 Portugal 0 Wales 26 United States 10

Rugby Union: Dubai Rugby Sevens results

Results on Saturday in the Dubai Rugby Sevens, the second leg of the IRB Sevens World Series: Quarter-finals New Zealand 26 Argentina 19 Fiji 26 Scotland 14 South Africa 21 Kenya 12 Wales 12 England 33 Semi-finals South Africa 26 England 12 Fiji 44 New Zealand 0 Final Fiji 29 South Africa 17 Plate semi-finals Argentina 12 Scotland 5 Kenya 19 Wales 24 Final Argentina 21 Wales 5 Bowl Semi-finals
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