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Monday, April 04, 2011

New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens for the first time

New Zealand win the Adelaide Sevens for the first time

New Zealand took the Adelaide Sevens title for the first time as they beat South Africa 28-20 in the final of the Australian leg of the IRB World Series Sevens. They lead the series by 13 points, with two events left to play.

Tournaments in London and Edinburgh are up next, with England just a few points behind and coach Gordon Tietjens realises that any mistakes in the UK could cost them dearly.

"Thirteen points is not many, we can slip up as early as the quarter finals and they are right on your heels again. We go into the last two tournaments and just like we did here, one game and one tournament at a time," he said.

"We may be favourites but we just go back, review the situation and certainly look to get a little bit better and attack those last two tournaments with the same hunger we did here."

Tomasi Cama was destroyer in chief for the New Zealand side, producing a stand out performance that overshadowed the qualities of South Africa's danger man, Cecil Afrika.

South Africa were up 20-14, having scored four tries to two, but Cama then came to the party with a few moments of brilliance to put the game out of reach and pick up New Zealand's first ever win at the Adelaide tournament. The London Sevens kicks off on May 21st.

This clip features highlights of not only the final, but some of the other games leading up to it.

Time: 04:11
Note: Thanks to the IRB for the clip

Posted by Rugbydump at 5:58 pm | View Comments (8)

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Dave_7 April 04, 2011 4:23 pm


Hopefully England will get their form back and win in London then Scotland and take the series, though it looks unlikely as NZ are playing so well and have great depth in their squad!

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Anonymous April 04, 2011 4:49 pm

^^ F for stating the obvious

fast little buggers those Japanese

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 5:20 am

See... only 2 comments (not inc mine)... evidence that no one cares about 7s.

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 6:32 am

More people would have commented if England won, no one wants to watch it because NZ won again!

England have improved massively in the last year though, looking good for the future.

Alot of the squad could do well in 15s, i think Lindsay-Hague plays for Quins?

Also which players from 15s do you think would be good in Sevens?

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 1:15 pm

I love Sevens :) People do care!

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Not many have commented because two posts were put up shortly after this. That, and its a quite diverse clip with nothing amazing happening. That doesnt mean people don't care about Sevens.

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Anonymous April 05, 2011 8:28 pm

The best thing about 7's is the chicks in the crowd!

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EARugbyFan April 07, 2011 5:27 pm

Anonymous said...

See... only 2 comments (not inc mine)... evidence that no one cares about 7s.

You sound slow and fat.

(Excellent Clip, RD. Thanks)

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