gpolit.com
gpolit.com April 21, 2018


New Zealand strike double gold in rugby sevens

16 April 2018, 01:43 | Rudolph Thomas

Australia and England complete Women's Sevens Commonwealth semi-final line-up

2018 Commonwealth Games Sevens Rugby

The BlitzBoks warmed up for the pool decider with Scotland with an emphatic 52-0 defeat of a Papua New Guinea side that simply had no answer to the hard-running and support lines of the World Rugby Sevens Series leaders and spent virtually the whole game pinned deep in their own half.

Defending champions South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji and England came through the pool stages unbeaten on a day packed full of drama and excitement at Robina Stadium to book their places in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Men's Sevens semifinals.

South Africa took a 33-0 lead into half time, and by the time they were done they had scored a total of 8 tries.

The victor of that match will progress through to the semi-finals and the loser will be out of medal contention.

In front of a packed stadium, Kelly Brazier broke two exhausted tackles and ran 75-metres to score the golden point victor.

Woodman, the highest ever women's Sevens try-scorer, was inconsolable following the gold medal match in Rio after she was sin-binned during her side's loss.

The women beat Wales 45-0 and also face New Zealand in the semi-finals.

The second half was barely 30 seconds old when Charlotte Caslick raced away to restore Australia's lead once more but it again didn't last long with Naoibasali scoring her second to tie the scores at 10-10.

Etene Nanai-Seturo opened the scoring for New Zealand after two minutes and Vilimoni Koroi's conversion gave them a 7-0 lead.

Australia were awarded a penalty after the siren, but Cassie Staples - apparently thinking her side was up following Green's try - kicked the ball into touch. However, the Olympic bronze medallists couldn't make their advantage count and instead World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year 2017 Blyde returned from the sin-bin to score two tries to pull New Zealand 10 points clear with time running out.



Other News

Trending Now

Tesla looking to start Model Y production in November 2019
But that agreement also stipulates that the company can't comment publicly on the investigation without permission from the NTSB. Tesla notes that according to its readings from the vehicle, Huang did not follow the procedure for using Autopilot.

Comey reportedly calls Trump a 'mob boss' in an upcoming interview
Clinton has blamed Comey's decision, along with dozens of other factors, for her devastating loss to Donald Trump . He reportedly saw news of his firing on televisions playing in the room and at first thought it was a prank.

Trump warns Syria and Russian Federation 'missiles are coming - get ready'
The Syrian government and its ally Russian Federation have denied that such an attack ever happened. Trump did not detail what a strike would look like, or whether these would be U.S. missiles.

JPMorgan gains after breakout earnings report
Now the institutional investor is holding 6.55M shares, compared to the 6.24 million from the previous quarter. On Saturday, January 13 $7.31M worth of stock was sold by Erdoes Mary E. $5.43M worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Sharif barred from contesting polls for life after Pak SC verdict
Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified and deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life. Tareen was disqualified late a year ago for not declaring his United Kingdom assets to tax authorities.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's Relationship Goes Instagram Official at Coachella
The former Life of Kylie star continued to share several videos on Instagram in which she posed in a fitted brown valor tracksuit. According to the Daily Mail , Kylie Jenner is the only member of her family who has not been avoiding social media lately.

Daniel Ricciardo storms to Chinese Grand Prix win with sensational drive
The collision that saw the safety auto deployed was deemed to be Pierre Gasly's fault, and he was given a ten-second penalty. The Australian, who had already passed Raikkonen, then picked off Hamilton, Vettel and Bottas to clinch a stunning win.

National Enquirer paid $30000 for story on alleged Trump love child
Sajudin said he heard the tale from employees and residents of Trump World Tower and passed a polygraph test, RadarOnline reported.

Durant to decline option, re-sign with Warriors
The disappointment culminated in a 119-79 loss to the Utah Jazz in the Warriors' final game of the regular season. A two-year deal with a $30-million salary for 2018-19 and a player option worth $31.5 million for 2019-20.

Pres. Trump pardons Scooter Libby
Libby, our view is that President Trump did the right thing. "But for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly". The Libby pardon coincided with the arrival in the White House of John Bolton as Trump's new national security adviser.