Debacle in Dubai for Blitzboks

Losing Start For Coach Paul Murunga As Shujaa Fall To Scotland -

Australia will play Argentina in the quarterfinals on Sunday. But the Eagles, at full complement, could not expose the exhausted New Zealanders because they were unable to offload, and were plagued by errors.

New Zealand were undefeated on their way to a quarterfinal berth against Scotland.

The Canadians followed up their bronze medal from the USA Sevens in Denver with silver Friday at the Dubai Sevens following a 26-14 loss to New Zealand in the championship game.

Scores were locked 21-all with time elapsed on the clock when Dick, playing in her first World Series tournament, gathered the ball 40-metres out from the line and powered away from the tiring U.S. defence for the decisive score on Friday.

After falling behind 7-0 after a try from Hannah Tyrrell, the Kiwis answered through Blyde and Broughton to take a 10-7 halftime lead.

Dan Norton of England became the first player in world series history to score 300 tries, with a 70-meter screamer against Canada. France increased its lead to 28-5 with Adam Zaruba in the sin-bin for not releasing on a try-saving tackle.

New Zealand won the first stage of the World Series in Colorado last month, and are now unbeaten in 36 consecutive matches. However, Waisea Nacuqu had other ideas and his breakaway try levelled the scores, only for Vilimoni Botitu to step up and miss the straightforward conversion to mean extra-time would decide the victor. Head coach Damian McGrath's Langford-based crew lost 26-12 to England and 31-19 to France before beating Japan 27-7.

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It took five minutes for the first try to come in a pulsating and energy-sapping final, Tone Ng Shiu powering through the clutches of Ben Pinkelman with Andrew Knewstubb adding the conversion for a 7-0 half-time score.

The second stop on the World Rugby Sevens Series season is next weekend in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Only Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia finished pool play unbeaten. England will face South Africa, Fiji meets the United States, and New Zealand plays Scotland.

The two-time winners broke back through Dominique Du Toit, but Ellie Kildunne and Natasha Hunt both went over the whitewash to seal a ideal start to the event in Dubai.

A top-four finish in the overall standings this season means automatic qualification for the 2020 Olympics.

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